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EXCLUSIVE: The Queen + Adam Lambert 2014 Concert Series
Written by Scott Katz   

We kick off our Summer 2014 sessions of the USTownhall RoundTable podcast with full coverage of one of the hottest concert tickets of the season: The Queen + Adam Lambert concert series!  RoundTable panelist Brenda English went to an unbelievalbe six of those concerts in a marathon undertaking from June 22 to July 6.  She'll be sharing her first-hand experiences of the concerts as well as exclusive photos taken from each venue.  This podcast series is truly a must-listen for any Queen or Adam Lambert fan!

USTownhall RoundTable Summer Sessions 2014: The QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT concert tour

June 22, 2014: Previewing the Queen + Adam Lambert Summer 2014 concert series.

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July 9, 2014: The panel discusses the concerts that took place in Los Angeles and at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

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June 30, 2014: The panel discusses the concerts that took place in Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.  Photo galleries below!

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July 20, 2014: More on the Queen/Adam Lambert concert series, but first, the panel weighs in on the controversy surrounding the daytime talk show The View that dominated July entertainment coverage.

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August 4, 2014: The panel is joined by Brenda's son Michael to discuss more on the Las Vegas concerts as well as the FINAL concert in North America – Toronto, Canada on July 29.

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Photo Galleries: Enjoy our three exclusive photo galleries from concerts performed in Canada.  Click on any thumbnail to scroll through the gallery.  Want more photos and the opportunity to connect with other Adam Lambert fans?  Head on over to  https://www.facebook.com/AdamLambertFanClub/ and https://www.facebook.com/AdamLambertFanClub/photos_stream

All Queen + Adam Lambert photos used in this article © 2014 Bren English.  Used by Permission.


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June 28, 2014 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Ever wonder what it would be like to see a concert from ON the stage?  Wonder no more, as we present this gallery of exclusive photos taken from on stage (and back stage!) at the Vancouver show!

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Written by USTownhall staff   
Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:58

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, 2013 and broadcast on CBS.  The eligibility period for nominations was June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013.  The list of nominees and winners are as follows:



Outstanding Series:

Breaking Bad

• Downton Abbey

• Game of Thrones

• House of Cards

• Homeland

• Mad Men

Outstanding Series:

• 30 Rock

• The Big Bang Theory

• Girls

• Louie

Modern Family

• Veep

Outstanding Miniseries or TV-Movie:

• American Horror Story

Behind the Candelabra

• The Bible

• Phil Spector

• Political Animals

• Top of the Lake

Outstanding Series - Competition:

• The Amazing Race

• Dancing With the Stars

• Project Runway

• So You Think You Can Dance

• Top Chef

The Voice


Outstanding Series:

The Colbert Report

• The Daily Show

• Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

• Jimmy Kimmel Live

• Saturday Night Live

• Real Time with Bill Maher

Outstanding Lead Actor:

• Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

• Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

• Jon Hamm, Mad Men

• Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

• Damian Lewis, Homeland

Outstanding Lead Actor:

• Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

• Jason Bateman, Arrested Development

• Louis C.K., Louie

• Don Cheadle, House of Lies

• Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Lead Actor:

• Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End

Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra

• Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra

• Toby Jones, The Girl

• Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Outstanding Series - Non-Competition:

• Antiques Roadshow

• Deadliest Catch

• Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

• Mythbusters

• Shark Tank

Undercover Boss

Outstanding Special:

The Kennedy Center Honors

• Louis C.K.: Oh My God

• Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks And Alan Yentob

• Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)

• 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

Outstanding Lead Actress:

• Connie Britton, Nashville

Claire Danes, Homeland

• Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

• Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel

• Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

• Kerry Washington, Scandal

• Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress:

• Laura Dern, Enlightened

• Lena Dunham, Girls

• Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

• TIna Fey, 30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

• Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Lead Actress:

• Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum

Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter

• Helen Mirren, Phil Spector

• Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

• Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Outstanding Host:

• Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

• Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers

• Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway

• Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

• Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

Outstanding Writing - Series:

The Colbert Report

• The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

• Jimmy Kimmel Live

• Portlandia

• Real Time With Bill Maher

• Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor:

Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire

• Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad

• Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

• Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

• Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

• Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Outstanding Supporting Actor:

• Adam Driver, Girls

• Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

• Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

• Ty Burrell, Modern Family

• Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor:

James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum

• Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum

• Scott Bakula, Behind The Candelabra

• John Benjamin, The Big C: Hereafter

• Peter Mullan, Top of the Lake


Outstanding Animated Program:

• Bob’s Burgers

• Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness

• Regular Show

• The Simpsons

South Park

Outstanding Writing - Special:

• The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Louis C.K.: Oh My God

• Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs

• Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)

• 66th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actress:

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

• Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

• Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

• Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

• Morena Baccarin, Homeland

• Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress:

• Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

• Jane Lynch, Glee

• Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

• Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

• Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

• Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress:

• Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum

• Imelda Staunton, The Girl

Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals

• Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals

• Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias

Outstanding Directing - Series:

