Every year, the Grammy Awards recognize the industry's best and brightest in music in all forms, selecting top albums, musicians and even audiobooks to take home the much-coveted gilded gramophone. This year, the ceremony will move from the Staples Center outdoors to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14 -- already a postponement from its original Jan. 31 slot -- with no audience and a truncated red carpet broadcast, but the show will go on!
While nominees (most-named including Beyoncé, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift) will arrive at the ceremony, in person or otherwise, hoping to snag that big prize in the categories they're included in, I don't think it's too tacky to say that most will be just happy to be there -- especially first-time nominees like Megan Thee Stallion, Harry Styles and Phoebe Bridgers.
Another inaugural nominee that's just super jazzed to be recognized in the first place? Lauren Patten, whose role as Jo in Broadway's "Jagged Little Pill" helped get the musical nominated for Best Musical Theater Album alongside shows like "Amélie" and "Little Shop of Horrors." Patten is noted as a principal soloist on the official nomination.
She shared a tweet about the nod expressing her wonder at being a Grammy-nominated singer, but check out what she's holding:
It's a little gold medal that reads, "Grammy Nominee." How quaint!
Did anyone else know that all nominees are given a consolation prize to remember their achievement by? Here I was thinking that awards shows were all very "Survivor"-esque, where you lose a competition and Jeff Probst is standing there saying, "Got nothin' for ya." This is so much better!
Despite how small the medal is -- it literally fits in the palm of Patten's hand with room to spare -- it looks very official and well-made. It's no gramophone, but I would proudly hang something like this on my wall. Or maybe from my car's rearview mirror; it would get displayed, anyway.