Billie Eilish and FINNEAS at the viewing party for the 81st Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Golden Globes 2024/Golden Globes 2024 via Getty Images)

Billie Eilish and Finneas Celebrate Oscar Nomination for “What Was I Made For?” from Barbie Soundtrack

Sibling duo Billie Eilish and Finneas are elated as their song “What Was I Made For?” from the Barbie soundtrack secures a nomination for Best Original Song at the 2024 Academy Awards, announced on January 23. Expressing their gratitude, the pair released a joint statement on social media, saying, “We are so incredibly honored to receive a nomination for ‘What Was I Made For?'” The siblings, lifelong fans of film and music in film, emphasized the significance of the recognition, thanking the Academy and expressing their appreciation for being acknowledged among esteemed songwriters.

In their statement, Eilish and Finneas extended their thanks to director-writer Greta Gerwig and Barbie co-writer Noah Baumbach, along with the entire cast and crew. They specifically recognized Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt for seamlessly integrating their song into the film, highlighting the duo’s contribution to the soundtrack, which also features “I’m Just Ken,” competing in the same category. The siblings gave a special shout-out to Margot Robbie, acknowledging her foresight as a producer and her impactful performance that inspired the songwriting process.

This marks the second Oscar nomination for Eilish and Finneas, following their 2022 nomination for Best Original Song with the James Bond track “No Time to Die,” which secured a win. The 96th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, are scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on March 10.