Journey falls to Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in Grammy showdown

Austin Wintory’s Grammy nomination for Journey’s soundtrack was, and always will be, a landmark moment in gaming. Unfortunately, the subtle meanderings and sweeping power of Wintory’s score wasn’t enough to take home the Grammy award itself.

That honor, for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media, went to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for their original soundtrack to Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The news came earlier today – ahead of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards’ live telecast – when Wintory tweeted that Reznor had won. Wintory graciously congratulated Reznor, but it didn’t take long for Kellee Santiago – co-founder of thatgamecompany – to chime in for Wintory’s defense: "just so you know, if I were there, I totally would have Kanye West-ed that for you."

Regardless of Journey’s loss, to be nominated for a Grammy is a tremendous honor that will help cement video games as an artistic powerhouse in a world full of skeptics. Give us your thoughts on Journey’s soundtrack – and the Grammy results – in the comments below.