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Buster Scruggs 3 Oscar nods


2019 Oscar noms

SFS Client "THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS" earned 3 Oscar Nominations!

Our clients just can't seem to get enough critical acclaim. We're so proud of the quality work that gets done around here. Santa Fe Studios is overjoyed that The Ballad of Buster Scruggs has earned 3 Academy Award Nominations, including:

  • Best Adapted Screenplay, Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
  • Best Costume Design, Mary Zophres
  • Best Original Song, "When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings", Gillian Welch & David Rawlings


As singer/songwriter Gillian Welch reported to the LA Times, the beautiful vistas of New Mexico inspired the Oscar-nominated song:


So they [the Coen brothers] gave us a nice long time — a few months, and this idea just kind of gestated and sat in our heads. I was driving with Dave — we drive across the country more than anybody I know, we crisscross from Nashville to L.A. and back all the time. It was my shift at the wheel, a dawn shift in New Mexico, and I thought, “This is a wonderful time for me to think about this song as I’m driving through the desert landscape at the pearly hour.” So I tried to think, and that’s when I came up with the title: “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings.” So I lodged that away and thought, “OK, as soon as we get home, David and I are going to get working.”


Gillian Welch & David Rawlings performing

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings perform their beatiful song "When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings" live at the 2019 Oscars


The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is now streaming on Netflix, and was proudly made at Santa Fe Studios.

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