Diane Warren will receive an honorary Oscar after being nominated 13 times

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Songwriter Diane Warren reveals she is ‘still in shock’ after learning that she was selected to receive an honorary Oscar after losing 13 nominations. 

Just days after learning the exciting news, the Grammy Award winner, 65, joked she would be putting the highly-coveted statuette ‘in bed’ with her.

‘This is going to be staying at my house. I’m gonna put it on my piano, and I’m gonna look at it everyday. I’m really proud of it, and I’m not taking it for granted at all,’ she raved to Variety.  

Finally: Diane Warren reveals she is ‘still in shock’ after learning that she was selected to receive an honorary Oscar after losing 13 nominations; seen in May 2022

The Rhythm of the Night hitmaker continued: ‘I’m so f**king proud and happy. I’m so excited to have gotten this. The Governors Award is some pretty deep respect.’ 

Warren, who will accept the trophy in November, also remarked that she loves when ‘people don’t take it seriously and they say they’re going to use it as a doorstop in the bathroom.’ 

‘I’m like, “No, you did not. It’s sitting there where you can look at it every f**king day,” the star mused.  

An honor: Just days after learning the exciting news, the Grammy Award winner, 65, joked she would be putting the highly-coveted statuette 'in bed' with her

An honor: Just days after learning the exciting news, the Grammy Award winner, 65, joked she would be putting the highly-coveted statuette ‘in bed’ with her

During the interview, Warren pointed out she is the ‘only songwriter’ to have ever been awarded the Governors Award.

‘That is amazing. Every f**king thing about this is amazing,’ she gushed. ‘The thing is — and what’s interesting — is that it was just Father’s Days weekend, so someone is up there pulling strings. In my mind, someone is looking out for me.’

In March, after losing her 13th Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song to Billie Eilish for Best Original Song, Warren insisted she didn’t mind going home empty-handed. 

'This is going to be staying at my house. I’m gonna put it on my piano, and I’m gonna look at it everyday. I’m really proud of it, and I’m not taking it for granted at all,' she raved; pictured in March at the 94th Oscars

‘This is going to be staying at my house. I’m gonna put it on my piano, and I’m gonna look at it everyday. I’m really proud of it, and I’m not taking it for granted at all,’ she raved; pictured in March at the 94th Oscars 

‘If I had to choose winning years ago and then never getting nominated again, I would choose this. Because this is longevity, this is respect by my peers, which is the best. That’s a win,’ Warren told People.

She continued: ‘It’s a legacy. It’s like, I’m still in the game. My first nomination was 1988 and I’m still here. How cool is that?’

Despite her loss, Diane admitted that just the nomination was an honor and she’s happy to continue creating.

In good company:  In March, after losing her 13th Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song to Billie Eilish for Best Original Song, Warren insisted she didn't mind going home empty-handed

In good company:  In March, after losing her 13th Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song to Billie Eilish for Best Original Song, Warren insisted she didn’t mind going home empty-handed

‘Getting nominated this year was hard. You know, no one even saw it coming,’ she said. ‘I was like, “Well, I’m not sure about this one,’ but people love the song.”

She added: ‘It feels great because it’s like The Little Engine That Could, so I love that. And a little engine can go far, so we’ll see on Sunday.’

Warren’s long history with the Academy Awards dates back to her first nomination for Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now, in 1988 and then nearly a decade later in 1997 for Because You Loved Me.

About time: Warren's long history with the Academy Awards dates back to her first nomination for 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now,' in 1988 and then nearly a decade later in 1997 for 'Because You Loved Me' (seen in May 2022)

About time: Warren’s long history with the Academy Awards dates back to her first nomination for ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,’ in 1988 and then nearly a decade later in 1997 for ‘Because You Loved Me’ (seen in May 2022)

She earned nods in 1998 for How Do I Live, 1999 for I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, 2000 for Music of My Heart, 2002 for There You’ll Be, 2015 for Grateful, 2016 for Til It Happens to You, 2018 for Stand Up for Something, 2019 for I’ll Fight, 2020 for I’m Standing with You.

Her last Academy Award nomination was for the 2021 song with Laura Pausini, lo Sì (Seen), which was featured in the Italian film La Vita Davanti a Se.

Warren is best known for an incredible catalog of hits, including Cher’s If I Could Turn Back Time, Celine Dion’s Because You Loved Me, and I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing’ for Aerosmith.

Long career: Warren is best known for an incredible catalog of hits, including Cher's If I Could Turn Back Time, Celine Dion's Because You Loved Me, and I Don't Want To Miss a Thing' for Aerosmith (pictured in March 2022)

 Long career: Warren is best known for an incredible catalog of hits, including Cher’s If I Could Turn Back Time, Celine Dion’s Because You Loved Me, and I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing’ for Aerosmith (pictured in March 2022)



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