62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees in Visual Media

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The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States released their nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.  The eligibility period was October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.  The ceremony will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8-11:30 pm ET/5-8:30 pm PT.

Honoring the "best" music in Visual Media are the following categories.  Links go to our coverage of the films at first mention.

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

(Award to the artist(s) and/or ‘in studio’ producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album.  In the absence of both, award to the one or two individuals proactively responsible for the concept and musical direction of the album and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable. Award also goes to appropriately credited music supervisor(s).)

  • THE LION KING: THE SONGS | Review
    (Various Artists)
  • QUENTIN TARANTINO'S ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD | Review
    (Various Artists)
  • ROCKETMAN | Review
    Taron Egerton
  • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
    (Various Artists)
  • A STAR IS BORN | Review
    Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media 

(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series, video games or other visual media.)

  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME | Review
    Alan Silvestri, composer
  • CHERNOBYL
    Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer
  • GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 8
    Ramin Djawadi, composer
  • THE LION KING
    Hans Zimmer, composer
  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS | Review
    Marc Shaiman, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

[A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television, video games or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.]

• THE BALLAD OF THE LONESOME COWBOY
Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)
Track from: Toy Story 4 | Review

• GIRL IN THE MOVIES
Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton)
Track from: Dumplin'

• I'LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN (FILM VERSION)
Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
Track from: A Star Is Born

• SPIRIT
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé)
Track from: The Lion King

• SUSPIRIUM
Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke)
Track from: Suspiria | Review

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