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Grammys Announce Nominess For First Ever Video Game OST Award

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This isn’t the first time a video game soundtrack has been nominated for a grammys awards, but the upcoming 65th Annual Grammy Awards will be the first to include a video game category, though the nominees might give you a moment’s pause.

As the game industry constantly breaks new records and takes center stage in the entertainment world, the Grammys decided to recognize the talent of some of the most renowned composers working on these titles. And so, for the first time in history, the February awards show will feature a Best Soundtrack category for video games and other interactive media. Here is the official list of nominees:

  • Austin Wintory for Aliens: Fireteam Elite
  • Bear McCreary for Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Christophe Tin for old world
  • Richard Jacques for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Stephanie Economou for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok

You might find it strange that many important 2022 titles, like Ring of Elden, Forbidden Horizon Westor even God of War Ragnarök, didn’t make the cut. The eligibility period for the upcoming period was from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, so they could be in contention next year.

The Grammys are sure to keep this category alive for at least a little while, so these games will also have their moment in the sun at next year’s ceremony. As for the actual nominees, all of these names deserve recognition and more, so it’ll be interesting to see who ends up taking home the trophy at the end of the night.

The 65th annual Grammy Awards are set to take place on February 5, 2023. Here’s the full list of nominations for this year, with Beyonce leading the show in nine categories.

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