'See You Again' from 'Furious 7' snubbed by Oscars
No love for Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa.
Oscar voters put the kibosh on the reign of “See You Again,” the record-breaking original song from Furious 7, when they didn’t award Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa’s track a nomination in the Best Original Song category.
The nominees, revealed Thursday morning, included Sam Smith’s Golden Globe winner “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre, Lady Gaga and Diane Warren’s “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground, The Weeknd’s “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey, J. Ralph and Antony’s “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction, and David Lang’s “Simple Song #3” from Youth.
“See You Again” was up for a Golden Globe last week and is also nominated for three Grammys in the Song of the Year, Best Duo/Group Performance, and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media categories.
The track surpassed 1 billion streams on YouTube in October and spent seven weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The track went multi-platinum in 2015 and became a tribute song to Furious 7 actor Paul Walker who died in a car accident before filming had ended.
“How could it not be somewhat popular?” Puth told EW last year after learning of his and Wiz Khalifa’s Golden Globe and Grammy nominations. “It was in the biggest movie in the world, but I had no idea [‘See You Again’] would be No. 1 for so long.”