Published Mar 02, 2014This year's Academy Awards were of particular interest to music fans, since a number of buzz-worthy acts were up for prizes. As it turns out, however, the winners weren't exactly indie-approved.
Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett were up for Best Original Score for their work on Her, but they lost out to Gravity's score by Steven Price. Other nominees included John Williams (The Book Thief), Alexandre Desplat (Philomena) and Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks).
As for Best Original Song, Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" — written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez — from Frozen beat out Pharrell Williams ("Happy" from Despicable Me 2), Karen O ("The Moon Song" from Her) and U2 ("Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom).
The Best Original Song nominees also performed at the ceremony. See their performances here.