Now that the holidays are over, and with them all that “peace on earth and goodwill towards men” nonsense, it’s that magical time of year again when judging people is not only acceptable – it’s glorified.  That’s right folks, it’s awards season.  Which means for the next few months we all turn into Statler & Waldorf and every website/blog/TV show/magazine will feature the current crop of Hollywood darlings, leaping on every word and unflattering dress (or suit), debating how worthy they are for each and every nomination.

Often times at these shindigs, the music segment is overlooked – not everyone immediately thinks, “Ooh, that cue was so complex!” or stays for the more than five seconds of the end credit song – so here’s a little spotlight on what’s being voted on this weekend at the 68th Annual Golden Globes:

Best Original Score (Motion Picture)

Alexandre Desplat – The King’s Speech

“The King’s Speech” by Alexandre Desplat

Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland

“Alice’s Theme” by Danny Elfman

A.R. Rahman – 127 Hours

“Liberation in a Dream” by A.R. Rahman

Trent Reznor & Atticus RossThe Social Network

“In Motion” by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Hans Zimmer – Inception

“Waiting for a Train” by Hans Zimmer

127 Hours

Best Original Song (Motion Picture)

“You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” from Burlesque
Music & Lyrics by: Diane Warren

“Bound To You” from Burlesque
Music by: Samuel Dixon / Lyrics by: Christina Aguilera, Sia Furler

“There’s A Place For Us” from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Music & Lyrics by: Carrie Underwood, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey

“Coming Home” from Country Strong
Music & Lyrics by: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges

“I See The Light” from Tangled
Music by: Alan Menken / Lyrics by: Glenn Slater
Check out the clip here on YouTube. It’s darling.