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Gaga co-wrote the Top Gun song with BloodPop, the uber-talented producer-songwriter who has created songs for several big names including Madonna, Britney Spears and Justin Bieber. It’s the fourth nomination for Gaga, who won an Oscar in 2019 for Shallow with Bradley Cooper.

Rihanna made her long-waited return to music with a major splash on the ballad Lift Me Up, which was written as a tribute to the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who died from cancer in 2020. She created the song with Tems, the film’s director Ryan Coogler and composer Ludwig Goransson, who took home an Oscar four years ago for his work on the first Black Panther film.

Taylor Swift’s Carolina from Where the Crawdads Sing failed to get a nomination in the category. The song was considered an Oscar hopeful after receiving nominations for other awards including the Golden Globes.

Diane Warren received her 14th Oscar nomination through her song Applause from Tell It Like a Woman. The prolific songwriter was recognised with an honourary Oscar at the Governors Awards last year.

Also nominated is This is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once, which was created by Mitski, David Byrne and Ryan Lott, who along with his band Son Lux was also nominated for best original score.