Nicholas Britell is the top nominee at the Third Annual SCL Awards, presented by the Society of Composers & Lyricists. Britell received three nominations – best score for a studio film for the Netflix film Do not seek, best song in a musical or comedy for “Just Look Up” from that movie, and best TV music for HBO’s Succession.
Germaine Franco, Jonny Greenwood, Scott Mescudi (better known as Kid Cudi) and Diane Warren each received two nominations.
The awards are slated to be presented Feb. 1 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, with Emmy winner Darren Criss as the host – although SCL’s announcement includes a caveat, “COVID permitting. “
Oscar-nominated composer Carter Burwell and Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are set to receive the Collaborative Spirit Award. This award to composers and filmmakers who have worked together harmoniously is the most distinctive honor of the SCL Awards. Burwell and the Coen brothers have collaborated on 17 films including Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, oh brother, where are you?, No country for old men, Fargo, and Macbeth’s tragedy, which was directed and adapted by Joel Coen.
The event is expected to include musical performances by Grammy winner Judith Hill (20 feet of fame) as well as Grammy-nominated songwriters Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear Bridgerton: The Unofficial Musical, which is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album. A musical tribute will accompany the prize for the spirit of collaboration.
Seven awards will be given for music in visual media (film, television, streaming, interactive) in addition to the David Raksin Award for Emerging Talent. This latest award is named after the Oscar-nominated film composer (Amber forever, separate tables) who died in 2004.
The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) is the premier organization for professional composers and lyricists in film, television, video games and musical theater. The organization focuses on education and addresses creative, technological, legal and newsworthy issues affecting music for the visual media community. For more information, visit the SCL website.
Here is the full list of nominations for the SCL Awards.
Nicolas Britell, Do not seek, Netflix
Hans Zimmer, Dune, Warner Bros.
Germaine Franco, Encanto, Walt Disney Images
Alexandre Desplat, The French dispatch, Projector images
Jonny Greenwood, The power of the dog, Netflix
Kubilay Uner, American Traitor: The Sally Axis Trial, Vertical entertainment
Daniel Hart, The green knight, A24
Rachel Portman, Julia, Storyville Films / CNN
Alberto Iglesias, Parallel mothers, Sony Pictures Classics
Jonny Greenwood, Spencer, Neon / Subject Studios
Musical / comedy song:
Nicholas Britell, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Taura Stinson, “Just Look Up”, Do not seek, Netflix
Jamie Hartman, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King, “Here I Am (Singing Home)”, Respect, MGM / United Artists
Amie Doherty, “Intrepid”, Untamed spirit, Dreamworks Animation
Kris Bowers, Siedah Garrett, “Together to the End”, Dear Whites, Netflix
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Home all summer long”, In the heights, Warner Bros.
Dramatic / documentary song:
Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell, “No Time to Die”, No time to die, MGM / United Artists
Diane Warren, “In a way you do it”, Four good days, Vertical entertainment
Rufus Wainwright, “Secret Sister”, Rebel hearts, Discovery +
Diane Warren, “(I’ll never) tame you”, Mustangs: the wild horses of America, Virgil Films
Shawn Carter, Scott Mescudi, Jeymes Samuel, “Guns Go Bang”, The more they fall, Netflix
Nathalie Holt, Loki, Disney +
Jung Jae-il, Squid game, Netflix
Nicolas Britell, Succession, HBO
Christophe Beck, Wandavision, Disney
Cristabel Tapia de Veer, The white lotus, Apple
Austin Wintory, Elite alien fireteam, Cold iron
Hildur Guđnadóttir & Sam Slater, Battlefield 2042, CE Digital Illusions, Electronic Arts
Germaine Franco, Kung Fu Panda: Wonderland, Universal Beijing Resort & Dreamworks Animation
David Raksin Prize:
Joy Ngaiw, To blush, Apple TV +
Anne-Kathrin Dern, The Claus family, Netflix
Stephanie Economou, Jupiter’s legacy, Netflix