The Grammy nominations have been announced. Lil’ Wayne triumphs with the most of any artist this year, for his terrific album Tha Carter III. The rest of the nominees aren’t too bad, but there are still a ridiculous amount of categories (“Best Hawaiian Music Album?” “Best Zydeco/Cajun Album?”). An annual trend to monitor, also, is the handful of film-related nominations. Are they a window into the Oscar nods in similar categories? Here’s what is making the cut for the Grammys:
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
“Down To Earth” from Wall-E (Will very likely get an Oscar nomination and maybe a win)
“Ever Ever After” from Enchanted (This was last year’s Oscars, which have slightly different date requirements.)
“That’s How You Know” from Enchanted (Ditto)
“Say” from The Bucket List (Who doesn’t remember this song? Besides, everyone?)
“Walk Hard” from Walk Hard (Again, last year)
Okay, so maybe the film song nominations mean nothing to the Oscars. The film score nominations, however, might shed some light.
Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture
The Dark Knight (deemed ineligible by the Academy for stupid reasons)
There Will Be Blood (ditto, but last year)
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (really?!?)
Iron Man (Interesting…)
WALL-E (yeah, probably)
So, it looks like the Grammy rules are a little less insane than the Oscars, but not any less puzzling.