Oscars 2021: Songwriter Diane Warren gets 12th nomination for Io Sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead

Oscar nominations 2021: Songwriter Diane Warren may FINALLY win her first Academy Award after landing 12th nomination for Sophia Loren’s The Life Ahead

Diane Warren landed yet another Oscar nomination on Monday.

The veteran hitmaker – who has worked with every major singer from Lady Gaga to Celine Dion – earned her 12th nomination for Io Sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead starring Sophia Loren.

She shared the nod with singer and co-lyricist Laura Pausini. Though she has gotten 12 nods, she has never won.

Good work: Diane Warren landed yet another Oscar nomination on Monday. The veteran hitmaker earned her 12th nomination for Io Sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead starring Sophia Loren. She shared the nod with singer and co-lyricist Laura Pausini

First GG then Oscars? Last month Diane won the Golden Globe for the song. Seen in 2020

First GG then Oscars? Last month Diane won the Golden Globe for the song. Seen in 2020

They will go up against H.E.R. for the Judas and the Black Messiah song Fight for You, Daniel Pemberton and Celeste’s Hear My Voice for The Trial of the Chicago 7, Savan Kotecha, Rickard Goransson, and Gsus’ Húsaví” for Eurovision Song Contest); and Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth’s Speak Now for One Night in Miami.

Last month Diane won the Golden Globe for the song. 

Her past nods were for 2020’s I’m Standing With You, 2019’s I’ll Fight, 2018’s Stand Up For Something, 2016’s Til It Happens To You, 2015’s Grateful, 2002’s There You’ll Be, 2000’s Music Of My Heart, 1999’s I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, 1998’s How Do I Love, 1997’s Because You Loved Me and 1988’s Best Original Song. 

The big film: The Netflix movie The Life Ahead stars Ibrahima Gueye, left, and Sophia

The big film: The Netflix movie The Life Ahead stars Ibrahima Gueye, left, and Sophia 

HER 12 NOMINATIONS 

2021’s Io Sì (Seen)

2020’s I’m Standing With You

2019’s I’ll Fight

2018’s Stand Up For Something

2016’s Til It Happens To You

2015’s Grateful

2002’s There You’ll Be

2000’s Music Of My Heart

1999’s I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

1998’s How Do I Love

1997’s Because You Loved Me

1988’s Best Original Song

This comes after Warren said it is time for her to finally release a solo album.

The prolific songwriter has penned nine number ones and 32 top 10s during her career but says she now feels ready to drop her own record, rather than offering her songs to other artists.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘It’s me being DJ Diane. 

‘I’ve seen people like Mark Ronson, Calvin Harris [do it], so I thought, ‘Why can’t I do one of those? 

‘I have this great John Legend song [I wrote] on the album, and that basically gave me the idea to do it. 

‘I kept giving it to other artists, who would never do it, and it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever written and best performances on any song I’ve ever written. 

‘I was like, This song has got to get heard, so it was like, OK, it’s going to get heard on my record, then. I have Ty Dolla Sign and Celine Dion on the same album, so that’s fun.’

And Diane, 64, says the COVID-19 pandemic has not affected how she works as she has been social distancing for years.

She explained: ‘It hasn’t really been a change because I sit around by myself anyway — I’ve been social distancing my whole life. I’ve been super creative through it, super productive. No one’s been in my office since last March, so I’m by myself. 

‘I can just do whatever I want and no one’s here to annoy me — except myself, I just annoy myself. Workwise and productivity-wise, it’s been fantastic. 

‘And artists aren’t really on the road, so I can reach people easier, too.’

They worked together: Chrissy Metz and Warren at the ACLU SoCal's 2019 Bill Of Rights Dinner held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in 2019 in Beverly Hills

They worked together: Chrissy Metz and Warren at the ACLU SoCal’s 2019 Bill Of Rights Dinner held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in 2019 in Beverly Hills

93rd Academy Awards: Who are the 2021 Oscar nominees?

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Gary Oldman – Mank

Steven Yeun – Minari

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Youn Yuh-jung – Minari

 

Best Director

Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round

David Fincher – Mank

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

Best Music (Original Score)

Da 5 Bloods

Mank

Minari

News of the World

Soul

 

Best Animated Short Film

Burrow

Genius Loci

If Anything Happens I Love You

Opera

Yes-People

 

Best Live Action Short Film

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers

White Eye

 

Best International Feature Film

Another Round

Better Days

Collective

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Sound: Greyhound - a war film starring Tom Hanks - is up for the gong

Best Sound: Greyhound – a war film starring Tom Hanks – is up for the gong 

Best Sound

Greyhound

Mank

News of the World

Soul

Sound of Metal

 

Best Production Design

The Father

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

News of the World

Tenet

 

Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

News of the World

Nomadland

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma

Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

Pinocchio

 

Best Music (Original Song)

Fight for You – Judas and the Black Messiah

Hear My Voice – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Husavik – Eurovision Song Contest

Io Si (Seen) – The Life Ahead

Speak Now – One Night in Miami…

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is vying for the award

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is vying for the award

 Best Picture

 The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

Minari

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah

Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami…

Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah

 

Best Animated Feature Film

Onward

Over the Moon

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Soul

Wolfwalkers

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Best Costume Design

Emma

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

Mulan

Pinnochio

 

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The Father

Nomadland

One Night in Miami…

The White Tiger

 

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Judas and the Black Messiah

Minari

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Documentary Feature

Collective

Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher

Time

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

Best Documentary Short Subject

Colette

A Concerto Is a Conversation

Do Not Split

Hunger Ward

A Love Song for Latasha

 

Best Film Editing

The Father

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky

Mulan

The One and Only Ivan

Tenet