The Hollywood Music In Media Awards™ (HMMA) recognizes and honors the music of all visual mediums (film, TV, movie trailers, video games, commercials, etc.), the talented individuals responsible for creating, producing and placing it and the music of artists, both mainstream and independent, from around the globe.
The HMMA, the main awards event, has taken place on Thursday November 17th at Hollywood’s historic Fonda Theater.
The HMMA nominations are selected by an advisory board and selection committee which includes journalists, music executives, songwriters and composers.
The winners are determined by music-media industry professionals comprised of select members of the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL), The Television Academy, the AMPAS Music Branch, NARAS, performing rights organizations, film music journalists, and music executives.
Here just a little taste: Nominees and winners of Best Song/Score - Commercial Advertisement and Trailer.
“The HMMA does not select nominees or winners based on record label affiliation, sales, radio play or popularity”
Here is the complete list of winners, what do you think? Let's take a look at some of the industry’s finest talent…
ORIGINAL SCORE – FEATURE FILM Nicholas Britell (Moonlight)
ORIGINAL SCORE – SI-FI/FANTASY FILM John Debney (The Jungle Book)
ORIGINAL SCORE – ANIMATED FILM Alexandre Desplat (The Secret Life of Pets)
ORIGINAL SCORE – DOCUMENTARY Mark Adler (Command and Control)
ORIGINAL SCORE – INDEPENDENT FILM Scott Glasgow (The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty)
ORIGINAL SCORE – SHORT Mariano Saulino (The Talk)
SONG – FEATURE FILM “City of Stars” (La La Land) Written by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, performed by Ryan Gosling
SONG – ANIMATED FILM “Can’t Stop The Feeling” (Trolls) Written by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback. Performed by Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick
SONG – SCIFI/FANTASY FILM “Just Like Fire” (Alice Through the Looking Glass) Written by Pink, Max Martin, Shellback and Oscar Holter. Performed by Pink
SONG – DOCUMENTARY “A Minute to Breathe” (Before the Flood) Written and performed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
SOUNDTRACK ALBUM Suicide Squad – Various Artists (Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records)
MAIN TITLE – TV SHOW / DIGITAL SERIES Victor Reyes (The Night Manager)
ORIGINAL SCORE – TV SHOW / MINI SERIES Alex Heffes (Roots)
ORIGINAL SCORE – VIDEO GAME Derek Duke, Neal Acree, Sam Cardon, Cris Velasco (Overwatch)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – TELEVISION Nora Felder (Stranger Things)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – FILM Jojo Villanueva (Sing)
SONG/SCORE – MOBILE VIDEO GAME Jesper Kyd, Lorne Balfe, Brian Tyler, main theme arranger: Jeff Broadbent – Assassin’s Creed Identity (Ubisoft)
INDEPENDENT MUSIC VIDEO Jon Mullane – Born Beautiful
SONG/SCORE – TRAILER Layal Watfeh – Slums of India
SONG/SCORE – COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENT Adrian L. Hernandez – B-52: Three Generations
SPECIAL FEATURE – HONORABLE MENTION Jon Mullane – Shine On Phil Celia – In the Family Room: The Phil Celia Band