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Diane Warren hopes to get an Oscar after being nominated 12 times and never winning


Diane Warren never stops.

The 12 time Oscar nominee, the most nominated woman in Oscar history who hasn’t won yet, has yet another song in Oscar contention Somehow You Do, sung by country legend Reba McEntire. 

The dramatic film is based on a true story about drug addiction and stars Glenn Close, she has been nominated eight times for an Oscar and has not won, and Mila Kunis. Four Good Days is now on VOD and has been discovered by audiences across the country this year becoming a big hit.

Good girl: Diane Warren never stops. The 12 time Oscar nominee, the most nominated woman in Oscar history who hasn't won yet, has yet another song in Oscar contention Somehow You Do, sung by country legend Reba McEntire

Good girl: Diane Warren never stops. The 12 time Oscar nominee, the most nominated woman in Oscar history who hasn’t won yet, has yet another song in Oscar contention Somehow You Do, sung by country legend Reba McEntire

They worked well together: Reba seen with Narvel Blackstock in 2014 in Italy

They worked well together: Reba seen with Narvel Blackstock in 2014 in Italy

Warren said she hopes the song will finally land her an Oscar. If she gets nominated, it will be her 13th nod. 

When asked about getting the gold, she told DailyMail.com, ‘It certainly would be nice to get up on stage and accept an Oscar. I have written so many acceptance speeches in my head, it would be nice to finally deliver one.’ 

Diane was recently honored with a laser show at Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill North Carolina, a festival co-founded by industry veterans Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall, which is now its fourth year and is quickly becoming a must stop for studios and filmmakers.

An honor to be here: She was acknowledged at the Film Fest 919

An honor to be here: She was acknowledged at the Film Fest 919

Gold: Warren said she hopes the song will finally land her an Oscar. If she gets nominated, it will be her 13th nod. When asked about getting the gold, she told DailyMail.com, 'It certainly would be nice to get up on stage and accept an Oscar. I have written so many acceptance speeches in my head, it would be nice to finally deliver one'

Gold: Warren said she hopes the song will finally land her an Oscar. If she gets nominated, it will be her 13th nod. When asked about getting the gold, she told DailyMail.com, ‘It certainly would be nice to get up on stage and accept an Oscar. I have written so many acceptance speeches in my head, it would be nice to finally deliver one’

She was presented with The Spotlight Award as well as a laser light show to her iconic hits, I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, Because You Loved Me as well as her recent hits, Stand Up For Something, I’ll Fight.

She was also acknowledged for her songs from her current hit album, The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1, which includes Seaside, sung by Rita Ora. 

Diane told DailyMail.com she was having a great time at Film Fest 919. 

‘I love being here, Film Fest 919 is fantastic and this light show is so cool,’ said the star who might be best known for her work with Cher.

She was also acknowledged for her songs from her current hit album, The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1, which includes Seaside, sung by Rita Ora

She was also acknowledged for her songs from her current hit album, The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1, which includes Seaside, sung by Rita Ora

When asked about Somehow You Do? she said, ‘I’m excited, it’s one of my favorite songs. It’s an important song right now, with so many people going through hard times, thinking that you won’t get through it but somehow you do.

‘I just loved working with Reba!’ 

Diane was recently on the ABC special A Night in the Academy Museum TV special on ABC hosted by Tom Hanks and Laura Dern, where she cheekily made fun of her not winning the coveted gold statue after 12 nominations. 

The Museum has The Oscar Experience as one of its attractions, where you can hold an Oscar and give an acceptance speech to a virtual audience. 

Warren, known for her self-deprecating sense of humor, told us ‘the Museum is amazing and I was so proud that I got to be the one ironically showing what it’s like to give an acceptance speech having not gotten near that stage to give an acceptance speech after 12 nominations!

‘I joked at the end that I wasn’t going to give the Oscar back and there was a second there that I was going to walk out with that little gold man! They had to pry it out of my hands!’ 

Film Fest 919 runs from October 18 to 24, 2021.

Film Fest 919 showcases a carefully curated program of the year’s most highly anticipated films, including the best in US and world cinema, and will be presented safely in person at two venues: Silverspot Cinema and Drive-in at Carraway Village.

A special opening celebration honoring songwriter DIANE WARREN with the Spotlight Award on Monday, October 18 will launch the Fest, which continues through Sunday, October 24.

Her pal: Cher, seen with Kathy Hilton in September, sang Diane's song If I Could Turn Back Time which became a massive hit

Her pal: Cher, seen with Kathy Hilton in September, sang Diane’s song If I Could Turn Back Time which became a massive hit

‘We are all anxious to get back to the movies and we look forward to continuing our tradition of introducing audiences to bold and remarkable works from celebrated filmmakers,’ remarked Film Fest 919 founders Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall. 

‘We are delighted to honor the profoundly talented, multi-award-winning, 12-time Oscar-nominated queen of the power ballad mega hit, songwriter/musician and record producer Diane Warren with the Spotlight Award. The evening will include a moderated Conversation and special presentation of her extraordinary catalog of hit songs.’

A limited number of passes are available and go on sale Friday, September 3. Click HERE to purchase. The full program line up will be announced by early October. Passholders will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public. 

Film Fest 919 has enjoyed tremendous success in the past three years, presenting lineups curated to include films from all over the world, including favorites from Sundance and Cannes to Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals, many of which were on the award season track.  



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