Duran-Duran star Nick Rhodes has tipped Billie Eilish to win at the 94th Academy Awards, saying of her nominated song, “It’s one of the best Bond themes I’ve heard in a long time.”
American singer-songwriter Eilish is nominated along with her brother Finneas O’Connell for Best Original Song for No Time To Die.
The 20-year-old will perform the title track from the James Bond film as part of the musical line-up at Sunday’s Oscars.
The sibling duo have already racked up multiple wins for the song and are also scheduled to perform at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards next week.
Rhodes, 59, said: “Interesting dilemma for Oscar voters this year because the song No Time To Die came out in 2020 and has already won a Golden Globe and a Grammy.
“This is one of the best Bond themes I’ve heard in a long time.
“It has everything a Bond song should have … but it’s older now and I wonder if that will affect voting in any way.”
Rhodes began predicting Academy winners 15 years ago for fun alongside Duran-Duran website content director Katy Krassner.
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Rhodes added that he would love to see The Power Of The Dog win Best Adapted Screenplay, Kirsten Dunst take home Best Supporting Actress for the same film, and deaf actor Troy Kotsur win Best Supporting Actor for Coda.
He also praised all women for best actress, which he described as his “favorite category.”
Rhodes added, “Every one of these actresses deserves to win.
“I didn’t like Spencer, but I thought Kristen Stewart was great in it.
“I loved Nicole Kidman in Being the Ricardos, it was my biggest surprise movie of the year.
“Nicole did an excellent job of playing Lucy, not the easiest character.
“Olivia Colman (nominated for The Lost Daughter) – what can you say about her? She’s super good at everything, there doesn’t seem to be much she can’t do.
“Jessica Chastain in The Eyes Of Tammy Faye – what a role!
“I think she’ll probably win for that and I won’t be disappointed, except for Penelope (Cruz)… I’d love to see her win. I loved Parallel Mothers.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/duran-duran-star-tips-billie-eilish-bond-tune-to-win-big-at-oscars-41490161.html Duran Duran star gives Billie Eilish Bond tune a big Oscar win