2021 Awards: Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) Nominations

2021 Awards: Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) Nominations

ORIGINAL SCORE – FEATURE FILM
DA 5 BLOODS (Netflix) – Terence Blanchard
THE LIFE AHEAD (LA VITA DAVANTI A SE) (Netflix) – Gabriel Yared
MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM (Netflix) – Branford Marsalis
MANK (Netflix) – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
THE MIDNIGHT SKY (Netflix) – Alexandre Desplat
NEWS OF THE WORLD (Universal Pictures / Netflix) – James Newton Howard
PIECES OF A WOMAN (Netflix) – Howard Shore
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (Netflix) – Daniel Pemberton

ORIGINAL SCORE – INDEPENDENT FILM
THE 24TH (Vertical Entertainment) – Alex Heffes
AMMONITE (Neon) – Dustin O’Halloran, Volker Bertelmann
THE GLORIAS (LD Entertainment / Roadside Attractions) – Elliot Goldenthal
MINARI (A24) – Emile Mosseri
SHIRLEY (Neon) – Tamar-kali
WILD MOUNTAIN THYME (Bleecker Street Media) – Amelia Warner

ORIGINAL SCORE – ANIMATED FILM
THE CROODS: A NEW AGE (Universal Pictures) – Mark Mothersbaugh
ONWARD (Walt Disney Studios) – Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna
SHAUN THE SHEEP: FARMAGEDDON (Netflix) – Tom Howe
SOUL (Walt Disney Studios) – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste
WOLFWALKERS (GKIDS Films) – Bruno Coulais, Kila

ORIGINAL SCORE – SCI-FI/FANTASY
THE NEW MUTANTS (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Disney+) – Mark Snow
THE OLD GUARD (Netflix) – Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran
PALM SPRINGS (Neon) – Matthew Compton
TENET (Warner Bros. / HBO Max) – Ludwig Göransson
WONDER WOMAN 1984 (Warner Bros. / HBO Max) – Hans Zimmer

ORIGINAL SCORE – HORROR FILM
ANTEBELLUM (Lionsgate Films) – Nate Wonder, Roman GianArthur
THE DARK AND THE WICKED (RLJE Films / Shudder) – Tom Schraeder
THE EMPTY MAN (Walt Disney Studios) – Christopher Young, Lustmord
THE INVISIBLE MAN (Universal Pictures) – Benjamin Wallfisch
SWALLOW (IFC Films) – Nathan Halpern

ORIGINAL SCORE – DOCUMENTARY
ATHLETE A (Netflix) – Jeff Beal
CRIP CAMP (Netflix) – Bear McCreary
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET (Netflix) – Steven Price
JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (Magnolia Pictures / Participant) – Tamar-kali
RISING PHOENIX (Netflix) – Daniel Pemberton

ORIGINAL SONG – FEATURE FILM
“Fight for You” from JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH – Written by H.E.R., Dernst Emile II, Tiara Thomas. Performed by H.E.R. (Warner Bros. / HBO Max)
“Hear My Voice” from THE TRIAL OF CHICAGO 7 – Written by Daniel Pemberton, Celeste. Performed by Celeste (Netflix)
“Húsavík (Hometown)” from EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA – Written by Savan Kotecha, Rickard Göransson, Fat Max Gsus. Performed by Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Molly Sandén (Netflix)
“The Plan” from TENET – Written by Jacques Webster II, Ebony Naomi Oshunrinde, Ludwig Göransson. Performed by Travis Scott (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment / HBO Max)
“Poverty Porn” from THE FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION – Written by Radha Blank, Khrysis. Performed by RadhaMUSPrime (Netflix)
“Seen (Io Si)” from THE LIFE AHEAD (LA VITA DAVANTI A SE) – Written by Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, Niccolò Agliardi. Performed by Laura Pausini (Netflix)
“Speak Now” from ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI – Written by Leslie Odom Jr., Sam Ashworth. Performed by Leslie Odom Jr. (Amazon Studios)
“Tigress & Tweed” from THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY – Written by Raphael Saadiq, Andra Day. Performed by Andra Day (Hulu)

