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Up at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards! Giacchino Wins Two Prizes Including Best Score!

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is once again recognizing what Pixar directors have constantly made clear, that excellent scores drive feature films just like a great story does.

Here’s a little refresher, Michael Giacchino and Up were nominated in three prestigious Grammy Awards categories including Best Score, Best Instrumental Composition, and Arrangement! Wins are listed below.

Since there are hundreds of awards handed out at the Grammys, many winners are announced before the televised portion at an earlier event. That includes awards for scores; although there’s less public recognition that way, we can sit back and relax during the show knowing that Pixar’s 10th took home its share of wins!

And the Up awards are…

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Up, Michael Giacchino, composer
Best Instrumental Composition: "Married Life" from Up, Michael Giacchino, composer, Up Soundtrack

The rest of the winners announced so far can be found here. To watch the televised awards ceremony featuring Record of the Year and more, tune in to CBS tonight at 8 PM ET!

Congratulations to Michael Giacchino, the Up team and the rest of the winners!

Note: After a $700 million dollar theatrical run and consistent awards show wins for its soundtrack, I wonder if Disney is considering releasing Up’s score on a physical CD. One thing’s for sure, someone at Disney marketing must be beating himself up for this flawed decision.

0 Responses to Up at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards! Giacchino Wins Two Prizes Including Best Score!

  1. Now, the chances winning the Oscar is high for Best Score. AND, nomination for Best Picture too!
    Congrats Mike G and the rest of the team!

  2. uruseiranma says:

    It was a great score, though part of me still loves my first Giacchino introduction: The Incredibles.

    Though it would be nice to see Mike win this year.

  3. ArtJoe says:

    Even after seeing Up so many times I’ve lost count, every time I hear Ellie’s little chord sequence I can’t help but tear up. The power and emotion just rocks me to the core. Mr. Giacchino’s work is just that good. I hope someday to meet him and thank him personally should my dream of working at Pixar come true. Until then, thank you Michael, and congratulations!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I just love how all of Mike’s scores are perfectly unique to each other. None sound indentical. The “Married Life” track remains one of my favorite compositions in film history. Glad to hear his music is doing well at the Grammy’s and Annie’s 🙂


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  6. Anonymous says:

    i think its DISGUSTING that up is not available on CD.
    i would hope that they release it VERY soon now that there is even more buzz about the movie….

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