Assassin’s Creed Valhalla wins first Grammy for video game soundtrack
For the first time at today’s Grammy Awards, the category was presented only for video game soundtracks. And the is the first winner in this new category was Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed. Congratulations! significant occasion for all those involved, and for the rest is also a very funny moment live television broadcast.
While video games have been nominated before (like Kirby in 2021) and even won Grammy to…Christopher Tin Civilization IV intro from 2011– 2023 marked the debut of a brand new category called “Best Video Game/Interactive Media Score.
The nominees were seasoned game composer Austin Wintory (funny given his previous experience). amount of work for Aliens: Fireteam Elite), Bear McCreary (Call of Duty: Vanguard), Richard Jacques (guardians of the galaxy), Christopher Tin again (for Civilization-like old world) And Stephanie Economy for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla extension Dawn of Ragnarok.
Composer and violinist Economou, whose biography at the time of tweeting simply read “Unawarded Composer”, is now an award-winning composer. Congratulations Stephanie! However, to make the event even more memorable for everyone watching at home, was host and comedian Randy Rainbow (also nominated for Best Comedy Album Tonight). received an envelope with the inscription “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla”, written inside it, and then read like this:
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It must be nerve-wracking at the best of times to be there and announce the awards knowing there are so many people (even if it was an earlier “premiere” ceremony) are watching you. Then imagine being asked to read not “Beyoncé” but “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok” when you’re not someone who’s been constantly exposed to these words for three years, and somehow internalized them and made them even remotely fine. This is not an ordinary set of words. It would be hard!
You can see A full acceptance speech to Econom, in which she thanks all those who “fought tirelessly” to have this category included in the awards, Here.