• The Colbert Report, James Hoskinson

• The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Chuck O'Neil

• Jimmy Kimmel Live, Andy Fisher

• Late Show With David Letterman, Jerry Foley

• Portlandia, Jonathan Krisel

Saturday Night Live, Don Roy King

Outstanding Guest Actor:

• Nathan Lane, The Good Wife

• Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

• Rupert Friend, Homeland

• Robert Morse, Mad Men

• Harry Hamlin, Mad Men

Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal

Outstanding Guest Actor:

Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory

• Nathan Lane, Modern Family

• Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie

• Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live

• Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

• Will Forte, 30 Rock

Outstanding Writing:

• Richard LaGravenese, Behind The Candelabra

Abi Morgan, The Hour

• Tom Stoppard, Parade's End

• David Mamet, Phil Spector

• Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, Top of the Lake

Outstanding Directing - Special:

The Kennedy Center Honors, Louis J. Horvitz

• London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Bucky Gunts and Hamish Hamilton

• Louis C.K.: Oh My God, Louis C.K.

• The Oscars, Don Mischer

• 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief, Michael Dempsey

Outstanding Guest Actress:

• Margo Martindale, The Americans

• Diana Rigg, Game Of Thrones

Carrie Preston, The Good Wife

• Linda Cardellini, Mad Men

• Jane Fonda, The Newsroom

• Joan Cusack, Shameless

Outstanding Guest Actress:

• Molly Shannon, Enlightened

• Dot-Marie Jones, Glee

Melissa Leo, Louie

• Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

• Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

• Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

Outstanding Directing:

Steven Soderbergh, Behind The Candelabra

• Julian Jarrold, The Girl

• David Mamet, Phil Spector

• Allison Anders, Ring of Fire

• Jane Campion and Garth Davis, Top of the Lake

Outstanding Writing:

• George Mastras, Breaking Bad, "Dead Freight"

• Thomas Schnauz, Breaking Bad, "Say My Name"

• Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey, Episode 4

• D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, Game Of Thrones, "The Rains Of Castamere"

Henry Bromell, Homeland, "Q&A"

Outstanding Writing:

• David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes

• Louis C.K., Story & Teleplay by Pamela Adlon, Louie

• Greg Daniels, The Office

• Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock, 30 Rock

Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, 30 Rock

Outstanding Directing:

• Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire

• Michelle MacLaren, Breaking Bad

• Jeremy Webb, Downton Abbey

• Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland

David Fincher, House of Cards

Outstanding Directing:

• Lena Dunham, Girls

• Paris Barclay, Glee

• Louis C.K., Louie

Gail Mancuso, Modern Family

• Beth McCarthy-Miller, 30 Rock



Written by USTownhall staff   
Sunday, 23 September 2012 23:43

2012-Emmys-resizeThe 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 23, 2012 and broadcast on ABC.  The list of nominees and winners are as follows:



Other nominees: The Big Bang Theory, CBS; Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO; Girls, HBO; 30 Rock, NBC; Veep, HBO


Other nominees: Boardwalk Empire, HBO; Breaking Bad, AMC; Downton Abbey, PBS; Game of Thrones, HBO; Mad Men, AMC

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO

Other nominees: Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO; Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly, CBS; Zooey Deschanel, New Girl, FOX; Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime; Amy Poehler, "Parks And Recreation," NBC; Tina Fey, "30 Rock," NBC

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, "Two And A Half Men," CBS

Other nominees: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS; Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO; Don Cheadle, "House Of Lies," Showtime; Louis C.K. , "Louie," FX Networks; Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series: Claire Danes, "Homeland," Showtime

Other nominees: Glenn Close, "Damages," FX; Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey," PBS; Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife," CBS; Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law," NBC; Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men," AMC

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series: Damian Lewis, "Homeland," Showtime

Other nominees: Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire," HBO; Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC; Michael C. Hall, "Dexter," Showtime; Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey" PBS; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men," AMC

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, "Modern Family," ABC

Other nominees: Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS; Kathryn Joosten, "Desperate Housewives," ABC; Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family," ABC; Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime; Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live," NBC

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family," ABC

Other nominees: Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family," ABC; Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family," ABC; Ty Burrell, "Modern Family," ABC; Max Greenfield, "New Girl," FOX; Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live," NBC

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey," PBS

Other nominees: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad," AMC; Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey," PBS; Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife," CBS; Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife," CBS; Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men," AMC

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMC

Other nominees: Giancarlo Esposito, "Breaking Bad," AMC; Brendan Coyle, "Downton Abbey," PBS; Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey," PBS; Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones," HBO; Jared Harris, "Mad Men," AMC

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Game Change, HBO

Other nominees: "American Horror Story," FX; "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY; "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO; "Luther," BBC America; "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)," PBS

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Julianne Moore, "Game Change," HBO

Other nominees: Connie Britton, "American Horror Story," FX; Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO; Ashley Judd, "Missing," ABC; Emma Thompson, "The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)," PBS

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY

Other nominees: Woody Harrelson, "Game Change," HBO; Bill Paxton, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY; Clive Owen, "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO; Idris Elba, "Luther," BBC America; Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)," PBS

