Giacchino Scores Several Grammys

Composer Michael Giacchino, nominated for four Grammys for his work on Star Trek XI and Up, walks away with two at the end of the evening.

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were held this weekend, and Giacchino won two Grammys for his work on Up, the computer-animated adventure story about a seventy-eight-year old man who ties balloons to his house and sails away, accompanied by an eight-year-old boy scout stowaway.

Giacchino020110Giacchino won for Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. He had two nominations in this category. The nominees were:

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Alexandre Desplat
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Nicholas Hooper
  • Milk. Danny Elfman
  • Star Trek. Michael Giacchino
  • Up. Michael Giacchino

The other Grammy win was for Best Instrumental Composition. The nominees in that category were:

  • Borat in Syracuse. Paquito D’Rivera
  • Counting to Infinity. Tim Davies
  • Fluffy. Bob Florence
  • Ice-Nine. Steve Wiest
  • Married Life (from Up). Michael Giacchino.

Giacchino did not win the Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for his work in Up. That Grammy went to West Side Story Medley by Bill Cunlife.



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