The Grammy Awards Video Game Category Is Kind Of A Mess

The Grammy Awards technically subsumed video game soundtracks under the “Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media” category, although in practice game music was excluded: only once was a video game composer nominated. in the category, i.e. Austin Wintory for his work on Journey in 2013. Earlier this year, the Grammys announced the creation of a dedicated category (opens in a new tab) for “Best Original Score Score for Video Games and Other Interactive Media”, awarded to the composer(s) responsible for “an original score created specifically for or in addition to video games and other interactive media”.

Here is who is in the race (opens in a new tab) for 2022:

  • Alien: Fireteam Elite – Austin Wintorycomposer
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok – Stephanie Economoucomposer
  • Call Of Duty: Vanguard – Bear McCrearycomposer
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Jacques Jacquescomposer
  • Old world – Christopher Tincomposer

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