Nominated eight times for this year’s ceremony, Casa do Mickey emerged victorious with Soul, United States Vs Billie Holiday, and Summer of Soul.
The 2022 Grammy Awards took place on Sunday night (3), in Las Vegas, and the highlights were Jon Batiste (Album of the Year), Silk Sonic (Record of the Year), and Olivia Rodrigo (New Artist and Best Album of the Year). Pop Vocal). With incredible performances from BTS, Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X, and Billie Eilish, the 64th edition was also marked by three Disney wins – out of the eight nominations it received.
In the Best Compiled Soundtrack for Visual Media category, the studio was competing twice: for Cruella (Disney+, 2021) and for United States Vs Billie Holiday (Hulu, 2021). However, it was the biopic starring Andra Day and co-produced by Amazon Prime Video that took the golden gramophone.
Casa do Mickey also did well in the dispute for Best Original Score: the animation Soul (2020), from Pixar, tied with the miniseries The Queen’s Gambit (2020), from Netflix. The award went to Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and none other than Batiste. Yes, the owner of the hit “Freedom” is behind 16 unreleased songs from the cartoon that won the Oscar in 2021. The Mandalorian (Disney+) was still in the running for volume 2 of its 2nd season (signed by Ludwig Göransson).
In addition, Disney won the statuette for Best Musical Film for Summer of Soul (…Or, When Revolution Can’t Be Televised), shown by Hulu (2021). Exactly a week ago, musician Ahmir Khalib Thompson’s (Questlove) directorial debut won him the Oscar for Best Documentary. Already at the Grammys, it beat Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles (Disney+, 2021), another Disney+ documentary production that delves behind the scenes of a Billie Eilish show.
Remember that Soul and Batiste were still nominated in the categories of Best Improvised Jazz Solo (“Bigger Than Us”) and Best Jazz Instrumental Album (Jazz Selections: Music From And Inspired By Soul).
Marvel, for its part, almost won the trophy for Best Music Written for Visual Media with “Agatha All Along”, sung by actress Kathryn Hahn in the phenomenon series WandaVision and composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (the duo responsible for Frozen). Even though it became a phenomenon after playing in the 7th episode, it lost to “All Eyes on Me”, a track from the Netflix comedy special Bo Burnham: Inside (2020) (2020).