“There’s a Place for Us” Receives Golden Globe Nomination

The Golden Globe Nominations were announced this morning and Carrie Underwood’s song for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, “There’s a Place for Us”, is in the running for the Best Original Song for a Motion Picture. Congratulations Carrie! As well as co-writers David Hodges and Hillary Lindsey!

The other four nominations are:

“Bound to You” — Burlesque
Music by: Samuel Dixon
Lyrics by: Christina Aguilera, Sia Furler

“Coming Home” — Country Strong
Music & Lyrics by: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges

“I See the Light” — Tangled
Music by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Glenn Slater

“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” — Burlesque
Music & Lyrics by: Diane Warren

You can see the full list of nominations here.

Thanks so much to everybody who sent this spy report in!

63 Responses

  1. narnia365 says:

    Super like!!! 😀 The song deserves it.

  2. Fireflower says:

    Cool! I think her song is awesome! I hope it wins!!!

  3. Daniel James says:

    Haha I was just about to send this in! Awesome, Carrie! I hope she wins! Hey, that's more publicity for the movie. =D

  4. faunforaslan says:

    Sweetness! I was listening to this song before I even saw this post!

  5. Edmund's Queen says:

    This is very good; more spotlight on the movie! This song is so beautiful and perfect for the movie. I was already crying at the end of the movie and then this song started playing and it made me cry more. It just one of those songs. But you know, I like The Call by Regina Spektor at the end of PC better.

  6. Johnny T says:

    This nomination is a gift for the movie. The first movie was awarded with an Oscar and this one is nominated for a Golden Globe. I mean, they have to make the next books into movies. Narnia is the same word like success.

    On Thursday the movie comes out in my country and I will go.

  7. Duffleglum says:

    Good for you Johnny!

    And notice how there are ONLY 5 songs that were nominated for the Golden Globe. I say that this song has a good chance!

  8. narnian1 says:

    Great to see it get nominated for a Globe! May the movie get some Oscar nods as well when those get announced next month.

  9. Pepper Darcy says:

    I hope it does well, just for the sake of the franchise. I don't really care for the song itself, it's better than some of the first, but if this helps the movie along, then I REALLY hope it wins! =D

  10. narnianheart says:


  11. Alambil says:

    If she doesn't win, I hope the Tangled song does =) that movie was my second favorite this year next to VDT

  12. IAmSusan says:

    Woot woot! Yay! This is great. Most likely won't win considering the other noms but still this is wonderful!

  13. Gem says:

    Wow, can't believe this song is getting noticed at all. I mean, I love country and it's a great song, but it doesn't fit to have Carrie Underwood singing at the end of a Narnian film! Why can't we have music that is unique and fits to Narnia instead of a pop song like in PC and VDT? Yes, they're good songs, but not for Narnia…

  14. High Queene Shelly Belly says:

    i looooove this song. it was a little wierd having carrie underwood attatched to it, but it helps the cause. the lyrics are perfect for the movie. I get totally get choked up when i hear it! let's pray it wins!

  15. yeswelovenarnia says:

    Oh, I hope this song wins! I love it!! The lyrics are just perfect for the movie!!

  16. yeswelovenarnia says:

    This song also made me cry more at the end! And I also like The Call and I can't figure out which one I like better…Probably both!

  17. yeah! ditto! 😀
    I love this song and I think it was a good addition to the end of the movie! 🙂

  18. Adam says:

    It is about the fact.. That Underwood did really good job writing this song. Plus, she sings the hell out of it!! She could possibly get a OSCAR for this. I am VERY excited.

  19. _Lilliandil_ says:

    Why am i not surprised? A GREAT song! I hope it is not only nominated but wins! It deserves it!

  20. pselpevensie says:

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THAT SONG!!!!!!!

  21. DanielmyBrother says:

    Congratulations Carrie. I hope you win for Narnia. I do think that song from Tangled is the running also. Haven't heard the others.

  22. Taj says:

    So happy for Carrie and the other writers of this beautiful song. Happy for the movie, also! Carrie sings this song so beautifully and when I saw the movie over the weekend…several people stayed and listened to the song. Congrats, to Carrie for a great job!!!

  23. Queen Elizabeth says:

    YAY! Great job Carrie! The song is fantastic 🙂

  24. For Christ Alone says:

    This was my thought at first, but I think it turned out good. Personally, I am hoping for Josh Groban to sing for one of the Narnia movies!!! I think he would do amazing for it.

  25. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    YES!!!!!!!!!! Now please be nominated for an Oscar. 😀

    The only song I think that deserves the award as much as Carrie's is "I See The Light" from 'Tangled.' Other than that, TAPFU should win hands-down.

  26. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    Same here! 😀

  27. Bethany Weathers says:

    I kinda like "I See the Light" more than "There's a Place for Us"… don't hate me.

  28. Golden Globe is only the first step. Oscar is the next.

  29. Hwin says:

    Carrie did a really great job with this song! I think that it definitely deserves the Golden Globe 🙂 I never really thought that country sort of music would fit Narnia, but at the end it just added a sad touch that made me want to bawl my eyes out =P

  30. Okay, don't kill me for saying this, but I'm not really a huge fan of the song. To me, it seemed slightly, well, shallow. For the Narnia movies anyway. "We can be the Kings and Queens of anything if we believe"? To me, there was so much to the movie than that. We've seen great songs such as 'This is Home' come from previous movies that speak about deeper themes than being Kings and Queens of anything.
    I don't hate the song or anything, and i think that Carrie sings it beautifully, I just believe they could have done so much better.

