1. Record Of The Year Rolling In The Deep Adele Paul Epworth, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Mark Rankin, engineers/mixers Track from: 21 [XL Recordings/Columbia Records] Holocene Bon Iver Justin Vernon, producer; Brian Joseph & Justin Vernon, engineers/mixers Track from: Bon Iver [Jagjaguwar] Grenade Bruno Mars The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans [Elektra] The Cave Mumford & Sons Markus Dravs, producer; Francois Chevallier & Ruadhri Cushnan, engineers/mixers Track from: Sigh No More [Glassnote Records] Firework Katy Perry Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Sandy Vee, producers; Mikkel S. Eriksen, Phil Tan, Sandy Vee & Miles Walker, engineers/mixers [Capitol] Back to top 2. Album Of The Year 21 Adele Jim Abbiss, Adele, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin, Fraser T. Smith, Ryan Tedder & Dan Wilson, producers; Jim Abbiss, Philip Allen, Beatriz Artola, Ian Dowling, Tom Elmhirst, Greg Fidelman, Dan Parry, Steve Price, Mark Rankin, Andrew Scheps, Fraser T. Smith & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer [XL Recordings/Columbia Records] Wasting Light Foo Fighters Butch Vig, producer; James Brown & Alan Moulder, engineers/mixers; Joe LaPorta & Emily Lazar, mastering engineers [RCA Records/ Roswell Records] Born This Way Lady Gaga Paul Blair, DJ Snake, Fernando Garibay, Lady Gaga, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Jeppe Laursen, RedOne & Clinton Sparks, producers; Fernando Garibay, Bill Malina, Trevor Muzzy, RedOne, Dave Russell, Justin Shirley Smith, Horace Ward & Tom Ware, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer [Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live] Doo-Wops & Hooligans Bruno Mars B.o.B, Cee Lo Green & Damian Marley, featured artists; Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin-Quee, Needlz & The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Stephen Marcussen, mastering engineer [Elektra] Loud Rihanna Drake, Eminem & Nicki Minaj, featured artists; Ester Dean, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Alex Da Kid, Kuk Harrell, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mel & Mus, Awesome Jones, Makeba Riddick, The Runners, Sham, Soundz, Chris "Tricky" Stewart, Sandy Vee & Willy Will, producers; Ariel Chobaz, Cary Clark, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Alex Da Kid, Josh Gudwin, Kuk Harrell, Jaycen Joshua, Manny Marroquin, Dana Nielsen, Chad "C-Note" Roper, Noah "40" Shebib, Corey Shoemaker, Jay Stevenson, Mike Strange, Phil Tan, Brian "B-Luv" Thomas, Marcos Tovar, Sandy Vee, Jeff "Supa Jeff" Villanueva, Miles Walker & Andrew Wuepper, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer [Def Jam] Back to top 3. Song Of The Year All Of The Lights Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie) Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy [Roc-A-Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978] The Cave Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons) Track from: Sigh No More [Glassnote Records] Grenade Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars) Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans [Elektra; Publishers: Mars Force Music/Bughouse, Music Famamanem/Toy Plane Music/Art For Arts Sake/Late 80s Music/Westside Ind. Music/Studiobeat Music, Warner Tamerlane, Andrew Wyatt, Downtown DMP Songs] Holocene Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver) Track from: Bon Iver [Jagjaguwar; Publisher: April Base Publishing] Rolling In The Deep Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele) Track from: 21 [XL Recordings/Columbia Records; Publishers: Universal-Songs of Polygram/EMI Music Publishing] Back to top 4. Best New Artist The Band Perry Bon Iver J. Cole Nicki Minaj Skrillex Back to top 5. Best Pop Solo Performance Someone Like You Adele Track from: 21 [XL Recordings/Columbia Records] Yoü And I Lady Gaga Track from: Born This Way [Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live] Grenade Bruno Mars Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans [Elektra] Firework Katy Perry [Capitol] F***in’ Perfect Pink [Jive Records] Back to top 6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Body And Soul Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse Track from: Duets II [Columbia Records] Dearest The Black Keys Track from: Rave On Buddy Holly [Fantasy] Paradise Coldplay [Capitol Records] Pumped Up Kicks Foster The People Track from: Torches [Star Time Intl./Columbia] Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera Track from: Hands All Over [A&M/Octone Records] Back to top 7. Best Pop Instrumental Album Wish Upon A Star Jenny Oaks Baker [Shadow Mountain Records] E Kahe Malie Daniel Ho [Daniel Ho Creations] The Road From Memphis Booker T. Jones [Anti Records] Hello Tomorrow Dave Koz [Concord Records] Setzer Goes Instru-Mental! Brian Setzer [Surfdog Records] Back to top 8. Best Pop Vocal Album 21 Adele [XL Recordings/Columbia Records] The Lady Killer Cee Lo Green [Radiculture/Elektra] Born This Way Lady Gaga [Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live] Doo-Wops & Hooligans Bruno Mars [Elektra] Loud Rihanna [Def Jam] Back to top 9. Best Dance Recording Raise Your Weapon Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech Joel Zimmerman, producer Track from: 4x4=12 [Ultra Records] Barbra Streisand Duck Sauce Duck Sauce, producers; Duck Sauce, mixers [Downtown Records] Sunshine David Guetta & Avicii Avicii, David Guetta & Giorgio Tuinfort, producers; Avicii, mixer Track from: Nothing But The Beat [Virgin] Call Your Girlfriend Robyn Klas Åhlund & Billboard, producers; Niklas Flyckt, mixer Track from: Body Talk Pt. 3 [Interscope Records] Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites Skrillex Skrillex, producer; Skrillex, mixer Track from: Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites [Big Beat/Atlantic] Save The World Swedish House Mafia Steve Angello, Axel Hedfors & Sebastian Ingrosso, producers; Steve Angello, Axel Hedfors & Sebastian Ingrosso, mixers [Astralwerks] Back to top 10. Best Dance/Electronica Album Zonoscope Cut/Copy [Modular Recordings] 4x4=12 Deadmau5 [Ultra Records] Nothing But The Beat David Guetta [Virgin Records] Body Talk, Pt. 3 Robyn [Interscope Records] Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites Skrillex [Big Beat/Atlantic] Back to top 11. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Duets II Tony Bennett & Various Artists [Columbia Records] The Gift Susan Boyle [Syco Music/Columbia Records] In Concert On Broadway Harry Connick Jr. [Columbia Records] Music Is Better Than Words Seth MacFarlane [Universal Republic] What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman Barbra Streisand [Columbia Records] Back to top 12. Best Rock Performance Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall Coldplay [Capitol Records/ EMI/ Parlophone] Down By The Water The Decemberists Track from: The King Is Dead [Capitol] Walk Foo Fighters Track from: Wasting Light [RCA Records/ Roswell Records] The Cave Mumford & Sons Track from: Sigh No More [Glassnote Records] Lotus Flower Radiohead Track from: The King Of Limbs [XL/ TBD Recordings] Back to top 13. Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance On The Backs Of Angels Dream Theater [Roadrunner Records] White Limo Foo Fighters Track from: Wasting Light [RCA Records/ Roswell Records] Curl Of The Burl Mastodon [Reprise Records] Public Enemy No. 1 Megadeth [Roadrunner Records] Blood In My Eyes Sum 41 Track from: Screaming Bloody Murder [Island] Back to top 14. Best Rock Song The Cave Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons) Track from: Sigh No More [Glassnote Records] Down By The Water Colin Meloy, songwriter (The Decemberists) Track from: The King Is Dead [Capitol; Publisher: Osterozhna Music] Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay) [Capitol Records/ EMI/ Parlophone; Publishers: Edition Pink Music/Hanseatic Musikverklag, Opal Music/Upala Music, Universal Music Publishing, Woulnough Music/Irving Music] Lotus Flower Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead) Track from: The King Of Limbs [XL/ TBD Recordings; Publisher: Ticker Tape Ltd.] Walk Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters) Track from: Wasting Light [RCA Records/ Roswell Records; Publishers: M.J.