2022 Grammy Awards - the main nominees (with TV and film noms)

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Awards on 24 Nov 2021
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The main kudos of the Grammys always go to the record hitmakers but not for us. We're always most curious about the TV and film categories and the more obscure nods involving actors and their spoken word albums.

Of course we're always ready to whoop! when South Africans get a nod and this year there are two: Black Coffee, who's been nominated in the Best Electronic category, and South African flautist Wouter Kellerman for Best New Age Album.

Wouter's won before, in 2015 for Best Contemporary Instrumental.

The 2022 ceremony takes place in Los Angeles on Monday 31 January, in the early hours of Tuesday 1 February in South Africa.

Jon Batiste headlines the nominees with a total of 11 and Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. follow with eight. Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo have seven.

These are the main nominees, with a link to all categories at the end:

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Kris Bowers, composer
Hans Zimmer, composer
The Mandalorian: Season 2 - Vol. 2 (Chapters 13-16)
Ludwig Göransson, composer
The Queen's Gambit
Carlos Rafael Rivera, composer
Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

(Various Artists)
Dear Evan Hansen
(Various Artists)
In The Heights
(Various Artists)
One Night In Miami...
(Various Artists)
Jennifer Hudson
Schmigadoon! Episode 1
(Various Artists)
The United States Vs. Billie Holiday
Andra Day

Best Music Video

Shot In The Dark - AC/DC

Freedom - Jon Batiste

I Get A Kick Out Of You - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Peaches - Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish

Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X

Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo
Best Music Film

Inside - Bo Burnham

David Byrne's American Utopia - David Byrne

Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles - Billie Eilish

Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix In Maui - Jimi Hendrix

Summer Of Soul - Various Artists 
Best Song Written For Visual Media

Agatha All Along [From WandaVision: Episode 7]
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez Featuring Kathryn Hahn, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall & Gerald White)
All Eyes On Me [From Inside]
Bo Burnham, songwriter (Bo Burnham)
All I Know So Far [From P!NK: All I Know So Far]
Alecia Moore, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (P!nk)
Fight For You [From Judas And The Black Messiah]
Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
Here I Am (Singing My Way Home) [From Respect]
Jamie Hartman, Jennifer Hudson & Carole King, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)
Speak Now [From One Night In Miami...]
Sam Ashworth & Leslie Odom, Jr., songwriters (Leslie Odom, Jr.)

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Aftermath - LeVar Burton

Carry On: Reflections For A New Generation From John Lewis - Don Cheadle

Catching Dreams: Live At Fort Knox Chicago - J. Ivy

8:46 - Dave Chappelle & Amir Sulaiman

A Promised Land - Barack Obama

Best Comedy Album

The Comedy Vaccine
Lavell Crawford
Chelsea Handler
Sincerely Louis CK
Louis C.K.
Thanks For Risking Your Life
Lewis Black
The Greatest Average American
Nate Bargatze
Zero F***s Given
Kevin Hart

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

Black Coffee
Fallen Embers
Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded)
Major Lazer
Free Love
Sylvan Esso
Ten City

Best New Age Album

Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster & Tom Eaton
Divine Tides
Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej
Wouter Kellerman & David Arkenstone
Night + Day
Opium Moon
Pieces Of Forever
Laura Sullivan

Best Global Music Performance

Mohabbat - Arooj Aftab

Do Yourself - Angelique Kidjo & Burna Boy

Pà Pá Pà - Femi Kuti

Blewu - YoYo Ma & Angelique Kidjo

Essence - WizKid Featuring Tems

Record Of The Year

I Still Have Faith In You - ABBA

Freedom - Jon Batiste

I Get A Kick Out Of You - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Peaches - Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

Right On Time - Brandi Carlile

Kiss Me More - Doja Cat Featuring SZA

Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish

Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X

drivers license - Olivia Rodrigo

Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic
Album Of The Year

We Are - Jon Batiste

Love For Sale - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) - Justin Bieber

Planet Her (Deluxe) - Doja Cat

Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish

Back Of My Mind - H.E.R.

