Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish took home the top prizes at the 2021 Grammy Awards. However, the attention of most Eurovision fans was focused on the “Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media” category. That’s because the Netflix movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga was up for the gong. Alas, Will Ferrell and the team left empty-handed.
Eurovision movie misses out on Grammy Award
While it may not have been a critical darling, the 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.
America’s Recording Academy became the first major awards body to recognise the EBU-approved movie, nominating it in the “Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media” category. In layman’s terms, that’s the category for best movie soundtrack.
However, that’s where the love ran dry. Despite growing Oscar buzz, the prize instead went to JoJo Rabbit. Nonetheless, the Eurovision movie finds itself in good company on the losers’ bench. Disney’s Frozen 2 also missed out.
All eyes will now turn to Hollywood and the Oscars. The nominations for this year’s event are due to come at around lunchtime in Europe on Monday. Molly Sandén’s “Husavik” is heavily tipped to get a nod for best original song.
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media – 2021 Grammys
- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Various Artists
- Bill & Ted Face the Music, Various Artists
- Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Various Artists
- Frozen 2, Various Artists
- JoJo Rabbit, Various Artists — Winner
Should the Eurovision movie have won the award? Or is Jojo Rabbit a deserving winner? Let us know below.
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it is disappointing, i thought they had it in the bag.
Wiwibloggs, please give us an interview with Molly Sanden about her reaction and how to sing “the tone” in the dark of the song! Please William! <3 She has never won melfest but might win an Oscar!
I am rooting BIG time for Husavik. Man the creators really pulled it together. Just a beautiful song which also connects – I wish I was from Iceland now!
Well, if they lost, at least they lost to one of the best movies ever made.
I agree, it’s an excellent film. I was really sceptical about the concept but I thought it was delivered beautifully and very movingly. Sam Rockwell’s final scene really gets me.
Where is nominated? I’m also happy for my country Romania and the 2 Oscar nominations for “Colectiv “,a film about the tragedy that also disqualified romanian esc song from 2016 was about.
THEY’RE IN!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 Husavik is gonna be performed at the Oscars!! OMG
😀 it’s such a tight category, it’s great to get the nomination!
What a revenge for Molly Sanden if that would happen! She has never won melfest but sang an Eurovision song at the Oscar ceremony
doesn’t change the fact that ANNA ODOBESCU is a grammy®-nominated legend
I don’t have hopes that those award shows will GET Eurovision.
JoJo Rabbit is honestly overrated in my opinion.
Husavik is counted among five strong contender to get nomination on Indiewire which is one of the most important cinefile website.
Ah a shame.. Here’s hoping for a Husavik Oscar nomination this afternoon.. Fingers crossed 🙂
Yes Robert, me too. At least the nomination will be very well deserved. Good luck Husavik!
Definitely, it’s such a beautiful song.. Been following the predictions and nominations for other award shows also and it’s been getting quite the recognition and love all around.. Really hope so, so Eurovision put on the map even more.. 😀
Who down voted this?! It’s positivity, all it is