Mao scores at Screen Music Awards
Celebrated Sydney composer Christopher Gordon was the big winner at the Australian Screen Music Awards for his moving score to Mao’s Last Dancer.
The film collected awards for best feature film score and best soundtrack album, outscoring music from other Australian films Beneath Hill 60 and Animal Kingdom.
Based on the true story of Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer became the highest-grossing homegrown film of 2009 and the 12th most lucrative in Australian history.
Other winners at the awards included Burkhard Dallwitz for his original score on Underbelly: The Golden Mile, which won best music for a television series or serial.