The Hollywood Music in Media Awards, or HMMA precursor may become one of the more important precursors in the Fall season. This year, the Academy has instituted two additional shortlists for the Original Score and Original Song categories. The drop from literally hundreds of contenders to 15 shortlist nominees will be announced on Dec. 17, 2018, with the rest of the shortlists. This makes HMMA one of the potential indicators for which songs and scores we should anticipate on the Academy’s lists. Today, they announced their nominees.
Out the gate, the big surprise will likely be the inclusion of “Mary Poppins Returns” getting 3 nominations. That puts the Disney sequel in the same discussion as “A Star Is Born,” which is currently performing well in theaters. “Black Panther” outpaced both films with 4 nominations, including a score nomination for Ludwig Goransson. The genre split for both score and song likely brought a few nominees we will not see in the Academy lists, but for now, the HMMA nominations feel like a good jumping off point.
The full list is included below.
2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards – Visual Media Nominees
ORIGINAL SCORE – FEATURE FILM
Alexandre Desplat – SISTERS BROTHERS (Annapurna)
Carter Burwell – THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (Netflix)
Hans Zimmer – WIDOWS (Twentieth Century Fox)
Justin Hurwitz – FIRST MAN (Universal)
Kris Bowers – GREEN BOOK (Universal)
Max Richter – MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (Focus Features)
Nicholas Britell – IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (Annapurna)
Teddy Shapiro – DESTROYER (Annapurna)
Terence Blanchard – BLACKKKLANSMAN (Focus Features)
ORIGINAL SCORE – SCIFI/FANTASY/HORROR FILM
Alan Silvestri – READY PLAYER ONE (Warner Bros.)
Christophe Beck – ANT-MAN and THE WASP (Walt Disney)
Ludwig Goransson – BLACK PANTHER (Walt Disney)
Marc Shaiman – MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Walt Disney)
Marco Beltrami – A QUIET PLACE (Paramount)
Tyler Bates – DEADPOOL 2 (Twentieth Century Fox)
ORIGINAL SCORE – ANIMATED FILM
Alexandre Desplat – ISLE OF DOGS (Fox Searchlight)
Bruno Coulais – WHITE FANG (Netflix)
Chris Bacon – SHERLOCK GNOMES (Paramount)
Heitor Pereira – SMALLFOOT (Warner Bros.)
Henry Jackman – RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (Walt Disney)
Michael Giacchino – INCREDIBLES 2 (Walt Disney)
ORIGINAL SCORE – DOCUMENTARY
Cyrille Aufort – MARCH OF THE PENGUINS: THE NEXT STEP (Canal +)
Daniel Pemberton, Simon Ashdown, Will Slater – ONE STRANGE ROCK (National Geographic)
Jonathan Kirkscey – WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (Focus Features)
Marco Beltrami – FREE SOLO (National Geographic)
Miriam Cutler – RBG (CNN)
Patrick Jonsson – ON HER SHOULDERS (Oscilloscope)
ORIGINAL SONG – FEATURE FILM
“Animal Sauvage” from THE EQUALIZER 2 (Columbia Pictures) Written by Gertjan Mulder, performed by Brainpower, Pharoahe Monch, Pitcho Womba Konga and STIX
“For You (Fifty Shades Freed)” from FIFTY SHADES FREED (Universal) Written by Andrew Watt, Ali Payami, Ali Tamposi. Performed by Liam Payne & Rita Ora
“Girl in the Movies” from DUMPLIN’ (Netflix) Written by Dolly Parton and Linda Perry. Performed by Dolly Parton.
“Living in the Moment” from BOOK CLUB (Paramount) Written by Carole Bayer Sager, Jay Landers, Walter Afanasieff. Performed by Katharine McPhee
“Revelation” from BOY ERASED (Focus Features) Written by Leland, Troye Sivan & Jónsi. Performed by Troye Sivan & Jónsi
“Shallow” from A STAR IS BORN (Warner Bros.) Written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt. Performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
“We Won’t Give” from THE HATE U GIVE (Twentieth Century Fox) Written and performed by Arlissa
ORIGINAL SONG – DOCUMENTARY
“Gravity” from FREE SOLO (National Geographic) Written by Tim McGraw and Lori McKenna. Performed by Tim McGraw.
“I’ll Fight” from RBG (CNN) Written by Diane Warren. Performed by Jennifer Hudson.
“Keep Reachin'” from QUINCY (Netflix) Witten by Quincy Jones, Mark Ronson, Yebba Smith. Performed by Mark Ronsen and Chaka Khan.
“Song for the Untitled” from YO GALGO (Skinny Dog Films) Written by Rickie Lee Kroell and Arturo Cardelús. Performed by Rickie Lee Kroell.
“These Are the Words” from POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD (Focus Features) Written by Patti Smith & Tony Shanahan. Performed by Patti Smith.
ORIGINAL SONG – ANIMATED FILM
“Finally Free” from SMALLFOOT (Warner Bros.) Written and performed by Niall Horan
“Good Day” from EARLY MAN (Lionsgate) Written and performed by New Hope Club
“I Promise You” from PETER RABBIT (Columbia Pictures) Written by Ezra Koenig, performed by James Corden
“Stronger Than I Ever Was” from SHERLOCK GNOMES (Paramount) Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin, performed by Mary J. Blige
ORIGINAL SONG – SCI-FI, FANTASY, HORROR FILM
“All the Stars” from BLACK PANTHER (Walt Disney) Written by Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Sounwave, and Al Shux. Performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA
“Ashes” from DEADPOOL 2 (Twentieth Century Fox) Written by Petey Martin, Jordan Smith and Tedd T. Performed by Celine Dion
“Fall On Me” from The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Walt Disney) Written by by Ian Axel, Chad Vaccarino, Matteo Bocelli, Fortunato Zampaglione and Chad Vaccarino. Performed by Andrea Bocelli and Matteo Bocelli
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Walt Disney) Written by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Performed by Cast.
“Trip A Little Light Fantastic” from MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Walt Disney) Written by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Performed by Cast.
MUSIC DOCUMENTARY/SPECIAL PROGRAM
GOODNIGHT BROOKLYN – THE STORY OF DEATH BY AUDIO (Amazon)
GRACE JONES – BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI (Kino Lorber)
ORIGINAL SCORE – TV SHOW/LIMITED SERIES
Daniel Pemberton – BLACK MIRROR (Netflix)
Mark Isham, Cindy O’Connor, Michael D. Simon – ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
Nicholas Britell – SUCCESSION (HBO)
Nico Muhly – HOWARD’S END (Starz!)
Ramin Djawadi – WESTWORLD (HBO)
Thomas Newman, Chris Westlake – CASTLE ROCK (Hulu)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – FILM
Becky Bentham – MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (Universal)
Dave Jordan – BLACK PANTHER (Walt Disney)
Gabe Hilfer – TAG (Warner Bros.)
John Houlihan – DEADPOOL 2 (Twentieth Century Fox)
Julianne Jordan & Julia Michaels – A STAR IS BORN (Warner Bros.)
Lynn Fainchtein – ROMA (Netflix)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – TELEVISION
Bruce Gilbert – GLOW (Netflix)
Charles Scott IV – CASTLE ROCK (Hulu)
Chris Swanson – WILD WILD COUNTRY (Netflix)
Jen Ross – POWER (Starz!)
Morgan Rhodes – DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (Netflix)
Season Kent – 13 REASONS WHY (Netflix)
A STAR IS BORN (Interscope Records)
BLACK PANTHER (Interscope Records)
DEADPOOL 2 (Columbia Records)
FIFTY SHADES DARKER (Republic Records)
MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (Polydor Records)