'A Star Is Born,' 'Black Panther' Lead Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominees

7:28 AM 10/17/2018

by Linda Xu

The awards ceremony will be held Nov. 14.

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The Hollywood Music in Media Awards have revealed its 2018 nominees, which include A Star Is Born, Black Panther and BlacKkKlansman.

The HMMA recognizes music in visual media, encompassing film, TV, video games, commercials and trailers. Past winners include The Shape of Water and Coco, along with the Netflix television series A Series of Unfortunate Events.
This year, the category for best original score in a feature film comprises Oscar hopefuls such as First Man and the Hans Zimmer-scored Widows. Black Panther is up for best original score in a sci-fi, fantasy or horror film, while the song "Shallow," performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born, is a contender for best original song in a feature film.

Nominees in the television categories include Westworld, Black Mirror and Castle Rock. The HMMA also added a new category for best music documentary, highlighting documentaries centered on iconic musical figures, such as Quincy and Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.

The awards ceremony, complete with presentations, performances and a special achievement award, will take place Nov. 14 at the Avalon Hollywood.

A full list of nominees follows.

  • Original Score — Feature Film

    Max Richter - Mary Queen of Scots (Focus Features) (WINNER)

    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)

    Nicholas Britell - If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna)

    Teddy Shapiro - Destroyer (Annapurna)

    Terence Blanchard - BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)

  • Original Score — Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Film

    Ludwig Goransson - Black Panther (Walt Disney) (WINNER)

    Alan Silvestri - Ready Player One (Warner Bros.)

    Christophe Beck - Ant-Man and The Wasp (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) (WINNER)

    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 (Hulu) (WINNER)

    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 (Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media)

    Patrick Jonsson - On Her Shoulders (Oscilloscope)

  • Original Song — Feature Film

    “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 (WINNER)

    “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

    "We Won't Move" from The Hate U Give (Twentieth Century Fox) Written and performed by Arlissa

  • Original Song — Documentary

    “I’ll Fight” from RBG (Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media) Written by Diane Warren. Performed by Jennifer Hudson. (WINNER)

    “Gravity” from Free Solo (National Geographic) Written by Tim McGraw and Lori McKenna. Performed by Tim McGraw.

    "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

    “Stronger Than I Ever Was” from Sherlock Gnomes (Paramount) Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin, performed by Mary J. Blige (WINNER)

    "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

  • 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 (WINNER)

    "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

    Quincy (Netflix) (WINNER)

    Rapture (Netflix)

    Goodnight Brooklyn - The Story of Death by Audio (Amazon)

    Grace Jones - Bloodlight and Bami (Kino Lorber)

  • Original Score — TV Show/Limited Series

    Nicholas Britell - Succession (HBO) (WINNER)

    Daniel Pemberton - Black Mirror (Netflix)

    Mark Isham, Cindy O'Connor, Michael D. Simon - Once Upon a Time (ABC)

    Nico Muhly - Howard's End (Starz!)

    Ramin Djawadi - Westworld (HBO)

    Thomas Newman, Chris Westlake - Castle Rock (Hulu)

  • Outstanding Music Supervision — Film

    Julianne Jordan & Julia Michels - A Star is Born (Warner Bros.) (WINNER)

    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) 

    Lynn Fainchtein - Roma (Netflix)

  • Outstanding Music Supervision — Television

    Jen Ross - Power (Starz!) (WINNER)

    Bruce Gilbert - GLOW (Netflix)

    Charles Scott IV - Castle Rock (Hulu)

    Chris Swanson - Wild Wild Country (Netflix)

    Morgan Rhodes - Dear White People (Netflix)

    Season Kent - 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)

  • Soundtrack Album

    Black Panther (Interscope Records) (WINNER)

    A Star is Born (Interscope Records)

    Deadpool 2 (Columbia Records)

    Fifty Shades Darker (Republic Records)

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Polydor Records)

  • Original Score — Independent Film

    Thomas Ades – Colette (30 West) (WINNER)

    Austin Wintory – The Last Movie Star (A24)

    Christopher Willis – The Death of Stalin (IFC Films)

    Harry Gregson-Williams – Breath (Film Rise)

    Jóhann Jóhannsson – Mandy (Spectrevison, Legion M)

    Nami Melumad – Miss Arizona (Side Gig Productions)


  • Original Song — Independent Film

    “Requiem For a Private War” from A Private War (Aviron Pictures) Written and performed by Annie Lennox (WINNER)

    “Hearts Beat Loud” from Hearts Beat Loud (Stage 6 Films) Written by Keegan DeWitt. Performed by Kiersey Clemons

    “Home Free” from Little Pink House (Film Mode Entertainment) Written and performed by David Crosby

    “To Get Here” from The Last Movie Star (A24) Written by Diane Warren, performed by Willie Nelson

    “Sway Lake” from Song of Sway Lake (The Orchard) Written by Ethan Gold. Performed by John Grant 

  • Original Score — Short Film

    Nami Melumad – Passage (WINNER)

    Billy Mallery – Baby Steps

    Ivan Ruiz Serrano – Cherry

    Joseph Stephens – The Take Off

    Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Spheres

    Ramesh Kumar Kannan – Dissonance

  • Original Score — Video Game

    Jeff Broadbent and Tina Guo – Extinction (Maximum Games) (WINNER)

    Austin Wintory – Pode (Henchman & Goon)

    Bear McCreary – God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Glenn Stafford, Neal Acree, David Arkenstone, Clint Bajakian – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (Blizzard Entertainment)

    John Paesano – Marvel's Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Matthew Carl Earl – The Legend of Xuan Yuan (Softstar Entertainment Inc.)

  • Original Song — Video Game

    "Only We Few Remember it Now” – The Banner Saga 3 (Versus Evil) Written by by Austin Wintory. Featuring Faroese singer Eivør

    “All Star” – Super NBA (Tecmo) Music by Jason Walsh, lyrics and vocals by Satta

    “A Fire In Your Mind” – Astro Bot Rescue Mission (Sony Interactive Entertainment) Written and performed by Kenneth C M Young

    “Warbringers: Jaina” – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (Blizzard Entertainment) Written by Logan Laflotte, & Neal Acree. Performed by Laura Bailey

    “Forgotten Anne” – Forgotten Anne (Square Enix Co., Ltd., Chorus Worldwide) Written and performed by Randi Laubek.

  • Song/Score — Trailer

    Pawel Gorniak – Crossfire 2 (Official Trailer) (WINNER)

    Danny Cocke – Lost in Space (Reveal Trailer)

    Don Bodin – Ready Player One (Dreamer Trailer)

    Jochem Weierink – Bumblebee (Trailer, Jupiter composition, additional music by Cavalry-Music, Chroma-Music and Nicolas Felix)

    Kurt Oldman – Perfect (Official Trailer)

    Steven Vitali – The Jewels of the Salton Sea (Trailer)

  • Original Score — Short Film (Foreign Language)

    Jessica Yap – Sigek Cokelat – A Chocolate Bar (Indonesia) (WINNER)

    Anne-Kathrin Dern – Vriend Van Goud (Belgium)

    Carlos Rodriguez Rodriguez  – Madrid Noir A VR Mystery (Spain)

    Roger Subirana – The T-Shirt (Spain)

    Xilan Wen – Most Beautiful Moment (China)

  • Original Song/Score — Mobile Video Game

    Matthew Carl Earl – Arena of Valor: Flip the World (Garena, Tencent Games) (WINNER)

    Ariel Contreras-Esquivel  – Mushroom Guardian (Mariano Larronde)

    Gerard Marino – Rival: Crimson X Chaos (Section Studios)

    Igor Nemirovsky – Zootopia: Dreaming People (Tencent)

    Ryan Richko – Rupert and Riley (MadFrog Studios)

    Sound of Games  – June's Journey (Wooga)

    Thomas Parisch & Edwin Wendler – Honor of Kings (Garena, Tencent Games)

  • Original Song/Score — Commercial Advertisement

    Juliet Roberts – NBA Finals (“Finally Mine”) (WINNER)

    Ivan Capillas – Cicles (“Cicles”)

    Jesica Yap – Alexadre Christie Watch (“My Confidence”)

    Karsten Laser – Man Lions City 2018 (“City in Motion”)

    Nuno Malo – The Secret of Christmas (“November Glow”)

    That Kid CG – Oculus Rift (“Change the Game”)

  • Original Score — Independent Film (Foreign Language)

    Joan Vilà – Quien Eres (WINNER)

    Anne-Kathrin Dern – The Jade Pendant

    Elik Alvarez & Sandro Morales-Santoro – Papita 2da Base

    Neal Acree and Michael Tuller – Animal World

    Ralf Wengenmayr – Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver

    Ricardo Curto – Halcon Ciego (Blind Hawk)

  • Independent Music Video

    Alex Boyé – "Bend Not Break" (WINNER)

    Adam’s Attic – "Sorry"

    Jamie Meyer – "Nothin' on You"

    Kassidy Lynne – "Baby Just Cruise"

    Loud Luxury ft. Nikki’s Wives – "Show Me"

    Luc and the Lovingtons – "Welcome to My House"

    MASA – "Deep Down"

    Riston Diggs ft. Sly Beats – "Can't Remember"

    The Veer Union – "Living Not Alive"

    Tiana – "Just My Type"