Justin Bieber: Never Say Never vs. Harry Potter: Which Soundtracks Deserve a Grammy This Year?
Ahh, the Grammy's -- the one award show that allows films like Black Swan to be nominated in the same category as The King's Speech and Tron Legacy. Late yesterday, the nominees for the 54th Grammys were announced and now that we've had nearly a day to absorb the fact that Zooey Deschanel, Seth MacFarlane and Cher are going head-to-head for a golden statuette, we can decide which artists deserve awards for their soundtrack contributions.
There are three film-related categories this year to consider: Best Score Soundtrack, Best Compilation Soundtrack Album and Best Song. Each category's nominees are listed below.
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Black Swan (Clint Mansell) - Sony Classical/Fox Music
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow - Part 2 (Alexandre Desplat) - WaterTower Music
The King's Speech (Alexandre Desplat) - Decca
The Shrine (Ryan Shore) - Screamworks
Tron Legacy (Daft Punk) - Walt Disney Records
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Visual Media
Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1 - Elektra
Burlesque - Christina Aguilera - RCA Records
Glee: The Music - Volume 4 - Columbia Records
Tangled - Walt Disney Records
True Blood: Volume 3 - WaterTower Music
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
"Born to Be Somebody" (From Never Say Never) -Diane Warren, songwriter (Justin Bieber), Track from: Never Say Never The Remixes, [Island/Raymond Braun/School Boy]
"Christmastime is Killing Us" (From Family Guy) - Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane & Danny Smith, songwriters (Danny Smith, Ron Jones & Seth MacFarlane), [Fox Music]
"I See the Light" (From Tangled)- Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi), Track from: Tangled, [Walt Disney Records; Publishers: Wonderland Music/Walt Disney Music]
"So Long" (From Winnie the Pooh)- Zooey Deschanel, songwriter (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward), Track from: Winnie The Pooh, [Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Walt Disney Music]
"Where the River Goes" (From Footloose) - Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson & Anne Preven, songwriters (Zac Brown), Track from: Footloose, [Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville; Publishers: Weimerhound Publishing,Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, CYP Two Publishing, Lil Dub Music/Angelika Music]
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" (From Burlesque) - Diane Warren, songwriter (Cher), Track from: Burlesque, [RCA Records; Publisher: Realsongs]
What do you think, Movieliners? Will Harry Potter finally get the award recognition it deserves (and director David Yates is pushing for)? Does Glee deserve to trump Boardwalk Empire in any forum (no)? Can you believe that we live in a world where Cher and Justin Bieber are acknowledged in the same category? Do you actually remember any of the soundtrack songs nominated? Be honest in the space below.