Friday, May 13, 2016

2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper Picks

Fantasy sports are known for sleepers and the people that follow those under the radar gems, usually end up in the championship. This year there is a sleeper at every position that could be the key to your team’s success. Some names are known and others may be new to you but take notes and you will be in the playoffs at seasons end.

C- Jorge Posada

We all know Jorge has been one of the top catchers taken off the board in years past and last year in limited time put up a respectable Avg
. 248 HR
18 RBI
57. Now he isn’t the catcher that has his 30 home runs in the past any more but he has a good shot of 15-20 bombs. The main reason he lands on my list is because he is the perfect kind of catcher; one who never plays catcher. He will be a full time DH this season and has a great chance of making it without injury.

Others to pay attention to: Russell Martin, Jesus Montero, J.P. Arencibia

1B- Ike Davis

Davis burst into the Big Apple last year and provided a much-needed boost to the often-injured offense of the Mets. Despite hitting 19 homers and driving 73 runs in his rookie campaign, many owners will over look him. I fully believe he is a 25-30 homer threat and a potential 85-90 RBI season.

Others to pay attention to: Kila Ka’aihue, James Loney, Brandon Belt

2B- Dustin Ackley

You may have heard of him by now and if not, may god have mercy on your soul. Ackley is a hitting machine. Ackley was named the MVP of the 2010 Arizona Fall League, finishing .424/.581/.758 with four homers and five steals in just 20 games. While it is unknown exactly when he will arrive, when he does, you will be happy.

Others to pay attention to: Ryan Raburn, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Gordon Beckham

3B- Chipper Jones

While he may not be the Jones of old, he still can hit the ball like him. Jones is hitting .407 with 13 RBIs so far this spring. His knee has tested well and it looks as if all systems are a go. Watch his health though.

Others to pay attention to: Mike Moustakas, David Freese, Alex Gordon

SS- Ian Desmond

Most know Ian by now but for those of you that don’t; he posted a very useful line last year, batting .269 with 10 home runs and 65 runs batted in, while stealing 17 bases. I expect a slightly better line; .289 with 20 bombs and 23 steals.

Others to pay attention to: Mike Aviles, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Alcides Escobar

OF- Manny Ramirez

I will take Manny being Manny every year. Even better then any other year though is, he is the full time DH. He has something to prove this year and I expect him to hit .290 with 20-25 bombs and 75-80 rbi’s.

Others to pay attention to: Brett Gardner, Dustin Ackley, Michael Cuddyer

OF- Angel Pagan

Last year Angel got the chance to start with the oft-injured Beltran on the shelf. This is the first year guaranteed starting playing time and I expect him to flourish. I predict he will bat .305 with 15 homers, 90-100 runs scored, 75-85 rbi’s and 40-45 steals. Grab him while you can.

OF- Dexter Fowler

This could be the year he finally figures it all out. To say he is fast is an understatement. The Rockies are willing to give him the job and I expect nothing less then 90-100 runs scored and 40-45 steals.

UTIL- Omar Infante

Omar is the ultimate utility man. He is eligible everywhere but 1B and C in the field and who knows, he may add them too. He is a solid player who will give you .320 BA as well as 5-10 home runs, 50 rbi, 60 runs scored and 5-10 sb’s. He is the king of eligibility.

SP- Jeremy Hellickson

After a August call-up last season, Hellickson proved he was major league ready posting a 4-0 record with a 3.47 era with a fantastic 33:8 k:bb ratio. Anything but a 10-12 win season would be a major disappointment.

Others to pay attention to: A.J. Burnett, Michael Pineda, Jake Peavy

SP- Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes had a big overlooked season last year posting an 18-8 record with a 146:58 k:bb ratio. While his era was a quite high 4.19, he made up for it in the win column. I expect a similar season but a much lower 3.00 era. Grab him in the late rounds and reap the rewards.

RP- Aroldis Chapman

All I can say is, 105 mph fastball. He will be closing out games by mid-season and will be blowing away hitters like little leaguers. Draft and enjoy.

RP- Daniel Bard

If Papelbon falters prepare for the season of Bard. Last season he compiled a filthy 1.93 era with a 76:30 k:bb ratio in 74 2/3 innings pitched. On any other team this guy is an all-star closer. Sooner rather then later he will be just that on The Red Sox.

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2011 Fantasy Baseball: Right Field (RF) Rankings

Get ready for the 2011 Fantasy Baseball season by dominating your draft with my personalized fantasy baseball rankings, stat projections, and player info, all right here for free. Right Field (RF) Rankings are based on a 1-year standard scoring system in mixed AL/NL fantasy baseball leagues for the 2011 season.

Scoring system stats include: runs scored, homeruns, rbi, stolen bases, and batting average – (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG). AB = at bats during the 2010 season.

In these rankings, for a player to qualify at Right Field (RF), they must have played in at least 10 games or started at least 5 games at the Right Field (RF) position during the 2010 season. Each players 2011 fantasy baseball position eligibility and their age to begin the 2011 season is provided after their name.

For additional 2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings and Info check out my blog at Hawk Fantasy Sports

EARLY 2011 RANKINGS – updated February 7, 2011
Player profiles and stat projections coming soon!

Other Positions: C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF SP RP


Top 50 – Right Field (RF) Rankings 2011

1. Carlos Gonzalez – Col

2. Justin Upton – Ari
3. Shin-Soo Choo – Cle
4. Nelson Cruz – Tex
5. Jason Heyward – Atl
6. Andre Ethier – LAD

7. Ichiro Suzuki – Sea
8. Corey Hart – Mil
9. Hunter Pence – Hou
10. Jay Bruce – Cin
11. Jayson Werth – Was

12. Jose Bautista – Tor
13. Nick Markakis – Bal
14. Aubrey Huff – SF
15. Carlos Quentin – CWS
16. Ben Zobrist – TB

17. Mike Stanton – Fla
18. Domonic Brown – Phi

19. Torii Hunter – LAA
20. Nick Swisher – NYY
21. Garrett Jones – Pit
22. Jason Kubel – Min
23. Lance Berkman – StL
24. Vladimir Guerrero – Bal

25. Angel Pagan – NYM
26. Tyler Colvin – ChC
27. Travis Snider – Tor

28. Michael Cuddyer – Min
29. Ryan Ludwick – SD

30. Brennan Boesch – Det
31. Matt Joyce – TB

32. Brad Hawpe – SD
33. Andres Torres – SF
34. Jonny Gomes – Cin
35. Cody Ross – SF
36. JD Drew – Bos
37. Magglio Ordonez – Det
38. Lastings Milledge – Pit
39. Will Venable – SD
40. Xavier Nady – Ari
41. David DeJesus – Oak

42. Jeff Francoeur – KC
43. Ryan Spilborghs – Col
44. Nate Schierholtz – SF
45. Mitch Maier – KC
46. Kosuke Fukudome – ChC
47. Casper Wells – Det
48. Jon Jay – StL
49. Allen Craig – StL
50. Jay Gibbons – LAD
51. Jose Guillen – SF




2010 Fantasy Baseball – Right Field (RF) Rankings

To give you an idea of the potential accuracy of my rankings and projections, here is a look back at my Top 20 Right Field (RF) Rankings from last year to begin the 2010 season.

