Kendrick Lamar's Just Been Nominated For His First Ever Oscar

19 December 2018, 11:20 | Updated: 19 December 2018, 11:25

Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for an Oscar in 2019
Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for an Oscar in 2019. Picture: PA

After curating the soundtrack for 'Black Panther', one of Kendrick Lamar's collabs has now seen him nominated for an Oscar in 2019.

Marvel's superhero smash hit 'Black Panther' won all the plaudits when it broke box office records earlier this year - and now Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for an Oscar thanks to his work on the film's soundtrack.

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Kendrick put together the soundtrack to the film with some of his own songs as well as features from the likes of Jorja Smith, The Weeknd and Travis Scott and it's his collab with SZA 'All The Stars' for which he's been nominated for an Oscar at the 2019 Academy Awards.

The Compton rapper will compete in the 'Best Original Song' category against artists such as Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton and Jennifer Hudson, so Kendrick faces some stiff competition if he's to take home the coveted prized.

The last rapper to win the Oscar for 'Best Original Song' was Common back in 2014 when he teamed up with John Legend for ther song 'Glory', which was taken from the film 'Selma'.

Before Common, the only other rapper to claim the trophy was Eminem for his iconic track 'Lose Yourself', which was featured in the film about his life story, '8 Mile'.

Kendrick is yet to comment on his nomination at the 2019 Oscars, but fans around the world have been sending him messages of congratulations via social media.

The Oscars ceremony takes place on Monday 25th February 2019 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Academy Award 'Best Original Song' Shortlist:

Willie Watson, Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson – “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)
Sampha – “Treasure” (Beautiful Boy)
Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All The Stars” (Black Panther)
Jónsi and Troye Sivan – “Revelation” (Boy Erased)
Dolly Parton – “Girl in the Movies” (Dumplin’)
Arlissa – “We Won’t Move” (The Hate U Give)
Emily Blunt – “The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns)
Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Trip A Little Light Fantastic” (Mary Poppins Returns)
Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan and Mark Ronson – “Keep Reachin’” (Quincy)
Jennifer Hudson and Diane Warren – “I’ll Fight” (RBG)
Gal Gadot and Sarah Silverman – “A Place Called Slaughter Race” (Ralph Breaks the Internet)
The Coup and Lakeith Stanfield – “OYAHYTT” (Sorry to Bother You)
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” (A Star is Born)
Thom Yorke – “Suspirium” (Suspiria)
Sade – “The Big Unknown” (Widows)

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