Grammy Awards Movies + Emmanuel Lubezki Wins Cinematographers' Prize

Grammy Awards Movies

The Grammy 2012 winners in the “visual media” categories have already been announced. The winner for Best Song Written for Visual Media was Diane Warren's “Born to Be Somebody,” from the Justin Bieber documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, sung by Justin Bieber himself (photo).

The other contenders were Family Guy's “Christmastime Is Killing Us” by Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane, and Danny Smith; Tangled's “I See the Light” by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, and sung by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi; Winnie the Pooh's “So Long” by Zooey Deschanel, and sung by Deschanel and M. Ward; Footloose's “Where the River Goes” by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson, and Anne Preven, and sung by Brown; and another Diane Warren ditty, Burlesque's “You Haven't Seen the Last of Me,” sung by Cher.

The Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media was Alexandre Desplat for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech, starring Best Actor Oscar winner Colin Firth. The other nominees were Alexandre Desplat for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Clint Mansell for Black Swan, Daft Punk for TRON: Legacy, and Ryan Shore forThe Shrine. [Correction: We had initially – and erroneously – posted that Clint Mansell had won for Black Swan.]

The Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media went to “Boardwalk Empire Volume 1,” featuring various artists. The other nominees in that category were “Burlesque” (Christina Aguilera), “Glee: The Music, Volume 4” (the Glee cast), the soundtrack for the animated feature Tangled (various artists), and “True Blood Volume 3” (various artists).

The Grammy Awards ceremony/pre-ceremony is currently being held at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The evening will feature a Jennifer Hudson-led tribute to singer Whitney Houston, who died yesterday at age 48.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never pic: Paramount Pictures

Whitney Houston Tribute: Jennifer Hudson at Grammy Awards

Jennifer Hudson, who won a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, and Chaka Khan will pay tribute to Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards ceremony this evening at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. When Hudson won a Grammy in 2009, Houston was the one who handed her the trophy. Yesterday, Whitney Houston, age 48, was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Also receiving a posthumous tribute at the 2012 Grammys is singer Etta James. Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt will present the homage.

In addition to Hudson, Khan, Keys, and Raitt, other presenters at the this year's Grammy Awards ceremony include Marc Anthony, Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Reba McEntire, Drake, Fergie, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love), Best Actress Academy Award nominee Diana Ross (Lady Sings the Blues), Ryan Seacrest, Ringo Starr, and Amir “Questlove” Thompson.

Scheduled performers at the Grammys' main telecast include Adele, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, The Beach Boys, Tony Bennett, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta, Lil Wayne, Glen Campbell, The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, The Civil Wars, Coldplay, Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Diana Krall, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Maceo Parker, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen, The E Street Band, Taylor Swift, Joe Walsh, Foster the People, and Maroon 5.

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