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The inaugural SCL Awards (The Society of Composers & Lyricists)



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Added on Friday, December 06, 2019

The inaugural SCL Awards (The Society of Composers & Lyricists)

The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) presents the nominations for the inaugural SCL Awards. The Inaugural SCL Awards ceremony will be open on January 7, 2020

The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) presents the nominations for the inaugural SCL Awards.

The SCL is the premier organization for music creators working in all forms of visual media: film, television, video game, and musical theatre.

The nominees are:

Outstanding Original Score for an Independent Film: Original music that serves as dramatic underscore and is written specifically for an independent motion picture, including documentaries. 
For the purposes of the SCL Awards, an Independent Film is one with a theatrical first release that is not solely financed or produced by the major studios (Sony, Fox, Paramount, Warner Bros. Disney, Universal, Netflix, or Amazon) and must have a production budget of no more than $15 million:

Jeff Beal – The Biggest Little Farm
Kathryn Bostic – Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Alberto Iglesias – Pain and Glory
Howard Shore – The Song of Names
Gabriel Yared – Judy

Outstanding Original Score for Television or Streaming Production: Original music that serves as dramatic underscore and is written specifically for a television or streaming production, including documentaries:

Kris Bowers – When They See Us
Nicholas Britell – Succession
Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein – Stranger Things
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Chernobyl
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – Watchmen
Adam Taylor – The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film: Original music that serves as dramatic underscore and is written specifically for a major film studio-produced motion picture:

Michael Abels – Us
Michael Giacchino – Jojo Rabbit
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker
John Powell – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Alan Silvestri – Avengers: Endgame

Outstanding Original Song for Visual Media: Original words and music written specifically for a studio or independent motion picture, documentary, television/streaming production, video game, or interactive medium. The song must be used in the body of the production, or as the first music cue in the end credits:

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez – “Into The Unknown” – Frozen 2
Kathryn Bostic – “High Above the Water” – Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Joshuah Brian Campbell, Cynthia Erivo – “Stand Up” – Harriet
Justin Paul, Benj Pasek, Alan Menken – “Speechless” – Aladdin
Diane Warren – “I’m Standing with You” – Breakthrough

Spirit of Collaboration Award: A lifetime achievement award that will be presented by a composer to a filmmaker, with whom the composer has had an enduring and distinguished creative partnership, representing a significant body of wor:

Thomas Newman and Sam Mendes

Outstanding Original Score for Interactive Media: Original music that serves as dramatic underscore and is written specifically for a video game, extended reality experience, or similar interactive platform:

Neal Acree – Rend
Gordy Haab, Stephen Barton – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Austin Wintory – Erica

The Inaugural SCL Awards ceremony will be open on January 7, 2020 at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.


More info at: Official website The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL)

 



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