Right Field (RF) Rankings 2010

#1 – Matt Kemp – CF/RF – Los Angeles Dodgers (25)
After breaking out with a career year last season, Kemp enters the 2010 season with giant expectations. Offering an outstanding power to speed combination that resulted in 26 homeruns and 34 stolen bases during the 2009 season, Kemp at just age 25, is well on his way to becoming a perennial 25 homerun and 25 stolen base player over the next five years. Anticipating a 30 homerun and 40 stolen base season in 2010 isn’t out of the question.
2009 Stats: 606 AB, 97 R, 26 HR, 101 RBI, 34 SB, .297 AVG
2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 28 HR, 105 RBI, 35 SB, .295 AVG

#2 – Justin Upton – RF – Arizona Diamondbacks (22)
At just age 21, Upton became an offensive force for the Diamondbacks as he went on to tally 26 homeruns and 20 stolen bases during the 2009 season. Now entering the 2010 season, the saying ‘the sky is the limit’ really does sum up Upton’s offensive potential. A jump to 30 homeruns and 30 stolen bases is well in the reach for Upton during the 2010 season.
2009 Stats: 526 AB, 84 R, 26 HR, 86 RBI, 20 SB, .300 AVG
2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 30 HR, 100 RBI, 25 SB, .290 AVG

#3 – Josh Hamilton – CF/RF – Texas Rangers (29)
After a busted season last year, Hamilton at age 29 and entering the prime of his career, offers more than enough potential to rebound into that 30 plus homerun and 100 plus rbi hitter during the 2010 season. And if Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler can form a potent 1-2 punch at the top of the Rangers batting order, Hamilton in the #3 spot will have plenty of opportunities to be successful at the plate in 2010. Combine that with some solid protection in the lineup behind him in the form of Nelson Cruz, and Hamilton looks to be well on his way to having a bounce back year in 2010.
2009 Stats: 336 AB, 43 R, 10 HR, 54 RBI, 8 SB, .268 AVG
2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 30 HR, 115 RBI, 10 SB, .290 AVG

#4 – Nelson Cruz – RF – Texas Rangers (29)
Finally posting his breakout season that everyone had been waiting years for, Cruz has seemingly figured out how to hit major league pitching. At age 29 and having displayed outstanding power numbers during his time in the minor leagues, there is little reason to think that Cruz’s 33 homeruns and 20 stolen bases during the 2009 season was a fluke. In fact a jump to 40 homeruns isn’t that far fetched for Cruz during the 2010 season.
2009 Stats: 462 AB, 75 R, 33 HR, 76 RBI, 20 SB, .260 AVG
2010 Stat Projections: 90 R, 35 HR, 100 RBI, 20 SB, .275 AVG

#5 – Jayson Werth – CF/RF – Philadelphia Phillies (31)
After a career year last season, Werth who now enters the 2010 season on the heels of tallying two consecutive 20 plus homerun and 20 stolen base seasons, is often overshadowed by more popular and well known names. However there is no denying that Werth is a category stat stuffer who can easily contribute to every scoring category for fantasy baseball teams. And as long as Werth remains in that potent run scoring Phillies lineup, he should continue to excel at the plate during the 2010 season.
2009 Stats: 571 AB, 98 R, 36 HR, 99 RBI, 20 SB, .268 AVG
2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 30 HR, 100 RBI, 20 SB, .275 AVG

#6 – Andre Ethier – RF – Los Angeles Dodgers (28)
A career year last season has Ethier primed to become one of the elite power hitting and run producing outfielders in all of baseball during the 2010 season. Built in the mold of Ryan Braun, Ethier offers 30 homerun potential along with excellent numbers in the runs scored and rbi columns. An increase to 10 stolen bases is very possible and would be an added bonus for fantasy baseball teams in 2010.
2009 Stats: 596 AB, 92 R, 31 HR, 106 RBI, 6 SB, .272 AVG
2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 30 HR, 110 RBI, 10 SB, .290 AVG

#7 – Ben Zobrist – CF/RF/2B/SS – Tampa Bay Rays (29)
Mr. Versatile for the Rays last season, Zobrist saw most of his work at 2B and RF during the 2009 season, however he did manage to play the shortstop position in 13 games and start 6 of those games there last season. While the SS position is not his long term position, the only thing fantasy baseball teams care about entering the 2010 season is Zobrist’s stat production and his position versatility. After starting at least 5 games at four different positions during the 2009 season, including 2B, SS, CF, RF, Zobrist should be eligible at all four of those positions entering the 2010 season for fantasy baseball teams. However with little track record of producing solid and reliable stats, fantasy teams will want to take caution when drafting Zobrist, as he could easily be a major bust in 2010.
2009 Stats: 501 AB, 91 R, 27 HR, 91 RBI, 17 SB, .297 AVG
2010 Stat Projections: 90 R, 25 HR, 90 RBI, 15 SB, .290 AVG

#8 – Ichiro Suzuki – RF – Seattle Mariners (36)
Even at age 36 for the 2010 season, Ichiro is still a 30 stolen base threat as well as a near guarantee for 100 runs scored and a .300 plus batting average. With Chone Figgins now in Seattle and expected to take over the leadoff spot, Ichiro will likely find himself in the #3 spot in the lineup. In other words, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Ichiro actually tally a career high in RBI during the 2010 season.
2009 Stats: 639 AB, 88 R, 11 HR, 46 RBI, 26 SB, .352 AVG
2010 Stat Projections: 105 R, 12 HR, 80 RBI, 30 SB, .320 AVG

#9 – Nick Markakis – RF – Baltimore Orioles (26)
After posting 23 homeruns and 18 stolen bases during the 2007 season, Markakis has been on an odd and yet steady decline from those numbers since that year. However at just age 26, there is plenty of potential for Markakis to finally breakout during the 2010 season, as he has the ability to become a 25 homerun and 20 stolen base player.
2009 Stats: 642 AB, 94 R, 18 HR, 101 RBI, 6 SB, .293 AVG
2010 Stat Projections: 95 R, 25 HR, 105 RBI, 15 SB, .295 AVG

#10 – Adam Dunn – LF/RF/1B – Washington Nationals (30)
As one of the premiere power hitters in all of baseball, Dunn showed no problems of being able to hit homeruns at the spacious ballpark in Washington last season. Offering position eligibility at LF, RF and 1B, Dunn can provide a major boost to any fantasy baseball team looking to tally some power numbers. Another 40 homerun season could be in store for Dunn in 2010.
2009 Stats: 546 AB, 81 R, 38 HR, 105 RBI, 0 SB, .267 AVG
2010 Stat Projections: 80 R, 40 HR, 105 RBI, 2 SB, .265 AVG

Right Field (RF) Rankings: #11-20

#11 – Jay Bruce – RF – Cincinnati Reds (23)
#12 – Hunter Pence – RF – Houston Astros (27)
#13 – Bobby Abreu – RF/LF – Los Angeles Angels (36)
#14 – Shin-Soo Choo – RF/LF – Cleveland Indians (27)
#15 – Ryan Ludwick – RF – St. Louis Cardinals (31)

#16 – Alex Ríos – CF/RF – Chicago White Sox (29)
#17 – Corey Hart – RF – Milwaukee Brewers (28)
#18 – Brad Hawpe – RF – Colorado Rockies (31)
#19 – Jason Kubel – LF/RF – Minnesota Twins (28)
#20 – Garrett Jones – LF/RF/1B – Pittsburgh Pirates (29)

For additional Fantasy Baseball Rankings and Info check out my blog at Hawk Fantasy Sports

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2011 Ford Mustang/GT: Moving Forward with Advanced Engines

The 2011 Mustang/GT brings
the return of the 5.0-liter engine.
This time however, the unit is
a modern Ti-VCT DOHC.

Compared to the 2010
5.0-liter engine, the 2011
offering will have an
additional 97 horsepower
and 65 lb. feet of torque or
412 hp and 390 lb ft. of torque.
This compares to the Chevy
Camaro SS’s 426 hp and the

Dodge Charger R/T’s 376 hp (425 hp in SRTS trim).

Additionally, the new Mustang will also be offered with a modern 3.7-liter
DOHC V6 making 305 hp. This is only 10 hp less than last year’s Mustang GT.
Based on these engines, expect the 0-60 time to be 4.5 to 5.0 seconds and a quarter
mile time of 12.8 to 13.6 seconds.

Other engines that were considered for the new Mustang included a variant
of the upcoming 6.2-liter truck engine and the Jaguar 5.0-liter V8. However,
Ford’s updated V8 engine, code named ‘Coyote,’ won out.

The new engine was designed right as it has four-bolt mains with the side
bolts going through the block. Furthermore, the bolt sizes have been increase
by one millimeter down low and up top on the cylinder head. Also, the main
bearing hardware has increased by two millimeters. Thus, the engine will accept
future direct fuel injection and supercharging for even more power. Last, but not
least, the V8 and V6 engines focus on improved intake air flow and combustion.

