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Grammys: 'Twilight,' 'Slumdog Millionaire'

Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire
Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight)

Jan. 31, '10, update: The early-bird 2010 Grammy Awards ceremony is currently taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The televised portion of the ceremony will begin at 8pm this evening. Organizers have to do it in two installments: the Grammys hand out 21,389 awards. Those couldn't all be part of the televised show, or it'd run well into the next century.

The movie winners are: best compilation soundtrack album “Slumdog Millionaire,” produced by Oscar winner A.R. Rahman; composer Michael Giacchino for “Up,” chosen the best score soundtrack album; and composersA.R. Rahman, Gulzar, and Tanvi Shah for the Oscar-winning song “Jai Ho” (from Slumdog Millionaire), voted the best song created for a motion picture, television show, or visual media.

All exaggerations aside, about 100 or so awards are being handed out during the Grammy's afternoon ceremony, which began at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. Nine more winners, among them album, song, and record of the year, and best new artist – will be announced during the evening show, which CBS will telecast live on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET.

The five Grammy nominees for Record of the Year are Beyoncé for “Halo,” The Black Eyed Peas for “I Gotta Feeling,” Kings of Leon for “Use Somebody,” Lady Gaga for “Poker Face,” and Taylor Swift for “You Belong With Me.”

Jan. 30

Cadillac Records, Inglourious Basterds, Slumdog Millionaire, True Blood, and Twilight are the five nominees for the Grammy 2010 for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.

Alexandre Desplat's The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Nicholas Hooper's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Danny Elfman's Milk, Michael Giacchino's Star Trek, Michael Giacchino's Up are in the running for Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.

The Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media nominees are “All Is Love” (From Where The Wild Things Are) by Karen O & Nick Zinner; “Decode” (From Twilight) by Josh Farro, Hayley Williams & Taylor York; “Jai Ho” (From Slumdog Millionaire) by Gulzar, A.R. Rahman & Tanvi Shah; “Once In A Lifetime” (From Cadillac Records) by Ian Dench, James Dring, Amanda Ghost, Beyoncé Knowles, Scott McFarnon & Jody Street; and “The Wrestler” (From The Wrestler) by Bruce Springsteen.

Some of those songs and scores are from 2008 movie releases. Of these, only “Jai Ho” won an Oscar, while Alexandre Desplat's The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Danny Elfman's Milk score received Oscar nods. Michael Giacchino will likely be up for an Oscar when this year's nominations are announced next Tuesday.

The five Grammy nominees for Record of the Year are Beyoncé for “Halo,” The Black Eyed Peas for “I Gotta Feeling,” Kings of Leon for “Use Somebody,” Lady Gaga for “Poker Face,” and Taylor Swift for “You Belong With Me.”

The Grammy 2010 winners will be announced Sunday evening. Full list of nominees here.

Photo: Twilight (Summit Entertainment)

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