You know what happens at the end of each Grammys broadcast: cue the indignation. Unless what are we we will do with our snark reserves? Because this year, the number of clearly embarrassing or rising big winners was zero this year. The best huff most of us experienced Grammy observers can work on is the one who loses a deserving nominee who loses a nearly deserved nominee. Where's the fun of Anger Tweeting that?
If you had been hoping for something in which Bruno kicked Kendrick or Adele wiped the floor with Beyonce (which even embarrassed her), what a disappointment these Grammys must have been. Still, there were some picks that came off unexpectedly or unpleasantly, at least to some, if not all, of us. This is America, as Childish Gambino would say, so let's try to find the disagreement that we can, right?
Snub: Mac Miller
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Surprise: Kacey Musgraves
This would be the perfect time to announce that I called them correctly on Goldderby.com … so it's being pointed out, but since I was in the minority, we take it as a surprise. "There were eight nominees for the album of the year in this first-ever expansion of the top categories, and for seven of them there was a case. (She was the only one who confessed honestly nt that she was lucky enough to be selected for the nomination and leave it at that.) Who would have made huge sums of money against Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B, or even the late dark horse Brandi Carlile? Also, consider how often in history an album that everyone considered a country record has won the album of the year. That would be twice: Taylor Swift's "Fearless," which the Dixie Chicks really preceded, "to go the long way." Precedent, if not 8-ball, said no. So we hear it for Kacey in the bat when he hit the home run, even the fortune tellers felt a bit nervous about predicting.
The anger of social media over Björk, who missed an album with little education, might be at the bottom of the scale. It is still notable, however, that she was overlooked when she got into the true domain of Susan Lucci when she failed to win the 15th nomination in a row . Beck made an incredibly funny album, but you have to wonder how many voters just pick off Beck because they need Beck. Maybe he likes to govern for a long time, in some way, but in the Year of the Woman it might have been nice if this category had also had a less predictable, more feminine impact. Frankly, this was never Bjork's – Utopia, though fascinating as always, was not her favorite effort – but St. Vincent would have delivered the worthy victory we had been longing for. (St. Vincent won for a rock song and also won the "Get a room, you two" award) for her rousing duet on the show with Dua Lipa, so we do not lose too many tears over her grandeur going unnoticed remains.
Snub: Taylor Swift and Pink
These two made two of the best albums of any kind during the promotion period, but their meager nominations indicated a predictable but still ridiculous lack of victories. It was great that the Year of the Woman had earned so many leftwing nominees, but it was sad that it could not be extended to women who happened to be both commercial and popular. Yes, so does the under-nominated Grande, although Ariana could not claim the opposite of her superstar with victories in any of two categories.
Snub: "All the Stars"
Although this year-long defining Kendrick and SZA ballad / jam would be lost in the Record and Vocalist of the Year categories – and Childish Gambino – it was No one should tackle anti-hip-hop prejudice – it should have had a chance for the best song written for visual media. In this category, however, it met a little Moloch called "Shallow", the same obstacle that it faces the Oscars. Lamar probably made the right call when he stayed home this year, though we can not help but wish he had swallowed it and still performed on the show. At the upcoming Academy Awards, he and SZA can of course save this moment for the biggest night of the movie.
Surprise: Drake at the Grammys
Not since Richard Nixon went on "Laugh-In" to say "Do you bet you have your Bippy?" He became a No-No-Show of Boycotter of the Year when he emerged from a mysterious underworld to accept the rap song of the year. Even a break in his speech, which the Grammys claimed was unintentional because she thought he was pausing, could not dampen the good humor of the moment, though conspiracy theorists thought he had apologized for his mild "awards." T matter "shadow had everything they needed. It's understandable why someone like Drake is reluctant to appear and plays nicely when a large number of nominations here or at other award ceremonies lead to so few wins. But, you know what? Nice play is a good look at it.
Snub: The Grammy TV Show Itself
Grande disclosed her reasons to smuggle the show; Childish gambinos can only be guessed. Their reasons can be perfect if we could just look behind the scenes. In Grande's case, however, her live tweeting threatened that she was unable to come to terms with Ken Ehrlich, which was to be a festive moment in the opening week … and of course the award for her last album to go her way , There were so many inclusions at this year's Grammys, between historic victories for rappers and especially for hip-hop women, in addition to the celebration of Latin American music and the strong presence of gay performers felt in danger of missing the bigger one. At least Drake got the telegram about what a party would be in time this year.