U2, Karen O also nominated

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has been nominated alongside U2 and Karen O at next year's Golden Globes.

As the year draws to a close so another bout of awards ceremony mayhem begins. The outfits, the rows and Kanye West stomping onstage - all this and more lies ahead of us.

One of the first ceremonies of the season is the Golden Globes. A good indicator of where critical acclaim lies, the awards show is a lavish precursor to events such as the BAFTAs and the Oscars.

The Golden Globes are set to take place on January 17th, with British comedian Ricky Gervais due to host the ceremony. More Brits will be in attendance, however, with Sir Paul McCartney gaining a nomination.

In with a chance of scooping 'Best Original Song' the former Beatles star has been nominated for his track 'I Want To Come Home' recorded for the film 'Everybody's Fine'.

McCartney is up against stiff competition however. Irish rock giants U2 have also been given a nomination for their track 'Winter' taken from the soundtrack of the acclaimed film 'Brothers'.

Also nominated in that category are Maury Yeston, Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett and James Horner - for the theme to 'Avatar'.

Meanwhile Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O has been given a nomination for 'Best Original Score' in recognition for her work on 'Where The Wild Things Are'. Directed by Spike Jonze the film's score has received much acclaim, with Karen O also receiving a late nomination in the Grammy shortlist.

The music related Golden Globe nominations are as follows:

Best Original Score:
Michael Giacchino – Up
Marvin Hamlisch - The Informant
James Horner - Avatar
Abel Korzeniowski - A Single Man
Karen O, Carter Burwell - Where The Wild Things Are

Best Original Song:
'Cinema Italiano', Nine (Maury Yeston)
'I Want To Come Home', Everybody's Fine (Paul McCartney)
'I See You', Avatar (James Horner, Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell)
'The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)', Crazy Heart (Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett)
'Winter', Brothers (U2)

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