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Taylor Swift And Kendrick Lamar Have Qualified For Oscar Consideration

Popular music stars Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar have qualified for consideration at the 2023 Academy Awards. As The Hollywood Reporter writes, short films from both artists have qualified for the Best Live Action Short Film category, though there is no guarantee they will receive a nomination.

Lamar and his co-writers were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2019, for ‘All the Stars’ from the Black Panther soundtrack. Swift has never received an Oscar nomination.

Taylor Swift – All Too Well: A Short Film

Swift’s 2023 eligibility pertains to All Too Well: A Short Film, the 15-minute short film based on her song, ‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)’. The film, which was written, directed, and produced by Swift, stars Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien and premiered on 12th November 2021 in New York City.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, the November release date is within the eligibility period for the 2023 Oscars, which runs 1st October, 2021 until 30th September, 2022. Meanwhile, Lamar is eligible for the visual to ‘We Cry Together’, from his most recent album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. The six-minute visual features Taylour Paige, who also performs vocals on the track.

As Rolling Stone points out, We Cry Together has only been screened once so far, premiering at Los Angeles’ Laemmle Royal Theater in June before a select audience of friends, family, and fans. Currently, there is no word on whether We Cry Together will receive a wider release.

According to Deadline, the nominations for all categories will be announced on 24th January 2023, ahead of the official ceremony on 12th March.

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