The 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony was held, where, among others, the awards for musical accompaniment in films were presented. Taika Waititi’s project “Jojo Rabbit” was one of the winners. The statuette was awarded for “Best Assembled Soundtrack for Visual Media.”
This win incredibly surprised Waititi. “Lol, okay. Why did they start handing out Grammys to everybody? Thank you Academy of Arts, that’s great. Now I’m off to write a play,” the director commented.
In addition to the music Michael Giacchino wrote for the project, it also featured compositions by The Beatles, David Bowie and Roy Orbison. All of them were presented in German.
In turn, “the best musical picture” was “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice”. It told the story of the country-rock star. Hildur Gudnadottir was also awarded for her musical accompaniment to “The Joker.” Billie Eilish received a statuette for the song for the next part of “Bondiana,” in spite of the fact that the picture has not been presented to the public yet.
In recent years, the award has been criticized more than once by many stars. Also, some of them have accused the organizers of the ceremony of commercializing music and biased evaluations.