Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media


Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. Until 2001 the award was presented to the composer of the music alone. From 2001 to 2006, the producer and engineers shared in this award. In 2007, the award reverted to a composer-only award.

There have been several minor changes to the name of the award:

*In 1960 the award was known as Best Sound Track Album - Background Score from a Motion Picture or Television
*From 1961 to 1962 it was awarded as Best Sound Track Album or Recording of Music Score from Motion Picture or Television
*From 1964 to 1968 it was awarded as Best Original Score from a Motion Picture or Television Show
*From 1969 to 1973 and in 1978 it was awarded as Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special
*From 1974 to 1977 it was awarded as Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special
*From 1979 to 1986 it was awarded as Best Album of Original Score Written for A Motion Picture or a Television Special
*From 1988 to 1990 it was awarded as Best Album or Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television
*From 1991 to 1999 it was awarded as Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
*In 2000 it was awarded as Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
*From 2001 to the present it has been awarded as Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

2000s

*Grammy Awards of 2008
**Michael Giacchino for "Ratatouille"
*Grammy Awards of 2007
**John Williams for "Memoirs of a Geisha"
*Grammy Awards of 2006
**Craig Armstrong for "Ray"
*Grammy Awards of 2005
**John J. Kurlander (engineer/mixer) & Howard Shore (producer & composer) for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
*Grammy Awards of 2004
**John J. Kurlander (engineer), Peter Cobbin (engineer/mixer) & Howard Shore (producer & composer)for "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"
*Grammy Awards of 2003
**John J. Kurlander (engineer/mixer) & Howard Shore (producer & composer) for "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"
*Grammy Awards of 2002
**Steven Epstein (producer), Richard King, Lu Xiao Xing & Xu Gou Qin (engineers) & Tan Dun (producer & composer) for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
*Grammy Awards of 2001
**Bill Bernstein (producer), Dennis Sands (engineer) & Thomas Newman (producer, engineer and artist] for "American Beauty"
*Grammy Awards of 2000
**Randy Newman for "A Bug's Life"

1990s

*Grammy Awards of 1999
**John Williams for "Saving Private Ryan"
*Grammy Awards of 1998
**Gabriel Yared for "The English Patient"
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**David Arnold for "Independence Day"
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**Hans Zimmer for "Crimson Tide"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**John Williams for "Schindler's List"
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**Alan Menken for "Aladdin" performed by various artists
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Alan Menken for "Beauty and the Beast" performed by various artists
*Grammy Awards of 1992
**John Barry for "Dances With Wolves"
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**James Horner for "Glory" performed by James Horner & the Boys Choir of Harlem
*Grammy Awards of 1990
**Dave Grusin for "The Fabulous Baker Boys"

1980s

*Grammy Awards of 1989
**David Byrne, Cong Su, and Ryuichi Sakamoto for "The Last Emperor"
*Grammy Awards of 1988
**Ennio Morricone for "The Untouchables"
*Grammy Awards of 1987
**"none"
*Grammy Awards of 1986
**Marc Benno, Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey, Micki Free, Jon Gilutin, Hawk, Howard Hewett, Bunny Hull, Howie Rice, Sharon Robinson, Dan Sembello, Sue Sheridan, Richard C. Theisen II & Allee Willis for "Beverly Hills Cop" performed by various artists
*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Lisa Coleman, John L. Nelson, Prince & Wendy Melvoin for "Purple Rain" performed by Prince & the Revolution
*Grammy Awards of 1984
**Michael Boddicker, Irene Cara, Kim Carnes, Douglas Cotler, Keith Forsey, Richard Gilbert, Jerry Hey, Duane Hitchings, Craig Krampf, Ronald Magness, Dennis Matkosky, Giorgio Moroder, Phil Ramone, Michael Sembello, Shandi Sinnamon for "Flashdance" performed by various artists
*Grammy Awards of 1983
**John Williams for "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"
*Grammy Awards of 1982
**John Williams for "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
*Grammy Awards of 1981
**John Williams for "The Empire Strikes Back"
*Grammy Awards of 1980
**John Williams for "Superman"

1970s

*Grammy Awards of 1979
**John Williams for "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
*Grammy Awards of 1978
**John Williams for "Star Wars"
*Grammy Awards of 1977
**Norman Whitfield for "Car Wash" performed by various artists
*Grammy Awards of 1976
**John Williams for "Jaws"
*Grammy Awards of 1975
**Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch for "The Way We Were" performed by Barbra Streisand
*Grammy Awards of 1974
**Neil Diamond for "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" performed by various artists
*Grammy Awards of 1973
**Nino Rota for "The Godfather"
*Grammy Awards of 1972
**Isaac Hayes for "Shaft"
*Grammy Awards of 1971
**George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr for "Let It Be" performed by The Beatles
*Grammy Awards of 1970
**Burt Bacharach for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"

1960s

*Grammy Awards of 1969
**Dave Grusin & Paul Simon for "The Graduate" performed by Simon and Garfunkel
*Grammy Awards of 1968
**Lalo Schifrin for "Mission: Impossible"
*Grammy Awards of 1967
**Maurice Jarre for "Dr. Zhivago"
*Grammy Awards of 1966
**Johnny Mandel for "The Sandpiper" performed by the Robert Armbruster Orchestra
*Grammy Awards of 1965
**Richard M. & Robert B. Sherman for "Mary Poppins" performed by Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke & various artists
*Grammy Awards of 1964
**John Addison for "Tom Jones"
*Grammy Awards of 1963
**"none"
*Grammy Awards of 1962
**Henry Mancini for "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
*Grammy Awards of 1961
**Ernest Gold for "Exodus"
*Grammy Awards of 1960
**Duke Ellington for "Anatomy of a Murder"


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