Composer Michael Giacchino has a lot to celebrate as last night he was nominated for four Grammy Awards by The Recording Academy, including one for his Star Trek soundtrack. The other three nominations were for his work on the Disney/Pixar movie Up. This is the first time a Star Trek production has been nominated for a Grammy. See below for details.
Here are the three categories Giacchino was nominated in
Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
- The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Alexandre Desplat) [Concord Records]
- Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (Nicholas Hooper) [New Line Records]
- Milk (Danny Elfman) [Decca]
- Star Trek (Michael Giacchino) [Varèse Sarabande]
- Up (Michael Giacchino) [Walt Disney Records]
Best Instrumental Composition
- “Borat In Syracuse” from “Jazz-Clazz” (Paquito D’Rivera) (Paquito D’Rivera Quintet) [Timba Records]
- “Counting To Infinity” from “Dialmentia” (Tim Davies) (Tim Davies Big Band) [Origin Records]
- “Fluffy” from “Legendary” (Bob Florence) (Bob Florence Limited Edition) [MAMA Records]
- “Ice-Nine” from “Lab 2009″ (Steve Wiest) (University Of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band) [North Texas Jazz]
- “Married Life” from Up (Michael Giacchino) [Walt Disney Records]
Best Instrumental Arrangement
- “Emmanuel” from “In Boston” (Jeremy Lubbock) (Chris Botti & Lucia Micarelli) [Columbia]
- “Hope” from “Revolutions” (Vince Mendoza) (Jim Beard With Vince Mendoza & The Metropole Orchestra) [Sunny Side Records]
- “Slings And Arrows” from “The Comet’s Tail: Performing The Compositions Of Michael Brecker (Vince Mendoza) (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge) [MAMA Records]
- “Up With End Credits” from Up (Michael Giacchino) [Walt Disney Records]
- “West Side Story Medley” from “Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute To Oscar Peterson” (Bill Cunliffe) (Resonance Big Band) [Resonance Records]
Winners in 109 Grammy categories, voted on by members of the Recording Academy, will be announced Jan. 31. CBS will telecast the ceremony from L.A.’s Staples Center.
Full list of nominees at grammy.com
Giacchino has been nominated twice before for Grammy’s, winning in in 2008 for his Ratatouille score. The composer has also won an ASCAP award, and an Emmy. Earlier this year he was nominated by the World Soundtrack Academy for Composer of the year, but lost out to Alexandre Desplat (Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
Here is a video of Michael Giacchino conducting “Enterprising Young Men” in Spain over the Summer at V Festival Internacional de Música de Cine “Ciudad de Úbeda”.