Best of lists, nominees, award winners…welcome to December folks, and it won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Today, in the most aggravating manner possible, the folks behind the Grammys slowly revealed their nominees in stages on Twitter, because that is a thing everyone does now. And for our interests, we’re paying attention to the movie categories.
But first, a note: because the Grammy eligibility calendar is a bit skewed, some of the nominations are for things that came out last year, so deal with it, and that’s probably why [insert snubbed composer or song] may not be here at the moment. Anyway, onwards. In the score category, it’s a group of heavyweights, including Alexandre Desplat (“The Grand Budapest Hotel“), Steven Price (“Gravity“), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“Gone Girl“), and more.
The Best Song docket features is pretty much all songs from last year from films like “Her,” “Frozen,” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug,” though “Everything is Awesome!” from “The Lego Movie” gets props. And the Best Soundtrack race pits “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” “American Hustle,” “Guardians Of The Galaxy,” “Get On Up,” and more against each other. Tough call.
The Grammys will be handed out on February 8, 2015. Full list of nominees below. [Film Music Reporter]
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
- Frozen (Christophe Beck) – Walt Disney Records
- Gone Girl (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross) – Columbia Records
- The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat) – ABKCO Music & Records
- Gravity (Steven Price) – WaterTower Music
- Saving Mr. Banks (Thomas Newman) – Walt Disney Records
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Visual Media
- American Hustle – Legacy Recordings
- Frozen – Walt Disney Records
- Get On Up – The James Brown Story – Universal Music Enterprises
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 – Hollywood Records/Marvel Music
- The Wolf of Wall Street – Virgin Records
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
- Everything Is Awesome!!! (From The Lego Movie) – Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton, Shawn Patterson, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone, songwriters (Tegan And Sara Featuring The Lonely Island), [WaterTower Music; Publishers: Waner-Olive Music, LLC, Drohnend Publishing, Shebar Music, Boner Tek, Snuglar Entertainment]
- I See Fire (From The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) – Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran), [WaterTower Music; Publishers: New Line Music Co., United Lion Music Inc]
- I’m Not Gonna Miss You (From Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me) – Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell), [Big Machine Records]
- Let It Go (From Frozen) – Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel), [Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Wonderland Music Company, Inc.]
- The Moon Song (From Her) – Spike Jonze & Karen O, songwriters (Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix), [WaterTower Music]
- You’ve Got Time (From Orange Is the New Black) – Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor), [Sire; Publishers: Soviet Kitsch Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc.]
In addition, John Williams received a nomination for the track The Boof Thief from the movie of the same title in the Best Instrumental Composition category.