ORIGINAL SONG – INDEPENDENT FILM
“Everybody Cries” from THE OUTPOST – Written by Rod Lurie, Larry Groupé, Rita Wilson. Performed by Rita Wilson (Screen Media Films)
“I’ll Be Singing” from WILD MOUNTAIN THYME – Written by Amelia Warner, John Patrick Shanley. Performed by Sinéad O’Connor (Bleecker Street Media)
“Rain Song” from MINARI – Written by Emile Mosseri, Stefanie Hong. Performed by Yeri Han (A24)
“Staring At A Mountain” from NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS – Written by Sharon van Etten. Performed by Sharon Van Etten (Focus Features / HBO Max)

ORIGINAL SONG – ANIMATED FILM
“Carried Me With You” from ONWARD – Written by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth. Performed by Brandi Carlile (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Disney+)
“Feel the Thunder” from THE CROODS: A NEW AGE – Written by Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim and Ariel Rechtshaid. Performed by HAIM (Universal Pictures)
“Free” from THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN – Written by Diane Warren. Performed by Charlie Puth (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Disney+)
“Just Sing” from TROLLS WORLD TOUR – Written by Max Martin, Justin Timberlake, Ludwig Göransson, Sarah Aarons (Universal Studios)
“Rocket to the Moon” from OVER THE MOON – Written by Christopher Curtis, Marjorie Duffield, Helen Park. Performed by Cathy Ang (Netflix)
“Stand for Hope – When I Stand with You” from TWO BY TWO: OVERBOARD! – Written by Eímear Noone. Performed by Sibéal (Entertainment One)

ORIGINAL SONG – DOCUMENTARY
“The Future” from THE WAY I SEE IT – Written by Aloe Blacc. Performed by Aloe Blacc (Focus Features)
“How Can I Tell You?” From NASRIN – Written by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty. Performed by Angélique Kidjo (Virgil Films & Entertainment)
“Never Break” from GIVING VOICE – Written by John Legend, Nasri Atweh, Benjamin Hudson McIldowie, Greg Wells, John Stephens. Performed by John Legend. (Netflix)
“Only The Young” from MISS AMERICANA – Written by Taylor Swift, Joel Little. Performed by Taylor Swift (Netflix)
“See What You’ve Done” from BELLY OF THE BEAST – Written by Mary J. Blige, Nova Wav, DJ Camper. Performed by Mary J. Blige (PBS)
“Turntables” from ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY – Written by Janelle Monáe. Performed by Janelle Monáe (Amazon)

ORIGINAL SCORE – INDEPENDENT FILM (FOREIGN LANGUAGE)
ALL AGAINST ALL (Fivia) – Kristian Sensini
BLACK BEACH (eOne Films Spain) – Arturo Cardelus
BLIZZARD OF SOULS (DVĒSEĻU PUTENIS) (Access – A / Pandastorm) – Lolita Ritmanis
SUMMER KNIGHT (China Film Administration) – Min He
ZERØ (Nemesis Media) – Ricardo Curto

ORIGINAL SCORE – TV MOVIE / STREAMED
BAD EDUCATION (HBO) – Michael Abels
BAD HAIR (Hulu) – Kris Bowers
CLOUDS (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Disney+) – Brian Tyler
EVIL EYE (Amazon Prime Video) – Ronit Kirchman
FEARLESS – A NETFLIX ORIGINAL (Netflix) – Anne-Kathrin Dern
SYLVIE’S LOVE (Amazon Studios) – Fabrice Lecomte

MUSIC DOCUMENTARY / SPECIAL PROGRAM
THE BEE GEES: HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART – Produced by Jeanne Elfant Festa, Mark Monroe, Nigel Sinclair. Directed by Frank Marshall (HBO Documentary Films / HBO Max)
COACHELLA: 20 YEARS IN THE DESERT – Produced by Michael W. Abbott, Andrew Klein, Skip Paige and Chris Perkel. Directed by Chris Perkel & Drew Thomas (YouTube Originals)
THE GO GO’S – Produced by Eimhear O’Neill, Corey Russell, Trevor Birney. Directed by Alison Ellwood (ShowTime Networks)
MISS AMERICANA – Produced by Morgan Neville, Christine O’Malley and Caitrin Rogers. Directed by Lana Wilson (Netflix)
SONG EXPLODER – Produced by Caryn Capotosto, Bryan Younce. Directed by Nicola Marsh & Morgan Neville (Netflix)

