The Golden Globes, presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), are among Hollywood's leading film awards and the band have said how delighted they are with today's nomination for 'Winter' in the 'Best Original Song-Motion Picture' category.
'It's great to be nominated. Jim is a brother, a father, a friend and a foe - if you don't give him your best work...
'Working with him is always interesting, he pushes and we like to be pushed. We gave it our all on this one, so thrilled the HFPA noticed. The subject matter of Sheridan's 'Brothers' - friendship and familial relationships - is something we've explored a lot with Jim over the years and it's certainly pertinent now. Jim's film is right where we wanted to go.'
Today's nomination puts the band up against some other very fine songwriters when the Awards are announced in January. Also in the running are Maury Yeston for 'Cinema Italiano' in the film Nine
, Paul McCartney for 'I Want To Come Home' in Everybody's Fine
, James Horner and Simon Franglen for 'I See You' in Avatar
and Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett for 'The Weary Kind' from Crazy Heart
If you've not heard 'Winter' yet, you can take a listen here
- we premiered the track last week.
U2 won a Golden Globe in 2002 for 'The Hands That Built America', the track they wrote for Martin Scorcese's 'Gangs of New York'.
Check out the rest of today's nominations.