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story," FX

Other nominees: Frances Conroy, "American Horror Story," FX; Sarah Paulson, "Game Change," HBO; Mare Winningham, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY; Judy Davis, "Page Eight (Masterpiece)" PBS

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Tom Berenger, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY

Other nominees: Denis O'Hare, "American Horror Story," FX; Ed Harris, "Game Change," HBO; David Strathairn, "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO; Martin Freeman, "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)," PBS

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: The Amazing Race, CBS

Other nominees: "Dancing With The Stars," ABC; "Project Runway," Lifetime; "So You Think You Can Dance," FOX; "The Voice," NBC

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With The Stars," ABC

Other nominees: Phil Keoghan, "The Amazing Race," CBS; Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol," FOX; Betty White, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," NBC; Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance," FOX

Outstanding Variety Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

Other nominees: "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central; "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC; "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," NBC; "Real Time With Bill Maher," HBO; "Saturday Night Live," NBC

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, "Modern Family," Baby On Board, ABC

Other nominees: Robert B. Weide, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Palestinian Chicken, HBO; Lena Dunham, "Girls," She Did, HBO; Louis C.K. "Louie," Duckling, FX; Jason Winer, "Modern Family," Virgin Territory, ABC; Jake Kasdan, "New Girl," Pilot, FOX

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Louis C.K., "Louie," Pregnant, FX

Other nominees: Chris McKenna,"Community," Remedial Chaos Theory," NBC; Lena Dunham, "Girls," Pilot, HBO; Amy Poehler, "Parks And Recreation," The Debate, NBC; Michael Shur, "Parks And Recreation, "Win, Lose, Or Draw," NBC

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, "Homeland," Pilot, Showtime

Other nominees: Julian Fellowes, "Downton Abbey," Episode 7, PBS; Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men," The Other Woman, AMC; Andre Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton "Mad Men," Commissions And Fees, AMC; Erin Levy and Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men," Far Away Places, AMC

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, "Boardwalk Empire," To The Lost, HBO

Other nominees: Vince Gilligan, "Breaking Bad," Face Off, AMC; Brian Percival, "Downton Abbey," Episode 7, AMC; Michael Cuesta, "Homeland," Pilot, Showtime; Phil Abraham, "Mad Men' The Other Woman, AMC

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Jay Roach, "Game Change," HBO

Other nominees: Kevin Reynolds, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY; Philip Kaufman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO; Sam Miller, "Luther," BBC America; Paul McGuigan, "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)," PBS

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Danny Strong, "Game Change," HBO

Other nominees: Tedd Mann, Ronald Parker, Bill Kerby, "Hatfields & McCoys • Part 2," HISTORY; Abi Morgan, "The Hour," BBC America; Neil Cross, "Luther," BBC America; Steven Moffat, "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)," PBS

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS

Other nominees: Don Mischer, 84th Annual Academy Awards, ABC; Louis J. Horvitz, The 54th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS; Louis C.K. , Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre, FX; Alan Skog, New York City Ballet George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center), PBS

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special: Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre, FX

Other nominees: 84th Annual Academy Awards, ABC; The Kennedy Center Honors, CBS; 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS; Betty White's 90th.Birthday Celebration, NBC


83rd Annual ACADEMY AWARDS Winners
Written by USTownhall staff   
Sunday, 27 February 2011 20:31

83rd_Academy_Awards_poster-resizeTonight, Sunday, February 27, 2011, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the 83rd annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.  The show was hosted by two of young Hollywood's brightest – Anne Hathaway and James Franco – each of whom is a current or former Oscar nominee.

This ceremony was likely one of the shortest on record as it only went over its allotted timeslot by about 15 minutes, which we wholeheartedly approve of.  Hathaway and Franco were both fine as hosts, but we prefered Anne, who livened things up mid-show with a nicely done vocal performance.  Franco did earn some laughs with a bunch of one-liners and by coming out dressed as Marilyn Monroe.  We can't say this was a soaring triumph by the pair, but it wasn't anywhere near a trainwreck, either.  They kept the show moving, and were pleasant company for the three-hour plus telecast.

While the show was very watchable due to its relatively short length, we were disappointed by the complete lack of surprise winners tonight.  All along, we've been saying that Melissa Leo, Christian Bale, Colin Firth, and Natalie Portman were locks for the acting categories because they've also won in these categories during the Golden Globes and the Screen Actor's Guild awards, which are often good predictors as to Oscar results.  Further, The King's Speech director Tom Hooper recently won the prize at the Director's Guild Awards ceremony, which made him the odds-on favorite to win the Directing prize tonight.  Also as predicted, Aaron Sorkin won for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network and David Seidler won Best Original Screenplay for The King's Speech.


