Grammys for Giacchino

Posted by · 5:33 am · February 1st, 2010

UpAs the music world celebrated the general awesomeness that is Taylor Swift last night, Oscar-minded Hollywood couldn’t resist infringing on the proceedings slightly. When Jeff Bridges even crops up at the Grammy Awards (to introduce a Les Paul tribute), you just know that he’s this year’s chosen one.

Bridges at least acquitted himself with dignity, something that sadly couldn’t be said for another Oscar hopeful, Quentin Tarantino, who came dressed (to steal blatantly from Joe Reid) as “Retired in Miami Elvis” and pimped his movie in a hopped-up intro to a Lil’ Wayne performance. To be fair, however, he was present as a nominee, though “Inglourious Basterds” lost the Best Compilation Soundtrack award to “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Yes, last year’s Oscar champ isn’t done winning awards yet, as “Jai Ho” also beat Bruce Springsteen and Karen O to the Best Film/TV Song award.

But to bring the discussion a little more up to date, Michael Giacchino added another pair of trophies to the already considerable collection he has amassed for his “Up” score, taking Best Score Soundtrack honors, as well as Best Instrumental Composition for the film’s “Married Life” theme. When even the Grammys fall in line with the precursor awards, it’s hard to see Giacchino being denied the Oscar at this point.

And we’re not done making Oscar connections to the Grammys, as impending host Steve Martin was also honored last night, taking Best Bluegrass Album for “The Crow/New Songs for the Five-String Banjo.” What a hero.

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  • 1 2-01-2010 at 6:20 am

    Ziyad Abul Hawa said...

    30th Annual Razzie ® Award Nominees

    Worst Picture:
    All About Steve
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
    Land of The Lost
    Old Dogs
    Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen (Aka Trannies, Too)

    Worst Actor of 2009
    Will Ferrell, LAND OF THE LOST
    Steve Martin, PINK PANTHER 2
    Eddie Murphy, IMAGINE THAT
    John Travolta, OLD DOGS

    Worst Actress of 2009
    Beyonce, OBSESSED
    Sandra Bullock, ALL ABOUT STEVE
    Sarah Jessica Parker, DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?

    Worst Supporting Actor of 2009
    Hugh Hefner (as Himself), MISS MARCH
    Robert Pattinson, TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON
    Jorma Taccone (as Cha-Ka), LAND OF THE LOST
    Marlon Wayans, G.I. JOE

    Worst Supporting Actress of 2009
    Candice Bergen, BRIDE WARS
    Ali Larter, OBSESSED
    Sienna Miller, G.I. JOE
    Kelly Preston, OLD DOGS
    Julie White (as Mom), TRANNIES, TOO

    Worst Screen Couple of 2009
    Any Two (or More) Jonas Brothers, THE JONAS BROTHERS 3-D CONCERT EXPERIENCE
    Sandra Bullock & Bradley Cooper, ALL ABOUT STEVE
    Will Ferrell & Any Co-Star, Creature or “Comic Riff”, LAND OF THE LOST
    Shia LaBeouf & EITHER Megan Fox OR Any Transformer, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
    Kristen Stewart & EITHER Robert Pattinson OR Taylor Whatz-His-Fang, TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON

    Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel (Combined Category for 2009)
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
    Land of The Lost
    Pink Panther 2 (A Rip-Off of a Sequel to a Remake)
    Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
    Twilight Saga: New Moon

    Worst Director of 2009
    Michael Bay, TRANNIES, TOO
    Walt Becker, OLD DOGS
    Brad Silberling, LAND OF THE LOST
    Stephen Sommers, G.I. JOE
    Phil Traill, ALL ABOUT STEVE

    Worst Screenplay of 2009
    All About Steve
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
    Land of The Lost
    Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
    Twilight Saga: New Moon

  • 2 2-01-2010 at 9:14 am

    red_wine said...

    It would be really great to see Up win, perhaps the most deserving win for a long time. The last few years have been seen mostly Best Picture nominees winning in score as a bone thrown to non best picture winners or part of a best picture sweep. Like LOTR 3, Finding Neverland, Brokeback, Babel, Atonement & Slumdog with Brokeback & babel being cited by many as a category low for winners. I agree.

    But Up, though a best Picture nominee, is a filler nominee so it will break a horrible trend and is just such a lovely small scale score beating something like a bang out full orchestral score like Avatar.

  • 3 2-01-2010 at 9:22 am

    RyanT said...

    Hey guys. Saw you and mB comparing Oscar hopeful films to recent Grammy winners via skype last night and this morning. Fun.

    But even though Taylor Swift MAY be your Hurt Locker, I wager she’s closer to Avatar in that she did sell the most albums last year (ignoring Susan Boyle for a second here). Beyonce, to me, feels more like Inglourious Basterds while Lady Gaga and BEP would be Up (very popular, but was relegated mostly to ghetto wins).

    So what about The Hurt Locker? Well, Kings of Leon perhaps?

    But back to Taylor Swift… in terms of Oscar, I was actually thinking about comparing her to Sandra Bullock. Big bucks and general appeal though talent-wise is she really better than Beyonce (Meryl Streep?), Lady Gaga (Carey Mulligan), etc…

    Clearly, I took a crazy pill this morning. Feel free to ignore this comment.

  • 4 2-01-2010 at 9:23 am

    RyanT said...

    I meant to say…

    “Hey Guy. Saw you and mB comparing Oscar hopefuls to recent Grammy winners via TWITTER last night and this morning. How fun.”

  • 5 2-01-2010 at 9:30 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Twitter always comes round to bite you in the ass.

    I love your whole analysis, especially since I had nothing that complex in mind. I simply meant that Taylor Swift was the one Album of the Year nominee I thought deserved the win.

  • 6 2-01-2010 at 10:24 am

    j said...

    Well, Taylor’s album was the best-reviewed of the 5. And also the highest-selling. So that would make it, like…a win for Return of the King.

    And please, Single Ladies makes Beyonce the Meryl Streep of music? “I’m up on him/He up on me…If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it/Oh oh oh…I got gloss on my lips/Man on my hips/Got me tighter in my Dereon jeans/Acting up, drink in my cup.”

  • 7 2-01-2010 at 10:39 am

    The Other James D. said...

    There is nothing awesome about Ratface or her banal music. Also, she should be banned from singing live. At least the other lousy singers are autotuned or lipsyncing to mask their suckage and spare our ears.

    As someone who loved “Just Dance” before it was cool, grew very tired of her hype after the next few singles, then fell back in lurve with the epic magnum opus that is her “Bad Romance” video (great song as well), I’d have to say Lady GaGa was robbed of the top award.

  • 8 2-01-2010 at 11:13 am

    John H. Foote said...

    One of the best scores i have heard in many a year — perfectly enhanced the picture. Brilliant and most worthy of an Oscar.

  • 9 2-01-2010 at 1:55 pm

    RyanT said...

    j, I don’t believe myself that Beyonce is the Meryl Streep of music. My train of thought literally stopped at me comparing Taylor to to Bullock.

  • 10 2-01-2010 at 2:31 pm

    Ted said...

    Great for Giacchino. The oscar for Score sure seems like it’s going his way and deservedly so. Now if a sound award can go to UP then it will make up for the travesty of Wall-E not winning a single sound award from last year when in no other movie last year did sound take on a more critical role.