Silly Grammy Nominations Announced

They’re here! Last night at a CBS-televised concert special (you missed nothing), the nominations for the 2010 Grammys were announced! The big unsurprising winners: Beyoncé and Taylor Swift with ten and eight nods, respectively. Blessedly, Kanye will be on hand to thwart any Taylor-honoring, since he’s up for five awards, as are Maxwell and the Black Eyed Peas. Also, because she was ineligible for Best New Artist and there is still no category for impractical-outfit-wearing, Lady Gaga was nominated in five other ones. Inexplicably shafted were Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson (we didn’t figure the fact that he hasn’t released anything since 2001 would hurt him this year). Also surprising was the unprecedented omission of a token decrepit old person in the Album of the Year category, which we assume means they’ll just give the stupid thing to Taylor Swift. The major categories, after the jump.

Album Of The Year
Beyoncé, I Am… Sasha Fierce
Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.
Lady Gaga, The Fame
Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey & The Groogrux King
Taylor Swift, Fearless

Record Of The Year
Beyoncé, “Halo”
Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”
Kings Of Leon, “Use Somebody”
Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”
Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me”

Song Of The Year
Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”
Maxwell, “Pretty Wings”
Beyoncé, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”
Kings Of Leon, “Use Somebody”
Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me”

Best New Artist
Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

Best Rap Album
Common, Universal Mind Control
Eminem, Relapse
Flo-Rida, R.O.O.T.S.
Mos Def, The Ecstatic
Q-Tip, The Renaissance

Best Rock Album
AC/DC, Black Ice
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Live From Madison Square Garden
Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown
Dave Matthew Band, Big Whiskey And the Groogrux King
U2, No Line On The Horizon

Best Alternative Album
David Byrne & Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Death Cab For Cutie, The Open Door
Depeche Mode, Sounds Of The Universe
Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It’s Blitz!

Best Country Album
Zac Brown Band, The Foundation
George Strait, Twang
Taylor Swift, Fearless
Keith Urban, Defying Gravity
Lee Ann Womack, Call Me Crazy

Complete list of Grammy nominations [Grammys]

Silly Grammy Nominations Announced