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Oscars 2023: Is Rihanna on her way to EGOT status with her Oscars nomination this year?


Now that Rihanna is nominated for Best Song category at the 2023 Academy Awards, fans have been wondering if she’s on her way to EGOT. The singer has been nominated for 95y Academy Award Winner for “Lift Me Up”, which appears in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Not only has Rihanna been nominated for Academy Awards, but she’ll also perform at the ceremony after she headlined the 2023 Super Bowl with an iconic performance. Let’s take a detailed look to see if the singer is on his way to EGOT.

Is Rihanna closer to EGOT status?

Some must be wondering what is an EGOT club? To get EGOT status, you need to win awards at the four major award ceremonies including the Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and Tonys. Some of the celebrities who have had EGOTs over the years include Jennifer Hudson, Viola Davis, John Legend, Whoopi Goldberg, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

However, Rihanna isn’t much closer to securing EGOT status. The singer has only won Grammy Awards and is nominated for the 2023 Academy Awards. To secure EGOT status, the Work singer will still need to win Emmys, Tonys, and Oscars. However, this may be possible since the singer was also exploring acting in movies like Ocean’s 8, Home, Battleship, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Rihanna has had a pretty big year this time around with Super Bowl Performance and Oscars nominations. The singer released her latest album, Anti, in 2016 and has since focused on building her makeup and Fashion Empire. All this while Rihanna has also given birth to a child and is currently pregnant with the other child.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.