Bruce Springsteen wrestles Globe nom
Beyonce, Clint Eastwood among other music mentionsBruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce Knowles and Clint Eastwood are among music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC.
Springsteen is nominated in the best original song category for "The Wrestler," from the feature film of the same name. Knowles got a nom as a co-writer on "Once in a Lifetime" from "Cadillac Records"; the song's other writers are Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring and Jody Street.
Gabriel was recognized for "Down to Earth" from "WALL-E." The song's music was co-written with Thomas Newman.
Cyrus and co-writer Jeffrey Steele are nominated for "I Thought I Lost You" from "Bolt." The category is completed by the title song to "Gran Torino," whose writer credits include Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, Jamie Cullum and Michael Stevens.
Eastwood also is nominated for his original score to "Changeling," where he's up against James Newton Howard ("Defiance"), A.R. Rahman ("Slumdog Millionaire"), Hans Zimmer ("Frost/Nixon") and Alexandre Desplat ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button").
"I am thrilled and honored to have been nominated for 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,'" Desplat said. "The film has been tremendously inspirational, and I am glad for (director) David Fincher to have received so many well-deserved nominations. And thanks to the (Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.) for noticing my work."
Said Rahman: "I am grateful to the Hollywood foreign press for this nomination. I am very proud of the soundtrack and the role it plays in (director) Danny's (Boyle) phenomenal film. The fact that audiences are embracing 'Slumdog' with open arms means the world to me and is a testament to work of everyone at Fox Searchlight."
In the best picture musical or comedy category, Universal's "Mamma Mia!" is among the nominees. The ABBA-themed film's star, Meryl Streep, is nominated for best performance by an actress in a motion picture musical or comedy.
Overall, three movies lead the way with five Globe nominations each: "Button," "Frost/Nixon" and "Doubt."