Grammys Finally Recognize Daft Punk for Their 'Tron Legacy' Score
Despite the fact that the 83rd annual Academy Awards honored some spectacular composers and their scores for the five films The Social Network, 127 Hours, The King's Speech, Inception and How to Train Your Dragon, one exclusion seemed almost offensive. Daft Punk and their phenomenal score for Tron Legacy was not nominated for an Oscar, and while plenty of people have praised the electronic and orchestral fusion of music, big accolades just haven't lived up to expectations. Thankfully, outside of the realm of cinema awards, the Grammys have nominated them for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.
Here's just a taste of the Tron Legacy soundtrack in the form of my favorite track, Fall:
Of course, Daft Punk is again up against some stiff competition including Alexandre Desplat's scores for both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II and The King's Speech, Clint Mansell's beautiful score for Black Swan (which was ineligible for the Oscars because there was so much non-original music), and what seems to be a dark horse coming from composer Ryan Shore and his work on the horror film The Shrine. It would be quite fantastic for Daft Punk to end up winning this award, but frankly, I'm just glad to hear their debut as composers getting the recognition it deserves. Agreed?