A Star Is Born and Black Panther win at the BAFTA and Grammy Awards

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

Everyone's talking about Olivia Coleman at the BAFTAs and Cardi B at the Grammys, but we're more interested in the winners of Best Original Music and Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.


Last night was a big night both in the UK and USA. While we were enthralled in the BAFTA awards, the US hosted the 61st Grammy Awards, which, of course, were full of drama.

Firstly, up for the Best Original Music BAFTA was Terence Blanchard for BlacKkKlansman, Nicholas Britell for If Beale Street Could Talk, Alexandre Desplat for Isle of Dogs and Marc Shaiman for Mary Poppins Returns. A tough competition, but it was Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Lukas Nelson who took home the trophy for A Star is Born. This is Cooper, Gaga and Nelson's first BAFTA win.

The A Star is Born soundtrack hit No. 1 and featured in the charts for weeks on end last year, so this win came as no surprise to many. Whether it's the heart-wrenching lyrics, Lady Gaga's renowned vocals or Cooper's surprisingly rich ones, there's no doubt this soundtrack connected with the audience. A well-deserved win.

As the BAFTAs came to end, the Grammys were just getting started across the pond. Nominated for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media was Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer for Blade Runner 2049, Michael Giacchino for Coco, Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water and John Williams for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Again, an incredibly tough competition but it was none other than Ludwig Göransson who bagged the win for his score for Black Panther. Görransson has been nominated for almost every award you can think of for this score, including an Oscar. This win is hopefully the beginning of a very successful award season for the Swedish composer. This is Görransson's first Grammy award.

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