Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Frances Walsh Makes History for APRA

MEDIA RELEASE (for immediate release) Tuesday 2 March 2004

Frances Walsh Makes History for APRA

With Frances Walsh’s Academy Award for Best Original Song, she has made history as the first New Zealand or Australian songwriter to receive the Oscar.

The song “Into the West”, co-written by Annie Lennox and Howard Shore, was dedicated to young filmmaker Cameron Duncan who sadly died of cancer last year.

"Music is integral in any film. The song is not only a beautiful finale to the entire trilogy but a touching and poignant reminder of an obviously talented young filmmaker. This success is amazing and inspirational to everyone in New Zealand. We are all truly proud", said APRA Director of New Zealand Operations, Anthony Healey

Including her nominations this year for Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay (with Phillipa Boyens and Peter Jackson) for Return Of The King, this is the seventh nomination for Frances.

APRA New Zealand Writer Director, Arthur Baysting said that Walsh's award was "…richly-deserved and further evidence that New Zealand's cultural achievements can stand proudly with the best... Like everyone else in the country, New Zealand songwriters applaud this wonderful achievement".


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news