ORIGINAL SCORE – TV SHOW/LIMITED SERIES
BRIDGERTON (Netflix) – Kris Bowers
THE CROWN (Netflix) – Martin Phipps
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (HBO / HBO Max) – Laura Karpman, Raphael Saadiq
THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (Netflix) – Carlos Rafael Rivera
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (CBS / CBS All Access) – Jeff Russo
TED LASSO (Apple TV+) – Tom Howe, Marcus Mumford

ORIGINAL SCORE – DOCUMENTARY TV SERIES
BELUSHI (Showtime) – Tree Adams
THE DEVIL NEXT DOOR (Netflix) – Antonio Pinto, Eduardo Aram
LENOX HILL (Netflix) – Uri Frost
MCMILLION$ (Netflix) – Pinar Toprak
NIGHT ON EARTH (Netflix) – Edmund Butt
TIGER KING: MURDER, MAYHEM AND MADNESS (Netflix) – Mark Mothersbaugh, John Enroth, Albert Fox, Robert Mothersbaugh

MAIN TITLE THEME – TV SHOW/LIMITED SERIES
HOLLYWOOD (Netflix) – Nathan Barr
HUNTERS (Amazon) – Trevor Gureckis
MARVEL’S 616 (Disney) – Jeremy Turner
P-VALLEY (Starz!) – Terrica Alexander aka Jucee Froot, Katori Hall
THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (Netflix) – Carlos Rafael Rivera
THE WITCHER (Netflix) – Sonya Belousova & Giona Ostinelli

ORIGINAL SONG – TV SHOW/LIMITED SERIES
“All For Us” from EUPHORIA – Written by Timothy Lee McKenzie aka Labrinth. Performed by Zendaya & Labrinth (HBO / HBO Max)
“The Eddy” from THE EDDY – Written by Glen Ballard, Randy Kerber. Performed by The Eddy Band featuring Joanna Kulig on vocals. (Netflix)
“One Less Angel” from THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL – Written by Thomas Mizer, Curtis Moore. Performed by Darius de Haas (Amazon Prime Video)
“Out There” from SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET – Written by Sia, Hans Zimmer, Christopher Braide. Performed by Sia (BBC America)
“Toss A Coin To Your Witcher” from THE WITCHER – Written by Sonya Belousova, Giona Ostinelli, Jenny Klein. Performed by Joey Batey (Netflix)
“Tulsa, 1921 – Catch the Fire” from LOVECRAFT COUNTRY – Written by Laura Karpman, Raphael Saadiq. Performed by Janai Brugger (HBO / HBO Max)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – FILM
Angela Leus – TROLLS WORLD TOUR (Universal Studios)
Bonnie Greenberg – THE LIFE AHEAD (LA VITA DAVANTI A SE) (Netflix)
Guy C. Routte – THE FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION (Netflix)
Linda Cohen – THE HIGH NOTE (Focus Features)
Lynn Fainchtein – THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY (Hulu)
Sue Jacobs – PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (Focus Features)
Tom MacDougall – SOUL (Walt Disney Studios)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – TELEVISION
Angela Vicari – THE EDDY (Netflix)
Gabe Hilfer – OZARK (Netflix)
Jen Malone – THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (Netflix)
Matt Biffa – SEX EDUCATION (Netflix)
Nora Felder & Heather Guibert – BETTER THINGS SEASON 4 (FX Networks)
Stephanie Diaz-Matos, Sarah Bromberg – P-VALLEY (Starz!)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – VIDEO GAME
Alex Hackford, Peter Scaturro, Keith Leary – GHOST OF TSUSHIMA
Sam Marshall, Marc Senasac, Jonathan Mayer – CONCRETE GENIE
Scott Hanau, Alex Hackford, Rob Goodson – MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES
Square-Enix Sound Division – FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE
Scott Hanau, Rob Goodson, Scott Shoemaker – THE LAST OF US PART II

ORIGINAL SCORE – SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
AURA – Sturdivant Adams
MIME YOUR MANNERS – Corey Wallace
SCRIBBLINGS – Nolan Markey
STICKS AND STONES – Daniel Markovich
THE WRONG ROCK – Grant Kirkhope
TO GERARD – Layla Minoui

