King Richard is already expected to be a major Oscar contender, with Will Smith as a Best Actor favorite for playing Richard Williams. A Best Original Song nod would be Beyoncé’s first Oscar nomination, after “Spirit” from The Lion King was short-listed in 2020. Related

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Oscar Futures: Who’s in Front As the Race Kicks Off? “Can’t nobody knock it if they try,” she belts in the song. The 2022 Beyoncé Oscar campaign begins today. (“Listen,” from Dreamgirls, earned Beyoncé a Golden Globe nomination in 2007, but she didn’t share in the song’s Oscar nom because of rules allowing only three writers to share a nomination.) Beyhive, get in formation. The superstar has a new song, “Be Alive,” featured in King Richard, the upcoming biopic about Serena and Venus Williams’s coach father — and now, it can be heard in a new trailer for the film. From the trailer, “Be Alive” sounds like Beyoncé at her most epic, with thumping piano and percussion and massive vocals. Tags: