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11th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards Cite Diane Warren, ‘The Outpost,’ and More


Could Diane Warren be on the way to her first Oscar win? If the 11th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards had their way, that would be a resounding yes. The 11 time Oscar nominee (most recently nominated last year for her song “I’m Standing With You” from Breakthrough) won the award for outstanding song in a feature film for the song “Io Is (Seen)” from the Sophia Loren starring Netflix film The Life Ahead. Warren is one of those people with a lot of friends in the business whose name keeps being listed on nomination morning even when you had no idea she had a song in contention (like for… Breakthrough). This might finally be her year. 

Other winners from the night included Justin Timberlake and Ludwig Göransson, winning for outstanding song in an animated film along with their co-writers Max Martin and Sarah Aarons for their song from Trolls World Tour. On the score side of things there were several film awards handed out, some of them going to major competitors for this year’s Oscar. James Newton Howard won the award for score in a feature film for the recently released News of the World, Ludwig Göransson picked up another win for his work on Tenet in the sci-fi/fantasy category, the great Emile Mosseri won the independent film score prize for Minari. Taking the independent song prize was The Outpost, rewarding Larry Groupé, Rod Lurie, and Rita Wilson for “Everybody Cries.”

One of the big questions for Oscar morning will be whether we’ll hear the name Soul announced among the Best Original Score nominees. Disney rightfully submitted Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste all together for the award, but some are speculating that their score might be one of those notorious cases of a major contender being deemed ineligible and not showing up on nomination morning. It won the Hollywood Music in Media Award for outstanding score in an animated film, and remains the frontrunner for the Oscar… if it can get nominated. 

For the full list of winners from the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, see below: 

Outstanding score – feature film:
News Of the World (Universal Pictures/Netflix) – James Newton Howard

Outstanding score – independent film:
Minari (A24) – Emile Mosseri

Outstanding score – animated film:
Soul (Walt Disney Studios) – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste

Outstanding score – sci-fi/fantasy:
Tenet (Warner Bros./HBO Max) – Ludwig Göransson

Outstanding score – horror film:
The Invisible Man (Universal Pictures) – Benjamin Wallfisch

Outstanding score – documentary:
David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet (Netflix) – Steven Price

Outstanding song – feature film:
“Io Si (Seen)” from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti A Se) – written by Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, Niccolò Agliardi. Performed by Laura Pausini (Netflix)

Outstanding song – independent film:
“Everybody Cries” from The Outpost – written by Rod Lurie, Larry Groupé, Rita Wilson. Performed by Rita Wilson (Screen Media Films)

Outstanding song – animated film:
“Just Sing” from Trolls World Tour – written by Max Martin, Justin Timberlake, Ludwig Göransson, Sarah Aarons (Universal Studios)

Outstanding song – documentary:
“Never Break” from Giving Voice – written by John Legend, Nasri Atweh, Benjamin Hudson Mcildowie, Greg Wells, John Stephens. Performed by John Legend. (Netflix)

Outstanding score – independent film (foreign language):
Blizzard Of Souls (Dvēseļu Putenis) (Access – A/Pandastorm) – Lolita Ritmanis

Outstanding score – TV movie/streamed:
Evil Eye (Amazon Prime Video) – Ronit Kirchman

Outstanding 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)

Outstanding score – TV show/limited series:
The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix) – Carlos Rafael Rivera

Outstanding score – documentary TV series:
Belushi (Showtime) – Tree Adams

Outstanding main title theme – TV show/limited series:
Hollywood (Netflix) – Nathan Barr

Outstanding song – TV show/limited series:
“All For Us” from Euphoria – written by Timothy Lee McKenzie aka Labrinth. Performed by Zendaya & Labrinth (HBO/HBO Max)

Outstanding music supervision – film:
Bonnie Greenberg – The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti A Se) (Netflix)

Outstanding music supervision – television:
Angela Vicari – The Eddy (Netflix)

Outstanding music supervision – video game:
Square-Enix sound division – Final Fantasy VII remake

Outstanding score – short film (animated):
Mime Your Manners – Corey Wallace

Outstanding score – short film (live action):
Imagine Symphony Live – Chris Thomas

Outstanding score – video game:
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – John Paesano

Outstanding song – video game:
“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

Outstanding song/score – mobile video game:
Call Of Duty: Mobile – Wilbert Roget, II; Guillaume Roussel and additional artists

Outstanding soundtrack album:
Promising Young Woman (Capitol Records)

Music video (independent):
“The National Parks” – Wildflower

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

Special citation:
“The Soundtrack Of Our Lives” – Streaming special benefitting MusiCares

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