Grammy Awards 2014: Skyfall wins Best Score

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The Grammy Awards are being handed out tonight which means that the best music had to offer in 2013 is being honored in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. It’s not just pop music that is being honored at the Grammys though, as music in film is also going see Grammys handed it’s way as well.

Movies are getting some pre-show attention, as none of their awards are handed out during the actual show, but that doesn’t mean that the award is meaningless. The only confusing part about the award is the totally non-linear style the Grammys take when they nominate scores, as all of these films came out over a year ago.

Nevertheless, it was Thomas Newman’s score for Skyfall that took home the Grammy for Best Score, something he may not have won had David Arnold not dropped out of the film to score the Olympics for Danny Boyle.

Argo – Alexandre Desplat, composer
The Great Gatsby – Craig Armstrong, composer
Life Of Pi – Mychael Danna, composer
Lincoln – John Williams, composer
Skyfall – Thomas Newman, composer
Zero Dark Thirty – Alexandre Desplat, composer

Do you agree with tonight’s winner, or do you think someone else should have walked away with the Grammy? Sound off in the comments section and let us know.

Topics: Bond, James, Movies, Skyfall

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  • Brad_E

    It wasn’t Arnold dropping out that got him the gig, it was Sam Mendes, who reportedly would only sign on if able to choose the composer, and for whom Newman had already scored 4 films.

  • RLPulliam

    Bottom line: Had Arnold scored the film, it would NOT have been nominated for the Grammy.