Sting's "You Will Be My Ain True Love," a song he wrote and Alison Krauss performed for the film Cold Mountain, received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song.
After reading the Charles Frazier novel, Sting got in touch with producer T Bone Burnett who was organizing the soundtrack, to ask if he could contribute a song. "I wrote it for a woman," Sting says. "I was trying to sing it, but I couldn't do it. So it was great to hear this perfect voice translate my words."
Other Best Original Song nominees include Pearl Jam's new single, "Man of the Hour" (which is featured in Tim Burton's film Big Fish), Elton John and Bernie Taupin's "The Heart of Every Girl" (from Mona Lisa Smile), Bono, Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer's "Time Enough for Tears" (from In America) and Annie Lennox, Fran Walsh and Howard Shore's "Into the West" (from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King).
Shore's work on Rings also earned him a nomination for Best Original Score, where he'll be up against Danny Elfman (Big Fish), Hans Zimmer (The Last Samurai), Gabriel Yared (Cold Mountain) and Alexandre Desplat (Girl With the Pearl Earring).
A win for Bono would give him his second Golden Globe in a row. U2 won last year for "The Hands That Built America" from Gangs of New York.
The Golden Globes, organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are set for January 25th in Los Angeles.