The best movie soundtracks (and the winner), according to the 2024 Grammys

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Barbie movie, Warner Bros.
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The Grammy Awards aired on Sunday, Feb. 4, and one of our favorite categories each year is Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Why? Because it's the perfect combination of movies and music! Another favorite is Best Song Written For Visual Media, we have details on both!

If you missed the Grammys, we've got you covered! In addition to listing the nominated productions and the winner, we share where you can watch them all! Let's get started.

The Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (and where to watch)

Movie: Oppenheimer -- **WINNER**
Composer: Ludwig Goransson
Where to watch: Rent or buy on VOD, streams on Peacock Feb. 16

First on the list, we have the critically acclaimed film, Oppenheimer. The soundtrack was composed by Ludwig Goransson. Oppenheimer will become available to stream on Peacock starting Feb. 16 for free, as part of your subscription. If you'd like to watch it sooner, it is available on VOD for you to rent (starting at $4.99) or buy (for $19.99). The star-studded feature stars Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, and others.

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Lucasfilm's Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

Movie: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Composer: John Williams
Where to watch: Disney+

Fans traveled to the world of Indiana Jones with the movie Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, which brought back Harrison Ford. The movie also stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, and more. The composer for the score was John Williams. No need to rent or buy this one, folks, it is already streaming on Disney+.

Movie: The Fabelmans
Composer: John Williams
Where to watch: Showtime, Hulu

That's right, composer John Williams was busy in 2023 working on some of the best scores of the year! If you missed The Fabelmans, you're in for a treat. Stream the movie for free (as part of your subscription) on Hulu or Showtime. The Fabelmans stars Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, and others.

Movie: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Composer: Ludwig Goransson
Where to watch: Disney+

This list wouldn't be complete without a Marvel movie in the nominations. Ludwig Goransson gave us a fantastic score to match the intense and emotional Marvel Cinematic Universe chapter. Stream the movie on Disney+ for free as part of your subscription.

Movie: Barbie
Composer: Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt
Where to watch: Max

Last, but certainly not least, there's the fun and colorful soundtrack from Barbie. The movie stars Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, and others. Barbie is available to stream on Max.

Best Song Written for Visual Media

As for the nominated songs, find them below (the winner is in bold).

  • "What Was I Made For?," by Billie Eilish O'Connell and Finneas O'Connell and performed by Billie Eilish for Barbie
  • "Lift Me Up," by Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Goransson, Robyn Fenty, and Temilade Openiyi. Song performed by Rihanna for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • "I'm Just Ken," by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, performed by Ryan Gosling for Barbie
  • "Dance the Night," by Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, and Andrew Wyatt. Song performed by Dua Lipa for Barbie
  • "Barbie World," by Naija Gaston, Ephrem Louis Lopez Jr., and Onika Maraj. Song performed by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice