Oscars 2021: H.E.R wins Best Original Song for 'Fight For You', says 'I’m always going to fight for my people'
The 'I Can't Breathe' crooner said, 'Musicians and filmmakers, I believe we have the opportunity to tell the truth and write the history the way it was'
After putting on a heart-touching performance of 'Fight For You' in the 93rd Academy Awards, 'Oscars: Into the Spotlight' pre-show, H.E.R snags the Best Original Song trophy with the 'Judas and the Black Messiah' track.
'Fight For You' beat ‘Hear My Voice,’ (‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’), ‘Húsavík,’ (‘Eurovision Song Contest’), ‘Io Si (Seen),’ (‘The Life Ahead’) and ‘Speak Now,’ (‘One Night in Miami’) in the race. Earlier, ‘Io Si (Seen)’ by Diane Warren, Laura Pausini and Niccolò Agliardi from ‘The Life Ahead’ won the Golden Globes Awards 2021
‘Fight for You' from 'Judas and the Black Messiah' wins Best Original Song
Written by D'Mile, H.E.R., and Tiara Thomas, 'Fight For You' brings Grammy-winning H.E.R in the spotlight once again. H.E.R has previously won four Grammy Awards and with 'Fight For You', she wins her first Oscar trophy. In the winning speech, she said, “all those days of Sly and the Family Stone and Marvin Gaye, thank you, Dad, it really paid off.” The 'I Can't Breathe' crooner added, “Musicians and filmmakers, I believe we have the opportunity to tell the truth and write the history the way it was,” she went on to say, “Knowledge is power, music is power and as long as I’m standing, I’m going to fight for us, I’m always going to fight for my people and fight for what’s right and I think that’s what music does and that’s what storytelling does.”
In the backstage interview, H.E.R also noted what it means to win in the wake of the George Floyd murder verdict. The 'Hard Place' singer said, “I couldn’t think of better timing to win something like this. I’m happy to be at the Oscars, it’s an important film that educating people, I feel connected to my roots,” said the Vallejo, CA native.
Grammy and Oscar in the same year?
The inspiring and courageous track deserves every bit of recognition and praise, says social media after H.E.R won the Academy Award. A user said, "I’m a little miffed that Husavik lost the Oscar for Best Original Song, but I’m totally happy with H.E.R. winning!!! A Grammy and an Oscar in the same year?! That’s awesome!!!! #oscars" Another excited viwer wrote, "H.E.R WINNING A GRAMMY ANDDDD AND OSCAR ALL IN ONE YEAR?!?" A viewer quipped, "Congratulations to H.E.R on winning her first Nobel Peace Prize!"A user said, "H.E.R. is halfway from achieving the rare EGOT status after “Fight For You” wins the #Oscars for best original song. She’s won four Grammy awards. She’s 23." Another user quipped, "H.E.R. still ain’t got an album out and she bagged a Grammy and an Oscar this year!"
I’m a little miffed that Husavik lost the Oscar for Best Original Song, but I’m totally happy with H.E.R. winning!!! A Grammy and an Oscar in the same year?! That’s awesome!!!! #oscars— Nora Mermaid 🧜🏼♀️ (@Nora_Mermaid) April 26, 2021
H.E.R WINNING A GRAMMY ANDDDD AND OSCAR ALL IN ONE YEAR?!?— young thug papi (@lilpapi___) April 26, 2021
Congratulations to H.E.R on winning her first Nobel Peace Prize ! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/nInPWNJQGg— ♋︎ (@LUXURY0RN0THING) April 26, 2021
H.E.R. still ain’t got an album out and she bagged a Grammy and an Oscar this year 😭— Elamin Abdelmahmoud (@elamin88) April 26, 2021
The 93rd Oscars was held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and international locations via satellite. 'Oscars: Into the Spotlight' aired live on Oscar Sunday, April 25, on ABC at 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT. The Oscars was televised live on ABC at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.