Billie Eilish and Finneas Score Their First Oscar For "No Time to Die"
Billie Eilish is inching her way toward EGOT status. On Sunday, Eilish and her collaborator (and brother), Finneas, won their first Oscar for "No Time to Die," featured in the latest James Bond installment of the same name. Ahead of finding out about their win, the pair gave a haunting rendition of the 007 theme song. Eilish and Finneas thanked their "007 family," their managers, and their parents for supporting them throughout the journey.
Following the Oscar nominations on Feb. 8, Eilish reacted on social media. "nominated for an OSCAR 😭😭😭 thank you SO much to @theacademy for this nomination!!" she wrote on Instagram. "it was an absolute dream to write a song for a @007 film and i'm so honored that it's nominated. peak life experience. THANK YOU!!!"
Due to COVID-19 theater restrictions, "No Time to Die" was released a year and a half ahead of its accompanying film. In February 2020, the sister-brother duo discussed the making of "No Time to Die" in an interview with Rolling Stone. "We wrote and recorded the Bond song on a tour bus in Texas," Finneas said. "We did certain songs on the album in hotel rooms. You know, that's kind of always been our philosophy: not letting the place that we are get in the way of making great music."
Eilish also shared that creating a song for a James Bond film was on the pair's musical wish list for years. "I remember at the beginning of last year we kind of told our whole team, 'Hey, if any Bond things come up, we want to be involved if we can possibly be,'" she recalled. "'Whatever we have to do we will do.'"