Often times with all the Rihannas, Biebers, Gagas and Taylor Swifts running around on Grammy night, it’s easy for the indie artists to get lost in the shuffle.  Fortunately with the help of Stephen Colbert, the Best Alternative Music Album category got some love on mainstream television (though let’s face it, as indie artists go Vampire Weekend, The Black Keys, and Arcade Fire are pretty well known).

Where is the love, though for the soundtracks, scores and songs written for films or television?  Right here, my friends, right here….

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television, Or Other Visual Media

1.  Down In New Orleans (From The Princess And The Frog)
Performed by: Dr. John
Songwriter: Randy Newman

2.  I See You (From Avatar)
Performed by: Leona Lewis
Songwriter: Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell and James Horner

3.  Kiss Like Your Kiss (From True Blood)
Performed by: Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello
Songwriter: Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams & Elvis Costello “Kiss Like Your Kiss”

4.  The City (From Treme)
Performed by: Steve Earle
Songwriter: Steve Earle

5.  The Weary Kind (From Crazy Heart)
Performed by: Ryan Bingham
Written by: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett
Ryan Bingham “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

1.  Crazy Heart (Various Artists)
Producers: Stephen Bruton and T Bone Burnett
New West Records

2.  Glee: The Music, Volume 1 (Glee Cast)
Producers: Adam Anders, Peer Astrom and Ryan Murphy
Columbia Records

3.  Treme (Various Artists)
Producers: Blake Leyh and Tony Seyler

4.  True Blood – Volume 2
Producers: Alan Ball, Gary Calamar and Kevin Weaver

5.  The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Producers: Paul Katz and Alexandra Patsavas
Summit Ent / Chop Shop / Atlantic
Fanfarlo “Atlas”

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

1.  Alice In Wonderland
Composer: Danny Elfman
Walt Disney Records

2.  Avatar
Composer: James Horner
Fox Music / Atlantic Records

3.  Inception
Composer: Hans Zimmer
Reprise / Water Tower Music

You can listen to a track from the Inception score here, but I recommend listening to Hans Zimmer’s conversation with Jason Bentley, Music Director of public radio station, KCRW, in Los Angeles.  Zimmer not only discusses his work on Inception, but the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, on which he will be collaborating with Rodrigo y Gabriela.

4.  Sherlock Holmes
Composer: Hans Zimmer
Water Tower Music

5.  Toy Story 3
Composer: Randy Newman
Walt Disney Records
Listen to Randy Newman’s “We Belong Together.”