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February 8, 2020 at 8:44 pm #1203335765
When Vanessa Williams was nominated for “Save the Best for Last”, the Best Contemporary (or Pop, as it would later become known) Album category had still not been reinstated (after it was first presented in 1968 and discontinued shortly thereafter; it reemerged in 1995). So I find it crazy that in 1993, Vanessa was contending for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance alongside k.d. lang (“Constant Craving”), both for solo tracks, and… three entire albums (by Mariah, Celine, and Annie Lennox). How on earth was it remotely fair for a single vocal performance to have to compete against a whole set of performances by another artist, in the same category? Honestly, I’m shocked k.d. lang even won!February 8, 2020 at 7:35 pm #1203335707
Congrats to J.Lo and Shakira who both slayed it on that stage! Definitely the best Superbowl Half-time Show in quite a while. And most of all, loved J.Lo’s message of unity.
It’ll no doubt be a tough act to follow for next year’s performer(s). P!nk, Taylor or perhaps Post Malone do seem like the most logical next picks. Of course, I’m totally here for Mariah and Mary J. co-headlining! Carrie Underwood is also a great suggestion. And how about Keith Urban? If Carrie and Keith were to co-headline, now that would be one amazing show!February 8, 2020 at 5:55 pm #1203335636
Congrats to Y&R on its WGA win! The writing on all four shows was really strong last year, and with B&B’s shocking snub (still baffling – and which hopefully the Emmys will redeem with a win – as it deserved the award for so intricately crafting what was undoubtedly daytime’s best story of 2019), I could have seen it go to any of the three contenders.February 8, 2020 at 5:32 pm #1203335616
I can’t believe it’s been close to seven years since Casey Moss’ start on DAYS! I knew he was a keeper from the moment he first appeared on-screen; there was just that special something about him. Needless to say, we’ve been blessed with his talents ever since. I shall miss most anytime he’s scene-partner to Kate Mansi; the two work so believably well together.
The Emmys, as we’ve all had to learn the hard way, have not been very kind to Casey, but hopefully that will be corrected soon (pending, of course, that he chose to submit to the Younger Performer category; it would sadly be his final year of eligibility). He’s certainly worthy of the trophy for his brave, realistic work surrounding J.J.’s addiction storyline.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that with J.J.’s upcoming exit, DAYS has left the door open for a possible return down the road.January 30, 2020 at 12:51 am #1203319467
Doing away with SOTY might not be such a bad idea, but I think only if ROTY is updated with some sort of addendum that includes awarding not only the performer but songwriter as well (the two components that the general layperson would instinctively associate as going hand in hand in the making of a “record”). I’m sure the majority of voters has been schooled on the difference between the two categories, but many still vote for the same song out of pure laziness (and which is probably why in the last two years alone, ROTY/SOTY has been awarded to the same song). It used to be a rare distinction when a song sweeps the ROTY/SOTY fields, but because it’s happened so often over the last decade, it’s no longer considered as anything special.
As others here have already suggested, the introduction of a Best Pop Song category is a definite necessity and would create another venue where specifically songwriters are recognized. I also like the idea of a Songwriter of the Year award that would recognize exceptional merits of a songwriter, with nominees spanning different music genres and not just from the pop field, much in the same vein as the Producer of the Year award.January 29, 2020 at 11:51 pm #1203319415
Sad news. It’s so strange, because I was thinking about her just the other day as I recalled the time she temporarily (and so seamlessly) stepped in for Louise Sorel as Vivian back in the early 90’s, and did such a fantastic job. Of course, I too will most fondly remember her in her iconic role as Alexandra Spaulding on Guiding Light. Any scenes she shared with Ron Raines in particular were just dynamite.
She will certainly be missed.January 29, 2020 at 11:45 pm #1203319409
DAYS officially renewed! Congrats!January 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm #1203316027
I’ll try to keep it positive, though I will say that I don’t think I’ll ever understand the appeal of “Bad Guy”, nor what could’ve possessed the entire voting body to make such a bland, forgettable song their go-to choice for not only ROTY but SOTY (when God knows, there were better alternatives). The only saving grace was Lizzo’s Pop Solo Performance win (how Billie’s barely-audible, mumbling “vocals” — and by vocals, I’m being very generous — in “Bad Guy” could even be considered a frontrunner much less be nominated in this category, will forever elude me).
Happy that Sara Bareilles won her first Grammy (finally!) and Peter Kater scored a very deserving second win for Best New Age Album (been a fan of his work for many years).
Even though the majority of the performances on the telecast (as is usually the norm at the Grammys) were overly self-indulgent and could’ve benefitted from trimming for much-needed time, I did enjoy the tributes to Prince and Nipsey, and found Demi Lovato and Camila Cabello’s performances most moving. The lighting crew also did an all-around excellent job.
And kudos to Alicia Keys for acing it as host for the second year in a row.January 27, 2020 at 11:51 pm #1203316019
There’s been at least one tie in the acting categories every consecutive year since 2015. This year, not a single tie. Hmmm… coincidence?January 24, 2020 at 12:06 am #1203301973
Victor most likely paid off the doctor to keep quiet about the baby switch. I’m sure the exact details of his scheme must at some point be revealed.
It wasn’t pre-empted on Tuesday, I watched it live at 1 p.m. on CoziTV.
DAYS airs from noon to 1 p.m. where I live (Delaware Valley) and on Tuesday, news coverage of the Senate hearings scheduled for 1 p.m. began about a half-hour early, so the second half of DAYS did not get shown. Thankfully, though, my DVR had also been set to Cozi TV which aired DAYS at the same time in its entirety.January 23, 2020 at 3:16 pm #1203301169
Also, just read how “Caution” by Mariah Carey and “Madame X” by Madonna, their latest albums had enough votes to be in contention for AOTY nominations, however, they were passed over in favor of albums with less votes.
Now, regarding Mariah, I think that she was on the verge of a nomination in the R&B field, album in particularly as a lot of people on here were predicting her in R&B Album, so I would have not been too surprised if she was also up for AOTY considering she is a veteran.
I think what really hurt Mariah’s AOTY chances is that Caution was released so early in the eligibility cycle that it was more or less an afterthought for most voters when ballots were sent out. So the fact that it didn’t make the lineup wasn’t all too surprising.
But that it and its gorgeous ballad “With You” also missed out from contention in the R&B categories where they had great chances and should’ve easily made the final cut, was truly baffling and downright inexcusable. I suppose now we know why…January 23, 2020 at 3:05 pm #1203301065
I like your idea, Sean, which perhaps would be more feasible if the Goldies had more participants, but EmmyLoser does make a very valid point about the first-round votes possibly being skewed. I can’t speak for everyone here who voted, but I know firsthand when filling out my ballot that those performers who I estimated had longshot chances of getting nominated I gave priority with being assigned first and second-place spots. So I agree, in hindsight, that it wouldn’t be fair to use that ranking as the basis for breaking any ties during final-round voting. I think the 24-hour runoff as EmmyLoser suggested for any ties sounds like a good plan.