2023 Grammy Awards Visual Media Nominees Announced

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Officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards, the Recording Academy announced the nominations for recordings released between Sept. 1, 2021 — Sept. 30, 2022. The 2023 GRAMMY Awards show will air Sun, Feb. 5, on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on demand on Paramount+ from 8–11:30 p.m. ET / 5–8:30 p.m. PT. Links to the works we’ve reviewed.

Music for Visual Media

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).

  • Various Artists – Elvis [review]
  • Various Artists – Encanto
  • Various Artists – Stranger Things: Soundtrack From the Netflix Series, Season 4
  • Lorne Balfe, Harold Faltermeyer, Lady Gaga & Hans Zimmer – Top Gun: Maverick
  • Various Artists – West Side Story [review]

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.

  • Germaine Franco – Encanto
  • Hans Zimmer – No Time to Die
  • Jonny Greenwood – The Power of the Dog
  • Michael Giacchino – The Batman [review]
  • Nicholas Britell – Succession: Season 3

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.

  • Beyoncé – Be Alive
  • Carolina Gaitán – La Gaita, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto – Cast – We Don’t Talk About Bruno
  • Jessy Wilson Featuring Angélique Kidjo – Keep Rising (The Woman King)
  • Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand
  • Taylor Swift – Carolina
  • 4*Town, Jordan Fisher, Finneas O’Connell, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo & Grayson Villanueva – Nobody Like U

Music Video/Film

Best Music Video
Award to the artist, video director, and video producer

  • Adele – Easy on Me
  • BTS – Yet to Come
  • Doja Cat – Woman
  • Harry Styles – As It Was
  • Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5
  • Taylor Swift – All Too Well: The Short Film

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

Adele – Adele One Night Only
Billie Eilish – Billie Eilish Live at the O2
Justin Bieber – Our World
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – A Band a Brotherhood a Barn
Rosalía – Motomami (Rosalía TikTok Live Performance)
Various Artists – Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

Which nominees would you vote for? Which artists that were overlooked would you nominate?

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