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U2 Win Golden Globe

“Gangs” tune takes Best Original Song

U2’s “The Hands That Built America,” a new track featured in Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song on January 19th in Beverly Hills, California.

The third nomination was a charm for the Irish rockers: Their’s “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” from Batman Forever lost out to “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahantas in 1996, and in 1994 the band’s “Stay” from Faraway, So Close was bested by Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia,” from Philadelphia.

And for U2 fans disinterested in soundtracks, “The Hands That Built America” also appears on the band’s recently released compilation, The Best of 1990-2000.

The tune beat out other Original Song nominees “Lose Yourself,” which Eminem contributed to 8 Mile, “Die Another Day,” a Madonna song featured in the James Bond film of the same name, Paul Simon’s “Father and Daughter” (from The Wild Thornberrys Movie) and Hans Zimmer’s “Here I Am” (from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron).

In the other musical category, Best Original Score, Elliot Goldenthal won for Frida, beating out Peter Gabriel (Rabbit Proof Fence), Philip Glass (The Hours), Elmer Bernstein (Far From Heaven) and Terence Blanchard (25th Hour).

Music was more prevalent in the awards show than in recent years, as the film adaptation of the musical Chicago earned a trio of Golden Globes: Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Richard Gere, Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Renee Zellweger and Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy.


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