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Oscar-Nominated BMI Composers Celebrated at SCL’s Annual Champagne Reception

Posted in News on February 28, 2017
Pictured (L-R) at the SCL reception on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Eveleigh in West Hollywood are: (Back row) BMI’s Executive Director Distribution & Administration Services, Michael Crepezzi; Senior Director Film/TV & Visual Media Relations, Anne Cecere; 2017 Oscar-winning BMI composer and songwriter Justin Hurwitz; Associate Director Film/TV & Visual Media Relations, Reema Iqbal; and Assistant Vice President Film/TV & Media Relations, Ray Yee. (Front row) SCL President, Ashley Irwin; Oscar-nominated BMI composer Dustin O’Halloran; composer Mica Levi (PRS), BMI’s Executive Assistant Film/TV & Visual Media Relations Evelyn Rascon; and Associate Director Distribution & Administration Services Barbie Quinn.
Pictured (L-R) at the SCL reception on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Eveleigh in West Hollywood are: (Back row) BMI’s Executive Director Distribution & Administration Services, Michael Crepezzi; Senior Director Film/TV & Visual Media Relations, Anne Cecere; 2017 Oscar-winning BMI composer and songwriter Justin Hurwitz; Associate Director Film/TV & Visual Media Relations, Reema Iqbal; and Assistant Vice President Film/TV & Media Relations, Ray Yee. (Front row) SCL President, Ashley Irwin; Oscar-nominated BMI composer Dustin O’Halloran; composer Mica Levi (PRS), BMI’s Executive Assistant Film/TV & Visual Media Relations Evelyn Rascon; and Associate Director Distribution & Administration Services Barbie Quinn. Photo: Jaqueline Sallow

Again this year, the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) held their Champagne Reception celebrating the 2017 Oscar nominees up for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Held in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Music Branch Governors, the annual event took place Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Eveleigh in West Hollywood. Nominees included BMI songwriters and composers Justin Hurwitz, nominated for Best Original Score, and Best Original Songs (“Audition” The Fools Who Dream & “City Of Stars” - La La Land); Thomas Newman for Best Original Score (Passenger); Mica Levi for Best Original Score (Jackie); Dustin O’Halloran for Best Original Score (Lion); and Sting for Best Original Song (“The Empty Chair” - Jim: The James Foley Story.) The following evening on Sunday, February 26, Justin Hurwitz won both Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (“City Of Stars” – La La Land.) Congratulations to all!