For the primary time ever, tonight’s Grammy awards featured a class simply for online game soundtracks. And the first ever winner on this new class was Ubisoft’s Murderer’s Creed. Congratulations! A momentous event for everybody concerned, however for the remainder of us, additionally a really humorous second of reside tv.
Whereas video video games have been nominated earlier than (like Kirby in 2021) and even received Grammys earlier than—Christopher Tin’s Civilization IV intro, which was again in 2011—2023 noticed the debut of a model new class, known as “Finest Rating Soundtrack For Video Video games/Interactive Media”.
The nominees had been veteran video games composer Austin Wintory (hilariously given his earlier physique of labor, for Aliens: Fireteam Elite), Bear McCreary (Name of Obligation: Vanguard), Richard Jacques (Guardians of the Galaxy), Christopher Tin once more (for the Civ-like Previous World) and Stephanie Economou for Murderer’s Creed: Valhalla’s enlargement Daybreak of Ragnarok.
Composer and violinist Economou—who at time of publishing had a Twitter bio merely saying “Non-award-winning composer”—is now an award-winning composer. Congratulations Stephanie! Making the event much more memorable for everybody watching at residence, although, was presenter and comic Randy Rainbow (additionally nominated tonight, for greatest comedy album) being given an envelope that had “Murderer’s Creed Valhalla” written inside it then studying it like this:
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It have to be nerve-wracking at the very best of instances being up there and asserting awards realizing that so many individuals (even when this was the sooner “premiere” ceremony) are watching you. Then think about being requested to learn, not “Beyonce”, however “Murderer’s Creed: Valhalla: Daybreak of Ragnarok” once you’re not somebody who has been uncovered to these phrases continuous for 3 years, and has in some way internalised them and made them appear even remotely regular. It’s not a traditional assortment of phrases. It could be arduous!
You may watch Economou’s full acceptance speech, through which she thanks everybody who “fought tirelessly” for this class to be included within the awards, right here.
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