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 dwell tv.
Whereas video video games have been nominated earlier than (like Kirby in 2021) and even gained Grammys earlier than—Christopher Tin’s Civilization IV intro, which was again in 2011—2023 noticed the debut of a model new class, referred to as “Finest Rating Soundtrack For Video Video games/Interactive Media”.
The nominees have been veteran video games composer Austin Wintory (hilariously given his earlier physique of labor, for Aliens: Fireteam Elite), Bear McCreary (Name of Responsibility: Vanguard), Richard Jacques (Guardians of the Galaxy), Christopher Tin once more (for the Civ-like Outdated World) and Stephanie Economou for Murderer’s Creed: Valhalla’s growth Daybreak of Ragnarok.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 house, 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 should be nerve-wracking at one of the best of instances being up there and asserting awards understanding 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” if you’re not somebody who has been uncovered to these phrases continuous for 3 years, and has by some means internalised them and made them appear even remotely regular. It’s not a standard assortment of phrases. It might be onerous!
You possibly can watch Economou’s full acceptance speech, wherein she thanks everybody who “fought tirelessly” for this class to be included within the awards, right here.
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