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For his 19th Golden Globe nomination, Best Original Score went to John Williams for Memoirs Of A Geisha giving him 4 Golden Globes. Williams' name is pretty much synonymous with the film scoring category, but the New York Times backs up the case for his repeat nominations, accompanied by a pleasant audio slide show, in their Red Carpet section (NYT's version of LAT's The Envelope).

Brokeback Mountain scored the Best Original Song with "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" by Gustavo Santoalalla (music) and Bernie Taupin (lyrics), and performed by Emmylou Harris. Santoalalla, also nominated for Best Original Score, had the opportunity to write the score to the script and let it become "a creative force as the film was shot." While his film scores are hauntingly beautiful (21 Grams, Motorcycle Diaries), his best work comes through his album, Ronroco, which took 13 years to complete. “This album materialized a different, less known side of me,” says Santaolalla. “The challenge was to keep it simple without giving up some rough edges, staying within the boundaries of the subtlety and delicacy that this music needs.”

Alanis Morissette's "Wunderkind" from The Chronicles of Narnia was nominated (in addition to Harry Gregson-Williams for its score), but the album features LAist favorite Imogen Heap, among others, who recently gained fame after Frou Frou was on the Garden State soundtrack. Transamerica, nominated for Dolly Parton's "Travelin' Thru," has a soundtrack filled with a variety of southern roots music like Old Crowe Medicine Show, Luncinda Williams, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Wylie & The Wild West. You've all heard the latter musician, probably without even knowing it, as the controversial yodel in Yahoo! commercials.

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Tony Renis got his second golden globe nomination for the song, titled after the movie, "Christmas in Love". The Producers filled out the Best Original Song category with "There's Nothing Like a Show On Broadway."