THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Hans Zimmer's Score Nominated For A Grammy

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Hans Zimmer's Score Nominated For A Grammy

It has today been revealed that Hans Zimmer has been nominated at next year's Grammy Awards for his rousing The Dark Knight Rises score. Hit the jump for further details and to check out the full list of nominees.

Taking place next year on February 10th, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards will see The Dark Knight Rises' Hans Zimmer battling it out with the likes of John Williams and Howard Shore for "Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media". Our friends over at Batman-News spotted the nomination when the full list was released today and you can find the full list of nominees in this category below. It's worth noting that Zimmer's last win at the Grammy Awards was in 2009 for The Dark Knight.

The Dark Knight Rises
Hans Zimmer, composer

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

The Artist
Ludovic Bource, composer

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

Howard Shore, composer

Austin Wintory, composer

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.


Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul


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webheaded - 12/6/2012, 6:59 PM
THAT should seriously be the only prestigious award this film gets. It was good, but seriously, there's nothing that special about it. Not like The Dark Knight, anyway.
RR51 - 12/6/2012, 7:00 PM
whoelsebutkevin - 12/6/2012, 7:00 PM
One scene that comes to mind that I just loved the music was when Batman was on his Bat Bike stopped on that bridge with all the Cops closing in on him. It was fun to listen to that.
Bandido - 12/6/2012, 7:00 PM
pro346 - 12/6/2012, 7:04 PM
Great score! Avengers score would have to be the worst score of any of the blockbuster movies released in the last 5 years! Crap
Fornication - 12/6/2012, 7:05 PM
If there's something in TDKR that deserves an award, that is definitely the soundtrack. Zimmer is always great and it's about time for him to get another Oscar.
Funsize - 12/6/2012, 7:05 PM
DCfan89 - 12/6/2012, 7:05 PM
awesome!! great score
Ha1frican - 12/6/2012, 7:08 PM
As it should be it was epic. I fel it was underused at point in the film, the Bane/Bane Batman fight would have been alot beter with some musi IMO but i guess they were going more for th equivalent of the Joker interrogation. Still an awesome scene regardless
Preston - 12/6/2012, 7:09 PM

He 'really' deserved it for his INCEPTION score:

^^^ TIME alone was worth the award.

This not so much.
INFO - 12/6/2012, 7:14 PM
HavocPrime - 12/6/2012, 7:19 PM
Jesus that is a epic music fight to the death, but as Highlander said, THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!
Jollem - 12/6/2012, 7:25 PM
i wouldn't be surprised at all if tdkr snagged a few awards
Wildaniel - 12/6/2012, 7:28 PM
I listen to the score everyday, listen to the last track "RISE" on full blast, brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it.
DrHorrible - 12/6/2012, 7:29 PM
The soundtrack was good, but it was WAY too similar to the TDK soundtrack. I liked how the BB soundtrack and the TDK soundtrack both had their unique flairs, but TDKR just sounded like the TDK soundtrack with that stupid chant in it.

Like I said, it was good, but not the best one. That one still goes to TDK.
INFO - 12/6/2012, 7:42 PM
^ Thanks i didn't know that.
GodzillaKart - 12/6/2012, 7:45 PM
There are so many parts of the Nolan trilogy that suck...but the soundtrack is not one of them.
GodzillaKart - 12/6/2012, 7:46 PM
@Nomis...serious question...are you kidding or expressing passion?
95 - 12/6/2012, 7:51 PM
Hans Zimmer deserves that Grammy!
ahhmynuts - 12/6/2012, 7:59 PM
lol where are the guys that said the score was trash at? you music geniuses
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 12/6/2012, 8:08 PM
better win. The track "Rise" always brings me to tears. So powerful.
GoILL - 12/6/2012, 8:31 PM

Rise is definitely dope and as you and Nomis said the theater I went to the audience gave it a standing ovation as well.
thebearjew - 12/6/2012, 8:39 PM
@TrueRedBlue ya i agree it was good but not great like the dark knight
but i think it deserves thhis award and a few others
thebearjew - 12/6/2012, 8:40 PM
great ending i loved the ending was absolutley perfect
thebearjew - 12/6/2012, 8:42 PM
disregard what i said actually i think it was pretty great but not as great as tdk
Moakynubs - 12/6/2012, 8:43 PM
I have to admit, there's no way they could have gotten nominated for this without putting out those never before seen pictures from the movie we've all seen.
AsianVersionOfET - 12/6/2012, 9:02 PM
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo or TDKR!
TheOneWhoKnocks - 12/6/2012, 9:08 PM
Nolan SAVED's a proven fact.All 3 movies were extremely successful. TDKR has few issues but it still is better than 95% of movies released in this year.You insecure haters can kiss Bane's ass.Fans can kiss Anne's ass;)
Preston - 12/6/2012, 9:34 PM
Here is my top pick for "Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media":

The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn by John Williams, composer

The album by John Williams (JAWS, Star Wars, Superman, ET) is destined to win this one. The album is epic.

The Artist by Ludovic Bource would be my second pick:

MCMLXXXII - 12/6/2012, 9:41 PM

Maximus101 - 12/6/2012, 10:52 PM
Hans zimmer hands down no contest.
marvel72 - 12/7/2012, 2:51 AM
the only award it should be nominated for,it still might not win the award might go to the artist.
marvel72 - 12/7/2012, 4:29 AM
@ teabag

"music in a movie is important though to boost the experience"

exactly,that's why i think the artist will get it purely for the fact that its a silent movie & it needed music to help set the mood & pace of the story.
Ancar - 12/7/2012, 4:33 AM
He deserves it, but Howard Shore's The Hobbit is simply stupendous!!!
Kyos - 12/7/2012, 5:33 AM
The soundtrack is the only thing really worthy of an award when it comes to TDKR.

Sadly I'd still have to give the Grammy to either Journey (amazing game, everyone play it!) or The Artist (amazing movie, everyone watch it!). TDKR score is just too similar to TDK to deserve the win with this competition.
UrbanKnight - 12/7/2012, 6:03 AM
Of Caaarsh!
Such a AMAZING looking film. Incredible ending. Thank you Wally, Hans, Chris!
Azazel1 - 12/7/2012, 6:10 AM
Where's the Avengers soundtrack nomination??? Oh wait I forgot, it sucked...
Azazel1 - 12/7/2012, 7:47 AM
@Urban-Best opening and closing for a CBM ever-TDKR...
yourdaddy - 12/7/2012, 9:25 AM
zimmer deserves this
rockerdude22 - 12/7/2012, 11:07 AM
It was a good soundtrack, but I definitely didn't think it was amazing (TDK score was better). Good for what it needed to do, but not something I would listen to on my own. Zimmer is a very talented composer, though. Love his themes for Pirates and Sherlock Holmes haha

Also, I don't get the hate for The Avengers score. Sure, it's not the greatest score in the world, but I still found it enjoyable. Especially the main theme.
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