The transmissions will be a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic that
Ford will build in house. Depending on the engine and transmission choice,
the automaker predicts 18 to 19 mpg city and 29 to 30 mpg highway.

The 2011 Mustang GT’s front brakes are .8 inch larger at 13.2 inches. Also,
19 inch wheels with 14 inch red Brimbos are an option.

On the outside, the car remains the same except for a 5.0-liter badge on the
front fenders and a blacked out Pony on the grille on the GT. California
special models forgo the 5.0-liter badges but get a sporty looking rear wing.

The 2011 Mustang will have a base price of about $23,000 and the
GT will go for $29,500. Definitely the car offers quite a bit of muscle
for the buck!

Kyle Busch is the author of “Drive the Best for the Price…” He
welcomes your comments or car questions at his auto web site:

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2011 Fantasy Baseblll Injuries: Phillies 2B Chase Utley Could Be Facing Surgery

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley will now resort to getting outside opinions on what is ailing his knee as the cortisone shot he took the other day has failed to improve the condition. Originally diagnoses as tendinitis 2 weeks ago, Utley now has inlammation and continues to not be able to move laterally. He has not played in any exhibition games and surgery has not been ruled out.

Analysis: Pretty much right now I think the team is just delaying the inevitable. Surgery is looking like its got to happen here and the sooner the better. The fact he is now going for outside help means the team has no clue what to do now. Its clear now that Utley would make a terrible draft pick no matter the round due to the likeliehood he could miss significant time this season.

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2011 Golden Globe Awards: 'The Social Network', 'Glee', Colin Firth and Natalie Portman Came Out on Top (Full List of Winners)

Ricky Gervais was on a roll as host for the second consecutive year at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards with his acerbic barbs and digs at certain films, actors and the industry as a whole. This time the audience wasn’t laughing as much. “The Social Network” won a total of 4 awards including Best Original Score, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Motion Picture – Drama.

One of the best highlights of the entire evening was Michael Douglas making an unexpected appearance as a presenter for Best Motion Picture – Drama. The crowd gave him a roaring standing ovation that was well deserved. Last year Douglas was diagnosed with advanced stage four throat cancer. He looked and sounded marvelous as he thanked and then spoke to the audience.

As expected Natalie Portman won Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama – Actress for “Black Swan.” She looked beautiful in her pink satin maternity gown. Colin Firth won for his role as the stammering King George VI in “The King’s Speech.” Annette Bening’s win for Musical or Comedy – Actress in “The Kids Are All Right” mentioned in her speech that her husband, Warren Beatty, won the Golden Globe Award in 1962 for Most Promising Actor.

On the television side “Glee” was the big winner of the night winning three Golden Globes. The first and second were for Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Film – Actor and Actress. Chris Colfer gave a motivating acceptance speech with a message about anti-bullying. Jane Lynch is on a roll with her win. “Glee” also won Best Series – Musical or Comedy. Al Pacino’s portrayal of Jack Kevorkian won him a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance in a Mini-Series or TV Film – Actor.

A special presentation of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement by Matt Damon wasgiven to Robert DeNiro. He had a lot to say about his career and other political issues. Usually the Golden Globes are a precursor to the Oscars. It will be interesting if the winners in the film categories are nominated for Academy Awards. Only time will tell as the nominations for the Oscars will be out on January 25.

Here is a full list of Winners:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

* The Social Network
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King’s Speech

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

* The Kids Are All Right
Alice in Wonderland
The Tourist

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama – Actor

* Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
James Franco – 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama – Actress

* Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Actor

* Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version
Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp – The Tourist
Jake Gyllenhaal – Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Actress

* Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway – Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie – The Tourist
Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone – Easy A

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama – Supporting Actor

* Christian Bale – The Fighter
Michael Douglas – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
Jeremy Renner – The Town
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama – Supporting Actress

* Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Best Director

* David Fincher – The Social Network
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan – Inception
David O. Russell – The Fighter

Best Screenplay

* Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network
Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle – 127 Hours
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right
Christopher Nolan – Inception
David Seidler – The King’s Speech

Best Original Score

* Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – The Social Network
Alexandre Desplat – The King’s Speech
Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahman – 127 Hours
Hans Zimmer – Inception

Best Original Song

* “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” – Burlesque
“Bound to You” – Burlesque
“Coming Home” – Country Strong
“I See the Light” – Tangled
“There’s a Place For Us” – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Best Animated Feature Film

* Toy Story 3
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist

Best Foreign Language Film

* In a Better World • Denmark
Biutiful • Mexico/Spain
The Concert • France
The Edge • Russia
I Am Love • Italy


Best Series – Drama

* Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

Best Series – Musical or Comedy

* Glee
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama – Actor

* Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall – Dexter
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Hugh Laurie – House

Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama – Actress

* Katey Sagal – Sons of Anarchy
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
Piper Perabo – Covert Affairs
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer

Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy – Actor

* Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Steve Carell – The Office
Thomas Jane – Hung
Matthew Morrison – Glee

Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy – Actress

* Laura Linney – The Big C
Toni Collette – United States of Tara
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Lea Michele – Glee

Best Performance in a Mini-Series or TV Film – Actor

* Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack
Idris Elba – Luther
Ian McShane – The Pillars of the Earth
Dennis Quaid – The Special Relationship
Édgar Ramírez – Carlos

Best Performance in a Mini-Series or TV Film – Actress

* Claire Danes – Temple Grandin
Hayley Atwell – The Pillars of the Earth
Judi Dench – Return to Cranford
Romola Garai – Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt – The Client List

Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Film – Actor

* Chris Colfer – Glee
Scott Caan – Hawaii Five-0
Chris Noth – The Good Wife
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
David Strathairn – Temple Grandin

Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Film – Actress

* Jane Lynch – Glee as Sue Sylvester
Hope Davis – The Special Relationship
Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles – Dexter
Sofía Vergara – Modern Family

Best Mini-Series or TV Film

* Carlos
The Pacific
The Pillars of the Earth
Temple Grandin
You Don’t Know Jack


2011 Golden Globe Awards,

Hollie McKay, “Michael Douglas Just Happy to Be at Golden Globe After Cancer Scare”, FOX

Key Dates Announced for 83rd Academy Awards,

Official Website of the HFPA and the Golden Globe Awards, Golden

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2011 Films Bring Aliens, Comic Book Heroes, the Supernatural, and a Little History

Films to be released in 2011 are circling around four themes; comic books, the supernatural, aliens, and historic movies.

Comic Book Heroes

First, 2011 brings us 5 different films ripped from the pages of classic comic books. “Thor”, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Anthony Hopkins, recalls the tale of the arrogant but mighty warrior, Thor being banished down to earth to live amongst the humans.

“Green Lantern”, from DC Comics, is the story of a pilot who is given a mystical green ring that grants him with supernatural powers, as well as entrance into an intergalactic squadron commissioned with keeping peace within the universe. “Green Lantern features Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.

In “Captain America”, Chris Evans plays Steve Rogers who after being considered unfit for military service volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to preserving America’s values.

The already released “Green Hornet” has been taking theater box offices by storm with Seth Rogan and Jay Chou as the latest crime fighting team.

The last, from a little known comic, “Priest”, stars Paul Bettany. Priest depicts a priest who ignores church law by going after vampires. Bettany is quickly becoming one of my favorite actors. From portraying Jeffery Chaucer in “A Knight’s Tale” to the Archangel Michael in “Legion”, Bettany truly shows he’s got the chops to make it in Hollywood.

The Supernatural

Topping off the Supernatural movies this year are two epic sequels, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” (Part 2) and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” (Part 1).

The third features another of my favorite male actors, Anthony Hopkins, in “The Rite”. “The Rite” tells the story of an American priest (Colin O’Donoghue) who goes to Italy to take a class on exorcism.

Brad Pitt and Sean Penn band together in “The Tree of Life” a 1950’s story of a family with three sons who go in search of a mystical tree said to give supernatural powers.


Every few years, Hollywood releases several alien-centric movies in a row and 2011 is one of those years. Starting with “Cowboys and Aliens”, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, and Daniel Craig star in what has got to be the oddest alien story in a while. Aliens come to the Wild West in 1873 to overtake the world. All that stands in their way is a posse of cowboys.

