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Thursday
Jan102013

Oscar Nominees to Be Announced Thursday Morning

ABC(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Oscar season is officially upon us.

The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced Thursday at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Emma Stone and Oscars host Seth MacFarlane will do the honors.

WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENT LIVE BELOW:

Given how the awards season has played out to date, it's a safe bet that Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty will pick up multiple nominations, including in the best picture category.

Other potential contenders for the Oscars' top prize include Les Miserables, Argo, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi and Beasts Of The Southern Wild.

Daniel Day-Lewis will likely be a front-runner in the best-actor race for his performance as the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln, in Lincoln.  A few other names who could earn nods in that category: Hugh Jackman, for Les Miserables; Denzel Washington, for Flight; John Hawkes, for The Sessions; and Bradley Cooper, for Silver Linings Playbook.  

Jessica Chastain will probably be a contender in the best-actress race, for her role as a CIA agent in pursuit of Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty.  Aside from Chastain, the field is also expected to feature of least one of the following actresses: Silver Linings Playbook's Jennifer Lawrence, Rust and Bone's Marion Cotillard, Amour's Emmanuelle Riva, and 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis of Beasts Of The Southern Wild.

ABC will air the Oscars on Feb. 24.

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Wednesday
Jan092013

Academy Releases ‘Social Media Cheat Sheet’ for Oscar Nominations

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- The Academy Awards Social Media Team has released its “cheat sheet” for following official Oscar buzz this awards season, with some surprising suggestions for where to keep your eyes peeled.

Along with suggesting that #OscarNoms be used on Twitter for Thursday’s nomination announcements, there’s the usual Academy YouTube channel and Facebook page, along with Twitter and Instagram accounts. An official Oscars app has been released at the Apple App Store, on Google Play and the Amazon App Store. Of course you should follow resident quipster and first-time Oscar host Seth MacFarlane on Twitter.

Then there’s the less-than-usual Twitter account for Seth MacFarlane’s dad, filled with nonsensical tweets about summer squash and pencil sharpeners. @DadMacFarlane's first few tweets may be a good indicator of what we can expect come Oscar night: “I knew a guy named Oscar once, he worked in trees. He could cut down an 18 inch diseased ash tree in 20 seconds. I was never impressed.”

The show’s organizers are also promoting Oscars producer Neil Meron as someone to keep an eye on for behind-the-scenes updates. His account is relatively new and has seen a month’s worth of photos from promo shoots and the Academy offices. Their offices are banking on your offices to play a new interactive ballot game on the Oscars website.

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Wednesday
Dec052012

Fun. Dominates "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!!" Special, Earns Six Nominations Overall

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- It was a fun night for fun. at the Grammy Awards nominations TV special in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday.

On the strength of their smash hit "We Are Young," the pop-rock band earned nominations in four of the five categories revealed on the CBS telecast. And the reason they didn't get a nod in the remaining category is that it was dedicated to country music.

fun. is nominated for album of the year and best pop vocal album, for Some Nights; record of the year, for "We Are Young"; and best new artist.

It was announced immediately after the telecast that fun. had tied for the most nominations with six, along with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Jay-Z, Mumford and Sons, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West.

Taylor Swift and LL Cool J hosted the special, which was dubbed Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!! Aside from the announcement of the nominees in select categories, the program featured performances by some of the newly-minted nominees as well as other prominent artists. They included:

-- Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry: the Johnny Cash-June Carter song "Jackson," in a tribute to The Man in Black.

-- Maroon 5: "One More Night," "Moves Like Jagger," "Daylight" and "Payphone."

-- The Who: "Won't Get Fooled Again."

-- Luke Bryan: "I Don't Want This Night to End."

-- fun. featuring Janelle Monae: "We Are Young."

-- Ne-Yo: "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)."

The 55th Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013. CBS will televise the ceremony.

