Keith Urban ’s “For You” will compete with Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars ’ “Safe & Sound” for a Golden Globe award next year. The songs were nominated Thursday (Dec. 13) in the category of original song.
“For You” was featured in Act of Valor while “Safe and Sound” appeared in The Hunger Games.
In addition, Urban’s wife, Nicole Kidman, received two nominations — for her television role in Hemingway & Gellhorn and her film role in The Paperboy.
“The most rewarding gift for me as a songwriter is knowing that the song has somehow made a connection,” said Urban in a statement. “I’ve been fortunate and moved to hear firsthand how it has impacted others’ lives. For that, and for this nomination, I’m so very grateful and honored. To wake up to this news, as well as to Nic’s two nominations, is absolutely beautiful. What a way to start the day!”
In a statement, Swift said, “What an amazing and unexpected present! I’m blown away by my first-ever Golden Globe nomination and so honored to be nominated with T Bone Burnett and the Civil Wars. Writing music for The Hunger Games was a labor of love. I was a fan of the stories and the characters, and we all wanted the music to have an authenticity that matched the tone of the movie and the emotions expressed in the book. This is a huge honor, and I’m really excited and so flattered. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association!”
The Golden Globes ceremony will take place Jan. 13 in Los Angeles.