Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 Grammy Award Predictions: Best Spoken Word and Comedy Album

Best Spoken Word Album
Will Win/Should Win - Michelle Obama "American Grown"

Could Win - Bill Clinton "Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government"

Commentary - This is one of the most stacked races at the Grammys, although it is also one which most people ignore. Clinton has already won a Grammy, and the continuing popularity of awarding political figures will probably continue when they award the lovely reading of American Grown by the First Lady Michelle Obama. But honestly, even Maddow, Degeneres, and Ian could win, as all are popular, and actually do a great job with their audiobooks.

Best Comedy Album
Will Win - Tenacious D "Rise of Fenix"

Should Win - Kathy Griffin "Seaman 1st Class"

Could Win - Margaret Cho "Cho Dependent" or Jimmy Fallon "Blow Your Pants Off"

Commentary - This history of this award is varied and sometimes unpredictable, compared to its Spoken Word counterpart. If it were my vote, it would go to Kathy Griffin who has shamelessly and hilariously been seeking a Grammy for some years now. But I think this is between Cho, Fallon, and my pick Tenacious D, which seems to have the most buzz, and may be the better fit for Recording Academy voters.

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