Disney and Pixar Soul is an incredible movie that deserves all the love and praise. So we’re happy to hear that the creators who worked on the Oscar-winning film are receiving their flowers.
Jazz musician Jon Batiste, for example, had a very successful awards season as, alongside fellow musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, he was recognized for Soulis the amazing score. SoulThe music of has been awarded internationally at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes, NAACP Image Awards, and more. Last weekend, the trio also won an Oscar.
“What is profound is that God gave us 12 notes. These are the same 12 notes that Duke Ellington had, Bach had, Nina Simone (had)… This moment is the culmination of a series of miracles. It’s so powerful to stand here and the lineage we come from, the lineage in this movie… I’m just grateful to God for those 12 notes,” Batiste said of the accomplishment.
In addition to contributing original music, Batiste’s hands were filmed at the keyboard “as a reference to help Pixar animators create authentic musical performances for the film’s title character,” a press release read. See a behind-the-scenes clip below.
“Jon Batiste did a phenomenal job writing all the jazz music you hear in the movie,” said co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers, adding “the animators animated the movements of his fingers.”
Below is a complete list of awards won for Souluntil now. Join us in saluting the young king, who has also recorded a new studio album, We areBetween Soul sessions. Check out his latest project HERE.
Oscars – Best Achievement in Music Written for the Motion Picture (Original Score)
Annie Awards – Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature
Austin Film Critics Association – High Score
BAFTA – Original Music
Black Reel Awards – Outstanding Score
Boston Online Film Critics Association – Best Original Score
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards – Best Original Score
Chicago Indie Critics – Best Original Score
Columbus Film Critics Association – Best Original Score
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards – High Score
Denver Film Critics Society – Best Original Score
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards – High Score
Georgia Film Critics Association – Best Original Score
Golden Globes – Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Greater Western New York Film Critics Association – Best Original Score
Hollywood Critics Association – High Score
Hollywood Music in Media Association – Best Original Score
Houston Film Critics Society – Best Original Score
International Online Cinema Awards – Best Original Score
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards – Best Score
Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Film Awards – Best Musical Score
Los Angeles Film Critics Association – Best Original Score
NAACP Image Awards – Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album and Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental
North Carolina Film Critics Association – Best Original Score
Online Film & Television Association – Best Original Score
Online Film Critics Society – Best Original Score
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle – Best Original Score
Phoenix Critics’ Circle – High Score
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards – Best Original Score
San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle – Best Original Score
Seattle Film Critics Society – Best Original Score
Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards – Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Motion Picture
St. Louis Film Critics Association – Best Score
Utah Film Critics Association – Best Original Score
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards – Best Original Score