Kosovo’s Rita Ora is nominated for an Oscar based on her performance on the “Grateful” soundtrack for the 2013 movie Beyond the Lights. The nominees for the “Original Song” category usually perform during the ceremony, which means that we will probably get to see Rita at the Oscars Academy Awards on February 22nd in Los Angeles.
“Grateful” will face competition from “Everything is Awesome”, a soundtrack of the The Lego movie. John Legend and Common are also nominated in this category for the song “Glory” on the movie Selma. The other nominees are Adam Levine with the song “Lost Stars” and Glen Campbell’s song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”.
Valon Xoxa is a staff member of Kosovodiaspora.org. He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at KosovoDiaspora.org. With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.