Fire Saga fans rejoice! Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is in the running for award show gold. And it’s up for one of the biggest prizes in the film industry. The movie’s 11 o’clock number “Husavik” has picked up an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

Superstar actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her husband singer-songwriter Nick Jonas revealed the full list of Academy Award nominees in a special YouTube livestream.

“Husavik” nominated for Best Original Song Oscar

Full list of nominees:

  • “Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
  • “Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah
  • “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of The Chicago 7
  • “Io Si (Seen)” from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti A Se)
  • “Speak Now” from One Night In Miami…

Earlier this year, the Academy named “Husavik” as one of the shortlisted songs up for the nomination. Of the 15 songs on the shortlist, only five made it through. And now, Fire Saga are one step closer to their Oscar.

“Husavik” is written by Fat Max Gsus, Rickard Göransson, Savan Kotecha and Atli Örvarsson. The song is a touching piano ballad about the Icelandic hometown of Rachel McAdams’ character. It features lead vocals from My Marrianne — also known as Melodifestivalen star Molly Sandén — as McAdams repeats her lyrics on stage (she actually sang them, rather than just miming, to make the scene look more realistic on tape). Also, “Husavik” proved extremely popular with fans, reaching the top ten of the worldwide iTunes song chart.

This Oscar nomination adds to the list of many major award nominations for the Eurovision movie. In early February, “Husavik” also picked up a Critics Choice Award nomination. And in November, the film picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. However, the film sadly lost out to JoJo Rabbit.

The 93rd Academy Awards

Normally, Oscar nominees must come from a film that has had a theatrical release in Los Angeles for at least one week. However, due to the pandemic, films that had a release on a subscription streaming serving are also eligible for nomination if it had been originally intended that they would also have a cinema release. This means that the Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is eligible.

The awards had originally been scheduled for Monday 28 February, but due to pandemic concerns, the Oscars have been postponed until Sunday 25 April.

What do you think? Will “Husavik” win the Oscar? Let us know in the comments below!

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Gunilla
Gunilla
1 month ago

Wiwibloggs, please give us an interview with Molly Sanden about her reaction and how to sing “the tone” in the dark of the song! Please William! <3 She has never won melfest but might win an Oscar!

Gunilla
Gunilla
1 month ago
Reply to  Gunilla

*in the end of the song.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
1 month ago

I’m pleasantly surprised! Win or not, Eurovision is making history!

Elin
Elin
1 month ago

Molly Sanden was overwhelmed! So sorry that there probably won’t be an opportunity to sing the song at the Oscar ceremony for her! Maby in Rotterdam? No… everybody would be angry in their homes shouting Ja,Ja ding dong.

Last edited 1 month ago by Elin
Colin
Colin
1 month ago

Congrats! More than a deserving nomination! Now, forever more Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga will be known as the Oscar-nominated film. 🙂

Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Perfect reason for Netflix to greenlight Eurovision Song Contest: From San Marino To Stardom

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

Sweet ELVES! I’m bringing you sweet and boozy gifts! PLEASE MAKE HUSAVIK WIN! Thank you!

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

Just need to say as someone with Bosnian roots I am happy as Julie Andrews singing in the Alps, that Bosnia has been recognized in the International Film category. This made my day. Bosnia never gets recognized in anything, so to be up there among the best is amazing. I like to think for now at least that Bosnia can’t do Eurovision but we can do Oscars..

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Bosnia and Herzegovina won this Oscar once before, in 2002 – maybe this will be their second, good luck.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Good news. An actual Eurovision songwriter is also nominated, 2009’s Diane Warren – with 1993’s Sanremo Newcomers winner, Laura Pausini.

Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Diane Warren’s 12th nomination! With the momentum of the Globe win, she’s certainly up there with Leslie Odom Jr as ones to beat. Husavik will do very well if it does win.

