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Ennio Morricone, David Lang, Daniel Pemberton Nominated for 2016 Golden Globes

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Dec 11, 2015 06:22 PM EST

With the 2016 Golden Globe nominees still buzzing from the news, the ceremony should be an intense contest as all those named have committed to their roles. On the music side, though, we see the top contenders in the business, with everyone from Ennio Morricone to David Lang to Daniel Pemberton representing.

While it's an honor to be a part of the gala, each nominee is far from a shoo-in. Take David Lang's original song, "Simple Song #3." He composed the tune for the Paolo Sorrentino film, Youth, but it's up against stiff competition.

Also in the category are Wiz Khalifa's smash hit, "See You Again" for Furious 7, a Brian Wilson song that was part of the Paul Dano biopic, Love and Mercy, and the James Bond theme, "Writing's on the Wall," as performed by Sam Smith.

David Lang, though, was looked over for the Original Score category despite having written the score for Youth. In the category, however, are Ennio Morricone's theme for The Hateful Eight, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto's music for The Revenant, Carter Burwell for Carol, Alexandre Desplat for The Danish Girl and Daniel Pemberton for Steve Jobs.

Aside from this being Leo's last full-bodied attempt at starting his path to an Oscar (in the movie he eats a raw liver and sleeps inside a bear carcass a la Hugh Glass), the competition is thick.

As YourClassical put it:

"Is it too early to make Oscar predictions? Of course not! Let's say Morricone is a likely nod, along with John Williams for the Force Awakens score. You've got to bet that Wilson, Smith, and the Wiz will be onstage at the Oscars - as well as David Lang? Classical music fans can hope."

Regardless, the 73rd Golden Globes will be presented on Jan. 10 and broadcast live on NBC.

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