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Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars win a Grammy Award for 'Safe & Sound'

Taylor Swift won another Grammy for "Safe & Sound" from The Hunger Games.
Taylor Swift won another Grammy for "Safe & Sound" from The Hunger Games.
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"Safe & Sound," the hauntingly beautiful ballad by Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars from 'The Hunger Games,' won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Swift, producer T-Bone Burnett and Joy Williams and John Paul White of the Civil Wars were all on hand to accept the honor during the non-televised early portion of the Grammy Awards. “You know what? This is unbelievable,” Swift said of winning her seventh career Grammy. She also thanked 'Hunger Games' author Suzanne Collins.

White, in his deadpan delivery, joked, “I think it’s appropriate that Taylor thanks us, because we’ve been carrying her for awhile, and it’s tiring.”

The appearance together on stage seemed a bit awkward for White and Williams, who announced a few months back that they would no longer be performing together as the Civil Wars due to "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition."

Other nominees in the category included Arcade Fire's "Abraham's Daughter," Mumford & Sons' "Learn Me Right," "Man or Muppet" from the Muppets movie, and "Let Me Be Your Star" from the 'Smash' television show.

"Safe & Sound" was also nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance later in the afternoon.

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