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Beyonce snubbed by the Oscars … again: ‘Spirit’ from ‘The Lion King’ misses the cut for Best Original Song

Beyonce snubbed by the Oscars … again: ‘Spirit’ from ‘The Lion King’ misses the cut for Best Original Song

Beyonce has 23 Grammys (and four more nominations there this year), but she won’t be coming for Oscar next. She co-wrote the original song “Spirit” for the live-action version of “The Lion King.” It would’ve been a moment of redemption after she was disqualified for her songwriting contribution to “Dreamgirls” 13 years ago. But it wasn’t meant to be. She made the shortlist, but missed the cut when the motion picture academy announced its final nominees. Check out of this year’s contenders in all 24 categories here.

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This wasn’t Beyonce’s first close call at the Oscars. She co-wrote the song “Listen” from 2006’s big-screen adaptation of “Dreamgirls,” which she also starred in. That film was nominated for eight Oscars overall, including Best Original Song for three new tunes that were added to the score including “Listen,

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