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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