Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Grammy Nominations and Film Star Nominees

Though I don't much care about the Grammys --even when I was a teenager when you're supposed to care a lot, I didn't as my favorites were rarely nominated -- I do always cast a curious eye over their choices in case a favorite of mine was accidentally nominated or in case I hear about a record that piques curiousity. The nomination I'm happiest about tonight is Best Dance Recording. That really really needs to go to Robyn's "Dancing On My Own."

I'm been itching to download some new music though so I would love to hear your surely more musically astute recommendations in the comments. My phone needs updating in the worst way.

After the jump the three major categories, film related stuff, and the music video nominees; they're short films, after all.

Album of the Year
  • The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
  • Recovery - Eminem
  • Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
  • The Fame Monster - Lady Gaga
  • Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Record of the Year (Performer)
  • Nothin' On You - B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
  • Love The Way You Lie - Eminem featuring Rihanna
  • F*** You - Cee Lo Green
  • Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
  • Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Song of the Year (Songwriter)
  • Beg Steal Or Borrow - Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
  • F*** You - Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)
  • The House That Built Me -Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
  • Love The Way You Lie - Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Eminem, songwriters (Eminem, featuring Rihanna)
  • Need You Now - Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
I highlighted my favorites in red but I'm not deeply committed. Now that we've dispatched the top three categories let's talk movies.

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album
  • Crazy Heart 
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 1
  • Tremé
  • True Blood, Volume 2
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Score Soundtrack Album
  • Alice in Wonderland (Danny Elfman)
  • Avatar (James Horner)
  • Inception (Hans Zimmer)
  • Sherlock Holmes (Hans Zimmer)
  • Toy Story 3 (Randy Newman)
Um... have the Grammys ever nominated a score soundtrack from a non-gajillion grossing movie?

Best Song Written For...
  • Down in New Orleans (The Princess and the Frog)
  • I See You (Avatar)
  • Kiss Like Your Kiss (True Blood)
  • This City (Tremé)
  • The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart)
Guess which film actors are nominated for Grammys this year?

"Best Spoken Word Album for Children" pits Julie Andrews (Julie Andrews Collections of Poems, Songs and Lullabies) against  Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee Returns) and... Selma Blair? (Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl). No really it does.

"Best Spoken Word Album" has your usual assortment of comedians up against Michael J Fox (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future...) and Woody Allen (The Woody Allen Collection: Mere Anarchy, Side Effects, Without Feathers, Getting Even). You can get nominated for a box set? Wouldn't you have been eligible in previous years?

And finally...

Best Short Form Music Video

"Aint No Grave" (Johnny Cash)
"Love the Way You Lie" (Eminem & Rihanna)

"Stylo" (Gorillaz, Mos Def & Bobby Womack)


"F*** You" (Cee Lo Green)

and the obvious correct vote... Lady Gaga's magnificent gargantuan instant classic of the form "Bad Romance."

How are you feeling about the nominations and do you have any music to recommend for a barren iPod?


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