The soundtrack to Woody Allen’s 2011 film Midnight In Paris has won the Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media (essentially Best Soundtrack) at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. It is the first time a Woody Allen film has ever been nominated, let alone win, in the category.
‘Midnight In Paris‘ beat out ‘The Descendants‘, the Bob Marley documentary ‘Marley‘, ‘The Muppets‘ and the musical ‘Rock Of Ages‘. The soundtrack features music from various artists (including Allen’s band mate, Conal Fowkes), and the actual recipient of the award is to be determined. The award was one of many that was awarded before the televised event.
This is a significant win for Allen, who has used music as an integral part of every film. Allen’s previously been nominated in Comedy (1965) or Spoken Word (2011) categories. In music however, only a film he wrote the script for, Casino Royale, has ever been nominated, and that was for Burt Bacharach. Woody Allen and Grammy just makes us think of Grammy Hall.
The soundtrack for ‘Midnight In Paris‘ is available on all digital stores and on CD from most retailers.
Here’s Conal Fowkes rendition of the Cole Porter classic Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love, from the soundtrack.