The Grammy Awards are a time to celebrate the biggest and best that the music industry has to offer each year — but there was plenty of cause for celebrating for movie fans at the 2013 edition of the show.
In what’s surely a great start to an epic year for the franchise, “The Hunger Games” snagged a Grammy award of its own to kick off the evening. Taylor Swift and fellow songwriters T. Bone Burnett, John Paul White and Joy Williams won the Best Song Written for Visual Media award for “Safe & Sound,” featured prominently on the soundtrack for the Jennifer Lawrence-starring YA adaptation. Swift’s win came during the pre-telecast portion of the show, but the singer-songwriter immediately took to Twitter to spread the good news to her fans.
WE JUST WON A GRAMMY FOR SAFE AND SOUND!!!!!!!!!!
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 10, 2013
Swift’s “Safe & Sound” beat out a close crop of competitors including fellow “Hunger Games” track “Abraham’s Daughter” by Arcade Fire, “Learn Me Right” from Pixar’s “Brave” soundtrack and Bret McKenzie’s hilariously heartfelt “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” soundtrack.
In the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, the winner was the very same title the MTV Movies team selected as its best movie of 2011 : “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won for their pulse-pounding compositions, edging out action-adventure flicks “The Adventures of Tintin — The Secret of the Unicorn” and Hans Zimmer’s “The Dark Knight Rises” score, as well as smaller-scale fare like “Hugo” and the Oscar-winning “The Artist.” Also up for the award was the soundtrack for “Journey,” the award-winning video game.
Why thanks, y’all.
— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) February 10, 2013
In other movie-focused Grammy news, Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” was the unlikely victor in the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media over the likes of “The Descendants,” “The Muppets,” “Rock of Ages” and the Bob Marley documentary “Marley.” In the Best Musical Theater Album category, the stage adaptation of “Once” took the top prize, beating out Disney’s Broadway version of the 1992 film musical “Newsies.”