World Soundtrack Awards 2021: Nicholas Britell Secures Television Composer of the Year Nomination!

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Lakeshore Records congratulates EMMY-winning composer Nicholas Britell (“Succession”) on his World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) “Television Composer of the Year” nomination for his work on “The Underground Railroad (Amazon Studios)!  See links below to listen to the Top 10 iTunes Soundtrack and read critics’ reviews.

In addition to this nomination, Nicholas also has an EMMY nomination for Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score) for “The Underground Railroad!”  The series directed by Academy Award Winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) received seven EMMY nominations in all!

See the full list at the WSA website.  The World Soundtrack Awards will take place on October 23, 2021, in Ghent, Belgium.  View our previous announcement about the Public Choice Awards in which 9 composers with releases on Lakeshore Records are in the running for the coveted five nomination slots!

Soundtrack Available Now:   [Volume 1][Volume 2][Volume 3]



“Over the course of a pair of films and a television series, Nicholas Britell and Barry Jenkins have become one of the more exciting composer-director pairings working today.” – Indiewire

“Britell’s elegant score is entirely fresh, at times symphonic or sparely elegiac, but always emotionally moving. The soundscape includes a howling noise, as if a bad wind were blowing into Cora’s life.” – BBC

“It is Britell’s first television collaboration with Jenkins, and his compositions for it are less a single score than 10 intersecting, fully realized musical universes.” – NY Times Magazine

“A hugely effective score by Nicholas Britell seems to pulse with both fear and danger as Jenkins silhouettes his cast in photo-realistic tableaux.” – Screen Daily

“The Underground Railroad not only looks fantastic — it sounds fantastic, too. Composer Nicholas Britell’s score strikes just the right note; and Jenkins ends each chapter (as the episodes are called) with music that informs what we’ve just watched.” – Daily Mail

“These displays are beautifully wrapped with the vibrant photography of James Laxton and the eerie, elliptical musical compositions of Nicholas Britell. “ – The Playlist

“That fine visual work is bolstered by a grand score of haunting, emotive strings from Nicholas Britell, simply his most beautiful work yet.” – Awards Watch

“Nothing was given, all was earned. Hold on to what belongs to you.” From Academy Award® winner Barry Jenkins and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead comes the Amazon Original limited series “The Underground Railroad”. 

Now streaming on Prime Video.


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