Next, “Battle: Los Angeles” tells the tale of a Marine platoon who has to save Los Angeles from an alien invasion.

“The Thing” pits scientist against graduate student when at an Antarctica research site, an alien craft is discovered.

Last, in what looks to be the most entertaining of the lot, is “Paul”. “Paul” is about a very different alien who meets two comic book geeks outside Area 51. With Seth Rogan and Jason Bateman, this film is sure to be hilarious.


Captain Jack Sparrow returns as he teams up with Captain Barbosa to find the Fountain of Youth in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”

Robert Downy Jr. also returns as Sherlock Holmes in a currently untitled sequel as Holmes and Watson take on their arch nemesis Professor Moriarity.

“Your Highness” is a historical comedy set in the Middle Ages as Prince Fabious goes on a quest to rescue his bride when she is kidnapped, accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous.

Channing Tatum stars in “The Eagle” where in Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father’s memory by finding his lost legion’s golden emblem.

Also joining the movies set back in time are “The Three Musketeers” and “Water For Elephants”. “Water For Elephants” stars Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson and portrays the story of a young vet student who joins the circus as their vet after his parents death.

This is just a taste of the movies to come this year. Grab the popcorn and the candy; we are about the be thoroughly entertained.

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2011 Grammy Awards: Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Esperanza Spalding the Lady Winners at the Grammys (Complete List of Winners)

If there is one thing you can count on year after year at the Grammy Awards are upsets. It was no exception the 2011 Grammy Awards would be any different. Not only was there one upset, but two in the major televised categories. One thing I have learned watching this award show on music industry’s biggest night are the winners don’t have to be well known. Many of the obscure artists tend to win Grammys rather than the uber popular ones. It’s not based on record sales, but on music quality. That is exactly what happened Sunday night in LA at the Staples Center.

There were certain highlights at the Grammys coming from the flamboyant pop/dance star Lady Gaga arriving on the red carpet and onto the stage in a translucent egg. You had to see it to believe it. Her new song “Born This Way’ made its first television appearance at the 53rd Grammy Awards. It is a high energy dance tune to very powerful lyrics.

Every tween, teen and other delirious fans must have waited with bated breath for Justin Bieber. When he came on he sang a few bars of “Baby” and went right into “Never Say Never” sounding like he was singing with his autotune/disguised-microphone headset. Even though he was briefly onstage for a couple of minutes Jaden Smith, with his parents Will and Jada Pinkett beaming with joy in the audience, literally stole the show for that time away from Bieber. Jaden had a standard microphone in hand dancing and singing naturally. Usher literally took over the stage with his incredible performance leaving Bieber in the dust.

Sadly for Bieber fans it was not his night as he lost in the Best Pop Vocal Album to Lady Gaga. That was certainly not an upset. In the category of Best New Artist many were expecting one of the popular artists such as Drake or Justin Bieber to win. Instead, a young new jazz artist who is considered the Justin Bieber of jazz, 26-year old Esperanza Spalding won the coveted Best New Artist. She is a multi-talented jazz vocalist and bassist.

Spalding made Grammy history by becoming the first jazz artist to win in this category. What people don’t realize the main categories of Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year are general categories that allow any genre to be nominated. Most of the nominees are in the popular genres of rock, pop, R&B, soul and rap. Lady Antebellum were the big winners of the night with four Grammys out of their six nominations.

Another big upset was in the Album of the Year category. Arcade Fire performed right before this category was announced. Their wild frantic performance with cyclists on stage certainly made you take notice. Barbra Streisand announced the winner and she could not contain her “who are they?” manner when reading the album title and artist name. It was truly a night of shocking revelations, but that is the 2011 Grammy Awards in a nutshell. Here is a complete list of all 109 categories with the nominees and winners from every music genre recognized.

Complete List of Winners: (In all categories)


Record of the Year

“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum & Paul Worley, producers; Clarke Schleicher, engineer/mixer

* “Nothin’ on You” – B.o.B & Bruno Mars

o The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine, engineer/mixer

* “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna

o Alex Da Kid & Makeba Riddick, producers; Alex Da Kid, Eminem & Mike Strange, engineers/mixers

* “F*** You” – Cee Lo Green

o The Smeezingtons, producers

* “Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

o Angela Hunte, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Shux, producers; Ken “Duro” Ifill, Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton & Ann Mincieli, engineers/mixers

Album of the Year

The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire & Markus Dravs, producers; Arcade Fire, Mark Lawson & Craig Silvey, engineers/mixers; Mark Lawson, mastering engineer

* Recovery – Eminem

o featured artists; Kobe, Lil Wayne, Pink & Rihanna, producers; Alex Da Kid, Boi-1da, Nick Brongers, Supa Dups, DJ Khalil, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Havoc, Emile Haynie, Jim Jonsin, Just Blaze, Mr. Porter & Script Shepherd, engineers/mixers; Brian “Big Bass” Gardner, mastering engineer

* Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

o Lady Antebellum & Paul Worley, producers; Clarke Schleicher, engineer/mixer; Andrew Mendelson, mastering engineer

* The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga

o Beyoncé, featured artist; Ron Fair, Fernando Garibay, Tal Herzberg, Rodney Jerkins, Lady Gaga, RedOne, Teddy Riley & Space Cowboy, producers; Eelco Bakker, Christian Delano, Mike Donaldson, Paul Foley, Tal Herzberg, Rodney Jenkins, Hisashi Mizoguchi, Robert Orton, Dan Parry, Jack Joseph Puig, RedOne, Teddy Riley, Dave Russel, Johnny Severin, Space Cowboy, Mark Stent, Jonas Wetling & Frank Wolff, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer

* Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

o Snoop Dogg, featured artist; Ammo, Benny Blanco, Dr. Luke, Kuk Harrell, Max Martin, Stargate, C. “Tricky” Stewart, Sandy Vee & Greg Wells, producers; Steve Churchyard, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland, Jaycen-Joshua, Damien Lewis, Chris O’Ryan, Carlos Oyanedel, Paris, Phil Tan, Brain Thomas, Lewis Tozour, Miles Walker, Emily Wright & Andrew Wuepper, engineers/mixers; Brian Gardner, mastering engineer

Song of the Year

“Need You Now”

Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

* “Beg Steal or Borrow”

o Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs)

* “F*** You”

o Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)

* “The House That Built Me”

o Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

* “Love the Way You Lie”

o Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem featuring Rihanna)

Best New Artist

Esperanza Spalding

* Justin Bieber

* Drake

* Florence & The Machine

* Mumford & Sons


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 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 Pop Collaboration with Vocals

“Imagine” – Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono Nº1, Jeff Beck, & Oumou Sangaré

* “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 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


Best Dance Recording

“Only Girl (In the World)” – Rihanna

Crystal Johnson, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm, producers: Stargate, Sandy Vee

* “Rocket” – Goldfrapp

o Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory, producers; Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, mixer

* “In for the Kill” – La Roux

o Elly Jackson & Ben Langmaid, producers; Serban Ghenea & John Hanes, mixers

* “Dance in the Dark” – Lady Gaga

o Fernando Garibay & Lady Gaga, producers; Robert Orton, mixer

* “Dancing on My Own” – Robyn

o Patrik Berger & Robyn, producers; Niklas Flyckt, mixer

Best Electronic/Dance Album

La Roux – La Roux

* These Hopeful Machines – BT

* Further – The Chemical Brothers

* Head First – Goldfrapp

* Black Light – Groove Armada

Traditional pop

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 and the Band of Joy

* “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”

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

* “Radioactive”

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

* “Resistance”

o Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

* “Tighten Up”

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

Best Rock Album

“The Resistance” – Muse

* Emotion & Commotion – Jeff Beck

* Backspacer – Pearl Jam

* Mojo – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

* Le Noise – Neil Young


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

* “Everything to Me” – Monica

* “Gone Already” – Faith Evans

* “Tired” – Kelly Price

* “Holding You Down” – 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


John Stephens, songwriter (John Legend & The Roots)

* “Bittersweet”

o Charles Harmon & Claude Kelly, songwriters (Fantasia)

