TO BE HELD AT SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER ON FEBRUARY 15TH 2023

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED WITH MUSIC FROM FILMS INCLUDING GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO, NOPE, THE BATMAN, DON’T WORRY DARLING, AND THE WHALE along with SONG NOMINATIONS FOR TAYLOR SWIFT, DIANE WARREN, LADY GAGA, RIHANNA, TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, AND BENJ PASEK & JUSTIN PAUL

Event hosted by Award-winning Actor, Singer, Songwriter Darren Criss 

Next month, the composer and director recipients of the SCL Spirit of Collaboration Award will be announced

The SCL Awards Ceremony will feature a special presentation of the award and a performance

(Hollywood, CA) The Society of Composers & Lyricists announces full list of SCL AWARDS’ nominees. (SCL) will present the 4th Annual SCL AWARDS for score and songs in visual media on February 15th at the Skirball Cultural Center. 

Past winners who went on to win Oscars include Hans Zimmer for Dune; Billie Eilish and FINNEAS for No Time To Die; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste for Soul; Hildur Guonadóttir for Joker, and more. The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) is the primary organization for professional film, television, video game, and musical theater composers and lyricists. With a 77-year history in the art of creating music for visual media, members include the top creative professionals working today. The organization is focused on education and addressing the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy issues affecting the music for visual media community. For more information go to https://thescl.com/scl-awards

3rd SCL AWARDS 2022 – Nominees

OUTSTANDING SCORE FOR A STUDIO FILM:

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT – GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO

CARTER BURWELL – BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

MICHAEL ABELS – NOPE

MICHAEL GIACCHINO – THE BATMAN

JOHN POWELL – DON’T WORRY DARLING

OUTSTANDING SCORE FOR AN INDEPENDENT FILM:

LEO BIRENBERG, 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 MUSICAL/COMEDY:

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, ROEBAN KATZ, GUILLERMO DEL TORO – “CIAO PAPA” FROM GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO

KHIYON HURSEY, SUKARI JONES, BENJ PASEK, JUSTIN PAUL, MARK SONNENBLICK – “GOOD AFTERNOON” FROM SPIRITED

DANNY ELFMAN – “LIGHT THE MATCH” FROM CENTRAL PARK

BILLY EICHNER, MARC SHAIMAN – “LOVE IS NOT LOVE” FROM BROS

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC - “NOW YOU KNOW” FROM WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY

OUTSTANDING SONG FOR A DRAMA/DOCUMENTARY

DIANE WARREN – “APPLAUSE” FROM TELL IT LIKE A WOMAN

TAYLOR SWIFT – “CAROLINA” FROM WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

LADY GAGA, BLOODPOP – “HOLD MY HAND” FROM TOP GUN: MAVERICK

TEMS, RIHANNA, LUDWIG GÖRANSSON, RYAN COOGLER – “LIFT ME UP” FROM BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS – “(YOU MADE IT FEEL LIKE) HOME” FROM BONES AND ALL

OUTSTANDING SCORE FOR TELEVISION:

NICHOLAS BRITELL – ANDOR

SIDDHARTHA KHOSLA – ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING

BEAR MCCREARY – THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER

THEODORE SHAPIRO – SEVERANCE

CRISTOBAL TAPIA DE VEER – THE WHITE LOTUS

OUTSTANDING SCORE FOR INTERACTIVE MEDIA:

NAINITA DESAI – IMMORTALITY

STEPHANIE ECONOMOU – ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA: DAWN OF RAGNARÖK

BEAR MCCREARY – GOD OF WAR RAGNARÖK

WINIFRED PHILLIPS – JURASSIC WORLD PRIMAL OPS

CHRISTOPHER WILIIS – CAT BURGLAR

DAVID RAKSIN AWARD FOR EMERGING TALENT: 

DARA TAYLOR – THE INVITATION

ANNA DRUBICH – BARBARIAN

DEANDRE JAMES ALLEN-TOOLE – GOD’S COUNTRY

ESIN AYDINGOZ – SIMCHAS AND SORROWS

NAMI MELUMAD – STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS

About The Author

Founder, Awards Editor

Byron Burton is the Awards Editor and Chief Critic at Awards Focus and a National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award winning journalist for his work at The Hollywood Reporter.

Byron is a proud member of the Television Academy, the Hollywood Critics Association (HCA), and the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) for his work on Marvel's X-Men Apocalypse (2016). Working as a journalist and moderator, Byron hosts Emmy and Oscar panels for the major studios, featuring their Below The Line and Above The Line nominees (in partnership with their respective guilds).

Moderating highlights include Ingle Dodd's "Behind the Slate" Screening Series and their "Spotlight Live" event at the American Legion in Hollywood. Byron covered the six person panel for Universal's "NOPE" as well as panels for Hulu's "Pam & Tommy Lee" and "Welcome to Chippendales" and HBO Max's "Barry" and "Euphoria."

For songwriters and composers, Byron is a frequent moderator for panels with the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) as well as The ArcLight's Hitting the High Note Oscar series.

Byron's panels range from FX's Fargo to Netflix's The Crown, The Queen's Gambit, The Witcher & Bridgerton; HBO Max's The Flight Attendant, Hacks, Succession, Insecure, & Lovecraft Country; Amazon Studios' The Legend of Vox Machina, Wild Cat, & Annette; and Apple TV+s Ted Lasso, Bad Sisters, and 5 Days at Memorial.

In February of 2020, Byron organized and hosted the Aiding Australia Initiative; launched to assist in the restoration and rehabilitation of Australia's wildlife (an estimated 3 billion animals killed or maimed and a landmass the size of Syria decimated).

Participating talent for Aiding Australia includes Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, Jeremy Renner, Harrison Ford, Jim Carrey, Josh Brolin, Bryan Cranston, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, JK Simmons, Tobey Maguire, Alfred Molina, James Franco, Danny Elfman, Tim Burton, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Tim Allen, Colin Hay, Drew Struzan, and Michael Rosenbaum.

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