2018 Grammy Awards Nominees

The nominees for the 60th Grammy Awards have been announced. The awards will be presented at New York’s Madison Square Garden on January 28 and televised on CBS.

Neil Degrasse Tyson, Carrie Fisher, and the music from sff productions like ArrivalGuardians of the Galaxy 2, Game of Thrones, Hidden Figures and Moana are all up for the award.

Here are the categories with nominees of genre interest:


Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):

  • Astrophysics For People In A Hurry — Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Born To Run — Bruce Springsteen
  • Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter — Shelly Peiken
  • Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders) — Bernie Sanders And Mark Ruffalo
  • The Princess Diarist — Carrie Fisher


Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

  • Baby Driver — (Various Artists)
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 — (Various Artists)
  • Hidden Figures: The Album — (Various Artists)
  • La La Land — (Various Artists)
  • Moana: The Songs — (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

  • Arrival — Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer
  • Dunkirk — Hans Zimmer, composer
  • Game Of Thrones: Season 7 — Ramin Djawadi, composer
  • Hidden Figures — Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer, composers
  • La La Land — Justin Hurwitz, composer


Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package:

  • Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque In Upper Volta — Tim Breen, art director (Various Artists)
  • Lovely Creatures: The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (1984 – 2014) — Tom Hingston, art director (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds)
  • May 1977: Get Shown The Light — Masaki Koike, art director (Grateful Dead)
  • The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition — Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly & David Pescovitz, art directors (Various Artists)
  • Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares — Tim Breen, Benjamin Marra & Ken Shipley, art directors (Various Artists)

2017 Grammy Awards

At last night’s Grammy Awards presentation, composer John Williams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens won in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category. It’s his 23rd Grammy, and the fifth for a Star Wars film (after three for A New Hope and another for The Empire Strikes Back).

David Bowie’s Blackstar, which Chris Barkley is touting as a Hugo nominee, enjoyed a huge night. Bowie won Best Rock Performance for singing the title song and, in turn, “Blackstar” won Best Rock Song. The album was named Best Alternative Music Album, and took Grammys for Best Recording Package, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Other winners of genre interest:

Best Children’s Album

Infinity Plus One by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Includes songs about a moth flying to the moon, a girl building an infinite luck machine, a boy accessing the multiverse, and one that references Carl Sagan.

Best Comedy Album

Talking For Clapping by Patton Oswalt

One of Patton Oswalt books has a foreword by Harlan Ellison

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Flintstones by Jacob Collier

The title song is, indeed, a cover of the TV theme.