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
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