  31. Gem says:

    Oh my gosh, that would be perfect! That would be so cool, and he always has good songs that are catchy but not overly pop. I think that would fit very well.

  32. Gem says:

    I totally agree. The song is a nice song, but it's shallow when it is supposed to represent Narnia and the Narnian kings and queens.

  33. Reepicheep says:

    Burlesque had two nominations, that's not fair! Funny it was because critics haven't been kind to it at all. Kind of like how the Last Airbender was shortlisted for the visual effects Oscar and how critics (and myself and most other fans of Avatar the show) hated it with a passion!

  34. georgiefan1 says:

    yay!!!!! I hope this song wins its my new favorite song I've been listening to it no stop for the past 4 days!!!

  35. WilliamMoseleyandSkandarcrush! says:

    I know! I love that song. It makes me so happy!! Carrie's voice is perfect for it. I love her!! She's so pretty, too!! 🙂

  36. Cynical Narnia Fanboy says:

    You didn't like "The Call'?

  37. lilims says:

    yaya!!!!!!!!! 😀

  38. Gem says:

    I know, the movie was horrible. I can't believe they actually called it The Last Airbender. What a false interpretation of the show!

  39. C.J Ashling says:

    There is a rumour floating around that Dawn Trader is short-listed for Visual Effects for the Oscars so fingers crossed for that one and many more (ie: Best Film, since there are ten available spots now)

  40. Bookwyrm says:

    Wow. Must have been a very poor year for film songs. If this dreadful little song gets an Oscar nod I will lose what tiny shreds of faith I have left in the human race. But then saccharine, cliched-ridden overwrought "ballads" sung by average-to-mediocre singers are what the film awards people like.

  41. Dan says:

    Both of you are nuts.

  42. Dan says:

    You need to stay in your basement and leave us alone. The song is beautiful, and sung by a beautiful singer. Your mama raised a dolt, and you are probably a failure in your own right.

  43. SavedByGrace says:

    That would be so cool! I love his songs.

  44. Moviecynic says:

    I agree with Ionic Bonding Rocks and Gem. The song would be cool on the radio but seemed shallow after the movie. The line "there's a place for us" was great and if it went on to sing of grace and a place for those who care about goodness and who want to be heroic that would have been better (for me).

    It is a nice song though. Hope it wins!

    I have seen Dawn Treader twice and will see it again. It is exciting and moving. I wept each time. I wonder if we are too picky and hard to please if we end up more like Eustace Clarence Scrubb before being "de-dragoned" instead of being true Narnians! While driving home from the theater I asked my daughters what they liked best. One said the transformation of Eustace into a good boy and the others said they liked it when Aslan said, “You must know me by another name in your world.”

  45. Sam says:

    I like the song, but I wonder why it isn't on the soundtrack CD? Maybe it'll be on an extended CD later.

  46. Bookwyrm says:

    Why so defensive, dearie?

  47. Bookwyrm says:

    And you're a rude little troll. We all have our faults.

  48. Gem says:

    We can have our opinions, just like you can have yours. But if you can't be civil, don't post things on here.

  49. star shine says:

    i really cried hearing the song for the first time… something deep inside me broke… it's beautifully written and so beautifully sang… it's full of hope and magic in it… the song and movie deserves to win every nomination… two thumbs up…

  50. Dan says:

    Not defensive at all. Just, you are over the top….to say you lose faith in the human race over a song? Give me a break! Finally, she wrote and performed the song, and put it out there, AND it was selected…that says something. Have you ever taken a risk like that in anything? "Basement" critics just bother me. If you don't like it, just say so. You don't have to demean the artist, that's all…..dearie.

  51. Dan says:

    You are right, Gem. I should be civil. But, there is nothing shallow about the song at all, and the people that count…LIKE THE PRODUCERS…..thought so, as well. Listen to the song again, and think about "….exactly who we are is just enough….". Is that not what we all should try to achieve….just like the character's in the movie?

  52. Bookwyrm says:

    It's called hyperbole, dearie. People use it to express their opinion in a dramatic and humorous manner. I fail to see how I was demeaning the artist. I didn't claim she sold her soul to Satan to get the song in the movie. What I said is that she is an average at best singer and that the song is terrible and cliche-ridden. Those are my opinions. Getting angry at someone because they don't like a song you do is just a tad bit silly.

    What risks did she take? She's an established, very successful singer. It's not like she was going to jump off the roof of her house or lose all her money if a song she probably spent an hour writing didn't get picked for a movie.

    Also, if anyone was demeaning someone, it was you demeaning me. 😛 I'll have you know I live on my mother's second floor and it's a very nice second floor.

  53. C.J Ashling says:


    The 41 songs short-listed for the Oscars, including ours. Good luck Carrie!

  54. Dan says:

    Hyperbole is not to be taken literally, yet you where quite literal in your criticism of the artist. Calling someone "average-to-mediocre" is literal, and demeaning. Of course, "second floor critics" like you certainly know better than the 12 people who bought her albums, and the millions who attend her concerts. You obviously know nothing about risk taking or accomplishment. Maybe when you grow up, you will learn to be a little kinder, especially toward people you obviously know little about.
    Again, you have the right not to like her or her song, but you don't have to resort to name calling.

  55. Narnian at Heart says:


  56. Narnia 4 eves says:

    I think it has been nominated for an oscar already

  57. Narnia 4 eves says:

    Sorry about the first comment,I they are considering it to be a nominiee for the oscars.

  58. Kale&Bardon says:

    I love "There's a Place for Us" I just bought it. but I also just bought "I See the Light" and for me it better ever so slightly.

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