* “Finding My Way Back”

o Ivan “Orthodox” Barias, Curt Chambers, Carvin “Ransum” Haggins, Jaheim Hoagland & Miquel Jontel, songwriters (Jaheim)

* “Second Chance”

o E. Debarge & Mischke, songwriters (El DeBarge)

* “Why Would You Stay”

o K. Owens, songwriter (Kem)

Best R&B Album

Wake Up! – John Legend & The Roots

* Still Standing – Monica

* Back to Me – Fantasia

* Another Round – Jaheim

* The Love & War Masterpeace – Raheem DeVaughn

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Raymond vs. Raymond – Usher

* Untitled – R. Kelly

* Graffiti – Chris Brown

* 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 & Cutty

* “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, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)

* “Love the Way You Lie”

o Alex da Kid, Holly Hafferman & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem & Rihanna)

* “Not Afraid”

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

* “Nothin’ on You”

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

* “On to the Next One”

o Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean, songwriters (G. Auge & X. De Rosnay, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)

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


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 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”

o Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (George Strait)

* “Free”

o Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band)

* “The House That Built Me”

o Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

* “I’d Love to Be Your Last”

o Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)

* “If I Die Young”

o Kimberly Perry, songwriter (The Band Perry)

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

New Age

Best New Age Album

Miho: Journey to the Mountain – Paul Winter Consort

* Ocean – Michael Brant DeMaria

* Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 4 – Kitaro

* Dancing into Silence – R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton & Will Clipman

* Instrumental Oasis, Vol. 4 – Zamora


Best Contemporary Jazz Album

The Stanley Clarke Band – The Stanley Clarke Band

* Never Can Say Goodbye – Joey DeFrancesco

* Now Is the Time – Jeff Lorber Fusion

* To the One – John McLaughlin

* Backatown – Trombone Shorty

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee – Dee Dee Bridgewater

* Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B – Freddy Cole

* When Lights Are Low – Denise Donatelli

* Ages – Lorraine Feather

* Water – Gregory Porter

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“A Change Is Gonna Come” – Herbie Hancock

* “Solar” – Alan Broadbent

* “Body and Soul” – Keith Jarrett

* “Lonely Woman” – Hank Jones

* “Van Gogh” – Wynton Marsalis

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

Moody 4B – James Moody

* Positootly! – John Beasley

* The New Song and Dance – Clayton Brothers

* Historicity – Vijay Iyer Trio

* Providencia – Danilo Pérez

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard – Mingus Big Band

* Infernal Machines – Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

* Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz – Chamber Music Vol. 2 – Billy Childs Ensemble featuring the Ying String Quartet

* Pathways – Dave Holland Octet

* 54 – Metropole Orkest, John Scofield & Vince Mendoza

Best Latin Jazz Album

Chucho’s Steps – Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers

* Tango Grill – Pablo Aslan

* Second Chance – Hector Martignon

* Psychedelic Blues – Poncho Sanchez

* ¡Bien Bien! – Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet


Best Gospel Performance

“Grace” – BeBe & CeCe Winans

* “He Wants It All” – Forever Jones

* “You Hold My World” – Israel Houghton

* “Nobody Greater” – VaShawn Mitchell

* “He’s Been Just That Good – Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway

Best Gospel Song

“It’s What I Do”

Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway)

* “Beautiful Things”

o Lisa Gungor & Michael Gungor, songwriters (Gungor)

* “Better than a Hallelujah”

o Sarah Hart & Chapin Hartford, songwriters (Amy Grant)

* “Our God”

o Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)

* “Return to Sender”

o Gordon Kennedy, songwriter (Ricky Skaggs)

Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album

Hello Hurricane – Switchfoot

* Church Music – David Crowder Band

* For Those Who Wait – Fireflight

* Beautiful Things – Gungor

* Rehab – Lecrae

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

Love God. Love People. – Israel Houghton

* Beauty Will Rise – Steven Curtis Chapman

* Pieces of a Real Heart – Sanctus Real

* Mosaic – Ricky Skaggs

* Tonight – TobyMac

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album

The Reason – Diamond Rio

* Times Like These – Austins Bridge

* Expecting Good Things – Jeff & Sheri Easter

* Journey On – Ty Herndon

* Live at Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River – Karen Peck & New River

Best Traditional Gospel Album

Downtown Church – Patty Griffin

* The Experience – Vanessa Bell Armstrong

* A City Called Heaven – Shirley Caesar

* Here I Am – Marvin Sapp

* All in One – Karen Clark Sheard

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

Still – BeBe & CeCe Winans

* Get Ready – Forever Jones

* Love Unstoppable – Fred Hammond

* Triumphant – VaShawn Mitchell

* Aaron Sledge – Aaron Sledge


Best Latin Pop Album

Paraíso Express – Alejandro Sanz

* Poquita Ropa – Ricardo Arjona

* Alex Cuba – Alex Cuba

* Boleto de Entrada – Kany García

* Otra Cosa – Julieta Venegas

Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album

El Existential – Grupo Fantasma

* Oro – ChocQuibTown

* Amor Vincit Omnia – Draco

* Bulevar 2000 – Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible

* 1977 – Ana Tijoux

Best Tropical Latin Album

Viva la Tradición – Spanish Harlem Orchestra

* Sin Salsa No Hay Paraiso – El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

* Asondeguerra – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

* Irrepetible – Gilberto Santa Rosa

* 100 Sones Cubanos – (Various Artists); Edesio Alejandro, Nelson Estevez & Juan Hidalgo, producers

Best Tejano Album

Recuerdos – Little Joe & la Familia

* Sabes Bien – Juan P. Moreno

* In the Pocket – Joe Posada

* Homenaje a Mi Padre – Sunny Sauceda y Todo Eso

* Cookin – Tortilla Factory

Best Norteño Album

Classic – Intocable

* Indispensable – Angel Fresnillo

* Ni Hoy Ni Mañana – Gerardo Ortiz

* Desde la Cantina Volumen 1 – Pesado

* Intensamente – Principez de la Musica Norteña

Best Banda Album

Enamórate de Mí – El Güero y Su Banda Centenario

* Ando Bien Pedo – Banda Los Recoditos

* Caricias Compradas… – Cuisillos

* Con la Fuerza del Corrido – El Chapo

* Todo Depende de Ti – La Arrolladora Banda El Limon

Americana music

Best Americana Album

You Are Not Alone – Mavis Staples

* The List – Rosanne Cash

* Tin Can Trust – Los Lobos

* Country Music – Willie Nelson

* Band of Joy – Robert Plant

Best Bluegrass Album

Mountain Soul II – Patty Loveless

* Circles Around Me – Sam Bush

* Family Circle – The Del McCoury Band

* Legacy – Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

* Reckless – The SteelDrivers

Best Traditional Blues Album

Joined at the Hip – Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith

* Giant – James Cotton

* Memphis Blues – Cyndi Lauper

* The Well – Charlie Musselwhite

* Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites – Jimmie Vaughan

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Living Proof – Buddy Guy

* Nothing’s Impossible – Solomon Burke

* Tribal – Dr. John and the Lower 911

* Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook – Bettye LaVette

* Live! In Chicago – Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Bryan Lee, and Buddy Flett

Best Traditional Folk Album

Genuine Negro Jig – Carolina Chocolate Drops

* Onward and Upward – Luther Dickinson & The Sons Of Mudboy

* Memories of John – The John Hartford Stringband

* Maria Muldaur & Her Garden Of Joy – Maria Muldaur

* Ricky Skaggs Solo: Songs My Dad Loved – Ricky Skaggs

Best Contemporary Folk Album

God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise – Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs

* Love Is Strange – En Vivo con Tino – Jackson Browne & David Lindley

* The Age of Miracles – Mary Chapin Carpenter

* Somedays the Song Writes You – Guy Clark

* Dream Attic – Richard Thompson

Best Hawaiian Music Album

Huana Ke Aloha – Tia Carrere

* Amy Hanaiali’i and Slack Key Masters of Hawaii – Amy Hanaiali’i And Slack Key Masters of Hawaii

* Polani – Daniel Ho

* The Legend – Ledward Kaapana

* Maui on My Mind – Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar – Jeff Peterson

