The nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards have been announced and we're particularly interested in who's up for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.
And the nominees for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media are…
Ludwig Göransson for Black Panther (2018). It has been a good week for the Swedish composer as he has also been nominated for a Golden Globe for the same score. Göransson is also up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best R&B Song for his work with Childish Gambino.
Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer for Blade Runner 2049 (2017), the belated sequel to the '80s classic. It's great to see Zimmer's co-writer receive a mention as too often they remain unrecognised in Zimmer's shadow. This is Zimmer's 12th Grammy nomination and Wallfisch's first. Zimmer has previously won four Grammys.
Michael Giacchino for Coco (2017), Disney Pixar's latest tale following a boy's desperate attempts to change the minds of his music-hating family. Giacchino's composition catalogue is jam-packed with massive films. He has scored many of the Pixar films including Ratatouille (2007) and Inside Out (2015), as well as Jurassic World (2015), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Star Trek (2009) and the immensely popular TV series Lost (2004-2010). This is Giacchino's fourth Grammy nomination and has previously won twice.
Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water (2017), Guillermo del Toro's Oscar-winning picture following a janitor and her unusual relationship with an amphibious creature. Desplat has already won multiple awards for this score, including an Oscar earlier in the year. Can he add a Grammy to his overflowing award cabinet?
John Williams for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), the eighth episode of the galactic classic. At 86 years old, there's no stopping Williams as he continues to score for the films that made him a household name. Williams has received over 50 Oscar nominations and 50 Grammy nominations! One more Grammy wouldn't hurt...
The Grammy Awards will take place on 10th February 2019.