Society of Composers and Lyricists awards nominations: First guild announcement of 2021


Elisabeth Moss in Shirley

With the Oscars being held at the end of April this year, February has somewhat turned into the season's December, albeit with a swathe of critics' awards already announced. But the industry awards are just getting started with today's announcement of the Society of Composers and Lyricists' 2020 award nominations. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross land three nominations each for their collaborations on both Mank and Soul, while nominee for Da 5 Bloods, Terence Blanchard, will receive the special Spirit of Collaboration award alongside Spike Lee. Awards will be presented on the 2nd of March.


Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film

Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Soul)

Terence Blanchard (Da 5 Bloods)

Ludwig Goransson (Tenet)

James Newton Howard (News of the World)

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Mank)


Outstanding Original Score for an Independent Film

Sherri Chung (The Lost Husband)

Emile Mosseri (Minari)

Steven Price (David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet)

Lolita Ritmanis (The Rifleman)

Tamar-kali (Shirley)


Outstanding Original Song for Visual Media

Erran Baron Cohen, Sacha Baron Cohen and Anthony Hines - "Wuhan Flu" (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

Fat Max Gsus, Rickard Goransson and Savan Kotecha - "Husavik" (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga)

Laura Karpman, Raphael Saadiq and Sonia Sanchez - "Tulsa 1921, Catch the Fire" (Lovecraft Country)

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - "(If You Could) Only Save Me" (Mank)

Diane Warren - "Free" (The One and Only Ivan)


Spirit of Collaboration

Terence Blanchard and Spike Lee

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