-Twelve Music, I Love The Punk Rock Music, Living Under A Rock Music, Flying Earform Music, Ruthensmear Music] Back to top 15. Best Rock Album Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul Jeff Beck [ATCO] Wasting Light Foo Fighters [RCA Records/ Roswell Records] Come Around Sundown Kings Of Leon [RCA Records] I'm With You Red Hot Chili Peppers [WB] The Whole Love Wilco [dBpm Records/ Anti Records] Back to top 16. Best Alternative Music Album Bon Iver Bon Iver [Jagjaguwar] Codes And Keys Death Cab For Cutie [Atlantic/ Barsuk] Torches Foster The People [Star Time Intl./ Columbia] Circuital My Morning Jacket [ATO Records] The King Of Limbs Radiohead [XL/ TBD Records] Back to top 17. Best R&B Performance Far Away Marsha Ambrosius Track from: Late Nights & Early Mornings [J Records] Pieces Of Me Ledisi Track from: Pieces Of Me [Verve Forecast] Not My Daddy Kelly Price & Stokley Track from: Kelly [My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco] Is This Love Corinne Bailey Rae Track from: The Love EP [Capitol] You Are Charlie Wilson Track from: Just Charlie [Jive Records] Back to top 18. Best Traditional R&B Performance Sometimes I Cry Eric Benét [Reprise] Fool For You Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona [Radiculture/Elektra] Radio Message R. Kelly Track from: Love Letter [Jive Records] Good Man Raphael Saadiq Track from: Stone Rollin' [Columbia Records] Surrender Betty Wright & The Roots Track from: Betty Wright: The Movie [Ms B Records & S-Curve Records] Back to top 19. Best R&B Song Far Away Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms & Justin Smith, songwriters (Marsha Ambrosius) Track from: Late Nights & Early Mornings [J Records; Publishers: Marshmellow Music/SPZ Music/Downtown DMP Songs, N.Q.C. Music/F.O.B. Music, YS Publishing, Stone Agate Music] Fool For You Cee Lo Green & Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona) [Radiculture/Elektra; Publishers: Jacks Love Emporium/Radiculture Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music, Chrysalis Music/God Given Music] Not My Daddy Kelly Price, songwriter (Kelly Price & Stokley) Track from: Kelly [My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco; Publishers: For The Write Price/Roynet] Pieces Of Me Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young, songwriters (Ledisi) Track from: Pieces Of Me [Verve Forecast] You Are Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson) Track from: Just Charlie [Jive Records; Publishers: Nephew Wirlie Music, Pacific Coast Pirate Publishing, P Ty Music, Escribir Publishing, Mammas Pebbly Publishing] Back to top 20. Best R&B Album F.A.M.E. Chris Brown [Jive Records] Second Chance El DeBarge [Geffen] Love Letter R. Kelly [Jive Records] Pieces Of Me Ledisi [Verve Forecast] Kelly Kelly Price [My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco] Back to top 21. Best Rap Performance Look At Me Now Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes Track from: F.A.M.E. [Jive Records] Otis Jay-Z & Kanye West Track from: Watch The Throne [Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam] The Show Goes On Lupe Fiasco Track from: Lasers [1st & 15th/Atlantic] Moment 4 Life Nicki Minaj & Drake Track from: Pink Friday [Cash Money/Universal Motown] Black And Yellow Wiz Khalifa Track from: Rolling Papers [Rostrum/Atlantic] Back to top 22. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Party Beyoncé & André 3000 Track from: 4 [Columbia Records] I'm On One DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne Track from: We The Best Forever [Cash Money/Universal Motown] I Need A Doctor Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey [Aftermath] What's My Name? Rihanna & Drake Track from: Loud [Def Jam] Motivation Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne Track from: Here I am [Universal Motown] All Of The Lights Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy [Def Jam] Back to top 23. Best Rap Song All Of The Lights Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie) Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy [Roc-A Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978] Black And Yellow Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa) Track from: Rolling Papers [Rostrum/Atlantic; Publishers: PGH Sound/WB Music/EMI Music] I Need A Doctor Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey, songwriters (Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey) [Aftermath] Look At Me Now Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. & Wesley Pentz, songwriters (Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) Track from: F.A.M.E. [Jive Records; Publishers: Songs of Universal/Culture Beyond Ur Experience, I Like Turtles Music/Downtown Music, Cherry315 Publishing/The Bad Bad Guys, Meloist Music, Mack Music/Young Money Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, T'Ziah's Music] Otis Shawn Carter & Kanye West, songwriters (James Brown, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Roy Hammond, J. Roach, Kirk Robinson & Harry Woods, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Kanye West) Track from: Watch The Throne [Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam; Publishers: Hip Hop Since 1978, EMI Robbins, BMG Gold/Hot Buttermilk Music/BMG Platinum/First Priority/Swing Beat Songs, Universal Music, Dynatone Publishing] The Show Goes On Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Kane & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriters (Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci & Eric Judy, songwriters) (Lupe Fiasco) Track from: Lasers [1st & 15th/Atlantic; Publishers: Hey Lu Chill, Heavy As Heaven/Universal/Artist Pub. Group West, Dustin William Brown Pub. Designee, Jonathan K. Brown Pub. Designee, Sony/ATV, Best Dressed Chicken In Town, Tschudi Music, Ugly Casanova] Back to top 24. Best Rap Album Watch The Throne Jay-Z & Kanye West [Def Jam] Tha Carter IV Lil Wayne [Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Republic] Lasers Lupe Fiasco [1st & 15th/Atlantic] Pink Friday Nicki Minaj [Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown] My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West [Def Jam] Back to top 25. Best Country Solo Performance Dirt Road Anthem Jason Aldean [Broken Bow Records] I'm Gonna Love You Through It Martina McBride [Republic Nashville] Honey Bee Blake Shelton Track from: Red River Blue [Warner Bros. Records] Mean Taylor Swift Track from: Speak Now [Big Machine Records] Mama's Song Carrie Underwood Track from: Play On [Arista Nahville] Back to top 26. Best Country Duo/Group Performance Don't You Wanna Stay Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson [Broken Bow Records] You And Tequila Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter [BNA Records] Barton Hollow The Civil Wars Track from: Barton Hollow [Sensibility Music LLC] Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not Thompson Square Track from: Thompson Square [Stoney Creek Records] Back to top 27. Best Country Song Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square) Track from: Thompson Square [Stoney Creek Records; Publishers: Sexy Tractor Music/Hope-N-Cal Music, Old Desperados/N2D Publishing] God Gave Me You Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton) [Warner