Here are the categories announced on the telecast:

Album of the Year
The Black Keys, El Camino
fun., Some Nights
Mumford and Sons, Babel
Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
Jack White, Blunderbuss

Record of the Year
The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy"
Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
fun. featuring Janelle Monae, "We Are Young"
Gotye featuring Kimbra, "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Frank Ocean, "Thinkin Bout You"
Taylor Swift, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
Florence + the Machine, Ceremonials
fun., Some Nights
Maroon 5, Overexposed
Pink, The Truth About Love

Best Country Solo Performance

Dierks Bentley, "Home"
Eric Church, "Springsteen"
Ronnie Dunn, "Cost of Livin'"
Hunter Hayes, "Wanted"
Blake Shelton, "Over"
Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away"

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Thursday
Nov292012

Producers Guild Awards TV Nominees Announced

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The nominees in the television categories for the 2013 Producers Guild Awards were announced on Wednesday.

The usual suspects received nods in the top drama and comedy categories.  The drama field includes AMC's Mad Men and Breaking Bad, PBS' Downton Abbey, HBO's Game of Thrones and the Emmy-winning Showtime series Homeland.

The comedy field consists of ABC's Emmy-winning show Modern Family, NBC's 30 Rock, CBS' The Big Bang Theory, HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and FX's Louie.

The nominees in the movie categories will be revealed on Jan. 3. The 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards will be held in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 26.

Here are the TV nominees:

Episodic Television, Drama
Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abbey, PBS
Game of Thrones, HBO
Homeland, Showtime
Mad Men, AMC

Episodic Television, Comedy
30 Rock, NBC
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO
Louie, FX
Modern Family, ABC

Non-Fiction Television
American Masters, PBS
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Travel Channel
Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel
Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo
Shark Tank, ABC

Live Entertainment & Talk Television
The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NBC
Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO
Saturday Night Live, NBC

Competition Television

The Amazing Race, CBS
Dancing with the Stars, ABC
Project Runway, Lifetime
Top Chef, Bravo
The Voice, NBC

Outstanding Sports Program

24/7, HBO
Catching Hell, ESPN
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley, HBO
On Freddie Roach, HBO
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO

Outstanding Children’s Program
Good Luck Charlie, Disney Channel
iCarly, Nickelodeon
Phineas and Ferb, Disney Channel
Sesame Street, PBS
The Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover, HBO

Outstanding Digital Series

30 Rock: The Webisodes, www.nbc.com
Bravo’s Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen, www.bravotv.com
Dexter Early Cuts: All in the Family, www.sho.com
The Guild, www.watchtheguild.com
H+ The Digital Series, www.youtube.com/user/HplusDigitalSeries
Red vs. Blue, www.roosterteeth.com

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Tuesday
Jul312012

2012 MTV Video Music Award Nominees Announced

PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International(NEW YORK) -- Nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards were revealed Tuesday morning on MTV.com.  The trophies will be presented on Thursday, Sept. 6, live on MTV.

Here are the nominees in major categories.  For the full list of nominees, check out MTV.com.

Video of the Year
Drake f/ Rihanna, "Take Care"
Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
Rihanna, "We Found Love"

Best Pop Video
fun. f/ Janelle Monáe, "We Are Young"
Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend"
Maroon 5 f/ Wiz Khalifa, "Payphone
One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
Rihanna, "We Found Love"

Best Rock Video
The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy"
Coldplay, "Paradise"
Imagine Dragons, "It's Time"
Jack White, "Sixteen Saltines"
Linkin Park, "Burn It Down"

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, "Heartbeat"
Drake f/ Lil Wayne, "HYFR"
Kanye West f/ Pusha T, Big Sean, and 2 Chainz, "Mercy"
Nicki Minaj f/ 2 Chainz, "Beez in the Trap
Watch the Throne, "Paris"

Best New Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
fun. f/ Janelle Monáe, "We Are Young"
One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
The Wanted, "Glad You Came"

