Good news poured in early this morning from Los Angeles: Eighty percent of the 2011 Golden Globe nominations in music categories went to BMI composers and songwriters. Alexandre Desplat’s music for The King’s Speech, the film which garnered the most nominations overall, was tapped in the Best Original Score for a Motion Picture field, as was Danny Elfman’s vibrant score for Alice in Wonderland. A.R. Rahman’s music for 127 Hours will also vie for the Globe in the Best Original Score category, along with Atticus Ross’ work for The Social Network.
The Best Original Song in a Motion Picture category is also stacked with BMI contenders. “Bound to You,” co-written by Christina Aguilera and Sia Furler for Burlesque; Country Strong’s “Coming Home,” co-written by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, and Troy Verges; “I See the Light,” co-written by Alan Menken for Tangled; and “There’s a Place for Us,” co-written by Carrie Underwood and David Hodges for Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will all vie for the Best Original Song statuette.
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards are slated for January 16, 2011. For more information, visit goldenglobes.org.
2011 Golden Globe Awards
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
THE KING’S SPEECH
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
A.R. Rahman (PRS/BMI)
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“BOUND TO YOU” — BURLESQUE
Lyrics by: Christina Aguilera & Sia Furler (APRA)
“COMING HOME” — COUNTRY STRONG
Music & Lyrics co-written by: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, & Troy Verges
“I SEE THE LIGHT” — TANGLED
Music by: Alan Menken
“THERE’S A PLACE FOR US” — CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER
Music & Lyrics co-written by: Carrie Underwood & David Hodges