HMMA Announces New Date For 11th Annual Main Event

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) announced today a new date for its annual main event: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021

The new date is in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. With this new date, the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) holds its pole position as the premier awards event of the year recognizing film music, in addition to other visual media, prior to Golden Globes, Grammys and Oscars. Historically, the HMMA nominees and winners are later reflected in mainstream award events shows that occur months later.

Past Hollywood Music in Media Award winners include, Hildur Guðnadóttir for JOKER, Ludwig Goransson for BLACK PANTHER, Alexandre Desplat for SHAPE OF WATER, Nicholas Britell for SUCCESSION, songs from LA LA LAND, A STAR IS BORN and more. The HMMA blue-ribbon judges consist of select journalists, along with Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy voters. With over 1000 submissions from around the world, HMMA nominees are chosen in specific genres of music for film, TV and video game including dramatic feature, sci-fi/ fantasy, documentary and animation.

Moving the HMMA main event date also means moving the submission deadline, allowing for films, TV shows, video games, etc. with delayed release dates to be eligible for consideration. The HMMA is accepting submissions in all categories. Submission deadline is extended to December 24th, 2020.

Executive producer Brent Harvey said, “In addition to this being the first time in the HMMA’s eleven-year history our event will not take place in November, it marks the first time we will produce a hybrid live event. We plan on utilizing a stage as in the past with limited outdoor, social distanced tables, as well as an online live event. Moving forward, we must consider the health and well-being of our attendees; this is what we are shooting for, but it is mandated on where we are as a city with the pandemic in the next five months. Regardless, we can say with great confidence the HMMA main event will be exciting and thoroughly entertaining!”

The Hollywood Music In Media Awards™ (HMMA) is the first award organization to honor original music (Song and Score) in all visual media from around the globe including film, TV, video games, trailers, commercial advertisements, documentaries and special programs. The HMMA nominations have historically been representative of the nominees of key awards shows that are announced months later. The HMMA main event features live music performances, celebrity presenters, tributes to music industry icons, awards for composers, songwriters and artists. The HMMA also celebrates emerging, independent artists and music influencers from around the globe for creative and innovative contributions.