How ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Singer Scott George Became the First Osage Oscar Nominee for Original Song

TheWrap magazine: His stirring climactic song “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” was a surprise nomination for Martin Scorsese’s epic

A scene from "Killers of the Flower Moon" (Apple)
A scene from "Killers of the Flower Moon" (Credit: Apple)

There was little doubt on Oscar nomination day that we’d hear the name “Lily
” and the phrase “first Native American Best Actress nominee” as
people discussed the nominations for Martin Scorsese’s Oklahoma-set, 1920s
drama “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

But musician and composer Scott George, despite turning up on the Best Original Song shortlist in December for his climactic song “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People),” still seems surprised that his name was uttered that morning, when he became the first Native American man and member of the Osage Nation to be nominated in the Best Original Song category.

“Even to this day, I’m not finding words to explain or express it,” said the soft spoken George.


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