Critic’s Choose McKenzie

Wellington-born comedian Bret McKenzie, 35, has trumped Elton John and Mary J. Blige to win the Critics’ Choice best song award for ‘Life’s a Happy Song’, which he penned for the recently-released The Muppets movie as the film’s music supervisor. Another song by McKenzie, ‘Man or Muppet’, was also shortlisted in the nominations. The awards, voted by more than 250 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, were held at the Hollywood Palladium. The Broadcast Film Critics Association claims the awards are the “most accurate predictor” of an Oscar nomination, meaning McKenzie could very well scoop another win at next month’s Academy Awards.


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