Film Score and Song Grammy Nominations Announced


The nominees for the 54th Grammys have been announced but the ones that interest us the most are the categories for “visual media” which honors film soundtracks and songs from films and television.

Because the Recording Academy uses a different time span for their selections, it means that a number of soundtracks from movies released in 2010 are joined by some from 2011, which has allowed Alexandre Desplat to be nominated twice, once for last year’s The King’s Speech and again for this year’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Clint Mansell’s score for Darren Aronofsky’s thriller Black Swan also received a nomination as did Daft Punk’s score for TRON: Legacy. Noticeably absent was Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score for David Fincher’s The Social Network, which won the Oscar earlier this year.

Last year’s musicals, the Disney animated Tangled and Screen Gems’ Burlesque were the standouts in the compilation soundtrack and song categories, although Craig Brewer’s recent remake of Footloose also received a song nomination.

Here is a full list of the movie and television-related Grammy nominations (with thanks to for the formatting):

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Black Swan (Clint Mansell) – Sony Classical/Fox Music
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow – Part 2 (Alexandre Desplat) – WaterTower Music
The King’s Speech (Alexandre Desplat) – Decca
The Shrine (Ryan Shore) – Screamworks
Tron Legacy (Daft Punk) – Walt Disney Records

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Visual Media

Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1 – Elektra
Burlesque – Christina Aguilera – RCA Records
Glee: The Music – Volume 4 – Columbia Records
Tangled – Walt Disney Records
True Blood: Volume 3 – WaterTower Music

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

“Born to Be Somebody” (From Never Say Never) –Diane Warren, songwriter (Justin Bieber), Track from: Never Say Never The Remixes, [Island/Raymond Braun/School Boy]

“Christmastime is Killing Us” (From Family Guy) – Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane & Danny Smith, songwriters (Danny Smith, Ron Jones & Seth MacFarlane), [Fox Music]

“I See the Light” (From Tangled)– Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi), Track from: Tangled, [Walt Disney Records; Publishers: Wonderland Music/Walt Disney Music]

“So Long” (From Winnie the Pooh)– Zooey Deschanel, songwriter (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward), Track from: Winnie The Pooh, [Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Walt Disney Music]

“Where the River Goes” (From Footloose) – Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson & Anne Preven, songwriters (Zac Brown), Track from: Footloose, [Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville; Publishers: Weimerhound Publishing,Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, CYP Two Publishing, Lil Dub Music/Angelika Music]

“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” (From Burlesque) – Diane Warren, songwriter (Cher), Track from: Burlesque, [RCA Records; Publisher: Realsongs]

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