Exploring The Music For Visual Media And Music Video Field Nominees

Go inside the nominations in the Music For Visual Media and Music Video categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards
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    Dondi Bastone
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    Alexander Payne
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    Bob Marley
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    Mitchell Leib
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    M.I.A.
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    Adam Anders and Peer Astrom
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    John Williams
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    Ludovic Bource
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    Hans Zimmer
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    Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
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    Howard Shore
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    Austin Wintory
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    Régine Chassagne and Win Butler
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    T Bone Burnett
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    Mumford & Sons
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    Bret McKenzie
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    Taylor Swift
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    John Paul White and Joy Williams
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    Foster The People
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    Jay-Z and Kanye West
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    Frank Ocean
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    The Dream
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    Rihanna
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    Woodkid
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    Sade
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    Esperanza Spalding
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    Tegan & Sara
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    Bono of U2
January 14, 2013 -- 5:25 pm PST
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You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the Music For Visual Media and Music Video Fields for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This year's Music For Visual Media Field features first-time nominees such as Dondi Bastone, Chris Blackwell, Ludovic Bource, Alexander Payne, Atticus Ross, and Austin Wintory. Returning GRAMMY nominees looking for their first GRAMMY include Adam Anders and Peer Astrom. Individuals looking to add to their prior GRAMMY wins include T Bone Burnett, the Civil Wars, Taylor Swift, John Williams, and Hanz Zimmer. The nominees in the Music Video Field include first-time nominees Mourad Belkeddan, Romain Gavras, Davis Guggenheim, and Tegan & Sara. Returning nominees looking for their first GRAMMY include Foster The People and Mumford & Sons. Individuals looking to add to their prior GRAMMY wins include Jay-Z, Rihanna, Sade, Esperanza Spalding, U2, and Kanye West.

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Various Artists, Dondi Bastone & Alexander Payne, producers, The Descendants

Bastone and Payne are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Bob Marley & The Wailers, Chris Blackwell & Barry Cole, producers, Marley

Bob Marley & The Wailers are up for one nomination this year, marking their first career nomination as a group. Marley has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Blackwell and Cole are each up for one nomination, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Various Artists, Midnight In Paris

Various Artists, Kaylin Frank & Mitchell Leib, producers, The Muppets

Leib is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Frank is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Various Artists, Adam Anders & Peer Astrom, producers, Rock Of Ages

Anders and Astrom are each up for one nomination this year. They both have two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

John Williams, composer, The Adventures Of Tintin — The Secret Of The Unicorn

Williams is up for one nomination this year. He has 62 prior nominations and 21 GRAMMY wins. Ludovic Bource, composer, Imaginaries Bource is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Hans Zimmer, composer, The Dark Knight Rises

Zimmer is up for one nomination this year. He has 12 prior nominations and four GRAMMY wins.

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Reznor is up for one nomination this year. He has 12 prior nominations and two GRAMMY wins. Ross is up for one nomination this year, marking his first career GRAMMY nomination. Howard Shore, composer, Hugo Shore is up for one nomination this year. He has seven prior nominations and four GRAMMY wins.

Austin Wintory, composer, "Journey"

Wintory is up for one nomination this year, marking his first career GRAMMY nomination.

Best Song Written For Visual Media

T Bone Burnett, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne, songwriters (Arcade Fire), "Abraham's Daughter" (From The Hunger Games)

Burnett is up for two nominations this year. He has 16 prior nominations and 12 GRAMMY wins. Butler and Chassagne are each up for one nomination this year. They have six prior nominations and one GRAMMY win.

Mumford & Sons, songwriters (Birdy & Mumford & Sons), "Learn Me Right" (From Brave)

Mumford & Sons are up for six nominations this year. They have three prior GRAMMY nominations.

Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, songwriters (Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty), "Let Me Be Your Star" (From Smash)

Shaiman is up for one nomination this year. He has four prior GRAMMY nominations and one GRAMMY win. Wittman is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY win.

Bret McKenzie, songwriter (Jason Segel & Walter), "Man Or Muppet" (From The Muppets)

McKenzie is up for one nomination this year. He has three prior nominations and one GRAMMY win.

T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams, songwriters (Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars), "Safe & Sound" (From The Hunger Games)

Burnett is up for two nominations this year. He has 16 prior nominations and 12 GRAMMY wins. Swift is up for three nominations this year. She has 12 prior nominations and six GRAMMY wins. White and Williams are each up for two nominations this year. They have two prior GRAMMY wins.

Best Short Form Music Video

Foster The People, Daniels, video directors; Gaetano Crupi, video producer, "Houdini"

Foster The People are up for one nomination this year. They have two previous GRAMMY nominations. Daniels are up for one nomination this year, marking the duo's first career GRAMMY nomination. Crupi is up for one nomination this year, marking his first career GRAMMY nomination.

Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream, Romain Gavras, video director; Mourad Belkeddan, video producer, "No Church In The Wild"

Jay-Z is up for six nominations this year. He has 46 prior nominations and 14 GRAMMY wins. West is up for six nominations this year. He has 46 prior nominations and 18 GRAMMY wins. Ocean is up for six nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career. The-Dream is up for two nominations this year. He has eight prior nominations and three GRAMMY wins. Gavras is up for two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career. Belkeddan is up for one nomination this year, marking his first career GRAMMY nomination.

M.I.A., Romain Gavras, video director; Romain Gavras, video producer, "Bad Girls"

M.I.A. is up for one nomination this year. She has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Gavras is up for two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris, Melina Matsoukas, video director; Juliette Larthe & Ben Sullivan, video producers, "We Found Love"

Rihanna is up for three nominations this year. She has 18 prior nominations and five GRAMMY wins. Harris up for two nominations this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Matsoukas, Larthe and Sullivan are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Woodkid, Yoann Lemoine, video director; Roman Pichon, video producer, "Run Boy Run"

Lemoine aka Woodkid and Pichone are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their respective careers.

Best Long Form Music Video

Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show; Emmett Malloy, video director; Bryan Ling, Mike Luba & Tim Lynch, video producers, Big Easy Express

Mumford & Sons are up for six nominations this year. They have three prior GRAMMY nominations. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers. Malloy is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Lynch is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Ling and Luba are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Sade, Sophie Muller, video director; Roger Davies, Grant Jue & Sophie Muller, video producers, Bring Me Home — Live 2011

Sade is up for one nomination this year. She has eight prior nominations and four GRAMMY wins. Muller is up for one nomination this year. She has five prior nominations and one GRAMMY win. Davies and Jue are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Esperanza Spalding, Pilar Sanz, video director; Esperanza Spalding, video producer, Radio Music Society

Spalding is up for three nominations this year. She has two prior nominations and one GRAMMY win. Sanz is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Tegan & Sara, Danny O'Malley, Salazar & Elinor Svoboda, video directors; Nick Blasko, Piers Henwood, Sara Quin & Tegan Quin, video producers, Get Along

Sara and Tegan Quin, Henwood, O'Malley, and Salazar and Elinor Svoboda are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first nomination of their respective careers.

U2, Davis Guggenheim, video director; Belisa Balaban, Brian Celler, Davis Guggenheim & Ted Skillman, video producers, From The Sky Down

U2 are up for one nomination this year. They have 44 prior nominations and 22 GRAMMY wins. Balaban, Celler, Guggenheim, and Skillman are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Who will take home the awards in the Music For Visual Media and Music Video categories? Tune in to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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