Best Female Video
Beyoncé, "Love on Top
Katy Perry, "Part of Me"
Nicki Minaj, "Starships"
Rihanna, "We Found Love"
Selena Gomez & The Scene, "Love You Like a Love Song"

Best Male Video
Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
Drake f/ Rihanna, "Take Care"
Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend"
Usher, "Climax"

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Avicii, "Le7els"
Calvin Harris, "Feels So Close"
Duck Sauce, "Big Bad Wolf"
Martin Solveig, "The Night Out"
Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)"

Best Video with a Message
Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"
Gym Class Heroes f/ Ryan Tedder, "The Fighter"
Kelly Clarkson, "Dark Side"
K'Naan f/ Nelly Furtado, "Is Anybody Out There?"
Lil Wayne, "How to Love"
Rise Against, "Ballad of Hollis Brown"

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Wednesday
Jul182012

Emmy Nominations Will Be Announced Thursday Morning

Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- The nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced in North Hollywood on Thursday at 5:40 a.m. Pacific time.  Scandal actress Kerry Washington and Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman will participate in the announcement, which can be seen at Emmys.com.

It's a safe bet that the 2011 winner for best drama, the AMC series Mad Men, will be a nominee in that category again this year.  Other candidates include two other AMC series, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, plus HBO's Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, and Showtime's Homeland.

ABC's Modern Family, which won best comedy in 2011, will likely get the chance to defend its title.  Its competition may include former best-comedy winner 30 Rock, plus fellow NBC comedy Parks and Recreation and CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

Tom O'Neil, of the website Gold Derby, is one of the lead predictors when it comes to Hollywood awards shows.  He tells ABC News Radio we'll hear the names of shows like Mad Men and Modern Family called a lot.

"About two-thirds of last year's nominees will be back, because they always come back," O'Neil said. "And the guessing game is what newcomers will make the cut."

O'Neil thinks that cable could dominate: "It is possible, that for the first time ever, all nominees for best drama series will be from cable.  Last year only one broadcast show broke through.  It was The Good Wife.  This year...it could be a complete shut out for the broadcast channels."

Jimmy Kimmel will host ABC's Emmys telecast from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. live in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Jun052012

Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman Snag 'Big Daddy Awards' Nominations

Eric Charbonneau/WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Several of Hollywood's most well-known celebrity fathers have received nominations for the first annual "Big Daddy Awards," presented by On The Line, a national prostate cancer awareness campaign.

Some stars, such as Brad Pitt and Hugh Jackman, earned nods in multiple categories.  For example, they are both featured in the "Heartthrob Big Daddy" category, along with Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp and Matthew McConaughey.

Other A-list celebrities who are nominated in categories spanning TV, movies, sports, music and more include Steve Carell, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Will Ferrell, Chris Rock and even Donald Trump.

You can check out all of the nominees and cast your vote at BigDaddyAwards.com, through Father's Day, June 17. The winners will be announced the following day.

The "Big Daddy Awards" are meant to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer programs. To that end, On The Line encourages fans to make a donation when they vote online.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Jan242012

'Hugo' Earns a Leading 11 Oscar Nominations

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Director Martin Scorsese has said he made Hugo so he could make a film he and his daughter could enjoy together.  That sentiment has clearly resonated with Oscar voters, who rewarded Scorsese's adaptation of the Brian Selznick children's book with a leading 11 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Nominations were announced Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The black-and-white critical favorite The Artist follows close behind Hugo, with 10 nominations including Best Director and Best Picture, as well as Best Actor for Jean Dujardin and Best Supporting Actress for Bérénice Bejo.

The critically-acclaimed comedy-drama The Descendants won just five nominations but they're in all the right categories, including Best Picture, Best Director for Alexander Payne, and Best Actor for George Clooney.  Clooney's joined in the Best Actor category by his pal Brad Pitt, who earned a nod for Moneyball, which itself has a total of six nominations, including Best Picture.

Rounding out the Best Picture category are Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris, Tree of Life, and War Horse.