 Here are the winners in the 24 televised awards:


Achievement in Art Direction

Alice in Wonderland, Robert Stromberg (Production Design), Karen O'Hara (Set Decoration)

• Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Stuart Craig (Production Design), Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration)
• Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas (Production Design), Larry Dias and Doug Mowat (Set Decoration)
The King's Speech, Eve Stewart (Production Design), Judy Farr (Set Decoration)
• True Grit, Jess Gonchor (Production Design), Nancy Haigh (Set Decoration)

Achievement in Cinematography Wally Pfister, Inception • Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
• Danny Cohen, The King's Speech
• Jeff Cronenweth, The Social Network
• Roger Deakins, True Grit
Actress in a Supporting Role Melissa Leo, The Fighter

• Amy Adams, The Fighter
• Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
• Melissa Leo, The Fighter
• Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
• Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Animated Short Film The Lost Thing, Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan • Day & Night, Teddy Newton
• The Gruffalo, Max Lang and Jakob Schuh
• Let's Pollute,Geefwee Boedoe
• Madagascar, a Journey Diary, Bastien Dubois
Best Animated Feature Film Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich • How to Train Your Dragon, Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
• The Illusionist,  Sylvain Chomet
Best Adapted Screenplay The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin from The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich • 127 Hours, Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy from Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
• Toy Story 3, Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich; characters based on Toy Story and Toy Story 2
• True Grit, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen from True Grit by Charles Portis
• Winter's Bone, Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini from Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Best Original Screenplay The King's Speech, David Seidler • Another Year, Mike Leigh
• The Fighter, Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson
• Inception, Christopher Nolan
• The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
Best Foreign Language Film In a Better World (Denmark) in Danish, Swedish, and English, Susanne Bier • Biutiful (Mexico) in Spanish and English – Alejandro González Iñárritu
• Dogtooth (Greece) in Greek – Yorgos Lanthimos
• Incendies (Canada) in French and Arabic – Denis Villeneuve
• Outside the Law (Algeria) in Arabic and French – Rachid Bouchareb
Actor in a Supporting role Christian Bale, The Fighter • John Hawkes,Winter's Bone
• Jeremy Renner, The Town
• Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
• Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech
Best Original Score Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network • A.R. Rahman, 127 Hours
• John Powell, How to Train Your Dragon
• Hans Zimmer, Inception
• Alexandre Desplat, The King's Speech
Achievement in Sound Mixing Inception, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick • The King's Speech, Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen, and John Midgley
• Salt, Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan, and William Sarokin
• The Social Network, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, and Mark Weingarten
• True Grit, Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, and Peter F. Kurland
Achievement in Sound Editing Inception, Richard King • Toy Story 3, Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
• Tron: Legacy, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
• True Grit, Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
Unstoppable, Mark P. Stoeckinger
Achievement in Makeup The Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Elsey • Adrien Morot, Barney's Version
• Eouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk, and Yolanda Toussieng, The Way Back
Achievement in Costume Design Colleen Atwood, Alice in Wonderland • Antonella Cannarozzi, I Am Love
• Jenny Beavan, The King's Speech
• Sandy Powell, The Tempest
• Mary Zophres, True Grit
Best Documentary Short Subject Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon • Killing in the Name, Jed Rothstein
• Poster Girl, Sara Nesson
• Sun Come Up, Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
• The Warriors of Qiugang , Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
Best Live Action Short Film God of Love, Luke Matheny • The Confession, Tanel Toom
• The Crush, Michael Creagh
• Na Wewe, Ivan Goldschmidt
• Wish 143, Ian Barnes
Best Documentary Feature Inside Job, Charles H. Ferguson and Audrey Marrs • Exit Through the Gift Shop, Robert Banks and Jaimie D'Cruz
• Gasland, Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
• Restrepo, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
• Waste Land, Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley
Best Special Effects Inception, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, and Peter Bebb • Alice in Wonderland, Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas, and Sean Phillips
• Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz, and Nicolas Aithadi
• Hereafter, Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski, and Joe Farrell
• Iron Man 2, Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright, and Daniel Sudick
Achievement in Film Editing Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, The Social Network • Jon Harris, 127 Hours
• Andrew Weisblum, Black Swan
• Pamela Martin, The Fighter
• Tariq Anwar, The King's Speech
Best Original Song "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3, Randy Newman • "Coming Home" from Country Strong, Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, and Troy Verges
• "I See the Light" from Tangled, Alan Menken and Glenn Slater
• "If I Rise" from 127 Hours, A.R. Rahman, Rollo Armstrong, and Dido
In Memorium John Barry (Composer), Grant McCune (Visual Effects), Tony Curtis, Edward Limato (Agent), Tom Mankiewicz (Writer), Gloria Stuart, William Fraker (Cinematographer), Joseph Strick (Director), Lionel Jeffries, Sally Menke (Editor), Ronni Chasen (Publicist), Leslie Nielsen, Robert Radnitz (Producer), Claude Chabrol (Director), Pete Postlethwaite, Bill Littlejohn (Animator), Pierre Guffroy (Art Director), Patricia Neal, George Hickenlooper (Director), Irving Ravetch (Writer), Robert Culp, Bob Boyle (Art Director), Mario Monicelli (Director), Lynn Redgrave, Elliott Kastner (Producer), Dede Allen (Editor), Peter Yates (Producer-Director), Anne Francis, Arthur Penn (Producer-Director), Theoni Aldredge (Costume Designer), Susannah York, Ronald Neame (Director), David Wolper (Producer), Jill Clayburgh, Alan Hume (Cinematographer), Irvin Kershner (Director), Dennis Hopper, Dino De Laurentiis (Producer), Blake Edwards (Writer-Director), Kevin McCarthy, Lena Horne
Best Director Tom Hooper, The King's Speech •  Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
• Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, True Grit
• David Fincher, The Social Network
• David O. Russell, The Fighter
Best Actress Natalie Portman, Black Swan • Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
• Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
• Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
• Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Best Actor Colin Firth, The King's Speech • Javier Bardem, Biutiful
• Jeff Bridges, True Grit
• Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
• James Franco, 127 Hours
Best Picture The King's Speech, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, and Gareth Unwin • 127 Hours, Danny Boyle and Christian Colson
• Black Swan, Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, and Brian Oliver
• The Fighter, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and Mark Wahlberg
• Inception, Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas
• The Kids Are All Right, Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, and Celine Rattray
• The Social Network, Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Michael De Luca, and Scott Rudin
• Toy Story 3, Darla K. Anderson
True Grit, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, and Scott Rudin
• Winter's Bone, Alix Madigan and Anne Rosellini