Best Native American Music Album

2010 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow: A Spirit’s Dance – (Various Artists); Derek Mathews, Dr. Lita Mathews & Melonie Mathews, producers

* XI – Bear Creek

* Temptations: Cree Round Dance Songs – Northern Cree

* Woodnotes Wyld: Historic Flute Sounds from the Dr. Richard W. Payne Collection – Peter Phippen

Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album

Zydeco Junkie – Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

* En Couleurs – Feufollet

* Happy Go Lucky – D.L. Menard

* Back Home – The Pine Leaf Boys

* Creole Moon: Live at the Blue Moon Saloon – Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole


Best Reggae Album

Before the Dawn – Buju Banton

* Isaacs Meets Isaac – Gregory Isaacs & King Isaac

* Revelation – Lee “Scratch” Perry

* Made in Jamaica – Bob Sinclar And Sly & Robbie

* One Pop Reggae + – Sly & Robbie and the Family Taxi

* Legacy An Acoustic Tribute to Peter Tosh – Andrew Tosh

World music

Best Traditional World Music Album

Ali and Toumani – Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté

* Pure Sounds – Gyuto Monks of Tibet

* I Speak Fula – Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

* Grace – Soweto Gospel Choir

* Tango Universal – Vayo

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Throw Down Your Heart , Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks – Béla Fleck

* All in One – Bebel Gilberto

* ÕŸÖ – Angelique Kidjo

* Bom Tempo – Sérgio Mendes

* Om Namo Narayanaya: Soul Call – Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon


Best Musical Album for Children

Tomorrow’s Children – Pete Seeger with the Rivertown Kids and Friends

* Here Comes Science – They Might Be Giants

* Jungle Gym – Justin Roberts

* Sunny Days – Battersby Duo

* Weird Things Are Everywhere! – Judy Pancoast

Best Spoken Word Album For Children

Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies – Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton

* Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition – Selma Blair

* The Best Candy in the Whole World – Bill Harley

* Healthy Food For Thought: Good Enough to Eat – (Various Artists); Jim Cravero, Paula Lizzi & Steve Pullara, producers

* Nanny McPhee Returns – Emma Thompson

Spoken Word

Best Spoken Word Album

Earth – Jon Stewart (With Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver & Sigourney Weaver)

* American on Purpose – Craig Ferguson

* The Bedwetter – Sarah Silverman

* A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future… – Michael J. Fox

* This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection – Carol Burnett

* The Woody Allen Collection: Mere Anarchy, Side Effects, Without Feathers, Getting Even – Woody Allen


Best Comedy Album

Stark Raving Black – Lewis Black

* Cho Dependent – Margaret Cho

* I Told You I Was Freaky – Flight of the Conchords

* Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt – Kathy Griffin

* Weapons of Self Destruction – Robin Williams

Musical show

Best Musical Show Album

American Idiot (featuring Green Day) – Billie Joe Armstrong, producer (Green Day, composers; Billie Joe Armstrong, lyricist)

* Fela! – Robert Sher, producer (Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, composer; Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, lyricist)

* A Little Night Music – Tommy Krasker, producer (Stephen Sondheim, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist)

* Promises, Promises – David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Burt Bacharach, composer; Hal David, lyricist)

* Sondheim on Sondheim – Philip Chaffin & Tommy Krasker, producers (Stephen Sondheim, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist)

Film, TV and other visual media

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Crazy Heart

* Glee: The Music, Volume 1

* Tremé

* True Blood – Volume 2

* The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Toy Story 3 – Randy Newman

* Alice in Wonderland – Danny Elfman

* Avatar – James Horner

* Inception – Hans Zimmer

* Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer

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)

* “Down in New Orleans” (From The Princess and the Frog)

o Randy Newman, songwriter (Dr. John)

* “I See You” (From Avatar)

o Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell & James Horner, songwriters (Leona Lewis)

* “Kiss Like Your Kiss” (From True Blood)

o Lucinda Williams, songwriter (Lucinda Williams & Elvis Costello)

* “This City” (From Tremé)

o Steve Earle, songwriter (Steve Earle)

Composing and arranging

Best Instrumental Composition

“The Path Among the Trees” – Billy Childs

* “Aurora” – Patrick Williams

* “Battle Circle” – Gerald Clayton

* “Box of Cannoli” – Tim Hagans

* “Fourth Stream…La Banda” – Bill Cunliffe

Best Instrumental Arrangement

“Carlos” – Vince Mendoza

* “Fanfare for a New Day” – Patrick Williams

* “Itsbynne Reel” – Gil Goldstein

* “Monet” – Ted Nash

* “Skip to My Lou” – Frank Macchia

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

“Baba Yetu” – Christopher Tin, arranger (Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

* “Baby” – Roger Treece, arranger (Bobby McFerrin)

* “Based on a Thousand True Stories” – Vince Mendoza, arranger (Silje Nergaard & Metropole Orchestra Strings)

* “Don’t Explain” – Geoffrey Keezer, arranger (Denise Donatelli)

* “Imagine” – Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, arrangers (Herbie Hancock, Pink, Seal, Jeff Beck, India.Arie, Konono No 1 & Oumou Sangare)


Best Recording Package

Brothers – Michael Carney, art director (The Black Keys)

* Eggs – Malene Mathiasson, Malthe Fischer, Kristoffer Rom, Nis Svoldgård & Aske Zidore, art directors (Oh No Ono)

* Hadestown – Brian Grunert, art director (Anaïs Mitchell)

* What Will We Be – Devendra Banhart & Jon Beasley, art directors (Devendra Banhart)

* Yonkers NY – Andrew Taray, art director (Chip Taylor)

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)

* Light: On the South Side – Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, art directors (Various Artists)

* Minotaur (Deluxe Edition) – Jeff Anderson & Vaughan Oliver, art directors (The Pixies)

* A Sideman’s Journey (Limited Collector’s Super Deluxe Box Set) – Daniel Reiss & Klaus Voormann, art directors (Voormann & Friends)

* Story Island – Qing-Yang Xiao, art director (Various Artists)

Album notes

Best Album Notes

Keep an Eye on the Sky – Robert Gordon, album notes writer (Big Star)

* Alan Lomax in Haiti: Recordings for the Library of Congress, 1936-1937 – Gage Averill, album notes writer (Various Artists)

* Side Steps – Ashley Kahn, album notes writer (John Coltrane)

* There Breathes a Hope: The Legacy of John Work II and His Fisk Jubilee Quartet, 1909-1916 – Doug Seroff, album notes writer (Fisk University Jubilee Quartet)

* True Love Cast Out All Evil – Will Sheff, album notes writer (Roky Erickson With Okkervil River)


Best Historical Album

The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings)

Jeff Jones, compilation producer; Paul Hicks, Sean Magee, Guy Massey, Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (The Beatles)

* Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937

o Jeffrey A. Greenberg, David Katznelson & Anna Lomax Wood, compilation producers; Steve Rosenthal & Warren Russell-Smith, mastering engineers (Various Artists)

* The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings…Plus!

o Colin Escott, Mike Jason & Jett Williams, compilation producers; Joseph M. Palmaccio, mastering engineer (Hank Williams)

* Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings And More

o Andy McKaie, compilation producer; Erick Labson, mastering engineer (Buddy Holly)

* Where The Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968

o Alec Palao, Cheryl Pawelski & Andrew Sandoval, compilation producers; Dan Hersch & Andrew Sandoval, mastering engineers (Various Artists)

Production, non-classical

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

An Engineer’s Award.

