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Beyoncé and Jay-Z make Academy Awards shortlist for Best Original Song

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z could become the first married couple in history to compete against each other for an Oscar.

Queen Bey’s “Be Alive,” from King Richard, and Jay’s “Guns Go Bang” with Kid Cudi, from The Harder They Fall, are among the 15 songs on the Academy Awards shortlist for Best Original Song. Five will be nominated. Neither of the two superstars have been nominated for an Academy Award in the past.

Cudi has a second song on the list, “Just Look Up,” with Ariana Grande, from the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up.

H.E.R., who won an Oscar this year for “Fight for Youm” from Judas and the Black Messiah, is on the list with “Automatic Woman,” from Halle Berry’s latest film, Bruised. The four-time Grammy winner composed the song with Berry’s boyfriend, Van Hunt.

Jennifer Hudson, who also is a previous Oscar winner, made the list with “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from the Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect. Hudson won her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for Dreamgirls in 2007.

The nominations for the 94th Academy Awards will be announced on February 8. The Oscars will air on ABC March 27.

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