Fil-Am composer for ‘Frozen’ song cops Golden Globe nom
Filipino-American composer Robert Lopez has been nominated in the upcoming Golden Globe Awards for their work in “Frozen.” He shares the nod with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
The husband-and-wife songwriting team scored the nomination in the Best Original Song in a Motion Picture category for their original composition “Let It Go,” sang by Idina Menzel as Queen Elsa in the Disney animated musical film.
In a recent interview with HitFix, the couple admitted that they “never imagined being nominated” for a Golden Globe.
“We’ve been watching the Golden Globes forever… It’s an incredible honor and we’re grateful,” Robert said.
The couple will gut it out with big-name artists, such as Coldplay’s Chris Martin with “Atlas” (for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”); U2’s Bono with “Ordinary Love” (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”); Justin Timberlake’s “Please Mr. Kennedy” (“Inside Llewyn Davis”); and Taylor Swift’s “Sweeter Than Fiction” (“One Chance”) in the best original song category.
“Let It Go” has also been nominated in the same Best Original Song categories in other awarding bodies like this year’s Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards and the 18th Annual Satellite Awards next year.
Meanwhile, Philippine entries “Transit” and “Thy Womb” failed to make the cut in the foreign film nominees of the awards. Although members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), organizers of the Golden Globes, pointed out the country’s big improvement in terms of entries, noting that this is the first time a Pinoy movie almost made it to the Top 5.
This 71st Golden Globe Awards ceremony is happening on Jan. 12 (US time) next year, in Beverly Hills, to be hosted again by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.