Bros.; Publisher: No Gang Music] Just Fishin' Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins) [Show Dog-Universal Music; Publishers: Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music/Six Ring Circus Songs; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing; Five Hills Music] Mean Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift) Track from: Speak Now [Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music] Threaten Me With Heaven Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill) [MCA Nashville] You And Tequila Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter) [BNA Records] Back to top 28. Best Country Album My Kinda Party Jason Aldean [Broken Bow Records] Chief Eric Church [EMI Records Nashville] Own The Night Lady Antebellum [Capitol Records Nashville] Red River Blue Blake Shelton [Warner Bros. Records] Here For A Good Time George Strait [MCA Nashville] Speak Now Taylor Swift [Big Machine Records] Back to top 29. Best New Age Album Northern Seas Al Conti [Shadowside Music] Gaia Michael Brant DeMaria [Ontos Music] Wind, Rock, Sea & Flame Peter Kater [Point Of Light Records] What's It All About Pat Metheny [Nonesuch] Instrumental Oasis, Vol. 6 Zamora [Z-Records] Back to top 30. Best Improvised Jazz Solo All Or Nothing At All Randy Brecker, soloist Track from: The Jazz Ballad Song Book (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band) [Half Note] You Are My Sunshine Ron Carter, soloist Track from: This Is Jazz (Donald Harrison, Ron Carter & Billy Cobham) [Half Note] 500 Miles High Chick Corea, soloist Track from: Forever (Corea, Clarke & White) [Concord Records] Work Fred Hersch, soloist Track from: Alone At The Vanguard [Palmetto Records] Sonnymoon For Two Sonny Rollins, soloist Track from: Road Shows Vol. 2 [Doxy/Emarcy/Decca] Back to top 31. Best Jazz Vocal Album 'Round Midnight Karrin Allyson [Concord Jazz] The Mosaic Project Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists [Concord Jazz] The Gate Kurt Elling [Concord Jazz] American Road Tierney Sutton (Band) [BFM Jazz] The Music Of Randy Newman Roseanna Vitro [Motéma Music] Back to top 32. Best Jazz Instrumental Album Bond: The Paris Sessions Gerald Clayton [Emarcy/Decca] Forever Corea, Clarke & White [Concord Records] Alone At The Vanguard Fred Hersch [Palmetto Records] Bird Songs Joe Lovano/Us Five [Blue Note] Road Shows Vol. 2 Sonny Rollins [Doxy/Emarcy/Decca] Timeline Yellowjackets [Mack Avenue Records] Back to top 33. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album The Jazz Ballad Song Book Randy Brecker With DR Big Band [Half Note] The Good Feeling Christian McBride Big Band [Mack Avenue Records] 40 Acres And A Burro Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra [Zoho] Legacy Gerald Wilson Orchestra [Mack Avenue Records] Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook Miguel Zenón [Marsalis Music] Back to top 34. Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance Do Everything Steven Curtis Chapman Track from: re:Creation [Sparrow Records] Alive (Mary Magdalene) Natalie Grant Track from: Music Inspired By The Story [WOW Joint Venture/EMI CMG] Your Love Brandon Heath Track from: Leaving Eden [Reunion Records] Jesus Le'Andria Johnson Track from: The Awakening Of Le'Andria Johnson [Music World Gospel] I Lift My Hands Chris Tomlin Track from: And If Our God Is For Us... [Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords] Back to top 35. Best Gospel Song Hello Fear Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin) Track from: Hello Fear [Verity Gospel Music Group/Fo Yo Soul Ent.; Publisher: Aunt Gertrude Music] Sitting With Me Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Tammi Haddon, songwriters (Mary Mary) Track from: Something Big [Columbia Records; Publishers: Precious Baby Music/T Bella Music/EMI April Music, It's Tea Tyme, That's Plum Song] Spiritual Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes) Track from: YRM (Your Righteous Mind) [Verity Gospel Music Group; Publisher: Quiet Water Entertainment] Trust Me Richard Smallwood, songwriter (Richard Smallwood & Vision) Track from: Promises [Verity Gospel Music Group; Publishers: Universal-Z Tunes/T.Autumn Music] Window Canton Jones, songwriter (Canton Jones) Track from: Dominionaire [Cajo Records; Publisher: CAJO Music] Back to top 36. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song Blessings Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story) Track from: Blessings [Fair Trade Services; Publishers: New Spring/Gleaning Publishing] Hold Me Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Jamie Grace Featuring Tobymac) [Gotee Records; Publishers: Universal Music, Brentwood Benson Tunes, Songs of Third Base/Chriscendo Music, Meaux Mercy/Achtober Songs] I Lift My Hands Louie Giglio, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin) Track from: And If Our God Is For Us... [Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords; Publishers: sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/Vamos Publishing/Thankyou Music/spiritandsong.com Publishing] Strong Enough Matthew West, songwriter (Matthew West) Track from: The Story Of Your Life [Sparrow Records; Publishers: External Combustion Music/Songs For Delaney/Songs of Southside Independent Music] Your Love Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath) Track from: Leaving Eden [Reunion Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Big Skwawka Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing/Windsor Hill Music] Back to top 37. Best Gospel Album The Love Album Kim Burrell [Shanachie Entertainment] The Journey Andraé Crouch [Riverphlo Entertainment] Hello Fear Kirk Franklin [Verity Gospel Music Group/ Fo Yo Soul Ent.] Something Big Mary Mary [Columbia Records] Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition Trin-I-Tee 5:7 [Music World Gospel] Back to top 38. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album Ghosts Upon The Earth Gungor [Brash Music] Leaving Eden Brandon Heath [Reunion Records] The Great Awakening Leeland [Essential Records] What If We Were Real Mandisa [Sparrow Records] Black & White Royal Tailor [Essential Records] And If Our God Is For Us... Chris Tomlin [Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords] Back to top 39. Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album Entren Los Que Quieran Calle 13 [Sony Music] Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar Gustavo Galindo [Surco/Universal Music Latino] Nuestra La Vida Bohème [Nacional Records] Not So Commercial Los Amigos Invisibles [Nacional Records] Drama Y Luz Maná [Warner Music Mexico] Back to top 40. Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album Bicentenario Pepe Aguilar [Venemusic] Orale Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea [Shea Records/East Side Records] Amor A La Musica Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle [Los Arrieros] Eres Un Farsante Paquita La Del Barrio [Balboa Records, Co] Huevos Rancheros Joan Sebastian [Fonovisa] Back to top 41. Best Banda Or Norteño Album Estare Mejor El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario [A.R.C. Discos] Intocable 2011 Intocable [Good I Music] Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends Los Tigres Del Norte [Fonovisa] El Árbol Los Tucanes De Tijuana [Fonovisa] No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo... Si Por Que Puedo Vengo Michael Salgado [Zurdo Records] Back to top 42. Best Tropical Latin Album Homenaje A Los Rumberos Edwin Bonilla [Sonic Projects Records] The Last Mambo Cachao [Eventus/Sony Music Latin] Mongorama José Rizo's Mongorama [Saungu Records] Back to top 43. Best Americana Album Emotional Jukebox Linda Chorney [Dance More Less War Records] Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down Ry Cooder [Perro Verde Records LLC/Nonesuch] Hard Bargain Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch] Ramble At The Ryman Levon Helm [Vanguard/Dirt Farmer Music] Blessed Lucinda Williams [Lost Highway Records] Back to top 44. Best Bluegrass Album Paper Airplane Alison Krauss & Union Station [Rounder] Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale Jim Lauderdale [Sugar Hill Records] Rare Bird Alert Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder] Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe The Del McCoury Band [McCoury Music] A Mother's Prayer Ralph Stanley [Rebel Records] Sleep With One Eye Open Chris Thile & Michael Daves [Nonesuch] Back to top 45. Best Blues Album Low Country Blues Gregg Allman [Rounder] Roadside Attractions Marcia Ball [Alligator] Man In Motion Warren Haynes [Stax Records] The Reflection Keb Mo [Yolabelle International/Ryko Records] Revelator Tedeschi Trucks Band [Masterworks] Back to top 46. Best Folk Album Barton Hollow The Civil Wars [Sensibility Music LLC] I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive Steve Earle [New West Records] Helplessness Blues Fleet Foxes [Sub Pop] Ukulele Songs Eddie Vedder [Monkeywrench Inc./Universal Republic] The Harrow & The Harvest Gillian Welch [Acony Records] Back to top 47. Best Regional Roots Music Album Can't Sit Down C.J. Chenier [World Village] Wao Akua - The Forest Of The Gods George Kahumoku, Jr. [Daniel Ho Creations] Rebirth Of New Orleans Rebirth Brass Band [Basin Street Records] Grand Isle Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys [Mamou Playboy Records] Not Just Another Polka Jimmy Sturr & His Orchesta [Starr Record] Back to top 48. Best Reggae Album Harlem-Kingston Express Live! Monty Alexander [Motéma Music] Reggae Knights Israel Vibration [Mediacom/VPAL] Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life Stephen Marley [Tuff Gong/Universal Republic] Wild And Free Ziggy Marley [Tuff Gong Worldwide] Summer In Kingston Shaggy [Ranch Entertainment] Back to top 49. Best World Music Album AfroCubism AfroCubism [World Circuit/Nonesuch] Africa For Africa Femi Kuti [Knitting Factory Records] Songs From A Zulu Farm Ladysmith Black Mambazo [Razor & Tie] Tassili Tinariwen [Anti Records] Back to top 50. Best Children's Album All About Bullies... Big And Small (Various Artists) James Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara & Patrick Robinson, producers [Cool Beans Music & East Coast Recording Co.] Are We There Yet? The Papa Hugs Band [Indie] Fitness Rock & Roll Miss Amy [Ionian Productions, Inc] GulfAlive The Banana Plant [The Banana Plant] I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs Of Fox Hollow (Various Artists) Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, producers [Red Beet Records] Back to top 51. Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling) Bossypants Tina Fey [Hachette Audio] Fab Fan Memories - The Beatles Bond (Various Artists) Nathan Burbank, Bryan Cumming, Dennis Scott & David Toledo, producers [WannaBeats Records] Hamlet (William Shakespeare) Dan Donohue & Various Artists - Oregon Shakespeare Festival [Blackstone Audio Inc] If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) Betty White [Penguin Audio] The Mark Of Zorro Val Kilmer & Cast [Blackstone Audio Inc.] Back to top 52. Best Comedy Album Alpocalypse "Weird Al" Yankovic [Jive Records] Finest Hour Patton Oswalt [Comedy Central Records] Hilarious Louis C.K. [Comedy Central Records] Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant Kathy Griffin [Universal Network Television] Turtleneck & Chain The Lonely Island [Universal Republic] Back to top 53. Best Musical Theater Album Anything Goes Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, principal soloists; Rob Fisher, James Lowe & Joel Moss, producers (Cole Porter, composer/lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording) [Ghostlight Records] The Book Of Mormon Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells, principal soloists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast) [Ghostlight Records] How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying John Larroquette & Daniel Radcliffe, principal soloists; Robert Sher, producer (Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist) (The 2011 Broadway Cast Recording) [Decca] Back to top 54. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1 (Various Artists) [Elektra] Burlesque Christina Aguilera [RCA Records] Glee: The Music, Volume 4 (Glee Cast) [Columbia Records] Tangled (Various Artists) [Walt Disney Records] True Blood: Volume 3 (Various Artists) [WaterTower Music] Back to top 55. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media Black Swan Clint Mansell, composer [Sony Classical/Fox Music] Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 Alexandre Desplat, composer [WaterTower Music] The King's Speech Alexandre Desplat, composer [Decca] The Shrine Ryan Shore, composer [Screamworks] Tron Legacy Daft Punk, composers [Walt Disney Records] Back to top 56. Best Song Written For Visual Media Born To Be Somebody (From Never Say Never) Diane Warren, songwriter (Justin Bieber) Track from: Never Say Never The Remixes [Island/Raymond Braun/School Boy] Christmastime Is Killing Us (From Family Guy) Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane & Danny Smith, songwriters (Danny Smith, Ron Jones & Seth MacFarlane) [Fox Music] I See The Light (From Tangled) Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi) Track from: Tangled [Walt Disney Records; Publishers: Wonderland Music/Walt Disney Music] So Long (From Winnie The Pooh) Zooey Deschanel, songwriter (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward) Track from: Winnie The Pooh [Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Walt Disney Music] Where The River Goes (From Footloose) Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson & Anne Preven, songwriters (Zac Brown) Track from: Footloose [Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville; Publishers: Weimerhound Publishing,Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, CYP Two Publishing, Lil Dub Music/Angelika Music] You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me (From Burlesque) Diane Warren, songwriter (Cher) Track from: Burlesque [RCA Records; Publisher: Realsongs] Back to top 57. Best Instrumental Composition Falling Men John Hollenbeck, composer (John Hollenbeck, Daniel Yvinec & Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ)) Track from: Shut Up And Dance [BEE JAZZ / Abeille Musique] Hunting Wabbits 3 (Get Off My Lawn) Gordon Goodwin, composer (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band) Track from: That's How We Roll [Telarc International] I Talk To The Trees Randy Brecker, composer (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band) Track from: The Jazz Ballad Song Book [Half Note] Life In Eleven Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones) Track from: Rocket Science [eOne Music] Timeline Russell Ferrante, composer (Yellowjackets) Track from: Timeline [Mack Avenue Records] Back to top 58. Best Instrumental Arrangement All Or Nothing At All Peter Jensen, arranger (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band) Track from: The Jazz Ballad Song Book [Half Note] In The Beginning Clare Fischer, arranger (The Clare Fischer Big Band) Track from: Continuum [Clare Fischer Productions/Clavo Records] Nasty Dance Bob Brookmeyer, arranger (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) Track from: Forever Lasting - Live In Tokyo [Planet Arts Recordings] Rhapsody In Blue Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band) Track from: That's How We Roll [Telarc International] Song Without Words Carlos Franzetti, arranger (Carlos Franzetti & Allison Brewster Franzetti) Track from: Alborada [Amapola Records] Back to top 59. Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Ao Mar Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza) Track from: Nights On Earth [HORIZONTAL] Moon Over Bourbon Street Rob Mathes, arranger (Sting & The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra) Track from: Sting Live In Berlin [Deutsche Grammophon] On Broadway Kevin Axt, Ray Brinker, Trey Henry, Christian Jacob & Tierney Sutton, arrangers (The Tierney Sutton Band) Track from: American Road [BFM Jazz] Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah) Track from: Duets II [RPM/Columbia Records] The Windmills Of Your Mind William A. Ross, arranger (Barbra Streisand) Track from: What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman [Columbia Records] Back to top 60. Best Recording Package Chickenfoot III Todd Gallopo, art director (Chickenfoot) [eOne Music] Good Luck & True Love Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly) [No Big Deal Records] Rivers And Homes Jonathan Dagan, art director (J.Viewz) [Jorjia Music] Scenes From The Suburbs Vincent Morisset, art director (Arcade Fire) [Merge Records] Watch The Throne Virgil Abloh, art director (Jay-Z & Kanye West) [Def Jam] Back to top 61. Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package The King Of Limbs Donald Twain & Zachariah Wildwood, art directors (Radiohead) [ATO Records] The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story Dave Bett & Michelle Holme, art directors (Bruce Springsteen) [Columbia Records] 25th Anniversary Music Box Matt Taylor & Ellen Wakayama, art directors (Danny Elfman & Tim Burton) [WB] 25 Years James Spindler, art director (Sting) [A&M Records/Cherrytree Records/UMe] Wingless Angels - Deluxe Edition David Gorman, art director (Wingless Angels) [Mindless Records, LLC] Back to top 62. Best Album Notes The Bang Years 1966-1968 Neil Diamond, album notes writer (Neil Diamond) [Columbia/Legacy] The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music Ted Olson & Tony Russell, album notes writers (Various Artists) [Bear Family] Complete Mythology Ken Shipley, album notes writer (Syl Johnson) [The Numero Group] Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s Adam Machado, album notes writer (Various Artists) [Arhoolie Records] The Music City Story: Street Corner Doo Wop, Raw R&B And Soulful Sounds From Berkeley, California 1950-75 Alec Palao, album notes writer (Various Artists) [Ace Records] Back to top 63. Best Historical Album Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection - Deluxe Edition) Paul McCartney, compilation producer; Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (Paul McCartney & Wings) [Hear Music] The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music Christopher C. King & Ted Olson, compilation producers; Christopher C. King & Chris Zwarg, mastering engineers (Various Artists) [Bear Family] Complete Mythology Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton, mastering engineer (Syl Johnson) [The Numero Group] Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s Chris Strachwitz, compilation producer; Mike Cogan, mastering engineer (Various Artists) [Arhoolie Records] Young Man With The Big Beat: The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Masters Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, compilation producer; Vic Anesini, mastering engineer (Elvis Presley) [RCA/Legacy] Back to top 64. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Follow Me Down Brandon Bell & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Sangwook "Sunny" Nam & Doug Sax, mastering engineers (Sarah Jarosz) [Sugar Hill Records] The Harrow & The Harvest Matt Andrews, engineer; Stephen Marcussen, mastering engineer (Gillian Welch) [Acony Records] Music Is Better Than Words Rich Breen & Frank Filipetti, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Seth MacFarlane) [Universal Republic] The Next Right Thing Kevin Killen, Brendan Muldowney & John Shyloski, engineers; John Shyloski, mastering engineer (Seth Glier) [MPress Records] Paper Airplane Mike Shipley, engineer; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station) [Rounder] Back to top 65. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Danger Mouse • Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Present Rome (Gilda Buttá, Luciano Ciccaglioni, Gegé Munari, Dario Rosciglione, Antonello Vannucchi et al) (A) • Meyrin Fields EP (Broken Bells) (S) Paul Epworth • Call It What You Want (Foster The People) (T) • I Would Do Anything For You (Foster The People) (T) • I'll Be Waiting (Adele) (T) • Life On The Nickel (Foster The People) (T) • No One's Gonna Love You (Cee-Lo Green) (S) • Rolling In The Deep (Adele) (T) The Smeezingtons • Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Bruno Mars) (A) • If I Was You (OMG) (Far East Movement Featuring Snoop Dogg) (T) • Lighters (Bad Meets Evil Featuring Bruno Mars) (T) • Mirror (Lil Wayne Featuring Bruno Mars) (T) • Rocketeer (Far East Movement Featuring Ryan Tedder of One Republic) (T) Ryan Tedder • Brighter Than The Sun (Colbie Caillat) (T) • Favorite Song (Colbie Caillat Featuring Common) (T) • I Remember Me (Jennifer Hudson) (T) • I Was Here (Beyoncé) (T) • Not Over You (Gavin DeGraw) (S) • #1Nite (One Night) (Cobra Starship) (S) • Rumour Has It (Adele) (T) • Sweeter (Gavin DeGraw) (T) • Who's That Boy (Demi Lovato Featuring Dev) (T) Butch Vig • Wasting Light (Foo Fighters) (A) Back to top 66. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical Cinema (Skrillex Remix) Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi) Track from: Electroman [Ultra Records] Collide (Afrojack Remix) Afrojack, remixer (Leona Lewis) [RCA/Syco Music] End Of Line (Photek Remix) Photek, remixer (Daft Punk) Track from: Tron: Legacy Reconfigured [Walt Disney Records] Only Girl (In The World) (Rosabel Club Mix) Abel Aguilera & Ralphi Rosario, remixers (Rihanna) [Island Def Jam] Rope (Deadmau5 Mix) Deadmau5, remixer (Foo Fighters) Track from: Wasting Light: Deluxe [RCA/Roswell Records] Back to top 67. Best Surround Sound Album An Evening With Dave Grusin Frank Filipetti & Eric Schilling, surround mix engineers; Frank Filipetti, surround mastering engineer; Phil Ramone, surround producer (Various Artists) [Telarc] Grace For Drowning Steven Wilson, surround mix engineer; Paschal Byrne, surround mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, surround producer (Steven Wilson) [K-Scope] Kind Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Kjetil Almenning, Ensemble 96 & Nidaros String Quartet) [2L (Lindberg Lyd)] Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition) Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Bill Levenson & Elliot Scheiner, surround producers (Derek & The Dominos) [USM/UMe/Polydor] Spohr: String Sextet In C Major, Op. 140 & Nonet In F Major, Op. 31 Andreas Spreer, surround mix engineer; Andreas Spreer, surround mastering engineer; Andreas Spreer, surround producer (Camerata Freden) [Tacet] Back to top 68. Best Engineered Album, Classical Aldridge: Elmer Gantry Byeong-Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra) [Naxos] Glazunov: Complete Concertos Richard King, engineer (José Serebrier, Alexey Serov, Wen-Sinn Yang, Alexander Romanovsky, Rachel Barton Pine, Marc Chisson & Russian National Orchestra) [Warner Classics] Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide Tom Lazarus & Bill Maylone, engineers; Joe Lambert, mastering engineer (Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey & Eighth Blackbird) [Cedille Records] Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 Arne Akselberg, engineer (Leif Ove Andsnes, Antonio Pappano & London Symphony Orchestra) [EMI Classics] Weinberg: Symphony No. 3 & Suite No. 4 From 'The Golden Key' Torbjörn Samuelsson, engineer (Thord Svedlund & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra) [Chandos] Back to top 69. Producer Of The Year, Classical Blanton Alspaugh • Aldridge: Elmer Gantry (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra) • Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (Peter Takács) • Osterfield: Rocky Streams (Paul Osterfield, Todd Waldecker & Various Artists) Manfred Eicher • Bach: Concertos & Sinfonias For Oboe; Ich Hatte Viel Bekümmernis (Heinz Holliger, Eric Höbarth & Camerata Bern) • Hymns & Prayers (Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica) • Manto & Madrigals (Thomas Zehetmair & Ruth Killius) • Songs Of Ascension (Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, Todd Reynolds Quartet, The M6 & Montclair State University Singers) • Tchaikovsky/Kissine: Piano Trios (Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite & Khatia Buniatishvili) • A Worcester Ladymass (Trio Mediaeval) David Frost • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live (Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass) • Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide (Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey & Eighth Blackbird) • Prayers & Alleluias (Kenneth Dake) • Sharon Isbin & Friends - Guitar Passions (Sharon Isbin & Various Artists) Peter Rutenberg • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Patrick Dupré Quigley, James K. Bass, Seraphic Fire & Professional Choral Institute) • The Vanishing Nordic Chorale (Philip Spray & Musik Ekklesia) Judith Sherman • Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet (John Adams, St. Lawrence String Quartet & International Contemporary Ensemble) • Capricho Latino (Rachel Barton Pine) • 85th Birthday Celebration (Claude Frank) • Insects & Paper Airplanes - Chamber Music Of Lawrence Dillon (Daedalus Quartet & Benjamin Hochman) • Midnight Frolic - The Broadway Theater Music Of Louis A. Hirsch (Rick Benjamin & Paragon Ragtime Orchestra) • Notable Women - Trios By Today's Female Composers (Lincoln Trio) • The Soviet Experience, Vol. 1 - String Quartets By Dmitri Shostakovich & His Contemporaries (Pacifica Quartet) • Speak! (Anthony De Mare) • State Of The Art - The American Brass Quintet At 50 (The American Brass Quintet) • Steve Reich: WTC 9/11; Mallet Quartet; Dance Patterns (Kronos Quartet, Steve Reich Musicians & So Percussion) • Winging It - Piano Music Of John Corigliano (Ursula Oppens) Back to top 70. Best Orchestral Performance Bowen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 Andrew Davis, conductor (BBC Philharmonic) [Chandos] Brahms: Symphony No. 4 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic) [Deutsche Grammaphon] Haydn: Symphonies 104, 88 & 101 Nicholas McGegan, conductor (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra) [Philharmonia Baroque Productions] Henze: Symphonies Nos. 3-5 Marek Janowski, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin) [Wergo] Martinu: The 6 Symphonies Jirí Belohlávek, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra) [Onyx Classics] Back to top 71. Best Opera Recording Adams: Doctor Atomic Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus) [Sony Classical] Britten: Billy Budd Mark Elder, conductor; John Mark Ainsley, Phillip Ens, Jacques Imbrailo, Darren Jeffery, Iain Paterson & Matthew Rose; James Whitbourn, producer (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus) [Opus Arte] Rautavaara: Kaivos Hannu Lintu, conductor; Jaakko Kortekangas, Hannu Niemelä, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano & Mati Turi; Seppo Siirala, producer (Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Kaivos Chorus) [Ondine] Verdi: La Traviata Antonio Pappano, conductor; Joseph Calleja, Renée Fleming & Thomas Hampson; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus) [Opus Arte] Vivaldi: Ercole Sul Termodonte Fabio Biondi, conductor; Romina Basso, Patrizia Ciofi, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Vivica Genaux, Philippe Jaroussky, Topi Lehtipuu & Rolando Villazón; Daniel Zalay, producer (Europa Galante; Coro Da Camera Santa Cecilia Di Borgo San Lorenzo) [Virgin Classics] Back to top 72. Best Choral Performance Beyond All Mortal Dreams - American A Cappella Stephen Layton, conductor (Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge) [Hyperion Records] Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; James K. Bass, chorus master (Justin Blackwell, Scott Allen Jarrett, Paul Max Tipton & Teresa Wakim; Professional Choral Institute & Seraphic Fire) [Seraphic Fire Media] Kind Kjetil Almenning, conductor (Nidaros String Quartet; Ensemble 96) [2L (Lindberg Lyd)] Light & Gold Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King's Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers) [Decca] The Natural World Of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen Paul Hillier, conductor (Ars Nova Copenhagen) [Dacapo Records] Back to top 73. Best Small Ensemble Performance Frank: Hilos Gabriela Lena Frank; ALIAS Chamber Ensemble [Naxos] The Kingdoms Of Castille Richard Savino, conductor; El Mundo [Sono Luminus] Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird [Cedille Records] A Seraphic Fire Christmas Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; Seraphic Fire [Seraphic Fire Media] Sound The Bells! The Bay Brass [Harmonia Mundi] Back to top 74. Best Classical Instrumental Solo Chinese Recorder Concertos - East Meets West Lan Shui, conductor; Michala Petri (Copenhagen Philharmonic) [OUR Recordings] Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18; Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini Yuja Wang (Claudio Abbado; Mahler Chamber Orchestra) [Deutsche Grammaphon] Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 Leif Ove Andsnes (Antonio Pappano; London Symphony Orchestra) [EMI Classics] Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony) Track from: Schwantner: Chasing Light… [Naxos] Winging It - Piano Music Of John Corigliano Ursula Oppens [Cedille Records] Back to top 75. Best Classical Vocal Solo Diva Divo Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L'Opéra National De Lyon) [Virgin Classics] Grieg/Thommessen: Veslemøy Synsk Marianne Beate Kielland (Nils Anders Mortensen) [2L (Lindberg Lyd)] Handel: Cleopatra Natalie Dessay (Emmanuelle Haïm; Le Concert D'Astrée) [Virgin Classics] Purcell: O Solitude Andreas Scholl (Stefano Montanari; Christophe Dumaux; Accademia Bizantina) [Decca] Three Baroque Tenors Ian Bostridge (Bernard Labadie; Mark Bennett, Andrew Clarke, Sophie Daneman, Alberto Grazzi, Jonathan Gunthorpe, Benjamin Hulett & Madeline Shaw; The English Concert) [EMI Classics] Back to top 76. Best Contemporary Classical Composition Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein [Naxos] Crumb, George: The Ghosts Of Alhambra George Crumb Track from: Complete Crumb Edition, Vol. 15 [Bridge Records, Inc.] Friedman, Jefferson: String Quartet No. 3 Jefferson Friedman Track from: Jefferson Friedman: Quartets [New Amsterdam Records] Mackey, Steven: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide Steven Mackey [Cedille Records] Ruders, Poul: Piano Concerto No. 2 Poul Ruders Track from: Music Of Poul Ruders, Vol. 6 [Bridge Records, Inc.] Back to top 77. Best Short Form Music Video Rolling In The Deep Adele Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer [XL Recordings/Columbia Records] Yes I Know Memory Tapes Eric Epstein, video director; Eric Epstein, video producer [Carpark Records] All Is Not Lost OK Go Itamar Kubovy, Damian Kulash Jr & Trish Sie, video directors; Shirley Moyers, video producer [Paracadute] Lotus Flower Radiohead Garth Jennings, video director; Garth Jennings, video producer [XL/TBD Records] First Of The Year (Equinox) Skrillex Tony Truand, video director; Noah Klein, video producer [Big Beat/Atlantic] Perform This Way "Weird Al" Yankovic "Weird Al" Yankovic, video director; Cisco Newman, video producer [Jive Records] Back to top 78. Best Long Form Music Video I Am...World Tour Beyoncé Ed Burke, Frank Gatson Jr. & Beyoncé Knowles, video directors; Beyoncé Knowles & Camille Yorrick, video producers [Columbia Records/Music World] Foo Fighters: Back And Forth Foo Fighters James Moll, video director; James Moll & Nigel Sinclair, video producers [Exclusive Media Group/RCA Records/Back & Fort] Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon Kings Of Leon Stephen C. Mitchell, video director; Casey McGrath, video producer [RCA/Kings of Leon] Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest Michael Rapaport, video director; Robert Benavides, Debra Koffler, Eric Matthies, Frank Mele, Edward Parks & A Tribe Called Quest, video producers [Jive/Legacy] Nine Types Of Light TV On The Radio Tunde Adebimpe, video director; Michelle An & Braj, video producers [Interscope/Geffen/A&M]
