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Juno and The Dark Knight Score at the Grammys


Among the movies being recognized at last night’s Grammy Awards were Juno , The Dark Knight and WALL-E. The long-gone-from-theaters indie comedy beat out more current musicals Mamma Mia! and Sweeney Todd to win top prize as the best compilation soundtrack, while The Dark Knight was recognized for its original score. (In case you were wondering, this year’s awards juggernaut, Slumdog Millionaire, was not eligible since it was released after the October 2008 cut off date.)

And although nominees Steve Martin and Sidney Poitier emerged empty-handed in the spoken word category, Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon and Blair Underwood did not. That latter trio were nominated for their work on the audio edition of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.

The winners in the movie categories are:

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Juno, Various Artists [Fox Music/Rhino]

Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
: The Dark Knight, James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer, composers [Warner Sunset/Warner Bros.]

Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
: “Down To Earth” (From Wall-E)
Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman, songwriters (Peter Gabriel) [Walt
Disney Records/Pixar; Publishers: Walt Disney Music, Wonderland
Music/Pixar Talking Pictures/Pixar Music]

Best Instrumental Composition
: “The Adventures Of Mutt” (From Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull) John Williams, composer (John Williams) [Concord Records]

Best Instrumental Arrangement:
“Define Dancing” (From Wall-E) Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman, arrangers (Thomas Newman) [Walt Disney Records]

For a complete list of winners, click here.

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