Grammy Nominations Announced

Posted: December 5, 2012 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The nominations for the 55th Grammy Awards have been announced. Here are the nominations in the film/TV music related categories, which also include the first nominated video game score in the history of the awards:

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • The Adventures of Tintin (John Williams) – Sony Classical
  • The Artist (Ludovic Bource) – Sony Classical
  • The Dark Knight Rises (Hans Zimmer) – WaterTower Music
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross) – Null/Madison Gate
  • Hugo (Howard Shore) – Howe Records
  • Journey (Austin Wintory) – Sony Computer Entertainment America


Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Visual Media

  • The Descendants (Various Artists) – Sony Classical
  • Marley (Bob Marley & The Wallers) – UMe/Island/TuffTong
  • Midnight in Paris (Various Artists) – Madison Gate Records
  • The Muppets (Various Artists) – Walt Disney Records
  • Rock of Ages (Various Artists) – WaterTower Music


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

  •  Abraham’s Daughter (From The Hunger Games) – T Bone Burnett, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne, songwriters (Arcade Fire) [Universal Republic; Publishers: Régine Chassagne, Absurd Music, Win Butler, Henry Burnett Music, Baffle Music]
  • Learn Me Right (From Brave) – Mumford & Sons, songwriters (Birdy & Mumford & Sons) [Walt Disney Records/Pixar; Publisher: Pixar Talking Pictures]
  • Let Me Be Your Star (From Smash) – Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, songwriters (Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty) [Columbia; Publishers: Winding Brook Way Music, Walli Woo Entertainment]
  • Man or Muppet (From The Muppets) – Bret McKenzie, songwriter (Jason Segel & Walter) [Walt Disney; Publisher: Fuzzy Muppet Songs]
  • Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games) – T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams, songwriters (Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars) [Big Machine Records/Universal Republic; Publishers: Sony ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music, Sensibility Songs, Absurd Music, Shiny Happy Music, Baffle Music, Henry Burnett Music]

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 10, 2013, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. For a full list of nominations, visit

  1. Lee says:

    As I expected, awards shows overlooking truly brilliant film scores for ones that are popular. The Dark Knight Rises doesn’t deserve a nomination, it’s James Horner’s Spider-Man that really deserves it. And The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wasn’t nearly as good as Snow White and the Huntsman.

    • David says:

      Most of Grammy nominees are always scores for movies released 18 months ago. I agree, Spider-Man should have been instead of TDKR.

  2. Ds says:

    Big fan of Zimmer, but this time Howard Shore deserves to win. His music for Hugo was amazing.