Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Grammy Nominations Moved to Friday Morning Out for Respect for President Bush’s Funeral


The Grammy Awards keep getting kicked around by outside forces.

They were supposed to announce 2019 nominations on Wednesday morning, December 5th. Now, because of the day of mourning for President George H. W. Bush, NARAS has moved the announcements to Friday morning December 7th.

Recently the Grammys were surprised when the Oscars snatched their usual date for their broadcast– the second Tuesday in February–for 2020. The Grammys had to claim dates at the end of January.

Friday’s nominations should be interesting. There really wasn’t an outstanding album in 2018 that would galvanize viewers except Taylor Swift’s “Reputation.” But Swift made a big deal out of appearing on the American Music Awards in October. The Grammys don’t usually allow artists to appear on their show after that– other than to pick up awards.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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