24 February 2009

51st Annual Grammy Awards - Soundtrack Field

Another belated entry, I had the idea for this a while ago and entirely forgot about it until I reflected on the music categories of the Academy Awards.  Since there are only a couple of movie-related categories, I am providing you with a list of nominees as well as winners for the 51st Grammy Awards.  Winners are noted by an asterisk (*).

Soundtrack Field
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
American Gangster
August Rush
Juno*
Mamma Mia!
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
The Dark Knight* - James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer, composers
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - John Williams, composer
Iron Man - Ramin Djawadi, composer
There Will Be Blood - Jonny Greenwood, composer
Wall-E, Thomas Newman, composer

Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
"Down to Earth"* - performed by Peter Gabriel for Wall-E; composed by Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman
"Ever Ever After" - performed by Carrie Underwood for Enchanted; composed by Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz
"Say" - performed and written by John Mayer for The Bucket List
"That's How You Know" - performed by Amy Adams for Enchanted; composed by Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz
"Walk Hard" - performed by John C. Reilly for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story; composed by Judd Apatow, Marshall Crenshaw, Jake Kasdan & John C. Reilly

Additionally, two compositions for films won in the Composing/Arranging Field:

"The Adventures of Mutt" - composed by John Williams for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull won Best Instrumental Composition

"Define Dancing" - arranged by Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman for Wall-E won Best Instrumental Arrangement

Finally, the music video for "Another Way to Die" from Quantum of Solace by Alicia Keys and Jack White, directed by PR Brown and MK12 and produced by Mick Ebeling, Sheira Rees-Davies& Jane Tredget was nominated for, but did not win, Best Short Form Music Video.

Note that to be eligible for the 51st Grammy Awards, the recording had to have been released commercially between 1 October 2007 and 30 September 2008.  The nomination of the "Another Way to Die" music video is dubious, because even though the single was made available as a digital download on 30 September, the music video itself did not debut until 3 October 2008.  To date, it has not been available commercially, though it can be streamed for free on select websites.

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