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Violinist Owen Pallett Worries Oscar Win for Best Original Score (with Arcade Fire, for Spike Jonze's 'her') Will Kill Canada's Indie Cred

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Mar 02, 2014 07:37 PM EST

Recently, Classicalite published a post on Oscar nominees Owen Pallett and Arcade Fire for their score to Spike Jonze's (also nominated) her.

The future sex love tale premiered original songs from the Fire and Pallett, brilliantly fitting their music to Jonze's film.

A proper Canadian, Pallett did not receive the information well, feeling a bit unnerved by the news and terrified of becoming, quote, "the most overrated Canadian in the eyes of Canadians."

And yet, with the Oscars right around the corner, the musician can't escape the impending ceremony and the little gold man that he may ever so subtly yearn for.

Case in point: Earlier this weekend, we heard Pallett conduct a live orchestra, alongside John Williams and Alexandre Desplat, in the first-ever Oscars Concert.

Though the musician may have some time to locate his--for lack of a better, more Canuckian word--cojones before the live gala on Sunday, his and his countrymen's OST has garnered some serious WTF attention.

Like that Grammy for Win Butler's crew, it may very well may be the first Oscar awarded to indie rock royalty of any nation.

Sorry, Mr. Reznor.

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TagsArcade Fire, Her, Spike Jonze, Oscars 2014, Owen Pallett, Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, SPIN Magazine

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