The Academy Awards announced the shortlists for the upcoming 2022 ceremony, including Best Original Song, and Idina Menzel’s “Dream Girl” is on the list! You may recall that Idina wrote the song with Laura Veltz, so if the song is nominated, she will officially be an Oscar nominee! And if the song wins, she would be halfway towards an EGOT!
Idina tweeted: Thanks @KayKayCannon for giving @lauraveltz and me this incredible opportunity! We are so excited and honored to be on such a friggin awesome list. #Oscars #DreamGirl #CinderellaMovie
Here are the 15 original songs shortlisted from the 84 eligible:
“So May We Start?” from Annette“Down To Joy” from Belfast “Right Where I Belong” from Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road “Automatic Woman” from Bruised “Dream Girl” from Cinderella “Beyond The Shore” from CODA “The Anonymous Ones” from Dear Evan Hansen “Just Look Up” from Don’t Look Up “Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto “Somehow You Do” from Four Good Days “Guns Go Bang” from The Harder They Fall “Be Alive” from King Richard “No Time To Die” from No Time to Die “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from Respect “Your Song Saved My Life” from Sing 2
Idina and Laura spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about their collaboration in this week’s issue: