There were mixed reactions to Tems’ Oscar loss at the 2023 award ceremony, which was held at the Dolby Theatre, Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.
Tems was nominated for ‘Best Original Song’ for her role in “Lift me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,
Unfortunately, the award was won by “NAATU NAATU” from the hit Telugu-language film RRR.
NAATU NAATU was the first Indian film song to win an Academy Award.
Rihanna features Tems in her new song
Recall that Rihanna, had released her fist new solo song, ‘Lift Me Up’ for the movie, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ for the first time since her 2016 album, Anti.
The ballad is cowritten by Tems, Rihanna, Ludwig Göransson, and the film’s director, Ryan Coogler. It is a tribute to the life and legacy of late Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020 after a private battle with colon cancer which he was diagoned of in 2016.
The singer’s lose has left the internet divided as many noted how NAATU NAATU deserves the win, while others expressed disappointment at the lose.
One Okwy_mfb wrote, “Abeg this Oscar people can never see anything nice in our music and videos even when they know it is the best of them all. Well done Tems, me I appreciate all ur efforts. God bless ur handwork sis
One Love Davido wrote, “Serves her right cause she dey form wetin I know no…she win Grammy she no fit post am or even acknowledge her fans or even post it on her story she dey form matured
One Ojie Carter wrote, “The Oscar hardly wanna recognize black people. Either way is good for her resume
One Bibire wrote, “Naatu Naatu deserves it, lift me up is good but don’t disresoy Naatu Naatu. Maybe y’all should go back and watch RRR then you can compare
One Fiyin Ojo wrote, “But why. I feel lift me up is better
Despite the lose, Tems can always comfort herself with the Grammys.
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