Proving that it’s still a force to be reckoned with over a year after its theatrical release, Slumdog Millionaire took home both of the two Grammys it was nominated for, edging out another favored contender, Cadillac Records, in both categories (best compilation soundtrack album and best song written for a movie). Up also continued its award run with two wins in the best score soundtrack album and best instrumental composition categories. Beyoncé had a big night, winning six Grammys, including Song of the Year, and edging out more traditional albums to snag Cadillac Records its only win (in the Traditional R&B Vocal category).
Michael J. Fox’s inspirational reading of Always Looking Up edged out fellow actors Carrie Fisher, Richard Dreyfuss, and David Strathairn for best spoken-word album.
The winners in the movie categories were as follows:
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Slumdog Millionaire – Music From the Motion Picture; Various Artists; A.R. Rahman, producer [N.E.E.T./Interscope Records]
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Up – Soundtrack; Michael Giacchino, composer [Walt Disney Records]
Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: “Jai Ho” (from Slumdog Millionaire – Music From the Motion Picture); Gulzar, A.R. Rahman, and Tanvi Shah, songwriters [N.E.E.T./Interscope Records]
Best Instrumental Composition: “Married Life” (from Up – Soundtrack); Michael Giacchino, composer [Walt Disney Records]Read More