Montero - Lil Nas X

Sour - Olivia Rodrigo

Evermore - Taylor Swift

Donda - Kanye West
Song Of The Year

Bad Habits - Fred Gibson, Johnny McDaid & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

A Beautiful Noise - Ruby Amanfu, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Alicia Keys, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Linda Perry & Hailey Whitters, songwriters (Alicia Keys And Brandi Carlile)

drivers license - Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo, songwriters (Olivia Rodrigo)

Fight For You - Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

Kiss Me More -  Rogét Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Carter Lang, Gerard A. Powell II, Solána Rowe & David Sprecher, songwriters (Doja Cat Featuring SZA)

Leave The Door Open - Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)

Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Montero Hill & Roy Lenzo, songwriters (Lil Nas X)

Peaches - Louis Bell, Justin Bieber, Giveon Dezmann Evans, Bernard Harvey, Felisha Fury King, Matthew Sean Leon, Luis Manual Martinez Jr., Aaron Simmonds, Ashton Simmonds, Andrew Wotman & Keavan Yazdani, songwriters (Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon)

Right On Time - Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem


Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast

The Kid Laroi

Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigo

Best Pop Vocal Album

Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) - Justin Bieber

Planet Her (Deluxe) - Doja Cat

Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish

Positions - Ariana Grande

Sour - Olivia Rodrigo
Best Dance/Electronic Recording

Hero - Afrojack & David Guetta

Loom - Ólafur Arnalds Featuring Bonobo

Before - James Blake

Heartbreak - Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

You Can Do It - Caribou

Alive - Rüfüs Du Sol

The Business - Tiësto
Best Alternative Music Album

Shore - Fleet Foxes

If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power - Halsey

Jubilee - Japanese Breakfast

Collapsed In Sunbeams - Arlo Parks

Daddy's Home - St. Vincent
Best R&B Performance

Lost You - Snoh Aalegra

Peaches - Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

Damage - H.E.R.

Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic

Pick Up Your Feelings - Jazmine Sullivan
Best Progressive R&B Album

New Light - Eric Bellinger

Something To Say - Cory Henry

Mood Valiant - Hiatus Kaiyote

Table For Two - Lucky Daye

Dinner Party: Dessert - Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington

Studying Abroad: Extended Stay - Masego
Best Rap Performance

Family Ties - Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Up - Cardi B

m y . l i f e - J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray

Way 2 Sexy - Drake Featuring Future & Young Thug

Thot S*** - Megan Thee Stallion
Best Rap Album

The OffSeason - J. Cole

Certified Lover Boy - Drake

King's Disease II - Nas

Call Me If You Get Lost - Tyler, The Creator

Donda - Kanye West
Best Country Song

Better Than We Found It - Jessie Jo Dillon, Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)

Camera roll - Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

Cold - Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure, Derek Mixon & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

Country Again - Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)

Fancy Like - Cameron Bartolini, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins & Shane Stevens, songwriters (Walker Hayes)

Remember Her Name - Mickey Guyton, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram &Parker Welling, songwriters (Mickey Guyton)
Best Jazz Vocal Album

Generations - The Baylor Project

SuperBlue - Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter

Time Traveler - Nnenna Freelon

Flor - Gretchen Parlato

Songwrights Apothecary Lab - Esperanza Spalding
Best Gospel Album

Changing Your Story - Jekalyn Carr

Royalty: Live At The Ryman - Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition - Maverick City Music

Jonny x Mali: Live In LA - Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music

Believe For It - CeCe Winans
Best Latin Pop Album

Vértigo - Pablo Alborán

Mis Amores - Paula Arenas

Hecho A La Antigua - Ricardo Arjona

Mis Manos - Camilo

Mendó - Alex Cuba

Revelación - Selena Gomez
Best Música Urbana Album

Afrodisíaco - Rauw Alejandro

El Último Tour Del Mundo - Bad Bunny

Jose - J Balvin

KG0516 - KAROL G

Sin Miedo (Del Amor Y Otros Demonios) 8 - Kali Uchis
Best Opera Recording Album

Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Glass: Akhnaten - The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Janácek: Cunning Little Vixen - London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus & LSO Discovery Voices

Little: Soldier Songs - The Opera Philadelphia Orchestra

Poulenc: Dialogues Des Carmélites - The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus

You'll find the full list of nominees here: 64th Grammy Awards

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