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It’s Grammy Sunday crusaders! And in the spirit of tradition, we’d like to present our second annual Sunday of Grammy predictions.

We admit, our qualifications for predicting the Grammy Award winners is a bit more limited than other award show predictions we make. That’s why we limit our choices.

Last year we kept it safe, only predicting Best Musical Theater Album. This year, in the spirit of growth, we’re branching out, and including an exciting new category: Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Let us translate that for you: Best Movie Soundtrack.

So without further ado, here are the nominees for our two (count ’em one, two) Grammy prediction categories:

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM

Aladdin
James Monroe Iglehart, Adam Jacobs & Courtney Reed, principal soloists; Frank Filipetti, Michael Kosarin, Alan Menken & Chris Montan, producers (Alan Menken, composer; Howard Ashman, Chad Beguelin & Tim Rice, lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast) Label: Walt Disney Records

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast) Label: Ghostlight/Razor & Tie

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder
Jefferson Mays & Bryce Pinkham, principal soloists; Kurt Deutsch & Joel Moss, producers; Robert L. Freedman, lyricist; Steven Lutvak, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast) Label: Ghostlight/Razor & Tie

Hedwig And The Angry Inch
Lena Hall & Neil Patrick Harris, principal soloists; Justin Craig, Tim O’Heir & Stephen Trask, producers (Stephen Trask, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast) Label: Atlantic

West Side Story
Cheyenne Jackson & Alexandra Silber, principal soloists; Michael Tilson Thomas & Jack Vad, producers (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (Cheyenne Jackson & Alexandra Silber With The San Francisco Symphony) Label: SFS Media

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

American Hustle
Susan Jacobs & David O. Russell, compilation producers Label: Madison Gate/Legacy Recordings

Frozen
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & Chris Montan, compilation producers Label: Walt Disney Records

Get On Up: The James Brown Story
Peter Afterman & Harry Weinger, compilation producers Label: Universal Music Enterprises

Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
James Gunn, compilation producer Label: Hollywood Records/Marvel Music

The Wolf Of Wall Street
Robbie Robertson, compilation producer Label: Virgin Records

So with that, we give you our Grammy predictions:

Best Musical Theater Album

Zer: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” — It seems that more times than not, this goes to the Tony winner for best new musical, so this seems like a certain win for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” Also, while the other contenders are all deserving of their nominations, Gentleman’s Guide is the only one who boasts a cast recording that is actually 100 percent new music.

Stephanie: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” — I could write many, many posts about how much I love this show, so I’m a little biased, but seeing as they won the 2014 Tony for Best New Musical, the facts and odds are in their favor. I would not be even remotely surprised if Hedwig or Beautiful went home with the honor, and I wouldn’t put anything past Disney, so “Aladdin” has a shot, but I would be disappointed.

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Zer: “Frozen” — I’m not sure “Frozen” knows how to lose, so it seems pointless to pick any of the other nominees.

Stephanie: “Frozen” —Yes, “Guardian’s of the Galaxy” has a shot (and a great soundtrack), but at this point we should all accept the fact that “Frozen” wins.


…bi-daily smile…

Okay we take it back, A Gentleman’s Guide should win all of the Grammys, all of them:

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Posted on February 8, 2015, in News, Opinion, Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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