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October 29, 2020 at 9:25 am #1203809390
Reviews are coming out for The Life Ahead. I think Sophia Loren is getting nominated.October 28, 2020 at 2:47 pm #1203808360
Run the Jewels isn’t happening.
Bad Bunny isn’t happening.
This isn’t the Music Critic’s Choice Awards. It’s the Grammys.October 27, 2020 at 11:08 pm #1203807149
Out of curiosity, does anyone here think any album that’s not named After Hours, Folklore or FTBC will win AOTY? If yes, which one? Interested to know.
For sure. It all honestly depends on who scores the nomination.
Someone like Brittany Howard could definitely win if nominated. She ticks off a lot of boxes for voters this year. She’s respected within the Recording Academy as a previous Grammy winner, would have support from both the Rock and R&B genre voters and is a previous AOTY nominee with her band. This is her debut solo album and the first single from it “History Repeats” was already nominated for 2 Grammys last year.
But, she could go the way of Gary Clark, Jr. and not score the AOTY nomination (but end up taking home multiple Grammys).October 26, 2020 at 4:04 pm #1203804151
This album sounded like the female version of a Chris Brown album.October 25, 2020 at 2:43 pm #1203801877
Top 20 Predicted Albums to be Voted on by Recording Academy for consideration for AOTY:
(alternate: Justin Bieber, Halsey or BTS)
Megan Thee Stallion
(Alternate: Lil Baby or Juice WRLD)
(Alt: Miranda Lambert)
(Alt: Chloe x Halle or John Legend)October 25, 2020 at 10:59 am #1203801604
They are predictions. Honestly, both songs can fall off in downloads/streams after this weekend. We’ll have to wait and see how they play out.
There are other predictors on Twitter claiming “Positions” will easily get #1 with over 420 chart points, which I’m not buying.
If “Positions” and Luke Comb’s songs are really that close, I could see “Mood” staying at #1 next week.October 24, 2020 at 3:19 pm #1203800558
I think H.E.R. has a big opportunity tonight to impress the Blue Ribbon Panel. I think if she performs “I Can’t Breathe” as one of her 2 songs on SNL, it will make for a powerful television moment and might make H.E.R. the frontrunner for Song of the Year and competitive for Record of the Year.October 24, 2020 at 2:04 pm #1203800456
1) One Night in Miami – “Speak Now” (this song is really powerful!)
2) The Life Ahead – “lo si” (Diane Warren. Enough said)
3) Pixar’s Soul – “Parting Ways”
Pretty sure about those 3 standing an excellent shot at a nomination.
4) Eurovision Song Contest – “Husavik”
5) ???October 24, 2020 at 1:51 pm #1203800433
Based on the performances I have seen so far, I would rank:
1) Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami
2) Bill Murray – On the Rocks
3) Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – The Trial of the Chicago 7
4) Mark Rylance – The Trial of the Chicago 7
5) Frank Langella – The Trial of the Chicago 7
6) Eli Goree – One Night in Miami
7) Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods
Sidenote: If A24 decides to switch and campaign Steven Yeun from Minari in Supporting, I would place him either 2nd or 3rd.October 24, 2020 at 1:44 pm #1203800428
No, lol. Life’s not fair. Most voters don’t even watch all the nominated films, let alone listen to all the nominated Original Songs. They vote based on their friends or buzz sometimes. It is what it is.
At least the music branch has a system of narrowing down the songs eligible and nominating ones they deem worthy.October 24, 2020 at 1:33 pm #1203800412
Bill Murray was definitely good in On the Rocks and the highlight of the film. LOL at anyone saying otherwise. Voters will eat up his character (especially the older ones!). Personally, I would have loved just one more emotional scene to lock in a nom/win, but it is what it is.
The movie overall is just okay/decent/enjoyable enough, so that hurts his chances. I wouldn’t say his film is competitive for any other nomination.
The biggest things he has going for him are his narrative as a legendary comedic actor and former Oscar nominee who came close to a win but has never won and the fact that his Oscar campaign will be backed by Apple money.October 23, 2020 at 1:27 pm #1203798950
Personally, I think it would be really cool if Luke Combs could take the #1 spot over Ari. It’s been a minute since we’ve had a Country #1 hit.
Ari will definitely have radio on her side with at least 20 mill+.
I don’t necessarily think she will have sales though… all her store is selling are $5 CD singles (which is expensive… compare that to Travis Scott selling his CD single for a dollar… and he had multiple cover versions).
She will have the YouTube views of her music video helping her streams… even if Combs out does her on the pay services.
Idk, let’s see how these next couple days play out. If either loses steam, they may both be out of the running for #1.October 23, 2020 at 1:17 pm #1203798923
I love me some Ari but one of the most frustrating things I have about some of her songs is her annunciation. I can barely understand what she’s singing in Positions.
Agreed. The song sounds nice, but you can’t really understand what she’s singing. Hard to imagine the average listener being able to sing along to it, so it’s not as commercial as it could have been like “Thank U, Next.” I don’t see this single performing as well as her previous ones.