The nominees for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on Tuesday morning (December 14), with prestige pictures like “The King’s Speech,” “The Fighter,” “Black Swan” and “The Social Network” leading quite an eclectic field of nominees. (A bunch of television stuff was included too, but besides “The Client List,” it’s a less headline-grabbing group.) In fact, some of the most interesting named called during this morning’s announcement came from the pop music universe and could spell gold for both.
Despite middling reviews and tepid box office receipts, “Burlesque” scored a handful of nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, including a nod for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Two of its soundtrack songs got nods for Best Original Song – Motion Picture, including “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” (written by Diane Warren and performed by Cher) and “Bound to You” (performed and co-written by Christina Aguilera). The rest of that category includes nods for Carrie Underwood (for “There’s a Place for Us,” from “Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”) and the writers of “Coming Home” (from the Gwyneth Paltrow-lead country music flick “Country Strong”). Will the “Burlesque” songs split votes, or will one of those compositions prove stronger than the competition?
Meanwhile, as predicted, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were nominated for Best Original Score – Motion Picture for their work in “The Social Network.” The former Nine Inch Nails collaborators and current How to Destroy Angels members will be competing against former Oingo Boingo member Danny Elfman (“Alice in Wonderland”), A. R. Rahman (“127 Hours”), Hans Zimmer (“Inception”) and Alexandre Desplat (“The King’s Speech”). Of those, Ross and Reznor’s work on “The Social Network” was impressive, but they’ll have to fight off Zimmer’s score for “Inception” (and its trademark foghorn cue) for the gold.
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