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Springsteen, Gabriel Snag Golden Globes Noms
Springsteen was nominated in the best original song category for "The Wrestler" from the feature film of the same name. Knowles got a nod as a co-writer on "Once in a Lifetime" from "Cadillac Records." The song's other writers are Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring and Jody Street.
Peter Gabriel was recognized for "Down to Earth" from "Wall-E." The music was co-written with Thomas Newman. Cyrus and co-writer Jeffrey Steele are nominated for "I Thought I Lost You" from "Bolt." The category was completed by the title song to "Gran Torino," whose writer credits include Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, Jamie Cullum and Michael Stevens.
Eastwood is also nominated for his original score for "Changeling," where he's up against James Newton Howard ("Defiance"), A.R. Rahman ("Slumdog Millionaire"), Hans Zimmer ("Frost/Nixon") and Alexandre Desplat ("The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button").
In the best picture -- musical or comedy category, Universal Pictures' "Mamma Mia!" was among the nominees. The ABBA-themed film's star Meryl Streep was also nominated for best performance by an actress in a motion picture -- comedy or musical.