53rd Annual GRAMMY AWARDS Winners
Written by USTownhall staff   
Sunday, 13 February 2011 11:48

Grammys-53-resizeThe 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in a three-and-a-half hour ceremony that was broadcast on CBS.  The Grammys give out more awards than any other awards show, but likely broadcasts the fewest.  Only a scant ten awards were given out during the live show, with the others – almost 100 others – given out in the Grammy pre-show that was streamed live online earlier the same day at the nearby Los Angeles Convention Center.  Barbra Streisand was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year two nights earlier on February 11, and she gave a rare live performance on Sunday's Grammys. 




Multiple Grammy nominees:

• Eminem - 10 nominations

• Bruno Mars - 7 nominations

• 6 nominations: Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga

• 5 nominations: Jeff Beck, B.o.B., David Frost, Phillip Lawrence, John Legend, The Roots

• 4 nominations: Alex Da Kid, The Black Keys, Drake, Cee Lo Green, Ari Levine, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Dirk Sibotka, Zac Brown

• 3 nominations: Arcade Fire, Chris Brown, Muse, Miranda Lambert, John Mayer, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys

• 2 nominations: Robert Plant, Pink, Justin Bieber, Mumford & Sons, Monica, La Roux, Goldfrapp, Janelle Monáe, Sade, Michael Bublé, Fantasia, Hayley Williams, The White Stripes


Here are the winners for all 109 Grammy awards categories. The eligibility period for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards was September 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010.


Televised Awards

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals Hey, Soul Sister (Live), Train

Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version), Glee Cast

• Misery, Maroon 5

•The Only Exception, Paramore

• Babyfather, Sade

Best Female Country Vocal Performance The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert

• Satisfied, Jewel

• Swingin', LeAnn Rimes

• Temporary Home, Carrie Underwood

• I'd Love To Be Your Last, Gretchen Wilson

Best Rock Album The Resistance, Muse

• Emotion & Commotion, Jeff Beck

• Backspacer, Pearl Jam

• Mojo, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

• Le Noise, Neil Young

Best Pop Vocal Album The Fame Monster , Lady Gaga

• My World 2.0, Justin Bieber

• I Dreamed A Dream, Susan Boyle

• Battle Studies, John Mayer

• Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

Lifetime Achievement Julie Andrews, Roy Haynes, Julliard String Quartet, The Kingston Trio, Dolly Parton, The Ramones, George Beverly Shea
Best Country Album Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

Up On The Ridge, Dierks Bentley

You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band

The Guitar Song, Jamey Johnson

Revolution , Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year Need You Now , Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum) Beg Steal Or Borrow, Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)

F*** You , Brody Brown, Cee Lo Green, Ari Levine, 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 & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem featuring Rihanna)

Best New Artist Esperanza Spalding

• Justin Bieber

• Drake

• Florence & The Machine

• Mumford & Sons

In Memorium James Moody, John Kendall, Dr. Billy Taylor, Herb Ellis, Lena Horne, Margaret Whiting, Charlie Louvin, Hank Cochran, Carl Smith, Bobby Charles, Bobby Hebb, General Norman Johnson, Gladys Horton, Teena Marie, Gregory Isaacs, Sugar Minott, Harvey Fuqua, Garry Shider, Dick Griffey, George David Weiss, Gerry Rafferty, Wally Traugott, Jim Williamson, Bill Porter, Richie Hayward, Ben Keith, Don Van Vilet, Malcom McLaren, Herman Leonard, Irwin Silber, Jim Marshall, Allyn Ferguson, Jerry Beck, John Barry, Peter Lopez, Caresse Henry, Bill Aucoin, Hal Uplinger, Ron Baird, Ronnie Chasen, Mitch Miller, Roberto Cantoral, Olga Guillot, Enrique Morente, Joan Sutherland, Helen Boatwright, Dame Margaret Price, Earl Wild, Raphael Hillyer, Ronnie James Dio, Doug Fleger, Don Kirshner, Esteban "Steve" Jordan, Tony "Ham" Guerrero, Eddie Fisher, Jimmy Dean, Alex Chilton, Albertina, Walker, Walter Hawkins, Solomon Burke
Trustees Awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of recording in a non-performing capacity: Wilma Cozart Fine, Al Bell, Bruce Lundvall
Best Rap Album Recovery, Eminem

