The 2012 Grammy Nominees; Award Ceremony set for February 12th

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

The Recording Academy®’s GRAMMY Recordings® and Universal Republic Records have joined forces to release the 2012 GRAMMY® Nominees album on Jan. 24, 2012. The 18th edition of the best-selling series will showcase many of this year’s GRAMMY-nominated artists and songs. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will help support the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Foundation — two charitable organizations of The Recording Academy.

2012 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM GIVES MUSIC FANS A CHANCE TO ATTEND THE LIVE TELECAST IN 2013

ALBUM CONTAINS 22 TRACKS FEATURING A DIVERSE ARRAY OF ARTISTS AND MEMORABLE SONGS

ALBUM AVAILABLE DIGITALLY AND IN STORES JANUARY 24, 2012

Press release — Universal Republic Records and The Recording Academy®’s (www.grammy.com) GRAMMY Recordings® have partnered to release the 2012 GRAMMY Nominees album and give a lucky music and GRAMMY fan an opportunity to attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2013. The album, which will be available January 24, 2012, features 22 critically acclaimed smash hits from a myriad of chart-topping artists from various genres.

The 18th edition of the best-selling collection includes many of the most widely recognized GRAMMY categories representing nominees for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Country Album, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The album is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies and rotates labels from year to year. A portion of the proceeds from the album benefits the MusiCares® Foundation (www.musicares.com) and the GRAMMY Foundation® (www.grammyfoundation.com) — two charitable organizations established by The Recording Academy.

Additionally, in conjunction with the 2012 GRAMMY Nominees album, Universal Republic Records and The Recording Academy will give a lucky music fan an opportunity to attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2013. Each 2012 GRAMMY Nominees album purchased in stores or online will include a special game piece featuring a unique entry code for the 2013 GRAMMY Ticket Game. To participate, the code must be entered at www.grammy.com/grammyticketgame for a chance to win a trip for two to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2013. The second-place winner will receive a GRAMMY Awards T-shirt and the third-place winner will receive an official GRAMMY Awards poster.

1. ADELE
“Rolling In The Deep”
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

2. BRUNO MARS
“Grenade”
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year

3. KATY PERRY
“Firework”
Record Of The Year

4. MAROON 5 FEAT. CHRISTINA AGUILERA
“Moves Like Jagger”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

5. NICKI MINAJ
“Super Bass”
Best New Artist

6. RIHANNA FEAT. DRAKE
“What’s My Name?”
Album Of The Year

7. J. COLE
“Work Out”
Best New Artist

8. LADY GAGA
“Yoü And I”
Album Of The Year

9. FOSTER THE PEOPLE
“Pumped Up Kicks”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

10. SKRILLEX
“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”
Best New Artist

11. COLDPLAY
“Paradise”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

12. FOO FIGHTERS
“Walk”
Album Of The Year


13. THE BAND PERRY
“If I Die Young”
Best New Artist

14. MUMFORD & SONS
“The Cave”
Record Of The Year

15. BON IVER
“Holocene”
Record Of The Year
Best New Artist

16. LADY ANTEBELLUM
“Just A Kiss”
Best Country Album

17. TAYLOR SWIFT
“Mean”
Best Country Album

18. BLAKE SHELTON
“Honey Bee”
Best Country Album

19. ERIC CHURCH
“Drink In My Hand”
Best Country Album

20. THE BLACK KEYS
“Dearest”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

21. JASON ALDEAN WITH KELLY CLARKSON
“Don’t You Wanna Stay”
Best Country Album

22. TONY BENNETT & AMY WINEHOUSE
“Body And Soul”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

The Oscar nominations are in: 84th Academy Awards set for February 26th

Celebrate the movies, the actors and all the talented production team!! It’s the 84th annual Academy Awards happening on February 26th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. The live telecast will be on ABC, 7e|4p.

Billy Crystal is host this year (original pick Eddie Murphy stepped down). This will be Crystal’s ninth time hosting the Oscars.

The nominations were announced on January 24, 2012 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater by Tom Sherak, AMPAS president, and Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence.

BEST PICTURE

The Artist
Thomas Langmann, Producer

The Descenda nts
Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Scott Rudin, Producer

The Help
Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers

Hugo
Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers

Midnight in Pa ris
Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers

Moneyball
Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers

The Tree of Life
Nominees to be determined

War Horse
Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy,
Producers

Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Actress in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Complete list here on PDF