Canadian docs on video games, debt head to Sundance CTV.ca - TORONTO — A Canadian documentary based on Margaret Atwood's book "Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth" is among the selections bound for the Sundance Film Festival. Toronto-based director Jennifer Baichwal delves into the myriad ways debt ... Comedy and big issues at Sundance Film Festival Salt Lake Tribune - When poring through some of the 4042 feature films submitted to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, festival director John Cooper felt hopeful. "Artists seem to flourish in troubling times," Cooper said from the ... Six ITVS Documentaries to Screen in Competition at 2012 Sundance Film Festival MarketWatch (press release) - SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov 30, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Independent Television Service (ITVS) welcomed today the announcement that six of its funded films have been selected to screen in competition at the upcoming 2012 Sundance Film Festival, ...
_The 31 members of the NYFCC met Tuesday at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center to vote. Scroll for full list. BEST PICTURE
Emmanuel Lubezki ("The Tree of Life")
Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin ("Moneyball")
Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist")
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Brad Pitt ("Moneyball," "The Tree of Life")
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Albert Brooks ("Drive")
Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady")
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain ("The Help," "Take Shelter," "The Tree of Life")
BEST NON-FICTION FEATURE
"Cave of Forgotten Dreams"
BEST FIRST FEATURE
_ As the announcement that "The Artist" won the New York Critics Circle award as best film, I was also involved in digesting and getting a look at all the nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards. As a media person who ventures west each year for award season activities, I truly like the Spirit Awards, which are handed out the night before the Oscars.
So, first a couple others from the New York awards were Meryl Streep as actress for "The Iron Lady" and Brad Pitt for "Moneyball" and "The Tree of Life." Award season has started and it is showing my list was worthy so far. Now, a sigh of relief as we venture forward. The Independent Spirit Awards are just that - - independent, but some of them seem like they should be considered major studio, right?
That's a discussion for some other time, because there are rules, of course.
"Drive" "Take Shelter"
Notes - - This makes me want to rediscover "Drive" and take a look at "take Shelter. And I will, but "The Descendants," and "The Artist" seem poised to battle it out here. I love "50/50" and it's nice it gets recognition. Frankly, I am surprised that "My Week With Marilyn" is not here. But then again, it is a glorious made for TV movie. And in my top two.
Michel Hazanavicius - "The Artist"
Mike Mills - "Beginners"
Jeff Nichols - "Take Shelter"
Alexander Payne - "The Descendants"
Nicolas Winding Refn - "Drive"
Notes - - When Oscars come around I always look at this category and best picture than match them up. The ones that do not get a nod in both, I take out. It doesn't always happen, but it's a good start. It will not work here.
Best Female Lead
Lauren Ambrose - "Think of Me"
Rachael Harris - "Natural Selection"
Adepero Oduye - "Pariah"
Elizabeth Olsen - "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Michelle Williams - "My Week with Marilyn"
Notes - - Yes, goes to the other Olsen sister and I think she has a shot against Michelle Williams.
Best Male Lead
Demián Bichir - "A Better Life"
Jean Dujardin - "The Artist"
Ryan Gosling - "Drive"
Woody Harrelson - "Rampart"
Michael Shannon - "Take Shelter"
Notes - - A toss up category in the making. No George Clooney makes me wonder if certain factions are tiring of him or he will not be the Oscar front-runner many think he is.
Robert Altman Award for ensemble
Let's stop here and let the awards speak for themselves. In other words, what are they: The Spirit Awards nominees were chosen by panels of film professionals. Members of Film Independent, who include filmmakers and movie fans, are eligible to vote on the winners. Eligible films must have production budgets of no more than $20 million and meet independent-cinema criteria that include uniqueness of vision and original, provocative subject matter.
In the spirit of that, here are a few more awards:
Someone To Watch Award - The 18th annual Someone to Watch Award. This award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
Simon Arthur - "Silver Tongues"
Mark Jackson - "Without"
Nicholas Ozeki - "Mamitas"
Truer Than Fiction Award - The 17th annual Truer Than Fiction Award. It is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
Heather Courtney - "Where Soldiers Come From"
Danfung Dennis - "Hell and Back Again"
Alma Har'el - "Bombay Beach" Piaget
Producers Award - The 15th annual Piaget Producers Award. It honors emerging producers who demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
Chad Burris - "Mosquita y Mari"
Sophia Lin - "Take Shelter"
Josh Mond - "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Now, here are the rest:
Best Supporting Female
Jessica Chastain - "Take Shelter"
Anjelica Huston - "50/50"
Janet McTeer - "Albert Nobbs"
Harmony Santana - "Gun Hill Road"
Shailene Woodley - "The Descendants"
Best Supporting Male Albert Brooks - "Drive"
John Hawkes - "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Christopher Plummer - "Beginners"
John C. Reilly - "Cedar Rapids"
Corey Stoll - "Midnight in Paris"
Joel Hodge - "Bellflower"
Benjamin Kasulke - "The Off Hours"
Darius Khondji - "Midnight in Paris"
Guillaume Schiffman - "The Artist"
Jeffrey Waldron - "The Dynamiter"
"An African Election"
"Bill Cunningham New York"
"The Redemption of General Butt Naked"
"We Were Here"
Best International Film
"A Separation" (Iran)
"The Kid With a Bike" (Belgium/France/Italy)
Joseph Cedar - "Footnote"
Michel Hazanavicius - "The Artist"
Tom McCarthy - "Win Win"
Mike Mills - "Beginners"
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - "The Descendants"
Best First Feature
Mike Cahill - "Another Earth"
Patrick Wang - "In the Family"
J.C. Chandor - "Margin Call"
Sean Durkin - "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Robbie Pickering - "Natural Selection"
Best First Screenplay
Mike Cahill, Brit Marling - "Another Earth"
J.C. Chandor - "Margin Call"
Patrick deWitt - "Terri" Phil Johnston - "Cedar Rapids"
Will Reiser - "50/50"
John Cassavetes Award - Given to the best feature made for under $500,000
_Note: I wrote this on Nov. 26 and an update will follow the recap as we were on this one early.
