Rogue One: A Star Wars Story composer, Michael Giacchino is amongst the nominees for the inaugural Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards for his work on Jojo Rabbit.
The Society of Composers & Lyricists has been around for nearly 75 years, but not until this year did the organization start its own annual awards program for music appearing in film, TV and videogames — and the nominees announced Tuesday for the inaugural show are certain to be scrutinized as a bellwether for what to expect as the Motion Picture Academy’s music branch votes on shortlists for the song and score categories.
As expected, Hildur Gudnadóttir scored nominations in film and TV categories alike, with nods for her work on “Joker” and “Chernobyl,” respectively. The latter limited series already won her an Emmy, and she’s being seen as a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination for scoring the blockbuster supervillain origin story.
The SCL Awards have instituted separate categories for scores of studio films and independent films. In the studio division, Gudnadóttir’s “Joker” music will face the scores written by Michael Abels for “Us,” Michael Giacchino for “Jojo Rabbit,” John Powell for “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and Alan Silvestri for “Avengers: Endgame.”