Battle Studies

Michael H. Brauer, Joe Ferla, Chad Franscoviak & Manny Marroquin, engineers (John Mayer)

* Dirty Side Down

o John Keane, engineer (Widespread Panic)

* Emotion & Commotion

o Steve Lipson, engineer (Jeff Beck)

* God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise

o Ryan Freeland, engineer (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)

* Pink Elephant

o Seth Presant & Leon F. Sylvers III, engineers (N’dambi)

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)

* Rob Cavallo

o Brand New Eyes – Paramore (A)

o Hang Cool Teddy Bear – Meat Loaf (A)

o Happy Hour – Uncle Kracker (A)

o Music Again – Adam Lambert (T)

o Soaked – Adam Lambert (T)

o Sure Fire Winners – Adam Lambert (T)

o Time for Miracles – Adam Lambert (T)

o When It’s Time – Green Day (T)

* Dr. Luke

o California Gurls – Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg (T)

o For Your Entertainment – Adam Lambert (T)

o Hungover – Ke$ha (T)

o Kiss n Tell – Ke$ha (T)

o Magic – B.o.B Featuring Rivers Cuomo (T)

o Take It Off – Ke$ha (T)

o Teenage Dream – Katy Perry (T)

o Your Love Is My Drug – Ke$ha (T)

* RedOne

o Alejandro – Lady Gaga (S)

o Bad Romance – Lady Gaga (S)

o The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga (A)

o I Like It – Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull (S)

o More – Usher (T)

o We Are the World 25 for Haiti – Various Artists (S)

o Whole Lotta Love – Mary J. Blige (S)

* The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine)

o Billionaire – Travie McCoy Featuring Bruno Mars (T)

o Bow Chicka Wow Wow – Mike Posner (T)

o F*** You – Cee Lo Green (S)

o Island Queen – Sean Kingston (T)

o Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars (S)

o Nothin’ on You – B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars (T)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Revolver (David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix)

David Guetta, remixer (Madonna)

* Fantasy (Morgan Page Remix)

o Morgan Page, remixer (Nadia Ali)

* Funk Nasty (Wolfgang Gartner Remix Edit)

o Wolfgang Gartner, remixer (Andy Caldwell Featuring Gram’ma Funk)

* Orpheus (Quiet Carnival) (Funk Generation Mix)

o Mike Rizzo, remixer (Sérgio Mendes)

* Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix)

o Axel Hedfors & Dragan Roganovic, remixers (The Temper Trap)

Production, surround sound

Best Surround Sound Album

* Britten’s Orchestra

o Keith O. Johnson, surround mix engineer; Keith O. Johnson, surround mastering engineer; David Frost, surround producer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)

* The Incident

o Steven Wilson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, surround producer (Porcupine Tree)

* Parallax Eden

o David Miles Huber, surround mix engineer; David Miles Huber, surround mastering engineer; David Miles Huber, surround producer (David Miles Huber)

* Songs And Stories (Monster Music Version)

o Don Murray, surround mix engineer; Sangwook Nam & Doug Sax, surround mastering engineers; John Burk, Noel Lee & Marcus Miller, surround producers (George Benson)

* Trondheimsolistene – In Folk Style

o Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (TrondheimSolistene)

Production, classical

Best Engineered Album, Classical

An Engineer’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.)

* Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina

o Mark Donahue, John Hill & Dirk Sobotka, engineers (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)

* Have You Ever Been…?

o Robert Friedrich, engineer (Turtle Island Quartet, Stefon Harris & Mike Marshall)

* Mackey, Steven: Dreamhouse

o David Frost, Tom Lazarus, Steven Mackey & Dirk Sobotka, engineers (Gil Rose, Rinde Eckert, Catch Electric Guitar Quartet, Synergy Vocals & Boston Modern Orchestra Project)

* Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works

o Leslie Ann Jones, Kory Kruckenberg & David Sabee, engineers (Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams)

* Vocabularies

o Steve Miller, Allen Sides & Roger Treece, engineers (Bobby McFerrin)

Producer Of The Year, Classical

A Producer’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.)

* Blanton Alspaugh

o Corigliano: Violin Concerto ‘The Red Violin’ (Michael Ludwig, JoAnn Falletta & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)

o Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

o Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (Leonard Slatkin & Detroit Symphony Orchestra)

o Tower Of The Eight Winds – Music For Violin & Piano By Judith Shatin (Borup-Ernst Duo)

o Tyberg: Symphony No. 3; Piano Trio (JoAnn Falletta & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)

o Wind Serenades (Gregory Wolynec & Gateway Chamber Ensemble)

* David Frost

o Britten’s Orchestra (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)

o Chambers, Evan: The Old Burying Ground (Kenneth Kiesler & The University Of Michigan Symphony Orchestra)

o Dorman, Avner: Concertos For Mandolin, Piccolo, Piano And Concerto Grosso (Andrew Cyr, Eliran Avni, Mindy Kaufman, Avi Avital & Metropolis Ensemble)

o The 5 Browns In Hollywood (5 Browns)

o Mackey, Steven: Dreamhouse (Gil Rose, Rinde Eckert, Catch Electric Guitar Quartet, Synergy Vocals & Boston Modern Orchestra Project)

o Meeting Of The Spirits (Matt Haimovitz)

o Two Roads To Exile (ARC Ensemble)

* Tim Handley

o Adams: Nixon In China (Marin Alsop, Tracy Dahl, Marc Heller, Thomas Hammons, Maria Kanyova, Robert Orth, Chen-Ye Yan, Opera Colorado Chorus & Colorado Symphony Orchestra)

o Debussy: Le Martyre De Saint Sébastien (Jun Märkl & Orchestre National De Lyon)

o Dohnányi: Variations On A Nursery Song (JoAnn Falletta, Eldar Nebolsin & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)

o Harris: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 (Marin Alsop & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra)

o Hubay: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 And 2 (Chloë Hanslip, Andrew Mogrelia & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra)

o Messiaen: Poèmes Pour Mi (Anne Schwanewilms, Jun Märkl & Orchestre National De Lyon)

o Piazzolla: Sinfonía Buenos Aires (Daniel Binelli, Tianwa Yang, Giancarlo Guerro & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)

o Ries: Works For Flute And Piano (Uwe Grodd & Matteo Napoli)

o Roussel: Symphony No. 1 (Stéphane Denève & Royal Scottish National Orchestra)

o Shchedrin: Concertos For Orchestra Nos. 4 & 5 (Kirill Karabits & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra)

o Stamitz: Flute Concertos (Robert Aitken, Donatas Katkus & St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra)

o Strauss, R: Josephs-Legende; Rosenkavalier; Die Frau Ohne Schatten (Orchestral Suites) (JoAnn Falletta & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)

* Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin

o Brubeck: Songs Of Praise (Lynne Morrow, Richard Grant, Quartet San Francisco & The Pacific Mozart Ensemble)

o Cascade Of Roses (Janice Weber)

o Gnattali: Solo & Chamber Works For Guitar (Marc Regnier)

o If I Were A Bird (Michael Lewin)

o Kletzki: Piano Concerto (Joseph Banowetz, Thomas Sanderling & Russian Philharmonic Orchestra)

o Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works (Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams)

o Rubinstein: Piano Music (1852-1894) (Joseph Banowetz)

o Rubinstein: Piano Music (1871-1890) (Joseph Banowetz)

o 20th Century Harp Sonatas (Sarah Schuster Ericsson)

* James Mallinson

o Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Bernard Haitink, Duain Wolfe, Miah Persson, Christianne Stotijn, Chicago Symphony Chorus & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

o Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet (Valery Gergiev & London Symphony Orchestra)

o Shchedrin: The Enchanted Wanderer (Valery Gergiev, Evgeny Akimov, Sergei Aleksashkin, Kristina Kapustinskaya, Mariinsky Chorus & Mariinsky Orchestra)

o Strauss, R: Ein Heldenleben; Webern: Im Sommerwind (Bernard Haitink & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

o Strauss, R: Eine Alpensinfonie (Bernard Haitink & London Symphony Orchestra)

o Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations; Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante (Gautier Capuçon, Valery Gergiev & Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre)

o Wagner: Parsifal (Valery Gergiev, Gary Lehman, Violeta Urmana, René Pape, Evgeny Nikitin, Alexei Tanovitski, Nikolai Putilin, Mariinsky Chorus & Mariinsky Orchestra)


Best Classical Album

* Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 – Mariss Jansons, conductor; Everett Porter, producer; Everett Porter, mastering engineer (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)

* Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina – Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producer; Mark Donahue, John Hill & Dirk Sobotka, engineers/mixers (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra)

