It's a potential game-changer in the world of cinema and music: Billie Eilish, already an Oscar winner, could soon break a new record for the youngest musician to clinch two Oscars for Best Original Song. Despite her previous triumph with "No Time to Die" in 2022, Eilish wasn't the youngest to secure the award. However, a win for "What Was I Made For?" could propel her into an unprecedented position in Oscar history.
At the time of their first Oscar win for "No Time to Die," Billie was 20 years old, while her brother and musical partner, Finneas, was 24. Yet, this record was still above that of Markéta Irglová, who, at 19 years old, won the same category in 2008 for "Falling Slowly" from the film "Once". Nonetheless, a victory for their song from the Barbie movie could etch Billie and Finneas's names as the youngest duo to win this accolade twice in the annals of the Oscars.
As of the upcoming March 10 ceremony, Billie will have turned 22 and Finneas 26. This would place them ahead of other notable young double-Oscar winners such as Hilary Swank, Jodie Foster, and Luise Rainer, all of whom achieved this feat before reaching 30 but at an older age than the sibling duo.
Per the latest predictions from GoldDerby, "What Was I Made For?" is currently leading the race for the Best Original Song Oscar, hinting at the possibility of this historic achievement.
Meanwhile, in the world of new music, Finneas shared with Mr. Porter that Billie's next album is nearing completion, with about 85% done. He also hinted at a busy 2024, juggling the finishing touches on this album and embarking on other musical endeavors. As the anticipation builds, fans and critics alike eagerly await this potential milestone in both the Oscar history and the careers of Billie Eilish and Finneas.
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