1. Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Bret McKenzie Nominated For World Soundtrack Awards

    August 13, 2012 2:54 PM EDT Songs performed by Madonna, Mary J. Blige and Academy Award winner Bret McKenzie are in contention for the World Soundtrack Awards 2012 handed out at the Ghent International Film Festival. The World Soundtrack Academy hands out awards in three cat ...

  2. ASCAP Film & TV Awards Honor Isham, Newton Howard, Zimmer, Rabin, More

    June 28, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Mark Isham, James Newton Howard, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, John Debney and Carter Burwell were among the composers honored Thursday at ASCAP's 27th Annual Film & Television Music Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. During the invita ...

  3. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 27, 2012 12:03 AM EST The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original song trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Su ...

  4. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 26, 2012 11:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Ludovic Bource's Music for 'The Artist' Takes Best Original Score The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original so ...

  5. Backbeat: Howard Shore, Siedah Garrett, Ludovic Bource, Other Oscar Nominated Composers, Songwriters Gather Before Big Day

    February 26, 2012 8:41 AM EST Oscar nominees, from left, Brett McKenzie, Ludovic Bource, Sergio Mednes, Siedah Garrett and Alberto Iglesias chat before offical photograohs are taken as the annual Society of Composers and Lyricists pre-Oscar party. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Most of t ...

  6. Rio's' Siedah Garrett on Oscar's Original Song Snub: 'People Are Not Happy'

    February 23, 2012 7:27 AM EST Real In Rio from Waldo de la Cruz on Vimeo . Songwriter Siedah Garrett has a 50 percent chance of winning an Oscar on Sunday night. Her nomination, for best original song for "Real in Rio" from the animated movie Rio, is one of only two ...

  7. Bret McKenzie on 'Muppet'-less Oscars: 'It's a Shame'

    February 08, 2012 1:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Best Original Song Nominee Talks Oscars & 'Muppets,' Plus Future of Flight of the Conchords Bret McKenzie is up for a best original song Oscar later this month, not that "Man or Muppet" (from "The Muppets") will be ...

  8. Oscars Not Performing 'Muppets,' 'Rio' Original Song Nominees?

    February 07, 2012 3:05 PM EST 0 0 0 When the Academy Award nominations were announced last month, the Best Original Song category only included two candidates: "Real In Rio" from "Rio," and "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets." Now, it's poss ...

  9. Oscar Analysis: What Happened to Best Original Song?

    January 24, 2012 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 The convoluted system to select nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar, altered in 2009 when the Academy raised the number of best picture nominees to 10, came back to haunt the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday (Jan. 24). O ...

  10. Oscar Analysis: Why Only Two Nominees for Best Original Song?

    January 24, 2012 10:49 AM EST The convoluted system to select nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar, which was altered in 2006 when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences raised the number of best picture nominees to 10, came back to haunt it on Tuesday. Oscar Mu ...

  11. Oscar Nominations Announced: 'The Artist,' 'Tintin,' 'Hugo' Up For Best Score

    January 24, 2012 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning (Jan. 24), and while "The Artist," "The Descendants," and "The Help" all got their expected due, this year's music nominations were a ...

  12. Oscar Musical Nominees: 'Muppets,' John Williams, 'Rio,' 'The Artist'

    January 24, 2012 8:56 AM EST Nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced today and while "The Artist" and "The Descendants," and "The Help" all got their expected due, this year's music nominations were less known. This yea ...

  13. Exclusive: Muppets Video Premiere & Kermit Q&A

    December 08, 2011 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Jason Segel Belts "Man or Muppet," Kermie on Being Green in Limelight The great Muppet comeback train of 2011 rolls onward, leaving what feels like just a handful of folks who still haven't seen "The Muppets" in the dust. In ...

  14. Exclusive: 'The Muppets' Soundtrack Song List

    October 10, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords has four original songs in the Disney film "The Muppets," which features special appearances by Feist , Joanna Newsom and Nathan Pacheco. Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack Nov. 21. McK ...

  15. 'Flight Of The Conchords' Series Cancelled

    December 11, 2009 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 HBO musical-comedy series " Flight of the Conchords " will not return for third season. After months of speculation, co-creators Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement and James Bobin broke the news on their Web site. "We've noticed the ...

  16. 'Flight Of The Conchords' Ending Run

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST "The Flight of the Conchords" is officially dead. After months of speculation, the quirky HBO comedy series' co-creators Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement and James Bobin broke the news on their Web site. "We've noticed the l ...

  17. 'Flight of the Conchords' Defy Struggling TV Story

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.S. cult hit television show "Flight of the Conchords" follows the travails of a marginally talented musical duo from New Zealand trying to make it in New York City, but in reality the pair are far from struggling. Jemaine Clement and B ...

  18. Flight of the Conchords / May 6 / New York (Town Hall)

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In real life, the men behind HBO's "Flight of the Conchords" -- Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie -- now have to deal with their new found fame: Girls do throw themselves at the pair and choruses of r On HBO’s series "Flight of t ...

  19. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview (Continued)

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end ...

  20. Flight Of The Conchords Debut Due In April

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 They play marginally talented singer/songwriters on their runaway hit HBO series, but Flight of the Conchords members Jermaine Clement and Bret McKenzie put in extensive time in the studio to perfect They play marginally talented singer/songwriters ...

  21. Flight Of The Conchords

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie of New Zealand folk-comedy act Flight Of The Conchords are good at cracking people up. But the work that goes into accomplishing those giggles and guffaws is no laugh Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie of New Zealand ...