Glas­gow-in­spired track makes Os­cars short­list

Evening Times - - NEWS - BY STACEY MULLEN

ASONG called Glas­gow which fea­tured in the film Wild Rose is in the run­ning to win an Os­car. Glas­gow (No Place Like Home) has been short­listed for orig­i­nal song at the 92nd Academy Awards.

The film, writ­ten by Glaswe­gian Ni­cole Tay­lor, tells the story of a trou­bled young mum who dreams of be­com­ing a coun­try singer.

Ir­ish ac­tress Jessie Buck­ley, who also starred in Os­car-nom­i­nated Judy, took on the role of RoseLynn Har­lan, while her mother was played by Ju­lia Wal­ters.

The movie sound­track fea­tured Glas­gow (No Place Like Home) which was sung by Jessie at the end of the movie.

The song was writ­ten by US ac­tress Mary Steen­bur­gen who is best known for her roles in Elf, Step Broth­ers, Philadel­phia and The Pro­posal.

She told a US pub­li­ca­tion that di­rec­tor Tom Harper needed a song for the film which ex­pressed ev­ery­thing the char­ac­ter had went through.

She brought on co-writ­ers Cait­lyn Smith and Kate York, and Glas­gow (No Place like Home) was born.

She said: “The song poured out of us.

“It would be ti­tled af­ter the char­ac­ter’s home town in the film: “Glas­gow (No Place Like Home).

“The con­nec­tion of act­ing and song­writ­ing is that you’re telling sto­ries.

“I can play char­ac­ters that I could never play in a movie.”

The song was one of 15 to make the short­list, which was an­nounced this week.

A to­tal of 75 songs were el­i­gi­ble for the cat­e­gory.

Glas­gow (No Place

Like Home) will com­pete against the likes of Into The Un­known from Frozen II, (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again from Rock­et­man and Speech­less from Aladdin.

Much of Wild Rose was filmed in Glas­gow in lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Mary­hill, the

Old Fruit­mar­ket and the Grand Ole Opry. Nom­i­na­tions for the 92nd Os­cars will be an­nounced next month on Jan­uary 13, ahead of the cer­e­mony on Fe­bru­ary 9.

Jessie Buck­ley in Wild Rose, above; Song­writer Mary Steen­bur­gen

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