The Adventures Of Bobby Ray, B.o.B

Thank Me Later, Drake

The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z

How I Got Over, The Roots

Record of the Year Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

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

Album of the Year The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
Recovery, Eminem

Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga

Teenage Dream, Katy Perry



Non-Televised Awards

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Bad Romance, Lady Gaga

King of Anything , Sara Bareilles

Halo (Live), Beyoncé

Chasing Pirates, Norah Jones

Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Just The Way You Are, Bruno Mars

Haven't Met You Yet, Michael Bublé

This Is It, Michael Jackson

Whataya Want from Me, Adam Lambert

Half of My Heart, John Mayer

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals Imagine, Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare

Airplanes, Part II, B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams

If It Wasn't For Bad, Elton John & Leon Russell

Telephone, Lady Gaga & Beyoncé

California Gurls, Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg

Best Pop Instrumental Performance Nessun Dorma, Jeff Beck

Flow, Laurie Anderson

No Mystery, Stanley Clarke

Orchestral Intro, Gorillaz

Sleepwalk, The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Best Pop Instrumental Album Take Your Pick, Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto

Pushing the Envelope, Gerald Albright

Heart and Soul, Kenny G

Singularity, Robby Krieger

Everything Is Everything: The Music Of Donny Hathaway, Kirk Whalum

Best Dance Recording Only Girl (In the World), Rihanna

Rocket, Goldfrapp

In for the Kill , La Roux

Dance in the Dark, Lady Gaga

Dancing on My Own, Robyn

Best Electronic/Dance Album La Roux, La Roux

These Hopeful Machines, BT

Further, The Chemical Brothers

Head First, Goldfrapp

Black Light, Groove Armada

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Crazy Love, Michael Bublé

The Greatest Love Songs Of All Time, Barry Manilow

Let It Be Me: Mathis In Nashville, Johnny Mathis

Fly Me To The Moon...The Great American Songbook: Volume V, Rod Stewart

Love Is The Answer, Barbra Streisand

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance Helter Skelter, Paul McCartney

Run Back To Your Side, Eric Clapton

Crossroads, John Mayer

Silver Rider, Robert Plant

Angry World, Neil Young

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals Tighten Up, The Black Keys

Ready To Start, Arcade Fire

I Put A Spell On You, Jeff Beck & Joss Stone

Radioactive, Kings of Leon

Resistance, Muse

Best Hard Rock Performance New Fang, Them Crooked Vultures

A Looking in View, Alice In Chains

Let Me Hear You Scream, Ozzy Osbourne

Black Rain, Soundgarden

Between the Lines, Stone Temple Pilots

Best Metal Performance El Dorado, Iron Maiden

Let the Guilt Go, Korn

In Your Words, Lamb of God

Sudden Death, Megadeth

World Painted Blood, Slayer

Best Rock Instrumental Performance Hammerhead, Jeff Beck

Black Mud, The Black Keys

Do the Murray, Los Lobos

Kundalini Bonfire, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds

The Deathless Horsie, Dweezil Zappa

Best Rock Song Angry World, Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)

Little Lion Man

Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)


Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings of Leon)

Resistance , Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

Tighten Up, Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)

Best Alternative Music Album Brothers, The Black Keys

The Suburbs, Arcade Fire

Infinite Arms, Band of Horses

Broken Bells, Broken Bells

Contra, Vampire Weekend

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Bittersweet, Fantasia

Gone Already, Faith Evans

Everything to Me, Monica

Tired, Kelly Price

Holding You Down (Going in Circles), Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance There Goes My Baby , Usher

Second Chance, El DeBarge

Finding My Way Back, Jaheim

Why Would You Stay, Kem

We're Still Friends, (Kirk Whalum &) Musiq Soulchild

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals Soldier of Love, Sade

Love, Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller

Take My Time, Chris Brown & Tank

You've Got a Friend, Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin

Shine, John Legend & The Roots

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance Hang on in There, John Legend & The Roots

When a Woman Loves, R. Kelly

You're So Amazing, Calvin Richardson

In Between, Ryan Shaw

Go [Live], Betty Wright

Best Urban/Alternative Performance F*** You, Cee Lo Green

Little One, Bilal

Orion, Carolyn Malachi

Tightrope, Janelle Monáe & Big Boi

Still, Eric Roberson

Best R&B Song Shine, John Stephens, songwriter (John Legend & The Roots)

