Sat. Sep 26th, 2020

Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) Awards: Hildur Guðnadóttir a double winner for ‘Joker,’ ‘Chernobyl’

The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) held their annual awards last night at the Skirball Cultural Center and Hildur Guðnadóttir was the big winner, taking the prizes for Original Score for a Studio Film (Joker) and Original Score for a Television or Streaming Production (Chernobyl). Guðnadóttir won the Golden Globe for her Joker score last Sunday and the Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) last month.

Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo were the winners for the Original Song “Stand Up” from Harriet and a Special Collaboration Award was given to Sam Mendes and Thomas Newman for their career work together.

Here is the full list of nominees and winners.

Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film
Michael Abels, “Us”
Michael Giacchino, “Jojo Rabbit”
Hildur Guðnadóttir, “Joker” *WINNER
John Powell, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
Alan Silvestri, “Avengers: Endgame”

Outstanding Original Song for Visual Media
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II”
Kathryn Bostic, “High Above the Water” from “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”
Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo, “Stand Up” from “Harriet” *WINNER
Justin Paul, Benj Pasek and Alan Menken, “Speechless” from “Aladdin”
Diane Warren, “I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough”

Outstanding Original Score for an Independent Film
Jeff Beal, “The Biggest Little Farm”
Kathryn Bostic, “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” *WINNER
Alberto Iglesias, “Pain and Glory”
Howard Shore, “The Song of Names”
Gabriel Yared, “Judy”

Outstanding Original Score for a Television or Streaming Production
Kris Bowers, “When They See Us”
Nicholas Britell, “Succession”
Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein, “Stranger Things”
Hildur Guðnadóttir, “Chernobyl” *WINNER
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, “Watchmen”
Adam Taylor, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Outstanding Original Score for Interactive Media
Neal Acree, “Rend”
Gordy Haab, Stephen Barton, “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” *WINNER
Austin Wintory, “Erica”

Spirit of Collaboration Award
Thomas Newman and Sam Mendes

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