Brave, Muppets Animated Film Music Nominated For ’13 Grammys

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Tunes from such ani­mated or partly ani­mated films as Pixar’s Brave and Disney’s The Mup­pets are up for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

Nom­i­na­tions were announced Wednes­day night by The Record­ing Academy.

For Best Song Writ­ten For Visual Media, the nom­i­nees include “Learn Me Right” (from Brave), writ­ten by Mum­ford & Sons (per­formed by Birdy and Mum­ford & Sons) and “Man Or Mup­pet” (from The Mup­pets), writ­ten by Bret McKen­zie and per­formed by Jason Segel and Walter.

The Mup­pets (Var­i­ous Artists), on Walt Dis­ney Records, is up for a Grammy for Best Com­pi­la­tion Sound­track For Visual Media.

Nom­i­nated for Best Score Sound­track For Visual Media is The Adven­tures Of Tintin — The Secret Of The Uni­corn, com­posed by John Williams. It’s on the Sony Clas­si­cal label.

For the fifth year, nom­i­na­tions for the annual Grammy Awards were announced on prime­time tele­vi­sion as part of The GRAMMY Nom­i­na­tions Con­cert Live!! — Count­down To Music’s Biggest Night, a one-hour CBS enter­tain­ment spe­cial broad­cast live for the first time ever from Bridge­stone Arena in Nashville.

The Black Keys’ Dan Auer­bach, Fun., Jay-Z, Mum­ford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West topped the nom­i­na­tions with six each; the Black Keys, Chick Corea and Miguel each gar­nered five nods; and pro­ducer Jeff Bhasker, mas­ter­ing engi­neer Bob Lud­wig and Nas are each up for four awards.

The Grammy Awards process once again has pro­duced a diverse and impres­sive list of nom­i­na­tions across mul­ti­ple gen­res,” said Neil Port­now, pres­i­dent and CEO of The Record­ing Acad­emy. “This year’s nom­i­nees truly rep­re­sent an excep­tional and vibrant cre­ative com­mu­nity that exem­pli­fies some of the high­est lev­els of artistry and excel­lence in their respec­tive fields. Com­bined with the fifth year of our prime­time nom­i­na­tions spe­cial, we’re off to an excit­ing start on the road to Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, on Feb­ru­ary 10.”

This year’s Grammy Awards process reg­is­tered more than 17,000 sub­mis­sions over a 12-month eli­gi­bil­ity period (Octo­ber 1, 2011 to Sep­tem­ber 30, 2012). Grammy bal­lots for the final round of vot­ing will be mailed Decem­ber 19 to the vot­ing mem­bers of The Record­ing Acad­emy. They are due back to the account­ing firm of Deloitte by Jan­u­ary 16, when they will be tab­u­lated and the results kept secret until the 55th Grammy telecast.

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be held at Sta­ples Cen­ter in Los Ange­les and once again will be broad­cast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 sur­round sound on CBS from 8 to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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