Grammy nominees include “Potter” alumni
The 2015 Grammy nominees were announced earlier today via Twitter, and Potter fans will be thrilled to learn that composers Alexandre Desplat (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 and 2) and John Williams (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) both made the cut, as did a few others with ties to the Potter community.
Desplat was nominated in the Best Score category for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel, starring Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort). Desplat is no stranger to the Grammys. He has been nominated six times for the award, including a nomination in the Best Score category for Deathly Hallows – Part 2. In 2012, he won the Grammy for his work on the film The King’s Speech.
Williams is a regular at the Grammys and has been nominated many times for his work on such films as Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and all three of the Potter films he was involved in. He has won the award an impressive 21 times now and has been nominated this year in the Best Instrumental Composition category for his work on The Book Thief.
Also nominated for Best Score this year were Steven Price for Gravity, which was produced by David Heyman and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, and Thomas Newman for Saving Mr. Banks, which starred Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney).
Receiving a nomination for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture was Ed Sheeran for the song “I See Fire” from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Sheeran is known in the Potter fandom for creating the 2011 music video “Lego House,” which featured his friend Rupert Grint.
The winners will be announced at the 57th Grammy Awards taking place on February 8, 2015. See the full list of nominations here.
Which of these illustrious nominees will you be cheering for to win a Grammy this year?