Will Ferrell Rachel McAdams Netflix Eurovision Movie Fire Saga

It’s the most prestigious night on the global music calendar. And the 2021 Grammy Awards are set to have an extra splash of colour as Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga is up for a top prize.

Netflix’s Eurovision Movie nominated for a Grammy

While it may not have been a critical darling, the Will Ferrell comedy proved to be a sleeper hit on the streaming giant. And by summer’s end fans were daring to dream of award show glory for the film’s ridiculously addictive soundtrack.

Now, America’s Recording Academy has become the first major awards body to recognise the EBU-approved movie. The film has been nominated in the “Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media” category. In layman’s terms, that’s the category for best movie soundtrack.

British TV personality and music impresario Sharon Osbourne broke the news during the 24 November nomination live stream.

It’s a prestigious category, with the three most recent winners being A Star Is Born, The Greatest Showman and La La Land. So, unsurprisingly, Fire Saga is up against some fierce competition.

The headline nominee is Disney’s Frozen 2. It broke box office records, becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The other nominees are Jojo Rabbit, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood and Bill & Ted Face The Music.

The Eurovision Movie’s fate will become known on 31 January 2021, when the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is set to take place.

 

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Netflix’s award season push for the Eurovision movie

Netflix’s “For your consideration” website went live on 15 October. The site is designed to highlight the virtues of what Netflix considers to be its most prestigious movies, targeting members of awards voting groups like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that presents the Oscars.

Nestled alongside highbrow fare like LGBTQ drama The Boys In The Band and a remake of the classic Rebecca, is Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga. Many mainstream favourites like The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You are not in the mix.

On the film’s dedicated sub-page are listed the personnel for all the typical awards show categories — director, producers, screenplay, acting and more. However, unsurprisingly, the main focus is placed on the Eurovision movie’s soundtrack.

In addition to two short behind-the-scenes featurettes and the trailer, are the music videos for five original songs from the Will Ferrell comedy — “Double Trouble”, “Husavik”, “Lion Of Love”, “Volcano Man” and, of course, “Ja Ja Ding Dong”.

Whether movie award voters pay heed to the campaigning remains to be seen. But Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga has already been nominated for Comedy Movie Of 2020 and Comedy Movie Star Of 2020 (for Will Ferrell) at the People’s Choice Awards.

As these awards are determined by public vote rather than industry experts, they are typically not indicative of future success at more prestigious events.

What do you think of the Eurovision movie’s Grammy chances?  Let us know below.

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Veta
Veta
1 year ago

As the soundtrack is certainly the best thing by far about this movie, it’s a totally deserved nomination! I mean, only “Eurovision Suite” is a masterpiece on its own, I got eargasm every time it appeared along the film.

Last edited 1 year ago by Veta
Jake
Jake
1 year ago

I’m surprised that you did not mention that this soundtrack counts with exactly ONE Eurovision song in it—the timeless Amar Pelos Dois.

maria
maria
1 year ago
Reply to  Jake

Indeed! How come Wiwibloggs overlooks this information?

maria
maria
1 year ago
Reply to  Jake

Waterloo in not part of the soundtrack nominated for the Grammy. Amar pelos Dois is the only Eurovision song that is actually included. And, darling, may people hear and play this timeless song almost every day.

Denis
Denis
1 year ago

Going by that category I would go for Jojo Rabbit. That one has a great soundtrack. But I think Frozen 2 will win..
Eurovision is chance-less in this I think

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

Fun fact…the first ever “Song of the Year” Grammy went to a Eurovision song – Nel blu dipinto di blu – not even the Dean Martin version, but the original Domenico Modugno one.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

On a side note, Cyprus is going to announce their artist tomorrow! Apparently, it’s a lesser-known singer but a very well-known songwriter (anyone wanna take bets on whether or not it’s Alex P?).

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

it’s probably Charis Savva (a female, a panik records artist and at the beginning of her career, fits the profile perfectly – and she’s also a cypriot and has represented her country at jesc, so she’ll please the people who are complaining about Cyprus not sending native acts)… And I literally love Alex P. so I wouldn’t mind if it’s him 🙂

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Erasmus

That would be good! Would be the first Cypriot to represent them since 2017.

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

If it’s Alex Panayi then yes, I hope it’s him.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  James

That would be nice if he didn’t bring the rest of the Dream Team with him.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

Prestigious category? Please let’s not delude ourselves…the Grammys have over 80 categories, maybe about three or four of them are prestigious. This is not one of them. It’s not even the more prestigious of the two soundtrack categories.

Congratulations all the same.

Toinousse
Toinousse
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

why so negative?

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Toinousse

I like the Eurovision movie, I just don’t like the Grammys. They are not prestigious. I feel the same way about them as Homer Simpson does.

The opening line of this article could almost be seen as an insult to the Eurovision Song Contest, which is three years older than the Grammys.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Honestly, the entire Grammys have lost their prestige long time ago. This year in particular they really hit a new low, some nominations are just appalling.

Toinousse
Toinousse
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

yeah yummy by bieber like jesus…

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Toinousse

He is right though. Compilation soundtrack while impressive is hardly one of the big prestigious awards. It’s one of those most people skip and I don’t think it is even shown being handed out. Remember Grammy has over 80 categories, not eve half will be shown..

Richard A Stegman Jr
Richard A Stegman Jr
1 year ago

Here are the full nominations in the category: “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”,”Bill & Ted Face The Music”,”Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”,”Frozen II”,”Jojo Rabbit”

Last edited 1 year ago by Richard A Stegman Jr
Joe
Joe
1 year ago

My loyalties are split. I’m a Eurovision fan, of course, but Jojo Rabbit is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen and Frozen II’s “Lost in the Woods” alone is worthy of an award.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

It is a pretty good movie (though in my opinion it’s not even Waititi’s best film, compared to “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” or “Two Cars, One Night”), however I’m not sure if the music in “Jojo Rabbit” was all that exceptional. The use of “Helden” at the end was an excellent choice, but apart from that, I don’t think there’s much more to it.

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

Congrats, very well deserved! I didn’t see Jojo Rabbit yet, but both Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and Frozen II have phenomenal music. 🙂

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

All three of them are fantastic