Grammy Gives Nods To Toons With Tunes
The U.S. Recording Academy's premiere recording awards, the Grammys, have put out their list of nominees and several nods have gone to tunes from cartoons. Competing in the Best Musical Album For Children category are "More Songs From Pooh Corner" by Kenny Loggins and "Woody's Roundup Featuring Riders In The Sky" by Riders In The Sky. The FANTASIA/2000 soundtrack received a nod for Outstanding Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media. Randy Newman took home two nominations for Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media and Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media for his work on TOY STORY 2 and the song "When She Loved Me." A Best Instrumental Composition nod went to DINOSAUR's "The Egg Travels" and composer James Newton Howard. A nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical went to "Here's To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years!," with Clark Germain & Bill Schnee, engineers. The visual effects heavy Best Short Form Music Video category saw the following five nominations: Busta Rhymes' "Fire" directed by Busta Rhymes and Hype Williams; Foo Fighters' "Learn To Fly" directed by Jesse Peretz; Reba McEntire's "What Do You Say" directed by Robert Deaton and George Flanigen; Papa Roach's "Broken Home" directed by Marcos Siega; and Will Smith's "Will 2K" directed by Robert Caruso. The 43rd annual Grammy Awards will be announced on February 21, 2001 in Los Angeles with a telecast on CBS.