At last night’s Grammy Awards presentation, composer John Williams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens won in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category. It’s his 23rd Grammy, and the fifth for a Star Wars film (after three for A New Hope and another for The Empire Strikes Back).
David Bowie’s Blackstar, which Chris Barkley is touting as a Hugo nominee, enjoyed a huge night. Bowie won Best Rock Performance for singing the title song and, in turn, “Blackstar” won Best Rock Song. The album was named Best Alternative Music Album, and took Grammys for Best Recording Package, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
Other winners of genre interest:
Best Children’s Album
Infinity Plus One by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Includes songs about a moth flying to the moon, a girl building an infinite luck machine, a boy accessing the multiverse, and one that references Carl Sagan.
Best Comedy Album
Talking For Clapping by Patton Oswalt
One of Patton Oswalt books has a foreword by Harlan Ellison
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
Flintstones by Jacob Collier
The title song is, indeed, a cover of the TV theme.