Andra Day and H.E.R. Land Nominations at 93rd Academy Awards

Andra Day and H.E.R. Land Nominations at 93rd Academy Awards

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The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards, widely known as the Oscars, were revealed Monday morning. 

With a historic Golden Globe win to her credit, Andra Day will compete in the Best Actress category in Leading Role for her outstanding portrayal of Billie Holiday in The United States vs. Billie Holiday

H.E.R. is nominated for Best Original Song for her musical contribution (“Fight For You”) for the film Judas and The Black Messiah. The D’Mile-produced track scored a Golden Globe consideration for Best Original Song in February. 

Last month, Day exclusively spoke to Rated R&B about her role as Lady Day and what parts of the jazz titan’s life she hopes to carry with her as a woman and as an artist. 

“Her strength, especially as a Black woman,” she affirmed to Rated R&B. “There was so much she shouldered on her own. It was her singing ‘Strange Fruit’ in defiance of the government and them going after her on the war on drugs that reinvigorated Thurgood Marshall and the Civil Rights Movement as we know it.

I think that’s strength. That need to do what’s right no matter what you’re up against, no matter what you’re facing. Also, her magnetism, the way she loved people and did not judge people, and sort of the way she lived her life as free as she could have as a liberated woman. Those are the things that I hope to carry.” 

The 93rd Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

See the nominations below.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“FIGHT FOR YOU”
from Judas and the Black Messiah; Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas

“HEAR MY VOICE”
from The Trial of the Chicago 7; Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite

“HUSAVIK”
from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga; Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson

“IO SÌ (SEEN)”
from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se); Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini

“SPEAK NOW”
from One Night in Miami…; Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

VIOLA DAVIS — Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
ANDRA DAY — The United States vs. Billie Holiday
VANESSA KIRBY — Pieces of a Woman
FRANCES MCDORMAND — Nomadland
CAREY MULLIGAN — Promising Young Woman

See the full list of 2021 Academy Award nominations.