Incidentally, as well as marking the first time that more than one woman is nominated for Best Director in the same year, the 2021 Oscars mark the first time that two Black male actors are nominated for the same film.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

I won’t feel too bad if Husavik loses – last year’s actual Icelandic win for Best Score was great, especially with Hildur being only the third female composer to do that. They didn’t win either of 2020’s Eurovisions, real or fictional – but they did get an Oscar.

Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

That’s a sweet way of looking at it 🙂

I had thought the Academy might want to award John Williams for his final Star Wars, so it was nice to see Hildur win and give the speech she did. Last year’s Oscars also saw a female conductor leading the orchestra for the first time, so that must have been doubly sweet to have that followed by Hildur’s win.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

I still would like to see the word “actress” gone, and wonder where non-binary actors might fit in – but yes, the Academy is definitely improving, which is great.

Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yeah, I’m in two minds about how we recognise identity specificity at this level, without reducing opportunity or attention. I think the Berlin Film Festival made a powerful statement though, and inclusivity for non-binary actors will need to be addressed by award bodies soon.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jimmy Smit
Sara-Stina
Sara-Stina
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Would be fun for Sweden to win the Oscar though. It’s not like Swedish people wins Oscars all the time 🙂

WALLYspain
WALLYspain
1 month ago

A great fantastic news. Please, Husavik for the interval act of the Final of Eurovision 2021. Please.

Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  WALLYspain

Will Ferrell would probably want to be there anyway—and if there’s a will, there’s a way!

Joseph Shaulov
Joseph Shaulov
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

I see what you did there

TheFrenchHufflepuffie
TheFrenchHufflepuffie
1 month ago
Reply to  WALLYspain

And finally bring Molly to adult Eurovision too!

Candy
Candy
1 month ago

Georgia had to release their song an hour ago. Anyone knows what happened

Fionn
Fionn
1 month ago
Reply to  Candy

it’s out, it’s bad

TD303
TD303
1 month ago
Reply to  Fionn

Surprise surprise lol

Marion
1 month ago

Yeeess!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

Congratulations.

Jack Fincher-Pricefield
Jack Fincher-Pricefield
1 month ago

It was the one nomination I really hoped for more than any other! Incredibly chuffed and the moment I heard “Husavik” I knew it would be the standout song of the movie and Oscar material, I really hope Molly Sandén gets the chance to perform at the Oscars in LA on April 25th, especially in front of Hollywood’s biggest names that could finally long overdue launch her international career.

Another nomination I’m really ecstatic about is Maria Bakalova in Borat Subsequent moviefilm, she was so sweet and downright bonkers!

A lot of international nominees this year as well.

Coco
Coco
1 month ago

But who will sing, the real voices, Molly?

Coco
Coco
1 month ago
Reply to  Coco

Why the downvotes? Is official that Rachel McAdams doesn’t sing, the voice is Molly Sanden. Is a legit question.

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
1 month ago
Reply to  Coco

Molly sings in the movie however whether she will go in person or whether there will actually be alive Oscar is debatable

Stephanie
1 month ago
Reply to  Coco

It was like in Bohemian Rhapsody. Rami Malek, the actor who played Freddie Mercury, actually sang through the whole movie, his voice was mixed with Freddie’s original vocals and that of another singer (Canadian singer Marc Martel) to make it look and sound more authentic – nobody could tell who was actually singing what. That process won the sound mixing team an Oscar

Helene
Helene
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

No it is Molly Sandén 100 %

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

I am elated, so incredibly happy for them.. I do love the song so much! Congratulations.. The thought of it being performed at the Oscars makes me really happy 🙂

Sir Gay Lazarev
Sir Gay Lazarev
1 month ago

Only nomination that mattered

Jimmy Smit
1 month ago

Woohoo 😀
It’s such a tight category this year, getting the nomination is delightful! And now some Eurovision magic will be performed at the Oscars!

Last edited 1 month ago by Jimmy Smit