Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.)
The Dark Knight
James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer, composers
[Warner Sunset/Warner Bros.]
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
John Williams, composer
Ramin Djawadi, composer
There Will Be Blood
Jonny Greenwood, composer
Thomas Newman, composer
[Walt Disney Records/Pixar]
Classy move from a usually shameful organization.
And in all honesty, the Grammy nominations are without too much embarrassment for the first time in a while. Lots of Radiohead, Adele and Duffy love, nominations for Robyn, Kings of Leon, Hot Chip and M.I.A. (even though wasn’t “Paper Planes” eligible seven years ago?) Certainly not a perfect lineup, but I understand music’s remarkable subjectivity and its hard to really represent a whole year of work in five nominee categories. So, I won’t even bother going on about some errors in judgement (cough, Jonas Brothers, cough) and just let it all be.