Grammy award nominees were announced this week, and this marks only the second time that video game music has been involved. Austin Wintory and his soundtrack for Journey are nominated in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category. This is the first time ever that a video game soundtrack has been nominated.
Journey is up against some award winning competition from big name composers like John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, and Trent Reznor. So while I’m sure it’s an honor to be nominated and a nice step forward for video game music as a whole, I hope the voters get as swept up in Journey as Aaron and I did.