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2010 Grammy Nominations


Just released – the complete list of nominees for the 2010 Grammy Awards. Read the press release here. Of interest to audiobook fans – the Spoken Word categories:

Category 77

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
(For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song.)

  • Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs
    Buck Howdy
    [Prairie Dog Entertainment]
  • Captain Nobody
    Dean Pitchford
    [Random House Audio/Listening Library]
  • Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales
    (Various Artists)
    Sharon Gelman, Michele McGonigle & Alfre Woodard, producers
    [Hachette Audio]
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
    David Hyde Pierce
    [Harper Children’s Audio]
  • Scat
    Ed Asner
    [Random House Audio/Listening Library]
  • Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There
    Harlan Ellison
    [Blackstone Audio Inc.]

Field 17 — Spoken Word

Category 78

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)

  • Always Looking Up
    Michael J. Fox
    [Hyperion Audio]
  • Jonathan Winters — A Very Special Time
    Jonathan Winters (Music By Verne Langdon & Skip Edwards)
    [Dejavu Record Company/The Orchard]
  • The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Richard Dreyfuss & David Strathairn
    [BBC Audiobooks America]
  • The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
    Various Artists Including Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward Herrmann & Others
    Yuri Rasovsky & Josh Stanton, producers
    [Blackstone Audio Inc.]
  • We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land
    Jimmy Carter
    [Simon & Schuster Audio]
  • Wishful Drinking
    Carrie Fisher
    [Simon & Schuster Audio]



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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  1.' Deb says:

    My guess is that Michael J. Fox or Jimmy Carter will win. They seem to go for political figures/celebrities usually with this Grammy award. I wonder if the judges really know much (or listen to the productions) in this category if they just go by the names.

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