* Mackey, Steven: Dreamhouse – Gil Rose, conductor; Rinde Eckert; Catch Electric Guitar Quartet; David Frost, producer; David Frost, Tom Lazarus, Steven Mackey & Dirk Sobotka, engineers/mixers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Synergy Vocals)

* Sacrificium – Giovanni Antonini, conductor; Cecilia Bartoli; Arend Prohmann, producer; Philip Siney, engineer/mixer (Il Giardino Armonico)

* Verdi: Requiem – Riccardo Muti, conductor; Duain Wolfe, chorus master; Christopher Alder, producer; David Frost, Tom Lazarus & Christopher Willis, engineers/mixers (Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli & Mario Zeffiri; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Best Orchestral Performance

* Bruckner: “Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4” – Mariss Jansons, conductor (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)

* Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; “Deus Ex Machina” – Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony)

* Mackey, Steven: “Dreamhouse” – Gil Rose, conductor; Rinde Eckert (Catch Electric Guitar Quartet; Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Synergy Vocals)

* Salieri: “Overtures & Stage Music” – Thomas Fey, conductor (Mannheimer Mozartorchester)

* Stravinsky: Pulcinella; Symphony in Three Movements; “Four Études” – Pierre Boulez, conductor (Roxana Constantinescu, Kyle Ketelsen & Nicholas Phan; Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

* Berg: “Lulu”

o Antonio Pappano, conductor; Agneta Eichenholz, Jennifer Larmore, Klaus Florian Vogt & Michael Volle; David Groves, producer (Orchestra of The Royal Opera House)

* Hasse: “Marc’ Antonio E Cleopatra”

o Matthew Dirst, conductor; Jamie Barton & Ava Pine; Keith Weber, producer (Ars Lyrica Houston)

* Saariaho: “L’Amour de Loin”

o Kent Nagano, conductor; Daniel Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina & Marie-Ange Todorovitch; Martin Sauer, producer (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Rundfunkchor Berlin)

* Shchedrin: “The Enchanted Wanderer”

o Valery Gergiev, conductor; Evgeny Akimov, Sergei Aleksashkin & Kristina Kapustinskaya; James Mallinson, producer (Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre; Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre)

* Sullivan: “Ivanhoe”

o David Lloyd-Jones, conductor; Neal Davies, Geraldine McGreevy, James Rutherford, Toby Spence & Janice Watson; Brian Pidgeon, producer (BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Adrian Partington Singers)

Best Choral Performance

* Bach: “Cantatas” – Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor; Erwin Ortner, chorus master (Bernarda Fink, Gerald Finley, Christian Gerhaher, Werner Güra, Julia Kleiter, Christine Schäfer, Anton Scharinger & Kurt Streit; Concentus Musicau Wien; Arnold Schoenberg Chor)

* “Baltic Runes” – Paul Hillier, conductor (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)

* Haydn: “The Creation” – René Jacobs, conductor; Hans-Christoph Rademann, choir director (Julia Kleiter, Maximilian Schmitt & Johannes Weisser; Freiburger Barockorchester; RIAS Kammerchor)

* Martin: “Golgotha” – Daniel Reuss, conductor (Judith Gauthier, Marianne Beate Kielland, Adrian Thompson, Mattijs Van De Woerd & Konstantin Wolff; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; Cappella Amsterdam & Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)

* 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)

* Daugherty: “Deus Ex Machina” – Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Terrence Wilson (Nashville Symphony)

* Dorman, Avner: “Mandolin Concerto” – Andrew Cyr, conductor; Avi Avital (Metropolis Ensemble)

* Kletzki: “Piano Concerto in D Minor, Op. 22” – Thomas Sanderling, conductor; Joseph Banowetz (Russian Philharmonic Orchestra)

* Mozart: “Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24” – Mitsuko Uchida (The Cleveland Orchestra)

* Porter, Quincy: “Concerto for Viola & Orchestra” – John McLaughlin Williams, conductor; Eliesha Nelson (Northwest Sinfonia)

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)

* Chopin: “The Nocturnes” – Nelson Freire

* Hamelin: “Études” – Marc-André Hamelin

* Messiaen: “Livre du Saint-Sacrement” – Paul Jacobs

* Paganini: “24 Caprices” – Julia Fischer

* “20th Century Harp Sonatas” – Sarah Schuster Ericsson

Best Chamber Music Performance

* Beethoven: “Complete Sonatas for Violin & Piano” – Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov

* Gnattali: “Solo & Chamber Works for Guitar – Marc Regnier” (Tacy Edwards, Natalia Khoma & Marco Sartor)

* Ligeti: “String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2” – Parker Quartet

* Porter, Quincy: “Complete Viola Works” – Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams (Douglas Rioth; Northwest Sinfonia)

* Schoenberg: “String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4” – Fred Sherry String Quartet (Christopher Oldfather & Rolf Schulte)

Best Small Ensemble Performance

* “Ceremony and Devotion – Music for the Tudors” – Harry Christophers, conductor; The Sixteen

* “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)

* “Trondheimsolistene – In Folk Style” – Øyvind Gimse & Geir Inge Lotsberg, conductors (Emilia Amper & Gjermund Larsen; TrondheimSolistene)

* “Victoria: Lamentations Of Jeremiah” – Peter Phillips, conductor; The Tallis Scholars

* Whitacre, Eric: “Choral Music” – Noel Edison, conductor; Elora Festival Singers (Carol Bauman & Leslie De’Ath)

Best Classical Vocal Performance

* “Ombre de Mon Amant – French Baroque Arias” – Anne Sofie Von Otter (William Christie; Les Arts Florissants)

* “Sacrificium” – Cecilia Bartoli (Giovanni Antonini; Il Giardino Armonico)

* Turina: “Canto A Sevilla” – Lucia Duchonová (Celso Antunes; NDR Radiophilharmonie)

* Vivaldi: “Opera Arias – Pyrotechnics” – Vivica Genaux (Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante)

* Wagner: “Wesendonck-Lieder” – Measha Brueggergosman (Franz Welser-Möst; The Cleveland Orchestra)

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

* “Deus Ex Machina” – Michael Daugherty (Giancarlo Serrano)

* “Appassionatamente Plus” – Hans Werner Henze (Stefan Soltesz)

* “Graffiti” – Magnus Lindberg (Sakari Oramo)

* “Symphony No. 4” – Arvo Pärt (Esa-Pekka Salonen)

* “The Enchanted Wanderer” – Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin (Valery Gergiev)

Best Classical Crossover Album

* Meeting of the Spirits – Matt Haimovitz (Amaryllis Jarczyk, Jan Jarczyk, John McLaughlin, Dominic Painchaud, Leanna Rutt & Matt Wilson)

* Off the Map – The Silk Road Ensemble

* Roots – My Life, My Song – Jessye Norman (Ira Coleman, Steve Johns, Mike Lovatt, Mark Markham & Martin Williams)

* 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)

* Vocabularies – Bobby McFerrin

Music video

Best Short Form Music Video

“Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga

Francis Lawrence, video director; Heather Heller, video producer

* “Ain’t No Grave” – (Johnny Cash)

o Chris Milk, video director; Jennifer Heath, Aaron Koblin & Rick Rubin, video producers

* “Love The Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna

o Joseph Kahn, video director; Maryann Tanedo, video producer

* “Stylo” – Gorillaz, Mos Def & Bobby Womack

o Pete Candeland & Jamie Hewlett, video directors; Cara Speller, video producer

* “F*** You!” – Cee Lo Green

o Matt Stawski, video director; Paul Bock, video producer

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

* No Distance Left to Run – Blur

o Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern & Giorgio Testi, video directors; Thomas Benski, Laura Collins & Lucas Ochoa, video producers

* The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story – Arif Mardin

o Doug Biro & Joe Mardin, video directors; Doug Biro & Joe Mardin, video producers

* Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage – Rush

o Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen, video directors; Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen, video producers

* Under Great White Northern Lights – The White Stripes

o Emmett Malloy, video director; Ian Montone & Mike Sarkissian, video producers


Special Merit Awards

MusiCares Person of the Year

* Barbra Streisand

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

* Julie Andrews, Roy Haynes, Juilliard String Quartet, the Kingston Trio, Dolly Parton, Ramones, George Beverly Shea


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