56th Grammy Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: December 6, 2013 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

grammysThe nominations for the 56th Grammy Awards have been announced. Here are the nominations in the film music-related categories:

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • Argo (Alexandre Desplat) – WaterTower Music
  • The Great  Gatsby (Craig Armstrong) – WaterTower Music/Interscope
  • Life of Pi (Mychael Danna) – Sony Classical
  • Lincoln (John Williams) – Sony Classical
  • Skyfall (Thomas Newman) – Sony Classical
  • Zero Dark Thirty (Alexandre Desplat) – Madison Gate Records


Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Visual Media

  • Django Unchained – Loma Vista/Universal Republic
  • The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition) – WaterTower Music/Interscope
  • Les Miserables (Deluxe Edition)- Universal Republic
  • Muscle Shoals – Universal Republic
  • Sound City: Real to Reel  – RCA Records/Roswell Records


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

  • Atlas (From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) – Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay), [Universal Republic; Publisher: Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd.]
  • Silver Lining (From Silver Linings Playbook) – Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J), [Sony Classical; Publisher: Realsongs]
  • Skyfall (From Skyfall) – Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele), [Columbia Records/ XL Recordings; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.]
  • We Both Know (From Safe Haven) – Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw), [Relativity Music Group/RCA/Universal Republic; Publishers: G Degraw Music Inc./Plummy Lou Music]
  • Young and Beautiful (From The Great Gatsby– Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters (Lana Del Rey), [WaterTower Music/Interscope; Publishers: EMI Music Publishing Ltd./R-Rated Music/EMI April Music, Inc.]
  • You’ve Got Time (From Orange Is the New Black) – Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor), [Sire; Publishers: Soviet Kitsch Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc.]

Among the Best Score Soundtrack contenders, Craig Armstrong was nominated once before for the biopic Ray, for which he won the award and Mychael Danna has received one previous Grammy nomination for Little Miss Sunshine. John Williams has received 62 previous Grammy nominations and won the award 21 times, Thomas Newman has previously been nominated 9 times (and received 5 Grammys) and Alexandre Desplat has been nominated three times for The King’s Speech (for which he also won), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

For the full list of nominations, visit Grammy.com.

  1. Tiago Rangel says:

    I’m a fan of Desplat, but his scores to Argo and Zero Dark Thirty were extremely boring, at best. I don’t know why the Grammy people prefer these to Howard Shore’s The Hobbit, for example.

    The best soundtrack nominated is the superb John Williams’ Lincoln, although is most likely Life of Pi win another award.

    • some guy says:

      I agree (at least I don’t think ZD30 should be nominated, Argo is worthy of the nomination). I was really expecting Howard Shore to get the nomination for the Hobbit.

    • David says:

      Maybe Argo, but Zero Dark Thirty was an exercise on suspense music. Desplat used the orchestra in a different kind of ensemble than most of the scores. Cues like Flight To Compound, Seals Take Off (which included the main theme played in a very Barry-esque fashion), 21 Days, Picket Lines, Dead End, Maya On Plane, Chopper and Back To Base shows a different kind of Desplat, it’s his United 93, and a conclusion to his Middle Eastern/politican thriller trilogies.