2015 Best Musical Performance Winner

Phoenix

9-13-2015Phoenix

This choice will not be surprising to many of the people who saw the movie; in fact I pretty much knew it had it in the bag as soon as I left the theater despite some stiff competition.  On top of the dramatic impact of the scene Nina Hoss’ singing in the scene is pretty beautiful in and of itself and there is a special resonance to this English language song, which was written by the German-Jewish composer Kurt Weill in 1943 a good decade after he fled Germany to avoid Nazi persecution, just one of many many people in such situations and he was one of the “lucky” ones.  In some ways so was the woman in this movie.

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