Oh, one more reason the Academy missed the boat this year…

Posted by · 10:52 am · February 9th, 2009

The Grammys saw fit to give Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard the award for best score soundtrack last night. The HFPA, as you know, gave The Boss a Golden Globe earlier this year. Did the Academy distinguish itself by snubbing these two works or just further prove that music branch to be off its rocker?

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  • 1 2-09-2009 at 11:27 am

    Sound Designer Dan said...

    But jeez, couldn’t NARAS choose a safer choice that Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s Raising Sand for album of the year?

  • 2 2-09-2009 at 11:49 am

    Davidraider88 said...

    The Grammy voters are MUCH WORSE than the Oscar Voters.

    Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles, and O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack have all won album of the year this decade.

    Springsteen and Dylan I think have combined for 800 grammys in the last 15 years, far removed from their peak.

    These are voters that vote safe year after year

  • 3 2-09-2009 at 11:51 am

    Mark said...

    What can you expect from the music branch anyway? After all, they did disqualify Jonny Greenwood’s godsend of a score for There Will Be Blood.

  • 4 2-09-2009 at 12:25 pm

    Matt said...

    But they prove themselves somewhat worthwhile by awarding WALL-E two well-deserved awards and giving Juno the compilation award it deserved.

  • 5 2-09-2009 at 12:39 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Springsteen has, however, never won a Grammy for album of the year, I believe. Which is bullshit.

  • 6 2-09-2009 at 12:55 pm

    Selina said...

    Honestly, I trust the AMPAS music branch WAY more than Grammy voters.

  • 7 2-09-2009 at 1:04 pm

    Michael McKay said...

    Kris…thanks for correcting the problems I was having with the site…your the man.

    I couldn’t believe the Eddie Vedder snub last year, not to mention the “disqualification” for Jonny Greenwood’s groundbreaking score for There Will Be Blood.

    Is there an Academy backlash against “rock stars” getting nominations??

    And why only have three songs in the Best Song category anyway?? I wouldn’t mind a field of five every year (unless they were all songs from Enchanted…in which case, I would rather they just did away with the category all together).

  • 8 2-09-2009 at 1:12 pm

    Mr. F said...

    I hate the grammys. The only inspired choice they have made this decade is giving “Taking the long way” by the Dixie Chicks album of the year.

  • 9 2-09-2009 at 2:05 pm

    Brian Kinsley said...

    The Grammys did have MIA bouncing around with that amazing belly. So they’ll probably have the better show this year.

  • 10 2-09-2009 at 3:16 pm

    JP said...

    The Grammy’s always award the populist, middle-of-the-road scores every year – how is the Dark Knight any different? Its just an action score lacking memorable themes and the usual Media Venture/Remote Control electronic/orchestra mix. Not sure how it was ever a contender for best score any way.

  • 11 2-09-2009 at 3:34 pm

    Chris said...

    The Academy got a lot of things wrong this year. They’ve gotten a lot of things wrong in their past. Shit happens.