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Robbie Robertson Earns Posthumous Oscar Nomination for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Score

Robbie Robertson earned a posthumous Oscar nomination for his score for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

The composer, songwriter and musician known for influential group the Band died Aug. 9 at age 80. His decades long collaboration with Scorsese began with 1978’s The Last Waltz, a concert film about the Band, and included the scores on films such as The King of Comedy, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman and most recently, Apple’s Killers of the Flower Moon, which earned 10 Oscar nominations including best picture.

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Scorsese remembered the composer in a released statement on Tuesday: “It’s deeply gratifying to receive this recognition from the Academy, for myself and for so many of my collaborators on Killers of the Flower Moon. It was a remarkable experience to make this picture, to work together with the Osage community to tell the story of a genuine American tragedy, hidden in the shadows of official culture for far too long. I only wish that Robbie Robertson had lived to see his work recognized—our many years of friendship and Robbie’s growing consciousness of his own Native heritage played a crucial role in my desire to get this film onscreen.”

According to Apple, Robertson is the first indigenous person to be nominated in this category.

Robertson additionally received posthumous BAFTA, Golden Globe and Critics Choice award nominations, and his work was recognized by numerous critics groups.

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