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The legendary songwriter Diane Warren has accumulated a dozen best original song Oscar nominations across five different decades, but she has never taken home a statuette.
No other woman in history, across all Oscar categories, has ever remained winless through this many noms.
This could all change at the 93rd Oscars on April 25, as the 64-year-old’s latest nominated tune — “Io si (Seen)” from the film The Life Ahead, which she cowrote with Laura Pausini — has already won the best original song Golden Globe Award, and is competing in a distinguished but wide-open Oscar race (unlike when previous tunes of hers came up against steamrollers like “My Heart Will Go On” and “Shallow”).
Warren sat down this week with The Hollywood Reporter at RealSongs, her Hollywood music publishing headquarters, and agreed to provide a high-speed trip down memory lane, playing a medley of all 12 songs that have earned her invitations to Hollywood’s biggest night.
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