Billie Eilish, wins Best Original Song at the 2022 Oscars

Billie Eilish, wins Best Original Song at the 2022 Oscars

Billie Eilish, The singer won Best Original Song at the 2022 Oscars for her track “No Time to Die” in the latest installment of the James Bond franchise. That in itself is a BFD, but to make matter even more celebratory, the 20-year-old is now the youngest artist to win three awards, a.k.a. an Emmy, Grammy, and a Golden Globe, for the same song.

At age 20, she’s not the youngest-ever songwriting winner, however. Czech-Icelandic singer-songwriter Markéta Irglová, who co-wrote “Falling Slowly” with Glen Hansard for the film “Once,” was four days away from turning 20 at the February 2008 ceremony.

Back in January, the song—co-written by Billie and her brother FINNEAS—won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song and, last year, a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The win at the Oscars also makes the duo halfway to being EGOT winners.

Eilish and her 24-year-old brother Finneas have also become the first American songwriters to win for writing an original James Bond song. Previous winners Adele and Sam Smith are both British — and incidentally, were both 24 when they scored their wins for, respectively “Skyfall” in 2012 and “The Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre” in 2016.

Eilish and O’Connell are also the first sibling songwriting pair to win Best Original Song since the legendary team of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, who won for “Chim Chim Cher-ee” from “Mary Poppins” in 1965.

Billie is also breaking records within the franchise, becoming the youngest person to write a theme song for the James Bond franchise, something she manifested for herself.

An incredulous Eilish showed off the Oscar, exclaiming, “Whoa. Oh my God. You guys! This is so unbelievable, I could scream!”

Finneas, meanwhile, quipped, “Last thing, we want to thank our parents who have always been our biggest inspirations and our heroes. We love you as parents and we love you as real people too. Thank you to the Academy. We promise not to lose these.”

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