Justin Timberlake Left 'Speechless' After His Very First Oscar Nomination
'WOWOWOW!!!!!!!' Timberlake wrote when he heard the news.
Justin Timberlake has been in the game since NSYNC formed in 1995. That's more than 20 years of hard work. So it's no surprise the singer-songwriter has finally been nominated to receive the highest of honors from a jury of his peers.
On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the 35-year-old won a bid for Best Original Song for his single "Can't Stop the Feeling." In a word, the artist was stoked.
"SPEECHLESS. WOWOWOW!!!!!!!" he shared via Twitter. "Thank you SO MUCH @TheAcademy for this nomination for #CantStopTheFeeling ‼Congrats to ALL the nominees!! -JT"
The song, which was written for animated film Trolls, is up against Lin-Manuel Miranda's "How Far I'll Go" from Moana, "The Empty Chair" from Jim: The James Foley Story, and La La Land's "City of Stars" and "Audition," both written by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Miranda, best known for Broadway hit Hamilton, also expressed his excitement via Twitter early Tuesday.
All very deserving nods, though we can't help but be especially excited for Timberlake, whose own excitement is infectious. "Can't Stop the Feeling" also won the Favorite Song Award at the People's Choice Awards 2017.
Tune in to the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26 to find out which song will take home the trophy.