LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Recording Academy has announced their Nominees for the 60th annual GRAMMY® Awards, and WaterTower Music is pleased to announce that the Dunkirk: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has been nominated in the “Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media” category.
The soundtrack to acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s sweeping epic Dunkirk features an original score by Academy®-, Golden Globe®-, and four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, who previously collaborated with Nolan on the director’s Interstellar, Inception, and The Dark Knight Trilogy. The album features a powerful and unique score unlike anything produced before by this formidable and inspired artistic pairing, whose previous collaborations have garnered a GRAMMY® Award (The Dark Knight) and multiple nominations (Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception). The soundtrack also features music from Golden Globe®-, GRAMMY® and Emmy®-nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch (IT, Blade Runner: 2049) and GRAMMY®-winning, Emmy®-nominated composer Lorne Balfe (The LEGO® Batman Movie, Churchill).
“The Recording Academy’s recognition of this unique score is genuinely appreciated,” commented Nolan. “Hans and his team’s unparalleled ability to create extraordinary sounds and music, and then blend them with the film’s imagery, injects the audience into the story and drives a visceral sense of action and intensity. We are proud of this nomination.”
“WaterTower Music warmly congratulates Hans and Chris on this tremendous honor,” noted label head Jason Linn. “The score to Dunkirk is daring, breathtaking and exhilarating all at once — this is a well-deserved nomination.”
The Dunkirk: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack double vinyl set, digital, and CD versions are now available. The track listing is as follows:
We Need Our Army Back
Variation 15 (Dunkirk)
From filmmaker Christopher Nolan comes the sweeping epic Dunkirk. The film opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea and home almost within sight, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. As the story unfolds on land, sea and air, RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats, manned by both military and civilians, embark on a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army. When 400,000 men couldn’t get home, home came for them.
Dunkirk features an ensemble cast, including Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.
Nolan directed Dunkirk from his own screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen. The film was produced by Emma Thomas and Nolan, with Jake Myers serving as executive producer.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Syncopy Production, a film by Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film has been rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language.