Awards – The Musical Scores of 2022 That Wowed Us

One factor that I will always look out for in a film is the musical score. I can get caught in the world of music as it sits in my head in the days, weeks, months, and even the years that come. There is immense artistry in weaving emotions from music, having us slip into the world that is created, fear the oncoming dread even if we do know why, or rejoice in the triumph of that final victory.

Music charts the cinematic world, as it guides us, lifts us up, and can crush our souls. This is its power. So without further ado, these are the musical score that moved us in 2022. Be warned that there may be some slight spoilers ahead for the films in question.

And the Nominees are –

The Batman

The Batman. Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.

Michael Giacchino brings a moody score punctuated by uncomfortable strings and moments of bombast, which perfectly set the mood of this new Batman.

The Banshees of Inisherin

Looking across the water to the mainland.

Carter Burwell brings a percussion-heavy score with low woodwinds encapsulating a time and place.

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once. Image Credit: A24.

Son Lux gives us a range of strings in all their erratic qualities that fit no matter if you are entering a world where you are a movie star or a world where you have hotdogs for fingers.


a field of waking inflatable men

Michael Abels gives us a blend of classic Hollywood bombast, the swagger of a western, all the while, just on the edges, things are waiting to strike.  


RRR. Image Credit: DVV Entertainment.

Many films had purpose-made songs this year, but none were used during an energetic dance battle where the forces of class and colonisation get taken down by its sick beats as M. M. Keeravani did.

Station Eleven

Station Eleven. Image Credit: Stan.

You expect the musical score of an apocalypse to be sad, and it is, but it is also a little hopeful as well, and that is a combination of elements that Dan Romer nails.

And the Winner is!!!!! – Station Eleven

Directed by – Hiro Murai, Jeremy Podeswa, Helen Shaver & Lucy Tcherniak
Written by
– Patrick Somerville, Shannon Houston, Nick Cuse, Cord Jefferson, Sarah McCarron, Kim Steele, Sarah McCarron & Will Weggel
Created by – Patrick Somerville
Based onStation Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Musical Score by – Dan Romer
Spotify Album Link

They may say that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, but a hopeful brass section can bring a tear to your face when you start with a sombre piano. This is a show about people trying the impossible in the face of thunderous trauma, where the virus gets its own musical queue to remind you of its presence. But, this is not a downer apocalypse. It is full of wonder. It is a show with a folk song about everything they have lost but then finding the one thing they have gained. It deepens a beautiful story and has been the soundtrack that has stuck with me all year.      

But before we go, a shout out to Milles Teller singing Great Balls of Fire from Top Gun: Maverick

Oh and why not, here is Naatu Naatu again.

By Brian MacNamara: You can follow Brian on Twitter Here, when he’s not chatting about Movies and TV, he’ll be talking about International Relations, or the Solar System.

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Credits – All images used were created by the respective studio and artist of each film


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