Oscars: Taylor Swift May Shake Off Criticism of New Single — With a Nomination

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Taylor Swift, the biggest pop star in the world, has been taking incoming fire since Aug. 24, when she released "Look What You Made Me Do," the first single from her sixth album, Reputation (due out Nov. 10), with many disapproving of her departure from the upbeat sort of music that made her famous over the past decade. But the 27-year-old, who often gets the last laugh when it comes to disputes in her life — namely, by singing about them — may get the last laugh yet again.

That's because, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, Universal Pictures, the distributor of Fifty Shades Darker, which was released in February, is laying the groundwork for a campaign to bring Swift and three of her collaborators — ex-One Direction singer Zayn Malik, plus writers Jack Antonoff and Sam Dew — a best original song Oscar nomination for "I Don't Wanna Live Forever," the song that they contributed to that film's soundtrack.