Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

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Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
A gold gramophone trophy with a plaque set on a table
Gilded gramophone trophy presented to Grammy Award winners
Awarded for quality instrumental score soundtrack albums
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1960
Last awarded 2013
Official website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. Until 2001, the award was presented to the composer of the music alone. From 2001 to 2006, the producer and engineers shared in this award. In 2007, the award reverted to a composer-only award.

The award is presented to (a) composer(s) for an original score created for a film, a TV show or series, video games or other visual media.

There have been several minor changes to the name of the award:

  • In 1959 the award was known as Best Sound Track Album – Background Score from a Motion Picture or Television
  • From 1961 to 1962 it was awarded as Best Sound Track Album or Recording of Music Score from Motion Picture or Television
  • From 1964 to 1968 it was awarded as Best Original Score from a Motion Picture or Television Show
  • From 1969 to 1973 and in 1978 it was awarded as Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special
  • From 1974 to 1977 it was awarded as Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special
  • From 1979 to 1986 it was awarded as Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special
  • From 1988 to 1990 it was awarded as Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television
  • From 1991 to 1999 it was awarded as Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
  • In 2000 it was awarded as Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
  • From 2001 to 2011 it was awarded as Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
  • Since 2012 this category has been known as Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.


1950s[edit]

2nd Grammy Awards (1959)[1]

1960s[edit]

3rd Grammy Awards (1961)[2]
4th Grammy Awards (1962)
5th Grammy Awards (1963)
  • none
6th Grammy Awards (1964)
7th Grammy Awards (1965)
8th Grammy Awards (1966)
9th Grammy Awards (1967)
10th Grammy Awards (1968)
11th Grammy Awards (1969)

1970s[edit]

12th Grammy Awards (1970)
13th Grammy Awards (1971)
14th Grammy Awards (1972)
15th Grammy Awards (1973)
16th Grammy Awards (1974)
17th Grammy Awards (1975)
18th Grammy Awards (1976)
19th Grammy Awards (1977)
20th Grammy Awards (1978)
21st Grammy Awards (1979)

1980s[edit]

22nd Grammy Awards (1980)
23rd Grammy Awards (1981)
24th Grammy Awards (1982)
25th Grammy Awards (1983)
26th Grammy Awards (1984)
27th Grammy Awards (1985)
28th Grammy Awards (1986)
29th Grammy Awards (1987)
  • none
30th Grammy Awards (1988)
31st Grammy Awards (1989)

1990s[edit]

32nd Grammy Awards (1990)
33rd Grammy Awards (1991)
34th Grammy Awards (1992)
35th Grammy Awards (1993)
36th Grammy Awards (1994)
37th Grammy Awards (1995)
38th Grammy Awards (1996)
39th Grammy Awards (1997)
40th Grammy Awards (1998)
41st Grammy Awards (1999)

2000s[edit]

42nd Grammy Awards (2000)
43rd Grammy Awards (2001)
44th Grammy Awards (2002)
45th Grammy Awards (2003)
46th Grammy Awards (2004)
47th Grammy Awards (2005)
48th Grammy Awards (2006)
49th Grammy Awards (2007)
50th Grammy Awards (2008)
51st Grammy Awards (2009)

2010s[edit]

52nd Grammy Awards (2010)
53rd Grammy Awards (2011)
54th Grammy Awards (2012)
55th Grammy Awards (2013)
56th Grammy Awards (2014)
57th Grammy Awards (2015)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards 1959 (May)". IndiaServer. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Grammy Awards 1959". IndiaServer.