The nominations for the 54th Grammy Awards have been announced. Here are the nominations in the film music related categories:

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 UP (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 Footlloose) – 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]


Among the Best Score Soundtrack contenders, Mansell and Shore received their first Grammy nominations, while Desplat was nominated before two years ago for his soundtrack for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Two-time Grammy winners Daft Punk have received their first nomination for their work in film music.

For a full list of nominations, visit

  1. ee sss says:

    Mansell should be winner or no grammy award will be given

    • David says:

      Most of Black Swan’s soundtrack is Mansell adapting music from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with barely original music.

      • Max says:

        There is a lot of original music in the film. Also, Mansell has done an amazing job adapting the Tchaikovsky material and more than deserves the nomination and hopefully the award.

  2. Ramon Jose says:

    Unfortunately, I think that Daft Punk may get the win…”just because”…but hopefully either Desplat or Mansell win.

    • Joe says:

      Thank god daft punk is finally receiving notice from the mainstream of the music world; many of called them the worst of the worst of a heavily underrated genre, and it is good to see that their music is finally being appreciated. Daft Punk deserves to win their score, because the score for Tron was absolutely spectacular, surpassing the magnificence of Inception and even matching, in my opinion Crimson Tide.

  3. Justcause says:

    Daft Punk underrated? What!

  4. connor says:

    daft punk should obviously win, they have come out with some of the best music ever.

  5. Felix says:

    Daft Punk.. FTW

  6. ROGER HALL says:

    The 24th Annual Sammy Film Music Awards have been announced for best film music recordings of 2011. Categories include: Best New Film Score CD and Best Overlooked Film Score CD. The Sammy Awards (or Sammys) are the longest-running awards given to film music recordings.