Posted on Sunday, February 8th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards are in progress, and the movie awards were front loaded.
The soundtrack for Fox Searchlight’s Juno won a Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack, beating out American Gangster, August Rush, Mamma Mia and Sweeney Todd.
James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer took home a trophy for Best Score for The Dark Knight, beating out Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Iron Man, There Will Be Blood and Wall-E.
And the Grammy for Best Motion Picture Song went to Thomas Newman and Peter Gabriel for “Down to Earth” from Pixar’s WALL-E, beating out Carrie Underwood’s Ever Ever After from Enchanted, John Mayer’s Say from The Bucket List, Amy Adams’ That’s How You Know from Enchanted and John C Reilly’s Walk Hard from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. As much as I loved WALL-E, I still think the Newman/Gabriel song is overrated, and would have liked to see Amy Adams of John C Reilly walk away with a Grammy, but alas, I don’t get to vote in the Grammys.