As award season unfolds, it's not just movies we look at. Music lovers will be waiting for Nov. 30 when the Grammy nominations are announced. And when listening, remember, there is no way they can get to all of them considering the vast amount of categories. Over the years I have lamented the idea of over 100 categories. I have also noted eventually we all will either win a Grammy or be nominated. Now, the Grammy folk listened to the cries to streamline the awards and they have done so this year. Not much, but a little. On to the matter at hand, however. It has come to my attention that some controversy is brewing with a leaked report that certain artists are, for the lack of a better word, banned from the dance category. Perhaps they should have just omitted this one. Anyway, rumors are flying that Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Ke$ha have been moved to ONLY pop music fields. The speculation is so rampant that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, may release a statement regarding the not-confirmed news. They are the controlling body of the Grammys. My take, who cares? There are way too many categories and this proves it.
Update: And that is at the heart of the battle now. The categories. I was mocked and even politely ignored when I brought up this very subject over the years. Well, it is here now. - - - Who cares? Apparently, another angle has arisen and a Grammy controversy surely has, too. Let's take a look at where we are now: Well, for starters, their are now 78 categories, down from 109 last year. That means changes and to many, needed ones, but with that comes anger, or at least disappointment.
The press stories
From DNA (Daily News and Analysis): Latin jazz musicians Bobby Sanabria, Mark Levine, Ben Lapidus and Eugene Marlow have sued the organisers of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards for scrapping the Latin jazz category gongs and thus "devaluing" the genre. The musicians have slammed the reduction in the number of gongs in the event as "racist."
From The Independent: entire genres of music will have disappeared when the latest nominations are announced in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Music artists such as Bono and Sting are being increasingly criticized for not speaking out about the issue.
From Music Week: organizers of the Grammy awards have come under fire for dropping categories representing entire genres of music - angering some of the world's most respected musicians. And this is just one category. One has to wonder how other omitted artists feel, like the singers and dancers above?
When the news first hit
Now, let's go back to April when this was all unfolding. A Reuters story started like this:
(Reuters) - In a major Grammys overhaul designed to reduce the bloated structure of the music industry's top awards, organizers said on Wednesday they would slash the number of categories to 78 from 109 for next year's ceremony. Many existing categories will be merged, while some will be dropped outright with contenders from different musical genres required to compete in new, all-purpose categories. The top awards -- album, record and song of the year, and best new artist -- will remain untouched. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said the changes followed discussions that involved "some pretty passionate discomfort" and would be "a little unsettling" to some musicians. But he said a restructuring was necessary to maintain the "prestige of the highest and only peer-recognized award in music".
The nominations will be released Nov. 30 and we can only wonder why this is just coming up now. We all knew and many, deep down, asked for the changes, including many in the press corp. Oh, The Grammys can also be noted for forgetting and overlooking many great artists. Any award panel can be so accused. With over 100 categories recently, one would think that would be harder to accomplish.
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Margaret Thatcher 'will not see Meryl Streep¿s The Iron Lady' Daily Mail - By Black Dog Margaret Thatcher will not be in the cinema queue to see Meryl Streep's new film about her, The Iron Lady. Tory MP Conor Burns, a confidant of Lady T, said: 'When I told her an American actress plays her in No10, she said, “I can't imagine ... Hollywood under fire for distorted portrayal of Margaret Thatcher Times of India - Nov 27, 2011 Hollywood filmmakers have been accused of "distorting history" while portraying Margaret Thatcher as a livid and forgetful prime minister sliding into dementia while she was still in power. A former Tory minister led the attacks, describing 'The Iron ... Margaret Thatcher knew that capitalism must deliver for the masses Telegraph.co.uk - Nov 25, 2011 Propping up failure – in the euro and elsewhere – is hardly the recipe for renewed prosperity. By Charles Moore Friends of Lady Thatcher tend to deplore The Iron Lady, the new film about her starring Meryl Streep. They do so because they are upset at ... Looking back, maybe I was too hard on the Iron Lady Belfast Telegraph - Nov 25, 2011 I wasn't a fan of Margaret Thatcher when she was in power, but in retrospect maybe she had a few good points. Judging by the trailer, Meryl Streep is about to portray her stunningly in the film The Iron Lady. That was the title given to ... Streep donates portion of 'Iron Lady' paycheck? CNN (blog) - Nov 24, 2011 According to the New York Post, Meryl Streep may have chopped her "Iron Lady" paycheck to $1 million, donating the rest to the National Women's History Museum. Though the film isn't out yet, Streep and her Margaret Thatcher biopic are already being ...
_ FRIDAY DUMP IS REAL
WASHINGTON, D.C.: I do not call it Friday Dump as a joke. It's true. The EPA had a study done on it and it showed they release their bad news items more on a Friday. Plus, reporters like myself have always noted this and this came from USA Today: regardless of political party, for policymakers to release news they want coverage of earlier in the week and bury items they don't want covered on Friday afternoons or right before holidays. It's not just the EPA.
EXPOSED: Researchers at the nonpartisan, research group, Resources for the Future, found that the EPA's news of enforcement actions or regulatory changes were issued more often on Fridays and before holidays, when they had the least impact on media coverage or financial markets. USA TODAY
_ As award season unfolds, it's not just movies we look at. Music lovers will be waiting for Nov. 30 when the Grammy nominations are announced. And when listening, remember, there is no way they can get to all of them considering the vast amount of categories. Over the years I have lamented the idea of over 100 categories. I have also noted eventually we all will either win a Grammy or be nominated. Now, the Grammy folk listened to the cries to streamline the awards and they have done so this year.
Not much, but a little.
On to the matter at hand, however. It has come to my attention that some controversy is brewing with a leaked report that certain artists are, for the lack of a better word, banned for the dance category. Perhaps they should have just omitted this one. Anyway, rumors are flying that Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Ke$ha have been moved to ONLY pop music fields.
The speculation is so rampant that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, may release a statement regarding the not-confirmed news. They are the controlling body of the Grammys.
My take, who cares? There are way too many categories and this proves it.
_It dominated many film festivals this year and now has its sights on the Oscars. Can it pull it off? "The Artist" is a superb film that should be seen. Not only for the film making and the acting, but for a nostalgic trip into Hollywood's past. Add in the idea of a black and white movie in this day and age of blockbuster 3D and effects, this is a blessing. I have always said I pay more attention to a movie in black and white and notice the shadows, acting and dialogue much more. In fact, each year I update my list of top ten movies of all time and guess what, a black and white film is at the top - - still, after all these years. That film is "Casablanca." Meanwhile, "Schindler's List," "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "It's a Wonderful Life" are in there, too. For more updates and live Oscar blogging, plus Golden Globe and SAG, head here...
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