The 84th annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 26, live on ABC.  Billy Crystal returns as host.

For a complete list of nominees, visit Oscar.go.com.  Here are the nominees in the major categories:

Best Picture
The Descendants
The Artist
Hugo
The Help
Midnight in Paris
War Horse
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


Best Actor
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
George Clooney, The Descendants
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Demian Bichir, A Better Life

Best Actress
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Viola Davis, The Help
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, The Beginners
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Bernice Bejo, The Artist
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Best Director
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

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Tuesday
Jan242012

Oscars Snub Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling and More

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- While a slew of underdogs had their day when Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday -- Melissa McCarthy, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy -- snubs, there were many.

After all the noise Madonna and Elton John made fighting over the Golden Globe for best original song, neither was nominated for an Oscar. While McCarthy scored a best supporting actress nomination for Bridesmaids, star Kristen Wiig was not recognized for an acting award (though she was nominated with her writing partner for the movie's script). Completely absent from the nominees list: Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar and its star Leonardo DiCaprio.

“He put on a dress, he kissed a guy,” Yahoo! film critic Thelma Adams said of DiCaprio. “You’d think he’d get the nomination.”

“Melissa McCarthy is a big surprise that she really made it all the way,” she added. “People are very happy about that. Jonah Hill, also, I thought was going to drop off and he made it all the way for Moneyball.”

Another snub: The Adventures of Tin Tin. “It was not a good year for Steven Spielberg,” Adams said. “I think within the animation community, they’re turning against CGI. They want it to be like Rango.” It should be noted Rango is a computer animated film, from George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic effects house.

Also notable: David Fincher didn’t get best the director nomination for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Ryan Gosling, who starred in three acclaimed movies last year, was nowhere to be found, nor was his critically acclaimed Drive co-star, Albert Brooks.

Us Weekly’s Bradley Jacobs was shocked Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close picked up two nominations, best supporting actor and best picture. “I was surprised,” he said. “I knew the movie had its fans but it also had a lot of one star reviews.” And as for that Madonna/John feud? “It looks like the Academy didn’t care for either of their songs, in the end,” he said. “Maybe they made a lot of fuss over nothing.”

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Thursday
Dec012011

2012 Grammy Nominees: Kanye West Leads with Seven Nods

George Napolitano/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Kanye West has a chance to expand his already large collection of 14 Grammys: he's the top nominee for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.  West picked up a leading seven nominations, while Adele, Bruno Mars and Foo Fighters are tied with six each.

Strangely, West is only nominated in one of Grammys' four main categories: Song of the Year, for "All of the Lights."  Conversely, Adele, Bruno and Foo Fighters appear in three of the Grammy's biggest categories: Album, Record and Song of the Year.

Adele has landed nominations for Record and Song of the Year for "Rolling in the Deep" and Album of the Year for 21.  Bruno Mars got nods for Record and Song of the Year for "Grenade," and Album of the Year for Doo-Wops and Hooligans, while Foo Fighters got an Album of the Year nod for Wasting Light.

Meanwhile, Lil Wayne and electronic musician Skrillex each are up for five awards -- Skrillex, whose birth name is Sonny Moore, got a surprise nomination for Best New Artist.  Also up for Best New Artist: The Band Perry, Nicki Minaj, singer/songwriter Justin Vernon, who records under the name Bon Iver, and R&B star J. Cole.

In addition, Rihanna, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Drake and Mumford & Sons each received four nods.

