The 2022 Peabody Awards has announced nominees for excellence in storytelling that reflects the social issues and the emerging voices of today. Nominees for productions in the 2021 year include Academy Award-winning Director Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad (Amazon Studios), featuring score by Academy Award Nominee Nicholas Britell; the super buzzworthy Yellowjackets (Showtime), featuring a ’90s-inspired score by Craig Wedren and Anna Waronker, and more!
View the full list of nominees at Variety. Congratulations to all the nominees this year! The 2022 Peabody Awards ceremony date is expected to take place in June. Visit the Peabody Awards site for further announcements. Watch the show trailers and listen to the soundtracks (both out now via Lakeshore Records) below.
The World Soundtrack Awards held its ceremony last weekend and here are the winners: Congratulations goes out to Daniel Pemberton, who was honored with the Composer of the Year Award for his work on The Trial of the Chicago 7, Enola Holmes, and Rising Phoenix. Also in the winner’s circle this year are Nicholas Britell, who won Best Original Song for “Call me Cruella,” (shared with Florence Welch, Steph Jones, Jordan Powers and Taura Stinson), and Composer Benji Merrison (SAS: Rise of the Black Swan) on his Public Choice Award win!
View the full winner’s list and acceptance speeches below or read the full recap at WSA online! Congratulations to all the winners and nominees this year!
Academy Award winner Hildur Guðnadóttir, Academy Award nominee Nicholas Britell, and Academy Award Nominee Kris Bowers headline LA Phil’s upcoming series, Reel Change: The New Era of Film Music!
This exciting new program celebrates the evolution of modern film music with performances by Hildur Guðnadóttir, whose live performance will include music from her recent release Battlefield 2042 (Lakeshore Records) on November 19; Kris Bowers (November 20); and Nicholas Britell (November 21). Get your tickets and more details at LA Phil online.
“In recent years, film music has undergone yet another transformation, with composers coming to the form not only from conservatories but also from the worlds of hip-hop, rock, jazz, and experimental music. Many work in close collaboration with directors to evoke mood as much as emotion. With programs curated by composers, Reel Change: The New Era of Film Music celebrates this period of increasingly adventurous film music and the wide-ranging influences of its most groundbreaking voices.”
All three composers have recently released soundtracks on Lakeshore Records; listen to their soundtracks below.
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!
Here is your chance to ask your The Underground Railroad questions! Join Academy Award-winning Director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and Academy Award-nominated Composer Nicholas Britell (Moonlight) for this exclusive event Friday, June 18 (6:30 PM PST) moderated by Franklin Leonard (Founder of The Black List). As usual, this screening and post-show live stream Q&A is free to The Society of Composers & Lyricists (The SCL) members. Head over to The SCL online to register now and find out how you can access this exclusive event.
Nicholas Britell’s score to The Underground Railroad is out now via Lakeshore Records!