ORIGINAL SCORE – SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
A BATHROOM ON DRAKE – Dave Catalano
DEFENSELESS – J. M. Quintana Cámara
IMAGINE SYMPHONY LIVE – Chris Thomas
MY PEOPLE, MY COUNTRY – Zhiyi Wang
THE FIRST COLOR – Annie Rosevear
THE WATER WALKER – Jay Wadley, Trevor Gureckis, Adam Weiss (Found Objects)

ORIGINAL SCORE – VIDEO GAME
ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA – Jesper Kyd, Sarah Schachner, Einar Selvik
GHOST OF TSUSHIMA – Ilan Eshkeri & Shigeru Umebayashi
HADES – Darren Korb
MARVEL’S AVENGERS – Bobby Tahouri
MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALAS – John Paesano
ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS – Gareth Coker
STAR WARS: SQUADRONS – Gordy Haab
THE LAST OF US PART II – Gustavo Santaolalla, Mac Quayle

ORIGINAL SONG – VIDEO GAME
“In the Blood” from HADES. Written by Darren Korb. Performed by Darren Korb and Ashley Barrett
“Weeping Dawn” from BALDUR’S GATE 3 – Written by Borislav Slavov. Performed by Vesela Delcheva and Budapest Studio Orchestra
“Renegade” from ARKNIGHTS OST – Written by Jason Walsh. Performed by Substantial and X.ARI
“The Baddest” from LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – Written by Riot Music Team and Bekuh BOOM; Vocals by SOYEON of (G)I-DLE, MIYEON of (G)I-DLE, Bea Miller, and Wolftyla
“I’m Ready” from MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALAS – Written by Jaden Smith, Josiah Bell, Omarr Rambert, Alex Hackford. Vocals by Jaden Smith
“The Way of the Ghost” from GHOST OF TSUSHIMA – Written by Ilan Eshkeri, Jenny Plant. Vocal by Clare Uchima
“BB’s Theme” from DEATH STRANDING – Written by Ludvig Forssell. Vocal by Jenny Plant

SONG/SCORE – MOBILE VIDEO GAME
CALL OF DUTY: MOBILE – Wilbert Roget, II; Guillaume Roussel
GAME FOR PEACE – Theme by Brian Tyler, Score by Austin Wintory, Obadiah Brown-Beach, Steven Grove, David Westbom
GARENA FREE FIRE – Nobuko Toda, Ludvig Forssell
HONOR OF KINGS – Edouard Brenneisen, Daniel James
KINGDOM CRAFT – Lei Huang, Matthew Carl Earl
MYTHGARD – John Robert Matz

SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA (Lakeshore Records)
BILL & TED: FACE THE MUSIC (Lakeshore Records)
JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (Atlantic Records)
ONWARD (Walt Disney Records)
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (Capitol Records)
SOUL (Walt Disney Records)
THE EDDY (Sony Classical)

MUSIC VIDEO (INDEPENDENT)Carla Patullo – Apotheke
Hooked Like Helen – Liar
Jamie Alimorad – Brighter Days
JayQ The Legend – Body Talk Remix
Olivia Rox – Galileo
Riotron – Dark Highway
The National Parks – Wildflower
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Is This The Real World?
Wouter Kellerman and Mzansi Youth Choir – The Climb

LIVE CONCERT FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Shawn Mendes: Live in Concert (Netflix)

SONG/SCORE – TRAILER
DUNE trailer – Music Supervisor/Music Director: Stephanie Koury. Music Score by Hans Zimmer. Eclipse written by Roger Waters.

SONG/SCORE – COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENT
“Enigma (Give a Bit of Mmh to Me)” Kinder Bueno – TV commercial:
Song written by Rainer Pietsch & Amanda Lear. Produced & composed by Jake Warren. Performed by Alice Ella.

MAIN TITLE – TV SHOW (FOREIGN LANGUAGE)
DOFAAT BEIRUT – Amir Hedayah (Lebanon)

ORIGINAL SONG – SHORT FILM
“Brave” from THE GREAT ARTIST – Written by Jon Altham, Pia Toscano, Matthew Postlethwaite. Vocal by Pia Toscano

Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.

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