Disqualified because it wasn’t penned expressly for a movie, “The Climb,” a song from the top-grossing Miley Cyrus vehicle “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” has been withdrawn from competition in the 52nd annual Grammy Awards.
The tune, composed by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe, had been nominated for song written for motion picture, television or other media, a writer’s award. It has been replaced in the category by “All Is Love,” a number from Spike Jonze’s “Where the Wild Things Are.” Song was written by Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and performed in the feature by Karen O & the Kids.
The Recording Academy explained the move in a statement: “(Soundtrack label) Walt Disney Records was proactive and forthcoming to our awards department and verified that the song was not written specifically for the film ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’ (as eligibility rules state).
“Based on this information, the Academy has complied with the label’s request. Per our process in this circumstance, the Academy has pulled up the next eligible song in this category.”