Golden Globe Nominations: Madonna, Elton John & Mary J. Blige Songs Receive Nods

Dec 15th, 2011 // Comment

The 2012 Golden Globe nominations are out, and Madonna’s upcoming directorial effort W.E. (hitting US theaters on February 3) got some Foreign Press Association love in two categories — Best Original Song (for Madge’s ballad “Masterpiece”, which she co-wrote with Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry) and Best Original Score (Abel Korzeniowski). Other song nominees include Mary J. Blige’s The Help contribution “The Living Proof” and Elton John’s “Hello Hello” from the animated film Gnomeo & Juliet.

Interestingly, new Interscope labelmates Madonna and Lady Gaga will be competing against each other for Best Original Song…sort of. Gaga serves as duet partner with Elton on the version of “Hello Hello” that appears in the Gnomeo & Juliet movie. However, she was stripped off the song as it appears on the actual soundtrack, apparently due to legal reasons.

Either way, it’s Elton John and longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin who receive the writing credit, and thus the nomination for “Hello Hello”.

Meanwhile, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor follows up his success with the score for The Social Network by landing a nod for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and Glee is up for Best Television Series — Comedy Or Musical.

Golden Globe Music Nominees

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, MOTION PICTURE
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore, Hugo
John Williams, War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SONG, MOTION PICTURE
“Hello Hello”, Gnomeo & Juliet
Music by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin

“The Keeper”, Machine Gun Preacher
Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell

“Lay Your Head Down”, Albert Nobbs
Music by: Brian Byrne
Lyrics by: Glenn Close

“The Living Proof”, The Help
Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr.
Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas

“Masterpiece”, W.E.
Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry

Catch the full list of 2012 Golden Globe nominees here.

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