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Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell Rewrite History as the Youngest Duo to Secure Two Oscars for Best Original Song

In a night filled with glitter, glamour, and some surprising laughs, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O'Connell made history at the 2024 Oscars by clinching their second Academy Award for Best Original Song. The dynamic sibling duo, aged 22 and 26 respectively, now hold the title of the youngest two-time Oscar winners.

Their winning masterpiece, "What Was I Made For?" from the Barbie soundtrack, not only tugged at the heartstrings but also secured the Song of the Year Grammy earlier this year. This victory follows their first Oscar win in 2022 for the iconic "No Time to Die" from the James Bond movie of the same name.

Billie Eilish, known for her candid and humorous demeanor, took the stage with infectious laughter, confessing, "I had a nightmare about this last night." Clearly not expecting the win, she expressed feeling "incredibly lucky and honored" and shared her gratitude for the song, the movie, and its impact on everyone who experienced it.

Eilish extended her thanks to Barbie director and co-screenwriter Gerwig, adding a touch of nostalgia by acknowledging her best friend Zoe Donahue for "playing Barbies with me growing up." In a cheeky moment, she also gave a shoutout to her choir teachers Miss Brigham and Miss T, playfully saying, "You didn't like me, but you were good at your job."

Competing against other notable nominees like "I'm Just Ken" from Barbie and songs from Flamin' Hot, American Symphony, and Killers of the Flower Moon, "What Was I Made For?" stood out as the ultimate winner. All nominated songs, including the live debut of "I'm Just Ken," were performed during the ceremony, but it was Eilish's stunning rendition of her Oscar-winning ballad that stole the show, accompanied by O'Connell and a mesmerizing orchestra. #Oscars2024 #BillieEilish #Finneas #twotimeswinners

Written by Yasmine LAMNANI-IDRISSI


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