Saadiq, Zimmer, Top Hollywood Music in Media Noms

Hans Zimmer and Raphael Saadiq shred on guitar while Laura Karpman rumbles percussion.

2017 Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominees include (from left) Hans Zimmer, Raphael Saadiq and Laura Karpman. (Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; Jeff Vespa/;  Paula Parisi/

Hans Zimmer and Raphael Saadiq topped the list of nominees for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, with three each. There were six double-noms: Lorne Balfe, Nicholas Britell, Mychael Danna, Laura Karpman, Diane Warren and Rupert Gregson-Williams, who had two. The HMMA’s honor music in film, TV, videogames, commercials and trailers in a total of 19 categories, including for the first time this year Best Music Documentary, recognizing programs that educate, exemplify the process or display the impact of music. 

The dazzling list of nominees also includes Philip Glass, T Bone Burnett and recently deceased Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.

Zimmer received nominations in the original score categories for sci-fi/horror/fantasy film for Blade Runner 2049 and animated film for Boss Baby  as well as for best television main title theme for NatGeo’s Genius.  Saadiq drew kudos for the song “Mighty River,” from the film Mudbound, and shared his two other nominations with Karpman, with whom he collaborated on the best documentary song contender “Jump,” from the film Step, and TV limited series score for WGN’s Underground.

Danna scored a double with his feature score for The Man Who Invented Christmas as well as for his animated score to The Breadwinner, which he musicalized with brother Jeff Dana. The duo will go up against Balfe and his LEGO Batman Movie. In addition, Balfe shared Zimmer’s nom for Genius.

Gregson-Williams is recognized for his TV theme on Netflix’s The Crownas well as for Wonder Woman in the feature score category, where he’ll compete with Battle of the Sexes, which also earned Britnell songwriter honors for “If I Dare. Blue chip songsmith Warren nabbed entries in the feature song category for Marshall’s “Stand Up For Something” and for documentary song with Cries from Syria’s “Prayers for This World.”

HMMA nominees represent visual music from around the world including Spain, UK, Argentina, France, Norway and Australia. The nominations are selected by an advisory board and selection committee which includes journalists, music executives, music-media industry professionals comprised of select members of the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL), The Television Academy, the AMPAS Music Branch, NARAS and performing rights organizations.

The 2017 HMMA event will be held at The Avalon Hollywood 1735 Vine Street on Thursday, Nov. 16. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Education Through Music Los Angeles (ETMLA).

• Carter Burwell – Wonderstruck (Amazon)
• Daniel Pemberton – All the Money in the World (Sony)
• Dario Marianelli – Darkest Hour (Focus Features)
• Mychael Danna – The Man Who Invented Christmas (Bleeker Street)
• Nicholas Britell – Battle of the Sexes (Fox Searchlight)
• Oneohtrix Point Never (aka Daniel Lopatin) – Good Time (A24)
• Tamar-Kali Brown – Mudbound (Netflix)
• Thomas Newman – Victoria and Abdul (Focus Features)

• Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight)
• Benjamin Wallfisch, Hans Zimmer – Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros)
• Marco Beltrami – Logan (20th Century Fox)
• Mark Mothersbaugh – Thor: Ragnarok (Marvel/Disney)
• Michael Abels – Get Out (Universal)
• Rupert Gregson-Williams – Wonder Woman (Warner Bros)

• Clint Mansell – Loving Vincent (Good Deed Entertainment)
• Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna – The Breadwinner (Gkids)
• Loren Balfe – LEGO Batman Movie (Warner Brothers)
• Michael Giacchino – Coco (Pixar/Disney)
• Steve Mazzaro, Hans Zimmer – The Boss Baby (20th Century Fox/Dreamworks)
• Theodore Shapiro – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (20th Century Fox/Dreamworks)

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (Apple) Directed by Chris Perkel, original music by Paul S. Henning
Eagles of Death Metal: Not Amis (HBO) Produced by Live Nation Productions, Directed by Colin Hanks. Produced by Heather Parry, Sean M. Stuart
• Gaga: Five Foot Two (Netflix) Produced by Live Nation Productions, Directed by Chris Moukarbel, Produced by Heather Parry, Chris Moukarbel, Bobby Campbell
Hired Gun (Vision Films) Directed by Fran Strine, written by Tim Calandrello and Fran Strine. Original music by The Crystal Method / Tobias Enhus
Requiem for My Mother (American Public Television) Written & directed by Stephen Edwards. Original music by Stephen Edwards.
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (Gravitas Ventures) Written and Directed by Matt Schrader. Original music by Ryan Taubert
Women Who Score (Independent) Directed by Sara Neeson. Produced by Naida Albright and Sara Nesson. Original music by Lesley Barber, Miriam Cutler, Lili Haydn and Laura Karpman

• Blake Neely – The Keepers, Episode 7 (Netflix)
• Dan Romer & Saul Simon MacWilliams – Chasing Coral (Netflix)
• Duncan Thum, Silas Hite, Matt Abeysekera & Sarah Schachner – Chef’s Table (Netflix)
• Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans – LA 92 (NatGeo)
• Jeff Beal – Boston (Kennedy/Marshall Co/LA Roma Films)
• Philip Glass – Jane (NatGeo/Abramorama)

• “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (Fifty Shades Darker) – Written by Taylor Swift, Sam Dew and Jack Antonoff. Performed by Zayn & Taylor Swift
• “If I Dare” (Battle of the Sexes) Written by Nicholas Britell. Performed by Sara Bareilles
• “Mighty River” (Mudbound) Written by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, and Taura Stinson. Performed by Mary J. Blige
• “Stand Up For Something” (Marshall) Music by Diane Warren, Lyrics by Diane Warren and Lonnie R. Lynn. Performed by Andra Day, featuring Common
• “The Promise” (The Promise) Written and Performed by Chris Cornell
• “This Is Me” (The Greatest Showman) Written by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Performed by Keala Settle

