2008 Golden Globe Nominees Include Slew of BMI Composers

Posted in News on December 11, 2008

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominees for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards Thursday, December 11, and BMI composers number prominently among the prestigious nominees.

In the Best Original Score field, multiple BMI Award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat garnered a nod for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Versatile Indian composer A.R. Rahman was also tapped in the prestigious Best Original Score category for his work on film Slumdog Millionaire.

  • Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat
  • A.R. Rahman A.R. Rahman
  • Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel

BMI Icon Peter Gabriel, along with collaborator and BMI Richard Kirk Award recipient Thomas Newman, will vie for Best Original Song honors for “Down to Earth” from Wall-E. Pop culture darling Miley Cyrus and two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year Jeffrey Steele also earned a Best Original Song nod: the pair co-penned “I Thought I Lost You” for the motion picture Bolt. Amanda Ghost and Ian Dench (both PRS) are also celebrating well-deserved Best Original Song recognition for their contribution to film Cadillac Records, “Once in a Lifetime.”

  • Thomas Newman Thomas Newman
  • Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus

The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place Sunday, January 11, 2009, at the Beverly Hilton and will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. EST. For more information and a complete list of nominees, please visit

  • Jeffrey Steele Jeffrey Steele
  • Amanda Ghost Amanda Ghost


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