Nominations for the annual Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) on November 18 were announced this week including a nomination for Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor, who is nominated for his contribution to the film The Social Network. Categories at the awards include Original Score, Original Song and Outstanding Music Supervision in Film, TV, Video Games, Commercial Ads and Movie Trailers.
The eclectic list of nominees for Original Score-Feature Film is Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network), Hans Zimmer (Inception), Howard Shore (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Tomandandy (Resident Evil: Afterlife), Craig Armstrong (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Marcelo Zarvos (Brooklyn's Finest), Chingon (Machete) and Clint Mansell (Black Swan).
Additional music categories include Original Score for TV, Video Game and Indie/Short/Documentary and Best Song for TV, Film Video Game and Commercial Advertisement. The HMMA is also the only award show to recognize and award music supervisors for their work in TV, film, video games and movie trailers.
Nathan Barr, who won last year for Original Score-TV (True Blood), is once again nominated for his work on HBO's cult favorite. Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, nominated last year for NBC's "Heroes," received a nod for their work on Showtime's breakout hit "Nurse Jackie." Other nominated television scores are "Hawthorne" (TNT), "Criminal Minds" (CBS), "24" (Fox) and "Sanctuary" (SyFy).
Video game composer nominees include Petri Alanko, Garry Schyman, Knut Avenstroup Haugen, Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori, Tom Salta, Jesper Kyd and Jim Dooley.
Nominated music artists MoZella (Best Song-Commercial Advertisement) and Gram Rabbit (Best Song-TV Show) are two out of the seven live musical performances taking place the night of the HMMA. Other performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
A special Outstanding Career Achievement honor will be presented to film composer and educator Christopher Young (Spider-man 2 & 3, The Shipping News, Swordfish, etc.)
Music genre nominees for independent artists around the globe have also been announced and posted. For a complete list of music and visual media nominees, visit www.hmmawards.com and click on the "Honors" tab.
Hollywood Music In Media Awards
The Highlands (at the Kodak Theatre Complex)