Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, and brilliant composer Germaine Franco won awards at the Society of Composers & Lyricists. The SCL is the primary home for recognizing the achievements within musical scoring for Film, TV, and other media. This is where the best of the best are within the film industry. Making their win a phenomenal achievement.
First are Academy Award winning writers, Billie Eilish and brother, FINNEAS. The pair made a huge splash by winning the award for “Outstanding Song in a Drama.” This is for their James Bond Theme “No Time to Die.” The track is elegantly powerful and fits the current depiction of Bond phenomenally.
Going to Germain Franco, she was awarded “Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film,” for her work in Encanto. A beautifully bombastic and addicting score for a film about family. The strongest indicator to how addicting the score is has to be the status and position it held for the company. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” became Disney’s highest charting song in the Billboard Top 200, peaking at number four! For example, this is a feat only achieved by Frozen with “Let It Go.” With that peaking at Number 5 this was one tough challenge to beat. Which is exactly what it did.
The beauty is that the award serves as recognition composers and artists who work in film often don’t often get by the public. This is why Billie’s acknowledgement in her thank you video, feels that more important. The recognition from her peers is what makes her the happiest she’s ever been.