The score of Avatar was released almost a year ago, but it was inelegible for the Grammys, because it was released after the Grammy's deadline, apparently. After many months, it got nominated for the category of Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media. This marks James Horner's 8th Grammy nomination, and this could be his third win. The widely acclaimed Avatar: Music from the Motion Picture has been nominated for several major awards, including the Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAS. James Horner will be facing other highly acclaimed soundtracks, most notably Inception (Hans Zimmer) and Alice in Wonderland (Danny Elfman), which are considered the frontrunners. The other nods go to Toy Story (Randy Newman), and Sherlock Holmes (Hans Zimmer, again).