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Society of Composers and Lyricists announces 2022 awards nominees

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Mark Gustafson, Society of Composers and Lyricists
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

And with that, we enter a new phase of the 2022-2023 awards season! The Society of Composers and Lyricists becomes the first American film industry guild to announce a full slate of nominees for achievement in film this year. They have five categories in which theatrical and/or streaming films are eligible: three for scores and two for songs. These are perhaps more notable for what's missing rather than what's here: Avatar: The Way of Water, Babylon and The Fabelmans all failing to land in any category - perhaps the early voting window served those late releases poorly. Winners won't be announced too early, though: 15 February. All the nominees' details below.

Outstanding Score for a Studio Film

Michael Abels (Nope)

Carter Burwell (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Alexandre Desplat (Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio)

Michael Giacchino (The Batman)

John Powell (Don't Worry Darling)

Outstanding Score for an Independent Film

Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson (Weird: The Al Yankovic Story)

Sharon Farber (Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power)

Ryan Lott (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Rob Simonsen (The Whale)

Mark Smythe (The Reef: Stalked)

Outstanding Song for a Drama/Documentary

Bloodpop and Lady Gaga - "Hold My Hand" (Top Gun: Maverick)

Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Goransson, Rihanna and Tems - "Lift Me Up" (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - "(You Made It Feel Like) Home" (Bones and All)

Taylor Swift - "Carolina" (Where the Crawdads Sing)

Diane Warren - "Applause" (Tell It Like a Woman)

Outstanding Song for a Musical/Comedy

Guillermo del Toro, Alexandre Desplat and Roeban Katz - "Ciao Papa" (Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio)

Billy Eichner and Marc Shaiman - "Love Is Not Love" (Bros)

Danny Elfman - "Light the Match" (Central Park)

Khiyon Hursey, Sukari Jones, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Mark Sonnenblick - "Good Afternoon" (Spirited)

Weird Al Yankovic - "Now You Know" (Weird: The Al Yankovic Story)

David Raksin Award for Emerging Talent

Deandre James Allen-Toole (God's Country)

Esin Aydingoz (Simchas and Sorrows)

Anna Drubich (Barbarian)

Nami Melumad (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)

Dara Taylor (The Invitation)

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