The Hollywood Music in Media Awards™ (HMMA) today announced the 2023 nominees for scores and songs in film and other visual media categories. The awards are being presented Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. (PST) at The Avalon, 1735 Vine Street, in Hollywood, CA.
Oscar-winners Billie Eilish and co-writer FINNEAS received a HMMA nomination for their song “What Was I Made For?” from the global blockbuster Barbie. In the HMMAs newest category for Best Song - Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Olivia Rodrigo received a nod for co-writing "Can't Catch Me Now" with Daniel Nigro. Justin Timberlake, Alan Menken, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lenny Kravitz, Diane Warren, Metro Boomin, and A$AP Rocky also received nods for their original song in a feature or animated film.
Composers nominated include Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino, Ludwig Göransson, Laura Karpman, Branford Marsalis, Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard, Mark Pemberton, John Powell, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Robbie Robertson, Mark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt, Hans Zimmer (The Creator), among many others.
Films nominated in score, song, onscreen performance, and in other related categories include: Score – Feature Film (American Fiction, Chevalier, Killers Of The Flower Moon, Nyad, Oppenheimer, Rustin, Saltburn, The Killer); Score - Animated Film (Elemental, Migration, Teenage Kraken, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, The Super Mario Bros. Movie), Score – Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film (Barbie, The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes, Asteroid City, Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts, The Creator, The Marvels).
This year, the HMMAswill also honor celebrated EGOT-winning Marc Shaiman with an Outstanding Career Achievement Award.
About Hollywood Music in Media Awards™ (HMMA)
Hollywood Music in Media Awards™ (HMMA) is the premier awards organization honoring composers, songwriters, and music supervisors for outstanding achievement in their work in producing original music (both song and score) for visual media, including films, TV series, and videogames. HMMA nominations have historically been representative of many nominees and winners of Golden Globes, Oscars, GRAMMYs, and EMMYs, which are given out later in the awards season. The awards are presented each year during the HMMAs exclusive industry insiders’ event, featuring spectacular music performances, showcasing the most memorable film and TV music moments of the year, and tributes to industry icons. Past HMMA winners who have gone on to win Oscars include: Billie Eilish and FINNEAS for No Time to Die; Hans Zimmer for Dune; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste for Soul; Hildur Guðnadóttir for Joke; Ludwig Goransson for Black Panther; Alexandre Desplat for Shape of Water; songs from Judas & the Black Messiah, La La Land, A Star is Born, and many more.
For awards consideration, score entries submit up to 15-minutes of score to picture as it appears in the visual media project. Several films were only available to see in the context of the scenes provided. The HMMA voting committees consist of prominent journalists, and voters of other prestigious entertainment awards, such as the Academy Awards, GRAMMYs, Golden Globes and Emmys.
2023 HMMA NOMINATIONS – PARTIAL LISTING
(For a complete list of nominees in all categories: visit: https://www.hmmaawards.com)
SCORE - FEATURE FILM
AMERICAN FICTION - Laura Karpman
CHEVALIER - Kris Bowers
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON - Robbie Robertson
NYAD - Alexandre Desplat
OPPENHEIMER - Ludwig Göransson
RUSTIN - Branford Marsalis
SALTBURN - Anthony Willis, Music By
THE KILLER - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
SCORE - ANIMATED FILM
CHICKEN RUN: DAWN OF THE NUGGET - Harry Gregson-Williams
ELEMENTAL - Thomas Newman
MIGRATION - John Powell
RUBY GILLMAN, TEENAGE KRAKEN - Stephanie Economou
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE - Daniel Pemberton
THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE - Brian Tyler
SCORE – SCI-FI / FANTASY FILM
ASTEROID CITY - Alexandre Desplat
BARBIE - Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt
THE CREATOR - Hans Zimmer
THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES - James Newton Howard
THE MARVELS - Laura Karpman
TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS - Jongnic Bontemps
SCORE - HORROR/THRILLER FILM
A HAUNTING IN VENICE - Hildur Guđnadóttir
DELIVER US - Tóti Guðnason
KNOCK AT THE CABIN - Herdís Stefánsdóttir
M3GAN - Anthony Willis
THE BOOGEYMAN - Patrick Jonsson
THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER - David Wingo, Amman Abbasi
SCORE – DOCUMENTARY
KANGAROO VALLEY - H. Scott Salinas and Logan Stahley
SPLIT AT THE ROOT - Lili Haydn
STILL: A MICHAEL J. FOX MOVIE - John Powell
THE DEEPEST BREATH - Nainita Desai
THE PIGEON TUNNEL - Philip Glass and Paul Leonard-Morgan
SCORE - INDEPENDENT FILM
DALÍLAND - Edmund Butt
DREAM SCENARIO - Owen Pallett
JULES - Volker Bertelmann
MIRANDA'S VICTIM - Holly Amber Church
SHE CAME TO ME - Bryce Dessner
THE ZONE OF INTEREST - Mica Levi
SCORE - INDEPENDENT FILM (FOREIGN LANGUAGE)
SOCIETY OF THE SNOW - Michael Giacchino
CONTROL - Taisuke Kimura
LAST WISHES - Carla F. Benedicto
LOS REYES MAGOS: LA VERDAD - Arturo Cardelús
PARADICE - Sandrine Rudaz
THE PROMISED LAND - Dan Romer
SONG - FEATURE FILM
"I’m Just Ken" from BARBIE - Written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt. Performed by Ryan Gosling (featuring Slash and Wolfgang Van Halen)
"What Was I Made For?" From BARBIE - Written by Billie Eilish O'Connell and Finneas O'Connell. Performed by Billie Eilish.
"The Fire Inside" from FLAMIN' HOT - Written by Diane Warren. Performed by Becky G.
"High Life" from FLORA AND SON - Written by Gary Clark, John Carney, Eve Hewson. Performed by Eve Hewson, Orén Kinlan, Jack Reynor, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
"I Am" from ORIGIN - Written by Stan Walker, Michael Fatkin, Vince Harder, Te Kanapu Anasta. Performed by Stan Walker.
"Road to Freedom" from RUSTIN - Written and Performed by Lenny Kravitz.
"This" from THE BEANIE BUBBLE - Written by Damian Kulash, Jr. and Timothy Nordwind. Performed by OK Go.
"Keep It Movin’" from THE COLOR PURPLE - Written by Halle Bailey, Denisia Andrews, Brittany Coney, and Morten Ristorp. Performed by Halle Bailey and Phylicia Pearl Mpasi.
SONG - ANIMATED FILM
"Steal the Show" from ELEMENTAL - Written by Ari Leff, Michael Matosic, Thomas Newman. Performed by LAUV.
"Down Like That" from PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE - Written by Bryson Tiller, Chantry Johnson, Michelle Zarlenga, and Charlie Heath. Performed by Bryson Tiller.
"Am I Dreaming" from SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE - Written by Mike Dean, Peter Lee Johnson, Rakim Mayers, Roisee, Landon Wayne and Leland Wayne. Performed by A$AP Rocky, Metro Boomin and Roisee.
"Better Place" from TROLLS BAND TOGETHER - Written by Shellback, Justin Timberlake, Amy Allen. Performed by NSYNC.
"Peaches" from THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE - Written by Jack Black, John Spiker, Eric Osmond, Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath. Performed by Jack Black.
"This Wish" from WISH - Written by Julia Michaels, Benjamin Rice, and JP Saxe. Performed by Ariana DeBose.
SONG - SCI-FI / FANTASY
"A World of Your Own" from WONKA - Music Written by Neil Hannon, lyrics by Neil Hannon, Simon Farnaby, Paul King. Performed by Timothée Chalamet
"Can't Catch Me Now" from THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES - Written by Daniel Nigro and Olivia Rodrigo. Performed by Olivia Rodrigo.
"For The First Time" from THE LITTLE MERMAID - Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, performed by Halle Bailey
"Wild Uncharted Waters" from THE LITTLE MERMAID - Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Performed by Jonah Hauer-King
"You’ve Never Had Chocolate Like This" from WONKA - Written by Neil Hannon, Simon Farnaby, Paul King. Performed by Timothée Chalamet & Cast.
SONG - INDEPENDENT FILM
"Stardust" from A GOOD PERSON - Written by Cary Brothers & Scott Effman. Performed by Cary Brothers.
