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June 13, 2019 at 1:51 pm #1202936441
Ben Platt getting a nomination over Ed Sheeran is not realistic, and there are other artists waiting in the wings to fill out that last spot who are more likely.
Also, there is no way Lady Gaga is being passed over in the pop field. She just won Pop Solo and Pop Duo/Group Performance this past year and has one of the biggest albums of the year.
Who are the other contenders “waiting in the wings to fill out that last spot”? Just curious… I couldn’t think of any serious candidates (from albums that have already been released anyway).
Ben Platt is a Grammy Award-winning artist and highly respected in the entertainment industry (film, television, theatre and music), so it’s not exactly farfetched to think he could score a nom for his debut album.
I didn’t consider Ed because his album is not out yet and it seems to be more of an experimental EP/mixtape situation filled with collabs. Even though the Grammys love him, the voters might not go for this particular project.
As for Gaga, I disagree. I believe 100% she will be passed over in the Pop field (unless she releases new music). She was honored twice last year (including for A Star is Born’s biggest hit) and has had no hit singles since then. Voters won’t feel the need to honor her again for another non-hit. She was last year’s news.June 13, 2019 at 8:48 am #1202936012
After listening to it and seeing that it will have a massive #1 debut next week, I think I’m now onboard with the thinking that Jonas Brothers are getting into Pop Vocal Album (in addition to Pop Duo/Group for “Sucker”).
Predictions for now…
1) Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
2) Halsey – “Without Me”
3) Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved”
4) Ariana Grande – “Thank U, Next”
5) Katy Perry – “Never Really Over”
6) Khalid – “Talk” (if submitted)
1) Post Malone & Swae Lee – “Sunflower” (if submitted here and not Rap/Sung)
2) Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
3) Sam Smith & Normani – “Dancing with a Stranger”
4) Panic! At the Disco – “Hey! Look Ma, I Made It”
5) Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
6) P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – “Love Me Anyway”
7) Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road” (if submitted here… but I assume Rap/Sung)
Would love to see BTS x Halsey but I don’t think that will happen.
1) Billie Eilish
2) Ariana Grande
3) Jonas Brothers
5) Ben PlattJune 13, 2019 at 8:25 am #1202935988
I think I will be upset if Cherry Jones is nominated. As much as we love her as an actress, please pass on her voters for these “hanging” Handmaids Tale episodes from last season.June 13, 2019 at 1:50 am #1202935525
Several performers have been disqualified from voting for the upcoming Emmys. Reason: block voting:
Can any of Emmy insiders find out which performers on the ballot were disqualified???!!! We must know!!!!!June 13, 2019 at 1:46 am #1202935521
Yeah, there is some crack-smoking going on here if anyone thinks a brief appearance by a witch on GOT deserves an Emmy over Phylicia Rashad’s fine work in This Is Us‘s “Our Little Island Girl” episode. If you haven’t seen it, please watch. Also, if the legendary Diana Rigg couldn’t win Guest Actress in a Drama Series after multiple nominations, then no other actress from GOT will be able to, especially on a first try.
Additionally, Phylicia Rashad is WAYYYYYY pass due for her first Emmy! She is a TV legend. She probably should have won for A Raisin in the Sun back in 2008. A lot of times the Guest Acting categories are used to honor veteran actors with their first wins. She fits the bill, so I think she’s a leading contender.June 13, 2019 at 1:35 am #1202935511
Call me crazy, but this is my current supp. actress lineup:
- Julia Garner (Ozark)
- Lena Headey (GOT)
- Maisie Williams (GOT)
- Rhea Seehorn (BCS)
- Gwendoline Christie (GOT)
- Janet McTeer (Ozark)
I have replaced Turner with Christie, because the latter not only had a lot to do this season, but she’s also the first GOT actress on the ballot. And quite frankly, she was one of the standouts this season and could win under a tape system with 8.02 and 8.04. McTeer is a wild card, but she’s very well known, and she’s on Ozark, which will explode.
I think Janet McTeer is a darkhorse contender to be nominated! She’s a well-respected actress (2-time Academy Award-nominated, Tony winning, and former Emmy nominee!) in a killer role (literally). I think if voters watched Ozark this season they will vote for her. Her only negative is that she was more of a guest actress this season (but was featured in too many episodes to be considered for that category).June 12, 2019 at 2:03 pm #1202934945
I’ve been saying since February Someone You Loved has a strong chance at SoTY and you guys have been writing it off. It’s already 55 on BB100 and will likely enter the TOP40.
It could get in from the british vote alone. Don’t underestimate it. Look at Jorja Smith.
It’s the type of song that the Grammys go nuts for! Singer-songwriter single that can be played on Adult Contemporary radio stations as well as Top 40.June 12, 2019 at 10:51 am #1202934722
Don’t sleep on Lewis Capaldi! He’s the biggest new artist in the U.K. and his single “Someone You Loved” is starting to take off here in the U.S. I could easily see him getting into Song of the Year, New Artist and Pop Solo off the strength of that song alone.June 11, 2019 at 2:33 pm #1202933344
I liked whoever predicted YOU for a Writing nomination. Thinking outside the box… and it could happen! Super popular series (ever since it transferred over to Netflix). It could happen for Lifetime in the same way that UnReal was able to score a nom in that category.
