Game of Thrones has received a lot of different nominations throughout the years but never a Grammy. Until now. The 2018 Grammy nominations list was released yesterday and Ramin Djawadi has finally been recognized for his compositions on season seven.
Game of Thrones has swooped the Emmy’s for some time now, except in 2017 because of scheduling. Djawadi also earned a creative arts Emmy nomination for his work on season four, episode, “The Mountain and the Viper.” As for the Grammy’s, Djawadi has a good chance at winning this one.
The Grammy Nominations in the score category for visual media are as follows:
Jóhann Jóhannsson for Arrival
Hans Zimmer for Dunkirk
Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer for Hidden Figures
Justin Hurwitz for La La Land
Ramin Djawadi for Game of Thrones
As you can see, the other nominations are not only all movies, but movies from 2016 (except for Dunkirk). Because of this, and of course Djawadi’s amazing work, he has a good chance at winning the 2018 Grammy.
“Truth” was a song composed by Djawadi for season seven. This song was played over the course of season seven during the scenes that involved Jon Snow and Daenerys. Djawadi told EW, “The trick with this theme is that it really had to be a love theme but when we played it in earlier episodes, you don’t want to give away the love too soon. So it had to be a theme that could be a little bit mysterious, a little moody, and you could play it darker at times.” You probably remember it most from when it is revealed to us that Jon and Daenerys are actually siblings.
If the Night King scenes are more your speed, you’ll probably recognize “The Army of the Dead” more. About the song, Djawadi says, “That was also something slowly planted underneath the existing White Walker theme. We hear it the first time in episode 1 when you see them walking, and then you hear it again and again and you start to hear it more in episode 6, when the Night King takes down the dragon.”
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