With multiple Grammy Awards and an Academy Award under her belt, Billie Eilish and Finneas continue their award-winning streak with the latest addition of another Golden Globe to their stellar list of accomplishments.
Going against nominees like Dua Lipa (Barbie’s “Dance The Night“) Ryan Gosling (Barbie’s “I’m Just Ken“), Jack Black (The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s “Peaches”) Lenny Kravitz (Rustin’s “Road to Freedom”) and Bruce Springsteen (She Came to Me’s “Addicted to Romance”), the talented pair of siblings won the award of Best Original Song for Barbie’s “What Was I Made For?” at the 81st Golden Globe Awards.
In Eilish’s heartfelt acceptance speech, she mentions “It was exactly a year ago almost that we were shown the movie and I was very miserable and depressed at the time. Writing that song kind of saved me a little bit. A year later, here we are and I feel incredibly lucky and grateful,” she said. The 22-year-old pop singer also made it a point to thank Finneas, her family, along with the cast and crew of the Barbie movie. “I was not expecting this moment. Thank you to my brother, Finneas. You’re the reason I’m who I am. I want to thank Greta [Gerwig] and Noah [Baumbach, co-writer of the film] for making this incredible film. I want to thank Margot [Robbie] for being the Margot we know and love…” Eilish acknowledged all the artists and fellow nominees in attendance at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, even joking out loud “You guys scare the living hell out of me, everyone in this room”, as she laughed. “But thank you so much. This means the world”, she concluded before walking off stage.
“What Was I Made For?” was co-written by Eilish and Finneas for the original soundtrack to Barbie, which was released last July 21, 2023. The track, which already won the Favorite Movie Song at the Billboard Music Awards last November, has also been nominated for five Grammy nominations –– including the prestigious Record of the Year and Song of the Year awards in addition to Best Song Written for Visual Media. Together with Lipa’s “Dance The Night” and Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken”, the song has also made the shortlist for the 96th Academy Awards which is set to take place this upcoming March 11, 2024. Also last 2022, Eilish and Finneas won the Golden Globe and Academy Award under the Best Original Song category for “No Time To Die“, which served as the titular theme to Daniel Craig’s final James Bond movie of the same name.
Also at the 81st Golden Globes, Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson won the award of Best Original Score for his astounding work on the cinematic spectacle, Oppenheimer. The highly decorated composer beat out the likes of Mica Levi (The Zone of Interest), Studio Ghibli favorite Joe Hisaishi (The Boy and the Heron), Daniel Pemberton (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse), Jerskin Fendrix (Poor Things), and the late Robbie Robertson (Killers of the Flower Moon) for the award.
Listen to Billie Eilish’s award-winning “What Was I Made For?” below: