Nicholas Hooper’s Score for Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Nominated for Grammy


Dec 03, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Congratulations are in order today as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been nominated for a Grammy Award. The score composed by Nicholas Hooper for the sixth Harry Potter film is among those nominated s “Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.” Others nominated include scores for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (composed by Alexander Desplat), “Milk”
(Danny Elfman), “Star Trek” (Michael Giacchino) and “Up” (Michael Giacchino). You can read the entire list of nominees here. Music from the soundtrack can be heard here on the official HBP website or here at the WB award site. The 52nd Grammy Awards will be presented on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to Christine and all who emailed!

33 Responses to Nicholas Hooper’s Score for Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Nominated for Grammy

Avatar ImageCatherine says: wow that is so awesome!! i love the sound track for this movie it is deffinatley so far my favourite!Avatar ImageBella Longbottom says: Awesome! Best soundtrack yet :DAvatar Imagejonfrog says: good luck to the runners upAvatar Imagedarthorcrux says: Wow, you mean there ARE people who actually listened to it instead of complaining about no John Williams? Color me impressed.Avatar Imagedeadtree says: This soundtrack and OotP are definitely my favorites from the series-- I hope it wins!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Well I liked this soundtrack better than the more recent movie sound tracks. lol I'll jump in and say that John Williams is my favorite movie sound track composer ... not just the HP movies but, in general. But, I did like the HBP soundtrack. However I also love the Milk soundtrack, that is a real awesome movie about the very awesome Harvey Milk, the soundtrack is composed by Danny Elfman who has written a lot of movie scores, too. Avatar Imagemissdelbridge says: Tough competition! But he should still win!! (Y)Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: i really liked the was almost subtle, like there wasn't even one. i really liked itAvatar Imagemadman1277 says: Hope it wins, great score, really amazing. Still... Cant wait for John Williams to be backAvatar ImageNicci Weasley says: That is awesome! Deserves it!!Avatar ImageFifi says: Congratulations, Mr. Hooper!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: OMG! I so hope it wins! Mr. Hooper to me, is the best composer out of all the HP soundtracks.... I wish he was doing the DH ones. I have my fingers crossed for him to win!Avatar ImageARION says: EXCELLENT! Hedwig's theme by Williams is the signature piece by far, but I really started to get bored by the repetitious music for movie soundtracks 2-4; I believe the soundtracks were renewed with Hooper for 5&6 and I only wish he was also creating the music for the last two installments. Congrats.Avatar ImagePollytomat says: That's great news! However the competition will be tough - Alexander Desplat's soundtrack is very good and I agree with Mooze_Starr: Milk has also a great sound!Avatar ImageEeyore says: I love the soundtracks from both the HP scores that Nicholas Hooper did. They are wonderful, and I especially love some of the things that didn't make it into the film, in particular the one from the deleted scene that includes Snape looking out the window. It's just one of the pieces that shows the depth of Hooper's understanding of the film. In only wish that he would do the last two films.Avatar ImageSwizzle says: That's awesome!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: This is great news! mr. Hooper should win, 'In Noctem" beats every other music. oh and yeah, HA take that Twilight soundtrack! (because everyone here is so crazy about it ><)Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Wow, congratulations, Mr. Hooper! I love this soundtrack, it's really amazing!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is wonderful that he has been recognized and nominated for an award for his work on the soundtrack for the sixth film. So innovative and creative was it as a soundtrack that it inverted, enriched, and enhanced the entire musical scheme that we associate with the franchise. In addition, it emotionally complemented the film in the most sublime and perfect fashion.Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: .YAY!Avatar Imagedarkveela says: I hope he wins, this is the best HP soundtrack until now, IMO.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Great job Nicholas Hooper!!!!! Congrats!!Avatar ImageAga Veneficus says: I loved the score for HBP, but Giacchino must win. That man is one of the best composers out there.Avatar Imagejenlynn619 says: It should be. It's absolutely gorgeous (blows John Williams out of the water in my opinion). I work at a daycare center and I play the soundtrack for the kids at nap time and it's great.Avatar Imagealicia00 says: thoes are some serious competers but i hope harry potter wines thowAvatar Imagealicia00 says: i hope Mr Hooper winsAvatar ImageHBPFan says: Well earned Mr Hooper - you've written the best HP music, and you should go down in History for it :D I really hope you win!! Best wishes!!Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: That's awesome!!! I hope it wins, it's really an amazing score!!Avatar Imagewing says: Congratulations Avatar Imagewing says: Congratulations Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: How lovely...Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Congratulations Mr Hooper!!!!Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: YAY! though I would love it if John Williams would do the last two movies! I think he's awesome!!

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