Bittersweet, Charles Harmon & Claude Kelly, songwriters (Fantasia)

Finding My Way Back, Ivan "Orthodox" Barias, Curt Chambers, Carvin "Ransum" Haggins, Jaheim Hoagland & Miguel Jontel, songwriters (Jaheim)

Second Chance, E. DeBarge & Mischke, songwriters (El DeBarge)

Why Would You Stay, K. Owens, songwriter (Kem)

Best R&B Album Wake Up!, John Legend & The Roots

The Love & War Masterpeace, Raheem DeVaughn

Back to Me, Fantasia

Another Round, Jaheim

Still Standing, Monica

Best Contemporary R&B Album Raymond v Raymond , Usher

Graffiti, Chris Brown

Untitled, R. Kelly

Transition, Ryan Leslie

The ArchAndroid, Janelle Monáe

Best Rap Solo Performance Not Afraid, Eminem

Over, Drake

How Low, Ludacris

I'm Back , T.I.

Power, Kanye West

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group On to the Next One , Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz

Shutterbugg, Big Boi, Bosko, Cutty & Mouche

Fancy, Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz

My Chick Bad, Ludacris & Nicki Minaj

Lose My Mind, Young Jeezy & Plies

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Empire State of Mind, Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

Nothin' on You , B.o.B & Bruno Mars

Deuces, Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall

Love the Way You Lie, Eminem & Rihanna

Wake Up Everybody, John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common

Best Rap Song Empire State of Mind, Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Alicia Keys, Jane't "Jnay" Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Burt Keyes & Sylvia Robinson, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)

Love The Way You Lie, Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem & Rihanna)

Not Afraid

M. Burnett, J. Evans, Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto & M. Samuels, songwriters (Eminem)

Nothin' on You

Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr., songwriters (B.o.B & Bruno Mars)

On to the Next One , Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean, songwriters (G. Auge & X. De Rosnay, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)

Best Male Country Vocal Performance 'Til Summer Comes Around, Keith Urban

Macon, Jamey Johnson

Cryin' For Me (Wayman's Song), Toby Keith

Turning Home, David Nail

Gettin' You Home, Chris Young

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

Free, Zac Brown Band

• Elizabeth , Dailey & Vincent

Little White Church, Little Big Town

Where Rainbows Never Die, The SteelDrivers

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals As She's Walking Away, Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson

Bad Angel, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson

Pride (In the Name of Love), Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers

Hillbilly Bone, Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins

I Run to You, Marty Stuart & Connie Smith

Best Country Instrumental Performance Hummingbyrd, Marty Stuart

Tattoo of a Smudge, Cherryholmes

Magic #9, The Infamous Stringdusters

New Chance Blues, Punch Brothers

Willow Creek, Darrell Scott

Best Country Song Need You Now, Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

The Breath You Take, Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (George Strait)

Free, Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band)

The House That Built Me, Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

I'd Love to Be Your Last, Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)

If I Die Young, Kimberly Perry, songwriter (The Band Perry)

Best New Age Album Miho: Journey To The Mountain, Paul Winter Consort
Best Contemporary Jazz Album The Stanley Clarke Band , The Stanley Clarke Band
Best Jazz Vocal Album Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, Dee Dee Bridgewater
Best Improvised Jazz Solo A Change is Gonna Come, Herbie Hancock, soloist
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group Moody 4B, James Moody
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard, Mingus Big Band
Best Latin Jazz Album Chucho's Steps, Chucho Valdés And The Afro-Cuban Messengers
Best Gospel Performance Grace, BeBe & CeCe Winans
Best Gospel Song It's What I Do, Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway)
Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album Love God. Love People., Israel Houghton
Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album The Reason, Diamond Rio
Best Traditional Gospel Album Downtown Church, Patty Griffin
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album Still, BeBe & CeCe Winans
Best Latin Pop Album Paraiso Express, Alejandro Sanz
Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album El Existential, Grupo Fantasma
Best Tropical Latin Album Viva La Tradición, Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Best Regional Mexican Album n/a - fewer than ten artists entered for contention, so no award given
Best Tejano Album Recuerdos, Little Joe & La Familia
Best Norteño Album Classic, Intocable
Best Banda Album Enamórate De Mí, El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
Best Americana Album You Are Not Alone, Mavis Staples
Best Bluegrass Album Mountain Soul II, Patty Loveless
Best Traditional Blues Album Joined at the Hip, Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith
Best Contemporary Blues Album Living Proof, Buddy Guy
Best Traditional Folk Album Genuine Negro Jig, Carolina Chocolate Drops
Best Contemporary Folk Album God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise, Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs
Best Hawaiian Music Album Huana Ke Aloha, Tia Carrere
Best Native American Music Album 2010 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow: A Spirit's Dance, various artists
Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album Zydeco Junkie, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
Best Reggae Album Before the Dawn, Buju Banton
Best Traditional World Music Album Ali and Toumani, Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Best Contemporary World Music Album Throw Down Your Heart, Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks , Béla Fleck
Best Musical Album For Children Tomorrow's Children, Pete Seeger with The Rivertown Kids and Friends
Best Spoken Word Album For Children Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook), Jon Stewart (with Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver & Sigourney Weaver)
Best Comedy Album Stark Raving Black, Lewis Black
Best Musical Show Album American Idiot (Featuring Green Day), Billie Joe Armstrong, producer (Green Day, composers; Billie Joe Armstrong, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast with John Gallagher, Jr., Michael Esper & Others)
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media Crazy Heart, various artists
Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media Toy Story 3, Randy Newman, composer
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media The Weary Kind (From Crazy Heart), Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett, songwriters (Ryan Bingham)
Best Instrumental Composition The Path Among the Trees, Billy Childs, composer (Billy Childs Ensemble)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Carlos, Vince Mendoza, arranger (John Scofield, Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orkest)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Baba Yetu, Christopher Tin, arranger (Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Best Recording Package Brothers, Michael Carney, art director (The Black Keys)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package Under Great White Northern Lights (Limited Edition Box Set), Rob Jones & Jack White III, art directors (The White Stripes)
Best Album Notes Keep an Eye on the Sky, Robert Gordon, album notes writer (Big Star)
Best Historical Album The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings), Jeff Jones & Allan Rouse, compilation producers; Paul Hicks, Sean Magee, Guy Massey, Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (The Beatles)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Battle Studies, Michael H. Brauer, Joe Ferla, Chad Franscoviak & Manny Marroquin, engineers (John Mayer)
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Danger Mouse, Broken Bells (Broken Bells) (A), Dark Night Of The Soul (Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse) (A), Tighten Up (The Black Keys) (T)
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical Revolver (David Guetta's One Love Club Remix), David Guetta & Afrojack, remixers (Madonna)
Best Surround Sound Album Britten's Orchestra, Keith O. Johnson, surround mix engineer; Keith O. Johnson, surround mastering