Are there any other out-of-left-field contenders that could surprise with a writing nom?June 11, 2019 at 1:12 pm #1202933209
Any of the Guest stars to be nominated from The Good Fight?
While they haven’t been able to get anyone in during the last two seasons (especially last year for Alan Alda and Margo Martindale), having looked at the list of contenders this year, it seems like the Guest Acting categories (at least Guest Actor) appears to be weaker than usual, so who knows?
Plus, the Drama categories are sparse in general this year, so I’m hoping for a The Good Fight breakthrough (including Christine Baranski).
These are the Guest Actors submitted this year (and there are some good ones!):
Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
Alan Alda as Solomon Waltzer
Titus Burgess as Wade V
Mike Colter as Lemond Bishop
John Cameron Mitchell as Felix Staples
Chris Sullivan as Judge Dash Toosi
Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Jane Curtin as Judge Pamela Farley
Andrea Martin as Francesca Lovatelli
Keesha Sharp as Naomi Nivola
Regina Taylor as Cynthia CromleyJune 6, 2019 at 8:51 am #1202925755
I think the names attached to Catch-22 (George Clooney) and Fosse/Verdon (Lin-Manuel Miranda) will help them get into Miniseries. It’s going to be a bloodbath this year in that category. I’d be surprised if there wasn’t a tie leading to a 6th or even 7th nominee.
The Way I See It…
1) When They See Us
3) Escape at Dannemora
4) Sharp Objects
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7) The Act
8) A Very English Scandal (idk if it will be remembered with competition)
9) The Hot Zone
10) Haunting of Hill House
11) True Detective
12) ManiacJune 5, 2019 at 11:22 am #1202924706
“ME!” has underperformed. Already fallen out of the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has no critical backing. Do not expect a nomination for this song.
Panic! at the Disco could very-well get a make-up nom for being snubbed for “High Hopes” last year, with a nom this year for “Hey Look Ma I Made It.”
Shawn Mendes is on the Grammy radar. Idk if “If I Can’t Have You” will end up being nom’d, but you can’t deny that it is a big contender.
I don’t think Lady Gaga will be nominated in the Pop Field this time around. “Joanne” got the surprise love last year due to the ASIB love… she took home 3 awards last year… the love will be gone by 2020 (unless she releases new music).
Only Billie and Ariana are safe for 2 noms each in the Pop Field. Halsey should be a lock at this point in Pop Solo, but she’s been snubbed previously so that’s not safe to call.
If Lizzo submits “Juice” in Pop Solo, I think she will be nominated (assuming the song continues to rise on the charts).June 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm #1202923665
BEST NEW ARTIST:
A Boogie With Da Hoodie
(I dont know anybody else eligible)
They should push back the general field to 5 nods apiece especially since we have 1 month less and its such a weak year.
Ben Platt is ineligible bc he is already a Grammy Award winner (for the Dear Evan Hansen Soundtrack).
I do feel that we are lacking quality Best New Artist contenders outside a couple choices. I think the Grammys need to be like the Oscars and say they can nominate “up to” 8, but can nominate less if not enough are worthy.
At this point, I would say:
Billie Eilish (Alternative / Pop)
Lizzo (Contemporary R&B)
Lewis Capaldi (Pop / Singer-Songwriter)
Lil Nas X (Hip-Hop / Maybe Country)
City Girls (Hip-Hop)
Morgan Wallen (Country)
Megan Thee Stallion (Hip-Hop)
Sigrid or Maggie Rogers (Pop / Alternative)June 4, 2019 at 12:18 pm #1202923379
For the record, let’s all remember that sales don’t matter to Grammy voters. They never have been just about what’s popular. If they were, Beyonce would have an Album of the Year Grammy by now. Sometimes sales can help in terms of nominations, but ultimately voters vote for what they like and respect at the end of the day.
Speaking of Beyonce, I’m not sure if she can/will score a nomination in AOTY. It’s kind of a big opportunity to reward her for her whole body of work. If voters see it like that, she could get in and win by default. Or… voters could see it as a soundtrack to a music film and choose to ignore it. Could go either way. Solange doesn’t have the buzz she had for her last album… and no one really spoke about it after its first week of release. Might both Knowles sisters cancel each other out???
In terms of the Rock/Alternative contenders… are we underestimating them in general??? I ask, because this isn’t a genre I really listen to. I do know that there are a lot of previous Grammy nominees/winners in the mix this year:
The Black Keys (4 wins, 10 noms)
Bruce Springsteen (20 wins, 50 noms!)
The Lumineers (2 noms)
Mumford & Sons (2 wins, 9 noms)
twenty one pilots (1 Win, 3 noms)
Hozier (1 nom)
Beck (7 wins, 20 noms)
Vampire Weekend (1 win, 2 noms)
The 1975 (1 nom)June 4, 2019 at 11:43 am #1202923359
Honestly, what it comes down to is IF voters watch When They See Us in time. If they do, they’ll love it… and if they love it, at the very least they will name-check the following actors for nominations:
Michael K. Williams
Jharrel Jerome deserves a nomination, but because voters might not know who he is yet, he might not get into the very competitive Lead Actor category (Even if he should be in the conversation for the win!). …similar to how Cody Fern couldn’t get nominated last year for Versace, even though the less-deserving, but bigger names from the project (Ricky Martin, Finn Wittrock) could.