Dusseldorf is looking forward to the Oscars: Dusseldorfer Volker Bertelmann, aka Hauschka, has again been nominated for the world’s most important film award, for the soundtrack to “Nothing New in the West”.
The mere news of the appointment turned Bertelmann’s daily life upside down. Since then, he has received numerous congratulations from friends, family, colleagues from the national and international film scene and politicians. In an interview, Bertelmann was pleased with the nomination and such news from Hollywood.
The composer wants to prepare his speech well for a possible Oscar victory. He intends to write these important words three to four days before the award ceremony.
In 2017, the composer has already made a leap in the Oscar nominations. However, at that time, the 56-year-old artist left with nothing with the music for the film “Lion – a long way home.” Now he has another chance to win Hollywood’s famous Academy Award with Netflix’s production of “Nothing New in the West”.
Will it work this time? The competition is tough, but Bertelmann feels good because the direction, the actors and the music fit together so well.
Three golden Oscars are waiting to be used before the awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Three Oscars will be awarded to the winners.
Nothing New in the West is a remake of the bestselling book of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. This is a description of the atrocities of the First World War. Netflix production comes from Germany. Directed by Edward Berger from Berlin, who is always happy to work with Volker Bertelmann. His film was nominated in a total of nine Oscar categories, including the soundtrack.
The Oscars will take place on March 12 in Los Angeles. Then the whole Dusseldorf will look towards Hollywood. After a break of almost 9 years, Bertelmann will become the first Düsseldorfer to win an Oscar again. Actress Louise Reiner won the world’s most important film award for Best Actress twice in 1936 and 1937. For this, she was awarded a star on the Walk of Fame in Berlin and the Louise-Reiner-Straße in Düsseldorf.
Volker Bertelmann has lived in Düsseldorf with his family of five since 1990. In the music scene, he made a name for himself with his solo projects under the stage name Hauschka. He is known for his piano performances, which he prepared with the help of various musical instruments and thus created a special sound of music on musical instruments familiar to listeners. Volker Bertelmann has been working on the film scene for only a few years – among other things he composed music for the films of Doris Derry.