engineer; David Frost, surround producer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)

Best Engineered Album, Classical


Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, Mark Donahue, John Hill & Dirk Sobotka, engineers (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)

Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works, Leslie Ann Jones, Kory Kruckenberg, Brandie Lane & David Sabee, engineers (Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams)

Producer Of The Year, Classical David Frost, Britten's Orchestra (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
Chambers, Evan: The Old Burying Ground (Kenneth Kiesler & The University Of Michigan Symphony Orchestra)
Dorman, Avner: Concertos For Mandolin, Piccolo, Piano And Concerto Grosso (Andrew Cyr, Eliran Avni, Mindy Kaufman, Avi Avital & Metropolis Ensemble)
The 5 Browns in Hollywood (5 Browns)
Mackey, Steven: Dreamhouse (Gil Rose, Rinde Eckert, Catch Electric Guitar Quartet, Synergy Vocals & Boston Modern Orchestra Project)
Meeting of the Spirits (Matt Haimovitz)
Two Roads to Exile (ARC Ensemble)
Best Classical Album Verdi: Requiem, Riccardo Muti, conductor; Duain Wolfe, chorus master; Christopher Alder, producer; David Frost, Tom Lazarus & Christopher Willis, engineers/mixers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli & Mario Zeffiri; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus)
Best Orchestral Performance Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony)
Best Opera Recording Saariaho: L'Amour De Loin, Kent Nagano, conductor; Daniel Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina & Marie-Ange Todorovitch; Martin Sauer, producer (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Rundfunkchor Berlin)
Best Choral Performance Verdi: Requiem, Riccardo Muti, conductor; Duain Wolfe, chorus master (Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli & Mario Zeffiri; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus)
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra) Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24, Mitsuko Uchida (The Cleveland Orchestra)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra) Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement, Paul Jacobs
Best Chamber Music Performance Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Parker Quartet
Best Small Ensemble Performance Dinastia Borja, Jordi Savall, conductor; Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial De Catalunya (Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Lior Elmalich, Montserrat Figueras, Driss El Maloumi, Marc Mauillon, Lluís Vilamajó & Furio Zanasi; Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Josep Piera & Francisco Rojas)
Best Classical Vocal Performance Sacrificium, Cecilia Bartoli (Giovanni Antonini; Il Giardino Armonico)
Best Classical Contemporary Composition Daugherty, Michael: Deus Ex Machina, Michael Daugherty (Giancarlo Guerrero)
Best Classical Crossover Album Tin, Christopher: Calling All Dawns, Lucas Richman, conductor (Sussan Deyhim, Lia, Kaori Omura, Dulce Pontes, Jia Ruhan, Aoi Tada & Frederica von Stade; Anonymous 4 & Soweto Gospel Choir; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Best Short Form Music Video Bad Romance, Lady Gaga , Francis Lawrence, video director; Kathy Angstadt, Nicole Ehrlich &Heather Heller, video producers
Best Long Form Music Video When You're Strange, (The Doors) Tom Dicillo, video director; John Beug, Jeff Jampol, Peter Jankowski & Dick Wolf, video producers










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