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Star Wars Composers John Williams and John Powell Nominated in the 61st Grammy Awards

Star Wars Composers John Williams and John Powell Nominated in the 61st Grammy Awards

The nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards were announced today, and the music of Star Wars received a few nods. John Williams received recognition for scoring Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Williams and John Powell were both nominated for their work on Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The categories are highlighted below:

John Williams

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series, video games or other visual media.

  • BLACK PANTHER
    Ludwig Göransson, composer
  • BLADE RUNNER 2049
    Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer, composers
  • COCO
    Michael Giacchino, composer
  • THE SHAPE OF WATER
    Alexandre Desplat, composer
  • STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
    John Williams, composer

John Powell (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Best Instrumental Composition
A Composer’s Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.

  • BLUT UND BODEN (BLOOD AND SOIL)
    Terence Blanchard, composer (Terence Blanchard)
  • CHRYSALIS
    Jeremy Kittel, composer (Kittel & Co.)
  • INFINITY WAR
    Alan Silverstri, composer (Alan Silvestri)
  • MINE MISSION
    John Powell & John Williams, composers (John Powell & John Williams)
  • THE SHAPE OF WATER
    Alexandre Desplat, composer (Alexandre Desplat)

The full list of nominees can be viewed here: www.grammy.com

The 61st Grammy Awards take place on Sunday, February 10, on CBS.

Congratulations to Maestros Williams and Powell on their well-deserved nominations!

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