• “Dancing Through The Wreckage” (Served like a Girl) Written by Linda Perry, Neil Giraldo & Pat Benatar. Performed by Pat Benatar
• “Jump” (Step) Written by Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson, & Laura Karpman. Performed by Cynthia Erivo
• “Prayers For This World” (Cries From Syria) Written by Diane Warren. Performed by Cher with The West Los Angeles Children’s Choir
• “Tell Me How Long” (Chasing Coral) Written by Dan Romer and Terry Geiger, Performed by Kristen Bell
• “Truth To Power” (An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power ) – Written by Ryan Tedder & T-Bone Burnett, performed by OneRepublic
• “Two Fingers of Whiskey” (The American Epic Sessions) Written by Bernie Taupin, composed and performed by Elton John, T Bone Burnett and Jack White.

• “Captain Underpants Theme Song” (Captain Underpants) Written & performed by Weird Al Yankovic
• “Confident” (Leap) Written by Demi Lovato, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin and Savan Kotecha. Performed by Demi Lovato

• “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Beauty and the Beast) Written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice. Performed by Céline Dion (Disney)
• “I’m a Lady” (Smurfs: The Lost Village) Written by Megan Trainor & Martin Rene. Performed by Megan Trainor
• “There’s Something Special” (Despicable Me 3) Written and performed by Pharrell Williams
• “You Will Always Find Me in Your Heart” (Smurfs: The Lost Village) Written by Chris Lennertz & K.T. Tunstall. Performed by Shaley Scott

• Antonio Sanchez – Get Shorty (Epix)
• Dustin O’Halloran – Transparent (Amazon)
• Grouplove, Jesse Novak – BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
• Jeff Russo – Fargo (FX)
• Laura Karpman | Raphael Saadiq – Underground (WGN America)
• Mateo Messina – Graves (Epix)
• Meshell Ndegeocello – Queen Sugar (OWN)
• Rupert Gregson-Williams – The Crown (Netflix)

• “Bulletproof Love” (Luke Cage) Written & Performed by Method Man (Netflix)
• “Charles Grodin” (Patriot) Written by Steve Conrad & Michael Dorman. Performed by Michael Dorman (Amazon)
• “Power” (The Get Down) by Elliott Wheeler, Baz Luhrmann, Homer Steinweiss, Donna Missal, performed by Donna Missal and Travis Jones (Netflix)
• “Powerful Magic” (Once Upon a Time) Written by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, Performed by Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas (ABC) Performed by Rosewood cast featuring Gabriel Mann (FOX)
• “We Tapped That Ass” (My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) Written by Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom & Jack Dolgen. Performed by Rachel Bloom (CW)

• Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Adrian Younge – Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix)
• Bruce Broughton – The Orville (Fox)
• David Buckley – The Good Fight (CBS)
• Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe – Genius (NatGeo)
• Mac Quayle – Feud (FX)
• Nick Urata and Daniel Handler – A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)

• Brian Ross – Lady Bird (A24)
• Dana Sano – Fifty Shades Darker (Universal)
• Dave Jordan, Trygge Toven, Shannon Murphy – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Disney)
• Kirsten Lane – Baby Driver (Tristar)
• Matthew Hearon-Smith – The Florida Project (A24)

• Jennifer Pyken – This is Us (NBC)
• Nora Felder – Better Things (FX)
• Rob Lowry – The Bold Type (Freeform)
• Robin Urdang – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
• Season Kent – 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
• Zach Cowie – Master of None (Netflix)

Baby Driver (30th Century Records)
Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney)
Good Time (Warp Records)
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Awesome Mix 2 (Marvel Music)
Served Like A Girl (We Are Hear)
The Fate of the Furious (Artist Publishing Group, Atlantic Records)

• Austin Wintory (Deformers)
• Creative Assembly (Total War: Warhammer 2)
• Gordy Haab, Brian Trifon, Brian Lee White (Halo Wars 2)
• Matthew Carl Earl (Moonlight Blade: Moonlight Over the Sea)
• Stephen Cox (Farpoint)
• Thomas Parisch, Miles Hankins (Honor of Kings)

• Anne Nikitin (This Beautiful Fantastic)
• Corey Allen Jackson (Chuck)
• Glen Gabriel (Purgatory Road)
• Layla Minoui (The Mad Whale)
• Nami Melumad (This Day Forward)
• Mark Smythe (Unfallen)

• “Calling to Me” (One Percent More Humid) Written by Nathan Halpern. Performed by Emily Forsythe
• “My tiredness Hasn´t limit” (The Enchanted) Written by Ivan Ruiz Serrano, Ricardo Davila and Angela Boj, performed by Angela Boj
• “PBNJ” (Patti Cake$) Written By Geremy Jasper & Jason Binnick. Performed by Danielle Macdonald, Siddharth Dhananjay & Cathy Moriarty
• “Speak To Me” (Voice from the Stone) Written by Amy Lee & Michael Wandmacher. Performed by Amy Lee

• David Longoria (Becoming A Man)
• Elia Cmiral (Lacrimosa)
• Jennifer Thomas (Desert Rose)
• Nicolas Repetto (The Plural of Blood)
• Pablo P. García (Four)

• Javier Rodríguez Ríos – Unchained (Trailer)
• Jeff Broadbent – Realm of Duels (Trailer)
• Mike Raznick – The Handmaid’s Tale (Trailer)
• Oleksa Lozowchuk – Dead Rising 4 (Trailer)
• Saul Gomez – Cocktail & Brothers (Trailer)

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