56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees in Visual Media

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The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States released their nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.  The eligibility period was October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.

The ceremony will be held on January 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and portions will be broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/P. I am surprised they don't go live across the country so stay off social media that night if you don't want it spoiled.

Honoring the "best" music in Visual Media are the following categories.  Contributors to Best Compilation Soundtrack are credited as "Various" unless noted. Links go to our coverage of the films. :

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Django Unchained [Loma Vista/Universal Republic]

The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition) [WaterTower Music/ Interscope]

Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition) [Universal Republic]

Muscle Shoals [Universal Republic]

Sound City: Real To Reel (Dave Grohl & Various Artists) [RCA Records/Roswell Records]

NARAS members appear to have similar tastes as the AMPAS-nominating commitee as four of the six nominees were up for 2013 Oscars, including eventual winner Mychael Danna.

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Argo - Alexandre Desplat, composer [WaterTower Music]

The Great Gatsby - Craig Armstrong, composer [WaterTower Music/Interscope]

Life Of Pi - Mychael Danna, composer [Sony Classical/Fox Music]

Lincoln - John Williams, composer [Sony Classical]

Skyfall - Thomas Newman, composer [Sony Classical]

Zero Dark Thirty - Alexandre Desplat, composer [Madison Gate Records]

Best Song Written For Visual Media

"Atlas" (From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

[Label: Universal Republic; Publisher: Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd.]

"Silver Lining (Crazy 'Bout You)" (From Silver Linings Playbook)

Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J)

[Label: Sony Classical; Publisher: Realsongs]

"Skyfall" (From Skyfall)

Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

[Label: Columbia Records/ XL Recordings; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.]

"We Both Know" (From Safe Haven)

Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)

[Label: Relativity Music Group/RCA/Universal Republic; Publishers: G Degraw Music Inc./Plummy Lou Music]

"Young And Beautiful" (From The Great Gatsby: Deluxe Edition)

Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)

[Universal Republic; Publisher: Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd.]

"You've Got Time" (From Orange Is The New Black)

Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor)

[Label: Sire; Publishers: Soviet Kitsch Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc.]

 How did they do? Any of your favorites not included? I would have chosen "Cut Me Some Slack" from Sound City: Real To Reel with Paul McCartney and Nirvana (Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear) in the Best Song Written For Visual Media category and cut the terrible "Silver Lining (Crazy 'Bout You)".

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