As reported at our sister site, Film School Rejects, the nominations have been announced for the 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Recognizing scores, soundtracks, and songs from movies, television, and video games, the HMMA breaks up their honors by genre, as well. Therefore, documentaries do get separate distinction.
The categories recognizing nonfiction films include Original Score — Documentary and Original Song — Documentary. Two popular films are nominated in both: Free Solo, which features a score by Marco Beltrami and an exclusive song performed by Tim McGraw; and RBG, which features a score by Miriam Cutler and an exclusive song performed by Jennifer Hudson.
The HMMAs also have an award for the best music doc of the year. One of the nominees there, Quincy, is also recognized in the Original Song category for a new track titled “Keep Reachin” performed by the film’s subject, Quincy Jones, with Chaka Khan and Mark Ronson. Jones previously collaborated with Jennifer Hudson, who is now his competition.
Additional nonfiction nominees, including fellow Netflix release Wild Wild Country, Oliver Stone’s The Putin Interviews, and the environmental film The Jewels of the Salton Sea, can be found alongside fiction programs in the television categories as well as in the category for best song in a trailer.
Here are all the documentary HMMA nominees:
ORIGINAL SCORE – DOCUMENTARY
Cyrille Aufort – MARCH OF THE PENGUINS: THE NEXT STEP (Canal +)
Daniel Pemberton, Simon Ashdown, Will Slater – ONE STRANGE ROCK (National Geographic)
Jeff Morrow – SCIENCE FAIR (National Geographic)
Jonathan Kirkscey – WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (Focus Features)
Marco Beltrami – FREE SOLO (National Geographic)
Miriam Cutler – RBG (CNN)
Patrick Jonsson – ON HER SHOULDERS (Oscilloscope)
ORIGINAL SONG – DOCUMENTARY
“Gravity” from FREE SOLO (National Geographic) Written by Tim McGraw and Lori McKenna. Performed by Tim McGraw.
“I’ll Fight” from RBG (CNN) Written by Diane Warren. Performed by Jennifer Hudson.
“Keep Reachin’” from QUINCY (Netflix) Written by Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Wyatt, Chaka Khan and Quincy Jones. Performed by Mark Ronson, Chaka Khan and Quincy Jones.
“Song for the Untitled” from YO GALGO (Skinny Dog Films) Written by Rickie Lee Kroell and Arturo Cardelús. Performed by Rickie Lee Kroell.
“These Are the Words” from POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD (Focus Features) Written by Patti Smith & Tony Shanahan. Performed by Patti Smith.
MUSIC DOCUMENTARY/SPECIAL PROGRAM
GOODNIGHT BROOKLYN – THE STORY OF DEATH BY AUDIO (Amazon)
GRACE JONES – BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI (Kino Lorber)
MAIN TITLE THEME – TV SHOW/LIMITED SERIES
Jeff Beal – THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS (Showtime)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – TELEVISION
Chris Swanson – WILD WILD COUNTRY (Netflix)
SONG/SCORE – TRAILER
Steven Vitali – THE JEWELS OF THE SALTON SEA (Trailer)