The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) announced today its winners in film, TV, videogames, commercials and trailers. This year’s theme recognized trail blazers and trend setters within the music industry. The event was at capacity and virtually every winner was in attendance. Justin Timberlake delivered a tapped acceptance speech from the airport in Dallas on his way to a tour.

The 2016 HMMAs included presentations and performances hosted by Ron Pearson with musical performances including Singer / Songwriter Melanie (Brand New Key) and Singer / Songwriter Melissa Manchester (Don’t Cry Out loud).  The HMMA recognizes musical excellence in visual media as well as an individual who has made a significant impact in music or the music community.  Past honorees include Smokey Robinson, Glen Campbell and Dave Mason.

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2016 Hollywood Music in Media – Visual Media Nominees

ORIGINAL SCORE – DRAMATIC FEATURE

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ORIGINAL SCORE – SCI-FI/FANTASY FILM

ORIGINAL SCORE – ANIMATED FILM

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SONG – DOCUMENTARY

  • “A Minute to Breathe” (Before the Flood) Written and performed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – WINNER
  • “Flicker” (Audrie & Daisy) Written and performed by Tori Amos
  • “Letter to the Free” (13th) Written and performed by Common
  • “MARS” (MARS) Written & Performed by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
  • “The Empty Chair” (Jim: The James Foley Story) Written by J. Ralph and Sting, performed by Sting
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MAIN TITLE – TV SHOW / DIGITAL SERIES

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ORIGINAL SCORE – TV SHOW / MINI SERIES

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ORIGINAL SCORE – VIDEO GAME

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OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – TELEVISION

SONG – DRAMATIC FEATURE

  •  “Audition” (La La Land) Written by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, performed by Emma Stone
  • “City of Stars” (La La Land) Written by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, performed by Ryan Gosling – WINNER
  • “Dancing with Your Shadow” (PO) Written by Burt Bacharach, performed by Sheryl Crow
  • “Down With Mary” (Too Late) Written & performed by John Hawkes
  • “The Rules Don’t Apply” (Rules Don’t Apply) Written by Eddie Arkin and Lorraine Feather, performed by Lily Collins
  • “Runnin’” (Hidden Figures) Written and performed by Pharrell Williams

You can watch ‘City of Stars’  (La La Land) performed by Ryan Gosling below:

La La Land (2016 Movie) Official Teaser Trailer – 'City Of Stars'

SONG – ANIMATED FILM

  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling” (Trolls) Written by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback. Performed by Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick – WINNER
  • “Faith” (Sing) Written by Ryan Tedder, Stevie Wonder, Francis Farewell Starlight; Performed by Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande
  • “The Great Beyond” (Sausage Party) Written by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg. Performed by Sausage Party Cast
  • “Try Everything” (Zootopia) Written by Sia, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen. Performed by Shakira
  • “We Know the Way” (Moana) Written by Mark Mancina, Opetaia Foa’i,and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda

You can watch ‘Can’t Stop This Feeling’ (Trolls) performed by Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick below:

CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (From DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls") (Official Video)

For full list of winners please visit the official Hollywood Music in Media Awards here.

About the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA)

The HMMA is the only award that specifically recognizes music composition in all visual media. The HMMA nominations are selected by an advisory board and selection committee which includes journalists, music executives, songwriters and composers. The winners are determined by music-media industry professionals comprised of select members of the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL), The Television Academy, the AMPAS Music Branch, NARAS, performing rights organizations, film music journalists, and music executives.

Posted by Peter F. Ebbinghaus

Based in Berlin, Germany. Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief. Music Producer at Eon Sounds Productions. Founder of Composers for Relief. Keeps Moving.

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