Nicholas Britell leads the nominations for the Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards
Nicholas Britell has three top nominations at the Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards, with the announcement Tuesday of this year’s nominees for music in visual media finding Britell shortlisted for song and score for her work on satire Adam McKay’s “Don’t Look Up”, as well as a name for the television score of “Succession”.
The third annual SCL awards program is scheduled for February 1 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Women composers and songwriters have been surprisingly well represented this year. Fifteen of the 35 individuals proposed, or nearly 43% of the total, are women. They are nominated in all six competitive categories and won all three places for the new David Raksin Award for Emerging Talent.
Four nominees each received two nominations: Jonny Greenwood (“Power of the Dog”, “Spencer”), Kid Cudi (songs in “Don’t Look Up” and “The Harder They Fall”), Germaine Franco (scores for ” Encanto ”and the game“ Kung Fu Panda: The Land of Awesomeness ”) and veteran songwriter Diane Warren (“ Four Good Days ”,“ The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses ”).
Music superstars, who topped the Oscars list for best song, had less of an impact on SCL voters. Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Billie Eilish, Rufus Wainwright and Jay-Z were on the list. But Van Morrison, Brian Wilson, HER, Bono and Beyoncé – all shortlisted by the music branch of the Academy – didn’t.
SCL – the premier organization for professional film, television, game and musical theater composers and songwriters – sets itself apart from other award groups in that it differentiates between studio films and films. independent (thus making 10 slots available for composers), and songs in musicals. or comedy films and songs in dramatic or documentary films (allowing 10 slots for music lovers).
Actor-singer-songwriter Darren Criss will host the SCL event, which will also honor songwriter Carter Burwell and filmmakers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen with the Spirit of Collaboration Award for their 37-year history together. Performers are expected to include Grammy winner Judith Hill and Grammy nominees Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear (“Bridgerton: The Unofficial Musical”).
Hildur Guðnadóttir (“Joker”) and Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste (“Soul”) from last year, the former SCL winners who won Oscars.
The complete list of nominations:
Nicholas Britell, “Don’t Look” (Netflix)
Hans Zimmer, “Dune” (Warner Bros.)
Germaine Franco, “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures)
Alexandre Desplat, “La Dépêche française” (Searchlight Pictures)
Jonny Greenwood, “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
Kubilay Uner, “American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally” (Vertical Entertainment)
Daniel Hart, “The Green Knight” (A24)
Rachel Portman, “Julia” (Storyville Films / CNN)
Alberto Iglesias, “Parallel Mothers” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Jonny Greenwood, “Spencer” (Neon / Topic Studios)
Song, musical / comedy
Nicholas Britell, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Taura Stinson, “Just Look Up” from “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix)
Jamie Hartman, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King, “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from “Respect” (MGM / United Artists)
Amie Doherty, “Fearless” from “Spirit Untamed” (Dreamworks Animation)
Kris Bowers, Siedah Garrett, “Together To The End” from “Dear White People” (Netflix)
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Home All Summer” from “In the Heights” (Warner Bros.)
Song, Drama / Documentary
Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell, “No Time to Die” from “No Time to Die” (MGM / United Artists)
Diane Warren, “Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days” (Vertical Entertainment)
Rufus Wainwright, “Secret Sister” from “Rebel Hearts” (Discovery +)
Diane Warren, “(Never Gonna) Tame You” from “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses” (Virgil Films)
Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Jeymes Samuel, “Guns Go Bang” from “The Harder They Fall” (Netflix)
Natalie Holt, “Loki” (Disney +)
Jung Jae-il, “Squid Game” (Netflix)
Nicholas Britell, “Succession” (HBO)
Christophe Beck, “WandaVision” (Disney +)
Cristobel Tapia de Veer, “The White Lotus” (Apple TV +)
Austin Wintory, “Aliens: Fireteam Elite” (cold iron)
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sam Slater, “Battlefield 2042” (Digital Illusions CE, Electronic Arts)
Germaine Franco, “Kung Fu Panda: Land of Awesomeness” (Universal Beijing Resorts, Dreamworks Animation)
David Raksin Award
Joy Ngiaw, “Blush” (Apple TV +)
Anne-Kathrin Dern, “The Claus Family” (Netflix)
Stéphanie Economou, “The Legacy of Jupiter” (Netflix)
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