Thursday, December 3, 2009

Star Trek's Giacchino Nominated for Grammy Awards

Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino received four Grammy Award nominations as a result of his work for Star Trek and Up. The Star Trek Score received a nomination and the other three are for Up. If he doesn't win at least one, especially for "Married Life", it will be criminal. The full list of nominees is at

Michael Giacchino's nominations:

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
- The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Alexandre Desplat)
- Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (Nicholas Hooper)
- Milk (Danny Elfman) [Decca]
- Star Trek (Michael Giacchino)
- Up (Michael Giacchino)

Best Instrumental Composition
- “Borat In Syracuse” from “Jazz-Clazz” (Paquito D’Rivera) (Paquito D’Rivera Quintet)
- “Counting To Infinity” from “Dialmentia” (Tim Davies) (Tim Davies Big Band)
- “Fluffy” from “Legendary” (Bob Florence) (Bob Florence Limited Edition)
- “Ice-Nine” from “Lab 2009″ (Steve Wiest) (University Of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band)
- “Married Life” from Up (Michael Giacchino)

Best Instrumental Arrangement
- “Emmanuel” from “In Boston” (Jeremy Lubbock) (Chris Botti & Lucia Micarelli)
- “Hope” from “Revolutions” (Vince Mendoza) (Jim Beard With Vince Mendoza & The Metropole Orchestra)
- “Slings And Arrows” from “The Comet’s Tail: Performing The Compositions Of Michael Brecker (Vince Mendoza) (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
- “Up With End Credits” from Up (Michael Giacchino)
- “West Side Story Medley” from “Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute To Oscar Peterson” (Bill Cunliffe) (Resonance Big Band)

Via TrekMovie, here is a video of a live performance of "Enterprising Young Men" from the movie as conducted by Michael Giacchino.

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