Reznor and Ross of Nine Inch Nails have two of the five nominations for outstanding original score for a studio film for Mank and Soul. (They teamed on the latter film with Jon Batiste.) Reznor and Ross are also nominated for outstanding original song for visual media for “(If Only You Could) Save Me” from Mank.
Ludwig Göransson, who is also an Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winner, is a double nominee. He’s vying for outstanding original score for a studio film for Tenet and outstanding original score for television or streaming production for Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Göransson won an Emmy for The Mandalorian last fall.
Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq are also double nominees for their work on Lovecraft Country. They are nominated for outstanding original score for television or streaming production and outstanding original song for visual media for “Tulsa, 1921: Catch the Fire,” which they co-wrote with Sonia Sanchez.
Composer Terence Blanchard and director Spike Lee will receive the spirit of collaboration award. They have collaborated for more than three decades on 15 films and three television projects including Da 5 Bloods, for which Blanchard is nominated for outstanding original score for a studio film. Their previous collabs include Jungle Fever, Malcolm X and BlacKkKlansman, which brought Blanchard his first Oscar nomination two years ago.
Diane Warren is nominated for outstanding original song for visual media. She was nominated in the equivalent category last week at the upcoming Hollywood Music in Media Awards. But she is vying with different songs at the two shows. She is nominated here with “Free” from The One and Only Ivan. She was nominated at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for co-writing “Io Si (Seen)” from The Life Ahead. This raises the possibility that Warren could wind up with two Academy Award nominations for best original song — or one, or none, if her support is split between the two songs.
Two of the SCL nominees for outstanding original song for visual media are comedic –“Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga and “Wuhan Flu” from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
This year’s awards will be presented virtually on March 2.
Here’s a complete list of nominees:
Outstanding original score for a studio film:
James Newton Howard – News of the World
Ludwig Göransson – Tenet
Terence Blanchard – Da 5 Bloods
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Mank
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste – Soul
Outstanding original score for an independent film:
Emile Mosseri – Minari
Lolita Ritmanis – Blizzard of Souls (Dvēseļu Putenis)
Sherri Chung – The Lost Husband
Steven Price – David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
Tamar-kali Brown – Shirley
Outstanding original score for television or streaming production:
Blake Neely – The Flight Attendant
Carlos Rafael Rivera – The Queen’s Gambit
Laura Karpman, Raphael Saadiq – Lovecraft Country
Ludwig Göransson – Star Wars: The Mandalorian
Martin Phipps – The Crown
Outstanding original score for interactive media:
Gordy Haab – Star Wars: Squadrons
Garry Schyman, Mikolai Stroinski – Metamorphosis
Ilan Eshkeri, Shigeru Umebayashi – Ghost of Tsushima
Outstanding original song for visual media:
Diane Warren – “Free” – The One and Only Ivan
Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus, Rickard Goransson – “Husavik” – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – “(If Only You Could) Save Me” – Mank
Laura Karpman, Raphael Saadiq, Sonia Sanchez – “Tulsa, 1921: Catch the Fire” – Lovecraft Country
Erran Baron Cohen, Sasha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines – “Wuhan Flu” – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Spirit of collaboration award:
Terence Blanchard and Spike Lee