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SCL Award Nominations 2021

The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) has announced the nominations for the third annual SCL Awards, honoring the best in film and television music in 2021. The SCL is the premier professional trade group for composers, lyricists, and songwriters working in the motion picture, television, and game music industry, and is headquartered in Los Angeles. The nominees are:

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A STUDIO FILM

  • NICHOLAS BRITELL for Don’t Look Up
  • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT for The French Dispatch
  • GERMAINE FRANCO for Encanto
  • JONNY GREENWOOD for The Power of the Dog
  • HANS ZIMMER for Dune

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN INDEPENDENT FILM

  • JONNY GREENWOOD for Spencer
  • DANIEL HART for The Green Knight
  • ALBERTO IGLESIAS for Parallel Mothers
  • RACHEL PORTMAN for Julia
  • KUBILAY UNER for American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A TELEVISION OR STREAMING PRODUCTION

  • CHRISTOPHE BECK for Wandavision
  • NICHOLAS BRITELL for Succession
  • NATALIE HOLT for Loki
  • JAE-IL JUNG for Squid Game
  • CRISTOBAL TAPIA DE VEER for The White Lotus

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG FOR VISUAL MEDIA – DRAMA/DOCUMENTARY

  • SHAWN CARTER, SCOTT MESCUDI, and JEYMES SAMUEL for “Guns Go Bang” from The Harder They Fall
  • BILLIE EILISH and FINNEAS O’CONNELL for “No Time to Die” from No Time to Die
  • RUFUS WAINWRIGHT for “Secret Sister” from Rebel Hearts
  • DIANE WARREN for “Never Gonna Tame You” from The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses
  • DIANE WARREN for “Somehow You Do” from Four Good Days

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG FOR VISUAL MEDIA- MUSICAL/COMEDY

  • KRIS BOWERS and SIEDAH GARRETT for “Together All the Way” from Dear White People
  • NICHOLAS BRITELL, ARIANA GRANDE, SCOTT MESCUDI, and TAURA STINSON for “Just Look Up” from Don’t Look Up
  • AMIE DOHERTY for “Fearless” from Spirit Untamed
  • CAROLE KING, JENNIFER HUDSON, and JAMIE HARTMAN for “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home”) from Respect
  • LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA for “Home All Summer” from In the Heights

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE FOR INTERACTIVE MEDIA

  • GERMAINE FRANCO for Kung Fu Panda: Land of Awesomeness
  • HILDUR GUĐNADÓTTIR and SAM SLATER for Battlefield 2042
  • AUSTIN WINTORY for Alien Fireteam Elite

DAVID RAKSIN AWARD FOR EMERGING TALENT

  • ANNE-KATHRIN DERN
  • STEPH ECONOMOU
  • JOY NGIAW

SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION AWARD

  • ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN, and CARTER BURWELL

The winners of the 3rd SCL Awards will be announced on 1 February, 2022.

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