While awards season is here, four Filipina American artists have an opportunity to break ground. Variety includes Eva Noblezada, Ruby Ibarra, H.E.R. and Cathy Ang in prediction talks. Predictions and nominations are regularly updated so we'll have to be on the look out. These artists continue to make us proud so let's continue to support them by listening and sharing their music! Congratulations to everyone!
The Best Original Song award is given to songwriters for an original composition written for a film. It is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to those part of the motion picture industry.
Check out the songs below and make sure to catch the films!
3. Fight For You performed by H.E.R in the film, Judas and the Black Massiah. The film initially premiered in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival with a U.S. release on February 12, 2021 in theaters and digitally on HBO Max.
4. Rocket to the Moon performed by Cathy Ang in the film, Over the Moon. Watch it now on Netflix!
The Netflix animated film, "Over the Moon" follows a young girl through the journey of building a rocket ship to reach the moon in search of the Moon Goddess. The film takes you on a quest and explores the wonders of a mystical land and its creatures.
AJ expressed how he felt when he was chosen to sing a cover of "Rocket to the Moon":
"I’m so honored to share this @overthemoonmovie cover with you!!! Infinitely grateful to @netflix for trusting me with this beautiful song to share my own version of. @thecathyang killed this and I hope I did her performance justice. What a beautiful movie. 🎥: @anngdang, engineered/mixed: @chadmixes"
"Over the Moon" is out now and streaming on Netflix!