Disney, “Family Guy” tunes nominated for Grammys

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Music from two Disney movies and “Family Guy” has been nominated for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, to be held February 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Nominations were announced Wednesday night by The Recording Academy.

For Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media, the nominees included Tangled(Various Artists), on Walt Disney Records. It’s vying in the category with Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1 (Various Artists; Elektra]), Burlesque (Christina Aguilera; RCA Records), Glee: The Music, Volume 4 (Glee Cast; Columbia Records) and True Blood: Volume 3 (Various Artists; WaterTower Music).

“I See The Light” (from Tangled) and “So Long” (from Winnie The Pooh) have been nominated for the Grammy for Best Song Written For Visual Media. So has “Christmastime Is Killing Us,” from Family Guy).

Alan Menken and Glenn Slater were the songwriters for “I See The Light,” performed by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi. “So Long,” performed by Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, was written by Deschanel.

Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane and Danny Smith were both the songwriters and performers for “Christmastime Is Killing Us.”

Also competing in the category are tunes from three live-action productions: “Born To Be Somebody” (from Never Say Never), “Where The River Goes” (from Footloose) and “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” (from Burlesque).

For the fourth year, nominations for the annual Grammy Awards were announced on primetime TV as part of The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on February 12. For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com.

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