Here are the nominees in the main fields:

Record of the Year
"Rolling in the Deep," Adele
"Holocene," Bon Iver
"Grenade," Bruno Mars
"The Cave," Mumford & Sons
"Firework," Katy Perry
 
Song of the Year [award to songwriter(s)]
"All of the Lights," Kanye West
"Rolling in the Deep," Adele
"Holocene," Bon Iver
"Grenade," Bruno Mars
"The Cave," Mumford & Sons

Album of the Year
Doo-Wops and Hooligans, Bruno Mars
Wasting Light, Foo Fighers
Born this Way, Lady Gaga
Loud, Rihanna
21, Adele

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Someone Like You," Adele
"You and I," Lady Gaga
"Grenade," Bruno Mars
"Firework," Katy Perry
"F***in' Perfect, Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Body and Soul," Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
"Dearest," The Black Keys
"Paradise," Coldplay
"Pumped Up Kicks," "Foster the People
"Moves Like Jagger," Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Pop Vocal Album
21, Adele
The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green
Born This Way, Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
Loud, Rihanna

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists
The Gift, Susan Boyle
In Concert on Broadway, Harry Connick Jr
Music Is Better Than Words, Seth McFarlane
What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman, Barbra Streisand

Best Rock Performance
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall," Coldplay
"Down By The Water," The Decembrists
"Walk," Foo Fighters
"The Cave," Mumford & Sons
"Lotus Flower," Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"On The Backs Of Angels," Dream Theater
"White Limo," Foo Fighters
"Curl Of The Burl," Mastodon
"Public Enemy No. 1," Megadeth
"Blood In My Eyes," Sum 41

Best Rock Song
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall," Coldplay
"Down By The Water," The Decembrists
"Walk," Foo Fighters
"The Cave," Mumford & Sons
"Lotus Flower," Radiohead

Best Rock Album
Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul, Jeff Beck
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown, Kings Of Leon
I'm With You, Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love, Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Codes And Keys, Death Cab For Cutie
Torches, Foster The People
Circuital, My Morning Jacket
The King Of Limbs, Radiohead

Best R&B Performance
"Far Away," Marsha Ambrosius
"Pieces Of Me," Ledisi
"Not My Daddy," Kelly Price & Stokley
"Is This Love," Corinne Bailey Rae
"You Are," Charlie Wilson

Best Traditional R&B Performance
"Sometimes I Cry," Eric Benét
"Fool For You," Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
"Radio Message," R. Kelly
"Good Man," Raphael Saadiq
"Surrender," Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Song
"Far Away," Marsha Ambrosius
"Fool For You," Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
"Not My Daddy," Kelly Price & Stokley
"You Are," Charlie Wilson
"Pieces Of Me," Ledisi

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E., Chris Brown
Second Chance, El DeBarge
Love Letter, R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me, Ledisi
Kelly, Kelly Price

Best Rap Performance
"Look At Me Now," Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
"Otis," Jay-Z & Kanye West
"The Show Goes On," Lupe Fiasco
"Moment 4 Life," Nicki Minaj & Drake
"Black And Yellow," Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"Party," Beyoncé & André 3000
"I'm On One," DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
"I Need A Doctor," Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
"What's My Name?," Rihanna & Drake
"Motivation," Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
"All Of The Lights," Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Song
"All of the Lights," Kanye West
"I Need a Doctor," Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skyler Grey
"Look at Me Now," Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
"The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco
"Otis," Jay-Z and Kanye West

Best Rap Album
Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West
Tha Carter IV, Lil Waye
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj
Lasers, Lupe Fiasco

Best Country Song
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not," Thompson Square
"God Gave Me You," Blake Shelton
"Just Fishin'," Trace Adkins
"Mean," Taylor Swift
"Threaten Me with Heaven," Vince Gill
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Best Country Solo Performance
"Dirt Road Anthem," Jason Aldean
"I'm Gonna Love You Through It," Martina McBride
"Honey Bee," Blake Shelton
"Mean," Taylor Swift
"Mama's Song," Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"Don't You Wanna Stay," Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
"Barton Hollow," The Civil Wars
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not," Thompson Square

Best Country Album
My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean
Chief, Eric Church
Own the Night, Lady Antebellum
Red River Blue, Blake Shelton
Here for a Good Time, George Strait
Speak Now, Taylor Swift

The 2012 Grammy Awards will be held on Feb. 12 in Los Angeles.

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