"I Got You" from HOLIDAY TWIST - Written by Michael Jay and Alan Demoss. Performed by Jake Miller
"Space and Time" from MASTER GARDENER - Written by S.G. Goodman, Performed by Mereba
"Quiet Eyes" from PAST LIVES - Song written by Sharon Van Etten and Zachary Dawes. Performed by Sharon Van Etten.
"El Saber" from RADICAL - Written and performed by Gaby Moreno.
"Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone" from SONS 2 THE GRAVE - Written by Sean Jones, Michael Shand, Miku Graham. Performed by Sean Jones.
SONG – ONSCREEN PERFORMANCE
Eve Hewson, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Orén Kinlan, Jack Reynor - "High Life" from FLORA AND SON
Halle Bailey - "For The First Time" from THE LITTLE MERMAID
Halle Bailey and Phylicia Pearl Mapsi - "Keep It Movin’" from THE COLOR PURPLE
Megan Thee Stallion - "Out Alpha The Alpha" from DICKS: THE MUSICAL
NSYNC - "Better Place" from TROLLS BAND TOGETHER
Oil Factory Feat. Chlöe, Jekalyn Carr, Loren Lott - "Praise Nationals Finale" from PRAISE THIS
Ryan Gosling - "I'm Just Ken" from BARBIE
Timothée Chalamet - "A World of Your Own" from WONKA
SONG - DOCUMENTARY FILM
"It's Gonna Be Fine" from BOBI WINE: THE PEOPLE'S PRESIDENT - Written and performed by Bobi Wine
"Forty Foot Man" from BONO & THE EDGE: A SORT OF HOMECOMING WITH DAVE LETTERMAN - Written and performed by Bono and the Edge.
"Speechless" from LOUDER THAN ROCK - Written by Israel Houghton and Adam Ranney. Performed by Caleb Quaye and Judith Hill.
"Dream Your Little Dream" from THE JEWEL THIEF - Written by Dan Braun and Josh Braun. Performed by The Braun Brothers.
"Todo Fue Por Amor" from WITH THIS LIGHT - Written by Carla Morrison, Carla Patricia Morrison Flores, Juan Alejandro Jimenez Perez, Mario Demian Jimenez Perez. Performed by Carla Morrison.
MUSIC THEMED FILM, BIOPIC OR MUSICAL
CARMEN - Produced by Rosemary Blight, Dimitri Rassam and Mimi Valdes. Directed by Benjamin Millepied.
THE LITTLE MERMAID - Produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Marc Platt. Directed by Rob Marshall.
THEATER CAMP - Produced by Jessica Elbaum, Erik Feig, Will Ferrell and Noah Galvin. Directed by Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman.
TROLLS BAND TOGETHER - Produced by Gina Shay. Directed by Walt Dohrn and Tim Heitz.
WONKA - Produced by Alexandra Derbyshire, David Heyman and Luke Kelly. Directed by Paul King.
MUSIC DOCUMENTARY - SPECIAL PROGRAM
DEAR MAMA: "PANTHER POWER" - Directed by Allen Hughes. Produced by Joshua Garcia, Loren Gomez, Quincy Jones III, Stef Smith.
IMMEDIATE FAMILY - Directed by Denny Tedesco. Produced by Greg Richling, Jack Piatt, Jonathan Sheldon.
LADIES FIRST: A STORY OF WOMEN IN HIP-HOP - Directed by Hannah Beachler, Dream Hampton, Raeshem Nijhon. Produced by Shawna Carroll, Syreeta Gates, Cherice Hunt, Janice James, Princess A. Hairston.
LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING - Directed by Lisa Cortés. Produced by Robert Friedman, Lisa Cortés, Liz Yale Marsh, Caryn Capotosto.
SAN FRANCISCO SOUNDS: A PLACE IN TIME - Directed by Alison Ellwood & Anoosh Tertzakian. Produced by Michael Wright, Jill Burkhart, Mark Pinkus, Charlie Cohen, Tom Mackay, Richard Story, Jeff Jampol, Aly Parker, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Jeff Pollack, Frank Marshall, Alison Ellwood.
WYNONNA JUDD: BETWEEN HELL AND HALLELUJAH - Directed By Patty Ivins Specht. Produced by Reese Witherspoon, Sara Rea, Wynonna Judd, Cactus Moser, Jason Owen, Bruce Gillmer, Margaret Comeaux, Leslie Fram, Patty Ivins Specht; Producer: Cassie Lambert Scalettar.
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