Pop, Rock, Rap Up For 'Best Song' Golden Globe
Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer will compete for honors as the best original song from a motion picture at the upcoming 60th annual Golden Globe Awards. The category sees MadSongs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer will compete for honors as the best original song from a motion picture at the upcoming 60th annual Golden Globe Awards. The category sees Madonna's title theme to the James Bond film "Die Another Day" up against Simon's "Father and Daughter" from "The Wild Thornberrys Movie" and U2's "The Hands That Built America" from Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York."
Rounding out the category is "Zimmer's "Here I Am," which was performed by Bryan Adams (who wrote the lyrics with Gretchen Peters) for "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron," and "Lose Yourself" by Eminem. The latter, from the Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile," is now in its eighth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. The soundtrack debuted seven weeks ago at No. 1 on The Billboard 200.
In the Globes' other music category -- best original score -- those nominated are Terence Blanchard's work on Spike Lee's latest, "25th Hour," Peter Gabriel's "Rabbit Proof Fence" score, Philip Glass' contribution to "The Hours," Elmer Bernstein's "Far From Heaven" score, and Elliot Goldenthal's music for "Frida."
The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago" leads the field of Golden Globe nominees with eight nods, including a best supporting actor notice for rapper-turned-actor Queen Latifah. The New Jersey native will compete with the likes of Kathy Bates ("About Schmidt"), Cameron Diaz ("Gangs of New York"), Susan Sarandon ("Igby Goes Down"), and Meryl Streep ("Adaptation") for the award.
Other "Chicago" nominations include best musical or comedy and a pair of best actress nods for stars Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's roughly 90 members who cover entertainment for overseas publications choose nominees in 13 movie and 11 television Golden Globe categories. The awards will be handed out Jan. 19 during a live telecast on NBC.