GRAMMYs 2020: Nicholas Britell’s Academy Award Nominated ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

The swooning score by Nicholas Britell harkens back to the hypnotic strings of his Moonlight soundtrack, this time infused with sounds of jazz instead of the chop-and-screw technique used for that last film. As in something like In The Mood For Love, the period details almost fade into the background, the film evoking a nostalgic mood without overdoing it on the popular music.” – Birth.Movies.Death

As we head into the end of the year, we take a look back at one of the most unforgettable film scores of the year: Nicholas Britell’s If Beale Street Could Talk!  The Barry Jenkins-helmed film and Britell’s score earned critical acclaim far and wide, garnering eight reviews over at Birth.Movies.Death, including a rapturous review of the score.  The film’s Regina King won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Awards for the film, Jenkins earned a nomination for Best Adapted Screen Play, and Britell received the Best Score Oscar nomination.

As we near the GRAMMY Awards (first round voting began September 25), what film score(s) will you be keeping in mind?

Score by Nicholas Britell.


Annapurna Pictures presents IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, available on Digital (get it here) and on Blu-ray/DVD (get it here).

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