Awards

Billboard Awards Wins Week

Billboard Awards Wins Week

The Billboard Music Awards won the night for ABC on May 21, topping the broadcast ratings, with a 2.6 rating  among adults 18-49 and 9.6 million viewers overall. That was actually good enough to place the Dick Clark Productions effort in first place for the week, but it was the show’s lowest score in five years. But some of the critics […]

MPSE Nominates Fim & TV Music Editors

MPSE Nominates Fim & TV Music Editors

The Motion Picture Sound Editors honor the best of the year’s sound and music editing for film and television on February 19 at the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards, taking place at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles. Director and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro is honored with this year’s MPSE’s Filmmaker Award, with supervising sound editor and […]

Grammy Showstopper Adele

Grammy Showstopper Adele

The 59th Grammy Awards were pretty much all about Adele, who took home five top honors for “Hello” and the album 25. But David Bowie and his Blackstar album managed some serious time in the awards spotlight, amassing four statuettes, including Best Rock Performance for Blackstar. During  his lifetime Bowie only won one Grammy, Best Video […]

‘La La Land’ Gets Record 14 Oscar Noms, 3 for Music

‘La La Land’ Gets Record 14 Oscar Noms, 3 for Music

La La Land continues to be the frontrunner, but its a competitive field of song and score nominees that rounds out the 89th Academy Awards. Receiving nominations for two songs — “City of Stars” and “Audition” — it also nabbed a Best Score acknowledgement, for a total of three in the music categories. With 14 total […]

‘La La Land’ Nabs Song, Score Globes

‘La La Land’ Nabs Song, Score Globes

In a full-throated endorsement of classical Hollywood musicals, La La Land took home the Best Song and Best Score at the 74th Annual Golden Globes tonight, picking up a record seven wins, including Best Picture Comedy or Musical, and acting trophies for stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Accepting the honor for Best Score, composer Justin Hurwitz, extended […]

La La Land Tops Globe Music Noms

<em>La La Land</em> Tops Globe Music Noms

The 74th Annual Golden Globe nominations are out, and no surprise, La La Land continues the run-up at the front of the pack for Best Song and Best Score, with the requisite three noms –One for composer Justin Hurwitz, amd two in the Song category, for Hurwitz and lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The […]

‘Suicide Squad’ Leads Grammys in Visual Media

‘Suicide Squad’ Leads Grammys in Visual Media

The Warner Bros. summer blockbuster Suicide Squad is killin’ it at the Grammys, with five nominations, the most of any visual media project. Music supervisors Gabe Hilfer and Season Kent were the tune team behind the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media nomination for Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition). In addition, the song “Heathens” received three nominations: one […]

‘La La Land’ Scores 4 Hollywood Music in Media Noms

‘La La Land’ Scores 4 Hollywood Music in Media Noms

Damien Chazelle’s song-and-dance musical  romance La La Land tops the list of Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominations, with four, including Best Original Feature Film Score for composer Justin Hurwitz, a Best Music Supervision entry for Steven Gizicki, Jason Ruder, and Best Song nods to “Audition” and “City of Stars.” Tied with three nominations each are […]

Bayon Scores Zurich Win

Bayon Scores Zurich Win

Spanish composer Javier Bayon took top honors at the 5th International Film Music Competition, which took place within the framework of the 12th Zurich Film Festival at the Tonhalle Zürich Sept. 23. Bayon won the Golden Eye for Best International Film Music 2016, which includes a $10,000 cash prize. Five soundtracks were shortlisted by an international jury from a […]