Grammys: 'The Muppets,' 'The Artist,' 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Dragon Tattoo' & More Nominated For Soundtrack & Score

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 6, 2012 11:53 AM
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We haven't paid attention to the Grammys in years, mostly because it's irrelevant, these days we're barely familiar with half the nominees, and the show is usually pure tedium. (Don't even get us started on that Beach Boys tribute thing last year.) But for movie buffs looking to maintain their awards season high, yesterday's announcement of Grammy nominees did bring with it some films that are looking to collect gold from their pals in the music biz.

Thanks to the Grammys' wonky eligibility window, the nominees in the Soundtrack, Score and Song categories are a bit of an oddball collection of folks. So for instance, the nominees for Best Score are made up of three nominees from last year's Oscars, a duo who should've been nominated (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross) and someone who will hopefully get recognized this year (Hans Zimmer). Meanwhile, the songs by Arcade Fire and Taylor Swift from "The Hunger Games" suggest they shouldn't be counted out at the Oscars either, while in Soundtracks, "Rock Of Ages" gets what will likely be one of its few legit nominations before the Razzies next year.

Check 'em out below -- awards will be handed out on February 10, 2013. [Grammy

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

The Descendants (Various Artists)
Marley (Bob Marley & The Wailers)
Midnight In Paris (Various Artists)
The Muppets (Various Artists)
Rock Of Ages (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

The Adventures Of Tintin - The Secret Of The Unicorn -- John Williams, composer
The Artist -- Ludovic Bource, composer
The Dark Knight Rises -- Hans Zimmer, composer
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo -- Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers
Hugo -- Howard Shore, composer
Journey -- Austin Wintory, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Abraham's Daughter (From The Hunger Games) -- T Bone Burnett, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne, songwriters (Arcade Fire)
Learn Me Right (From Brave) -- Mumford & Sons, songwriters
Let Me Be Your Star (From Smash) -- Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, songwriters (Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty)
Man Or Muppet (From The Muppets) -- Bret McKenzie, songwriter (Jason Segel & Walter)
Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games) -- T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams, songwriters (Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars)

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