63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees in Visual Media

Covering Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media, Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media, and Best Song Written For Visual Media
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The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States released their nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.  The eligibility period was October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.  The ceremony will be held on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 and broadcast live on CBS / CBS All Access.

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

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).

  • A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
    (Various Artists) | Review
  • BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC
    (Various Artists) | Review
  • EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA
    (Various Artists)
  • FROZEN II | Review
    (Various Artists)
  • JOJO RABBIT | Review
    (Various Artists)

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.)

  • AD ASTRA | Review
    Max Richter, composer  
  • BECOMING
    Kamasi Washington, composer  
  • JOKER | Review
    Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer  
  • 1917 | Review
    Thomas Newman, composer  
  • STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER | Review
    John Williams, 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.

  • BEAUTIFUL GHOSTS [from CATS]
    Andrew Lloyd Webber & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)  

  • CARRIED ME WITH YOU [from ONWARD]
    Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)  

  • INTO THE UNKNOWN [from FROZEN II] | Review
    Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel & AURORA)  

  • NO TIME TO DIE [from NO TIME TO DIE]
    Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas Baird O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)  

  • STAND UP [from HARRIET] | Review
    Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo, songwriters (Cynthia Erivo)

Best Music Film
For concert/performance films or music documentaries. Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.

  • BEASTIE BOYS STORY
    Beastie Boys
    Spike Jonze, video director; Amanda Adelson, Jason Baum & Spike Jonze, video producers
     
  • BLACK IS KING
    Beyoncé
     
  • WE ARE FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
    Freestyle Love Supreme
    Andrew Fried, video director; Andrew Fried, Jill Furman, Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sarina Roma, Jenny Steingart & Jon Steingart, video producers
     
  • LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE | Review
    Linda Ronstadt
    Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, video directors; Michele Farinola & James Keach, video producers
     
  • THAT LITTLE OL' BAND FROM TEXAS | Review
    ZZ Top
    Sam Dunn, video director; Scot McFadyen, video producer

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