The soundtrack and singles from Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad scored five nominations as the 59th annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning. Among other Hollywood notables, Amy Schumer scored a pair of noms, for Best Spoken Word album for her audio book The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo, and for her comedy album Live At The Apollo.
Suicide Squad, meanwhile, was joined in the Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media Grammy category along with last year’s Best Documentary Feature Oscar winner Amy, Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead, Straight Outta Compton and Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1 from the now-canceled HBO series.
Two songs from the Suicide Squad soundtrack cracked the Best Song Written for Visual Media category: Skrillex and Rick Ross’ “Purple Lamborghini” and “Heathens” from Twenty One Pilots. They are joined by Justin Timberlake’s monster Trolls hit “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”, Pink’s “Just Like Fire” from Alice Through The Looking Glass, Shakira’s “Try Everything” from Zootopia, and Peter Gabriel’s The Veil from Oliver Stone’s Snowden.
“Heathens” is also up for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Twenty One Pilots is up for Record Of The Year too for “Stressed Out.”
In the Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media, the noms included Thomas Newman’s Bridge Of Spies, Ennio Morricone’s Oscar-winning The Hateful Eight, Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamot’s The Revenant, John Williams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens and two volumes of Netflix’s Stranger Things score from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.
Newman also landed a Best Instrumental Composition nom for Bridge Of Spies‘ end title.
Both TV picks rocked the nostalgia feel, with Stranger Things set in the 198os and Vinyl from the New York rock scene in the 1970s.
Also in the Comedy Album field are David Cross, Margaret Cho, Tig Notaro and Patton Oswalt, who won the Variety Special Writing Emmy this year for his Netflix stand-up show based on the album.
Beyonce led all Grammy nominees with nine mentions today, after dropping her Lemonade album on the Tidal streaming service in April in conjunction with the HBO premiere of a 60-minute “Lemonade” short film — it ended up earning four Emmy Award noms. It made the cut in the Best Music Film category along with documentaries The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years from Ron Howard, The Music Of Strangers – Yo Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble and I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead about renowned DJ Steve Aoki.