Something So Strong: Diane Warren Wins Palm Springs Loewe Award
Supercomposer Diane Warren wrote the line, "You won't see me begging, I'm not taking my bow" for Cher in Burlesque, but she will be taking her own bow at Palm Springs International Film Festival's Awards Gala Jan. 8.
PSIFF's Harold Matzner announced Monday that Warren will be awarded the Frederick Loewe Music Award for writing songs for almost 100 movies, including Cher's "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" in Burlesque.
The Los Angeles Times says the tune was almost cut from the film until Cher raised her inimitably stentorian voice. It would've been a shame, since Warren says she wrote it as a bookend to her Cher hit "If I Could Turn Back Time."
Warren has noms for nine Grammys, six Oscars, four Golden Globes and a Broadcast Film Critics' Association nom, also announced Monday, for "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me."
Warren's anything-but-blue Monday won't hurt her chances for an Oscar for best song at all.
Others honored at PSIFF, which runs Jan. 6-17, are Javier Bardem, Robert Duvall, Colin Firth, Jennifer Lawrence, Carey Mulligan, Natalie Portman and David O. Russell.
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