Friday, April 12, 2024

Martin Scorsese Really Misses His Life Long Friend and Composer, The Band’s Robbie Robertson

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The Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards were held last week at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The SCL Awards are always an eclectic, quirky night.  What sets this unique event a step above the others is the music, the band that plays are some of the best musicians in the business.

Two-time Oscar Nominee and Grammy Winner Siedah Garrett hosted the evening.  The night started with a tribute to Henry Mancini’s score from the TV series “Peter Gunn.”  Speaking of the iconic Mancini, The Hollywood Bowl is opening their upcoming 2024 season with a 100th birthday celebration of the 20-time Grammy-winning composer and frequent conductor at the Hollywood Bowl.

Martin Scorsese and the late Robbie Robertson received The Spirit Of Collaboration Award.  Marty (who explained he was on the road with “Killers Of The Flower Moon”) poignantly talked about their deep, longtime friendship with Robertson via video. “Robbie and me go back to when we first formed a bond and a friendship in 1976.  We worked together, inspired each other.  It went beyond music, we got to know each other well, a real love there.  Out of that came these scores.   I miss him greatly.”

Other notables at the event were writers and composers including Diane Warren, Billie Eilish & Finneas, Lenny Kravitz, Laura Karpman, Michael Abels, Mark McKenzie , Simon Franglen, John Powell, Lesley Barber, Gregg Field and Monica Mancini, Paul Antonelli and many more.

Martin Scorsese’s Acceptance Speech:

5th SCL AWARDS 2024 (Winners Highlighted in Red)

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A STUDIO FILM:  

Anthony Willis                SALTBURN                                       

Joe Hisaishi                    THE BOY AND THE HERON                             

Ludwig Göransson          OPPENHEIMER                                             

Laura Karpman               AMERICAN FICTION                

Robbie Robertson           KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON              

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN INDEPENDENT FILM:  

Jon Batiste                       AMERICAN SYMPHONY                                       

John Powell                    STILL: A MICHAEL J. FOX MOVIE                            

Daniel Pemberton           FERRARI                                             

Mica Levi                       THE ZONE OF INTEREST                 

Fabrizio Mancinelli                  MUSHKA

& Richard M. Sherman  

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG FOR A DRAMA OR DOCUMENTARY:  

Olivia Rodrigo/Dan Nigro, “Can’t Catch Me Now,” THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES

Jon Batiste/Dan Wilson, “It Never Went Away,” AMERICAN SYMPHONY

Lenny Kravitz, “Road to Freedom,” RUSTIN

Nicholas Britell/Taura Stinson, “Slip Away,” CARMEN

Sharon Farber/Noah Benshea, “Better Times,” JACOB THE BAKER                    

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG FOR A COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

Billie Eilish O’Connell/Finneas O’Connell, “What Was I Made For?,” BARBIE

Mark Ronson/Andrew Wyatt, “I’m Just Ken,” BARBIE

Diane Warren, “The Fire Inside,” FLAMIN’ HOT

Heather McIntosh/Allyson Newman/Taura Stinson, “All About Me,” THE L WORD: GENERATION Q

Jack Black/John Spiker/Eric Osmond/Michael Jelenic/Aaron Horvath, “Peaches,” SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE  

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A TELEVISION PRODUCTION

Nicholas Britell               SUCCESSION

Natalie Holt                    LOKI

Martin Phipps                           THE CROWN

Carlos Rafael Rivera                 LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY

Gustavo Santaolalla                  THE LAST OF US

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL TITLE SEQUENCE FOR A TELEVISION PRODUCTION

Chanda Dancy                 LAWMEN: BASS REEVES                                       

Nainita Desai                            THE DEEPEST BREATH

Kevin Kiner                    AHSOKA                            

Atli Örvarsson                          SILO

Carlos Rafael Rivera                 LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Stephen Barton, Gordy Haab               STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR                                        

Winifred Phillips                      SECRETS OF SKEIFA ISLAND

Pinar Toprak                                      AVATAR: FRONTIERS OF PANDORA                            

Austin Wintory                         STRAY GODS: THE ROLEPLAYING MUSICAL

THE DAVID RAKSIN AWARD FOR EMERGING TALENT

Catherine Joy                           HOME IS A HOTEL

Fabrizio Mancinelli                   THE LAND OF DREAMS

Allyson Newman            COMMITMENT TO LIFE

Hannah Parrott                AFTER DEATH

Kenny Wood                            THE NAUGHTY NINE

THE SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION AWARD     

Robbie Robertson and Director Martin Scorsese

Leah Sydney
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Leah Sydney writes from Los Angeles for Showbiz411.com. A seasoned journalist with a long history during the halcyon days of the NY Daily News, Leah is a member of the Critics Choice and Rotten Tomatoes.
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