Durham man gets Oscar nomination for Best Original Song in 'Harriet'
Gabe Fox-Peck, who lives in Durham and graduated from Durham School of the Arts, was nominated for an Oscar for a song he produced for "Harriet."Posted — Updated
Fox-Peck co-produced "Stand Up" with actress and singer Cynthia Erivo, who plays Harriet Tubman in the film, and Joshuah Campbell, a peer he met at Harvard University. According to The Harvard Gazette, Fox-Peck graduated in December with degrees in comparative religion and African and African American studies.
"Harriet" tells the true story of Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes.
Ervio, who is known for her performance as Celie in the Broadway revival of "The Color Purple," is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
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