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Grammy Awards reveal first nominees for new video games category

Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Call Of Duty: Vanguard, Guardians Of The Galaxy, and Old World to compete for the prize

Nominees for the upcoming Grammy Awards have been announced, with Call of Duty, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla among them.

A specific category for the best soundtrack of video games "and other interactive media" was announced earlier this year.

The inaugural nominees in that category are:

  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite, by Austin Wintory
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarök, by Stephanie Economou
  • Call Of Duty: Vanguard, by Bear McCreary
  • Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy, by Richard Jacques
  • Old World, by Christopher Tin

The 65th Annual Grammy Awards are due to take place on February 5, 2023, in Los Angeles.

While a category dedicated to video games is new, back in 2011 the Grammys had announced that going forward games were to be considered on par with television and cinema in the four major award categories.

Following that announcement, Baba Yetu, a song written for Civilization 4, had become the first ever music originally composed for a video game to win a Grammy award.

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Marie Dealessandri: Marie joined in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack. GI resident Moomins expert.
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