oscar winner 2021 of the best original song: h.e.r

Singer-songwriter H.E.R. took home the award for Best Original Song, alongside songwriters Tiara Thomas and Dernst Emile on Sunday.

Her song, “Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah beat out original songs from other films like Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, and the Regina King-directed One Night In Miami.

“Thank you to the Academy—I’ve always wanted to say that! I have to thank God for giving us these gifts,” H.E.R. said in her acceptance speech.

“And my parents, my beautiful mother who’s here with me today and my father at home, all those days of listening to Sly & the Family Stone and Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye really paid off.”