Pharrell Williams Nabs Oscar Nomination for ‘Despicable Me 2′ Song ‘Happy’ [Video]
The infectious tune appears in the animated flick, ‘Despicable Me 2.’
Williams, nicknamed Skateboard P, expressed his shock by the nomination on his Twitter feed today.
The 40-year-old musician retweeted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ tweet of the Best Original Song nominees and added two emojis — a surprised face and hands of prayer to symbolize thanking God.
There have only been two artists from the hip-hop community who have won the Best Original Oscar: Eminem for his anthemic hit, “Lose Yourself” and Three 6 Mafia in 2005, for “It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp.”