‘Birdman,’ ‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Begin Again’ win Hollywood Music in Media Awards

The fifth annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards were held Tuesday night at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. “Birdman” composer Antonio Sanchez walked away with top film honors while “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” also brought home awards.

“It”s about time drummers get some love – now we have 'Birdman' and 'Whiplash,'” Sanchez said. “This is shaping up to be our year!”

The animated film score prize was handed out for the first time ever and is a nice boost for “Dragon 2's” John Powell, who picked up an Oscar nomination for the first film in the series four years ago.

Song prizes went to “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again” (with Gregg Alexander performing for the first time in 15 years) and “Everything is Awesome” from “The LEGO Movie.”

Check out the nominees here and a full list of visual media awards below, with general music prizes on the next page.



Original Score – Feature Film: “Birdman” (Antonio Sanchez)

Original Score – Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (Howard Shore)

Original Score – Animated Film: “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (John Powell)

Original Score – Documentary: “Merchants of Doubt” (Mark Adler)

Original Score – Indie Film/Short: “Impulsion” (Julia Pajot)

Original Score – TV Show/Digital Series: “Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey” (Alan Silvestri)

Original Score – Video Game: “World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor” (Russell Brower, Neal Acree, Clint Bajakian, Sam Cardon, Craig Stuart Garfinkle, Edo Guidotti and Eimear Noone)

Song – Film: “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again” (Written by Gregg Alexander & Danielle Brisebois; Performed by Adam Levine and Keira Knightley)

Song – Animated Film: “Everything is Awesome” from “The LEGO Movie” (Written By Shawn Patterson, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Joshua Bartholomew and Lisa Harriton; Performed by Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island)

Song – Documentary: “Stopping for Death” from “Coming Home” (Written and performed by Joel Martin)

Song – Video Game: “LittleBigPlanet Fugue in G major” from “LittleBigPlanet 3” (Writte and performed by Maestro Sackboy)

Song/Score – Commercial Advertisement: “Milk & Cereal” – Kellogg's Cereal (Garrett Dutton, Chad Howlett and Early Bryant Jr.)

Song/Score – Mobile Video Game: “Dream Revenant” (Isaias Garcia)

Song/Score – Special Feature: Encore Network (Dylan Berry, Stefan Litrownik, Craig Cleek)

Song/Score – Trailer: “Gunslayer Legend” from “Gunslayer Legend” (Jeff Broadbent)

Main Title – TV Show/Digital Streaming Series: “The Leftovers” (Max Richter)

Song – TV Promo: “Paisaje Herrado” (David Collado)

Outstanding Music Supervision – TV: “Sons of Anarchy” (Michelle Silverman and Bob Thiele Jr.)

Outstanding Music Supervision – Film: “The Fault in Our Stars” (Season Kent)

Soundtrack Album: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Music Video: “Any Other Way” (Jon Mullane)


Adult Contemporary/AAA: Viktoria Tocca

Alternative: Ryan Aderréy

Americana/Folk/Acoustic: Phil Celia

Blues: Jimmy Z and the ZTribe

Contemporary Christian/Gospel: David Dayo

Contemporary Classical/Instrumental: Vicente Ortiz Gimeno

Country: MacLear & Waters

Dance: Waleska

EDM (Electronic Dance Music): Stash

Jazz: Ricks/Fabian/Marsalis

New Age/Ambient: Romu Agullo

Pop: Kanisha K

R&B/Soul: Khela

Rap/Hip Hop: Block Scholars

Reggae: AbyaYala

Rock: Moxy and The Influence

Vocal (Female): Tarra Layne

Vocal (Male): Kyle Vincent

World: Tony Chen