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Diane Warren: 15-Time Oscar Nominee, Legendary Songwriter, Unstoppable Force In Music

Workers set up Oscars signage during the 96th Academy Awards Oscar nominees luncheon on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The esteemed songwriter Diane Warren was recently honored with an honorary Oscar in November 2022, marking a significant milestone in her illustrious career. However, this recognition has not deterred Warren from continuing her pursuit of a competitive Oscar, as evidenced by her latest nomination for the best original song category.

Warren's song 'The Fire Inside,' featured in Eva Longoria’s film 'Flamin' Hot,' has earned her a nomination for the prestigious award for the 15th time. Impressively, this nomination marks her seventh consecutive year and the ninth time in the past decade that she has been recognized in this category.

Notably, Diane Warren holds a unique distinction in Oscars history, as no woman has received more nominations in any category without clinching a competitive prize. Her remarkable track record speaks to her enduring talent and influence in the music industry.

This week, Warren offered a glimpse into her musical journey by performing a medley of all 15 of her nominated songs at RealSongs, her music publishing headquarters in Hollywood. The medley, which spans over seven minutes, features a mix of her chart-topping hits like 'How Do I Live' and 'I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,' alongside lesser-known gems such as 'Grateful' and 'I’ll Fight.'

Warren's ability to captivate audiences with her poignant lyrics and melodies has solidified her status as one of the most prolific songwriters of our time. Her enduring passion for music and unwavering dedication to her craft continue to inspire and resonate with fans worldwide.

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