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Monday, February 14, 2011

Grammy Spoken-Word (2010-11)

2011 Nominees and Winners!
Best spoken word album (including poetry, audiobooks and storytelling):

American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson (HarperAudio)
The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman (HarperAudio)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Audiobook) by Jon Stewart, with Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver and Sigourney Weaver (Hachette Audio) --Winner!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future by Michael J. Fox (Hyperion Audio)
This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection by Carol Burnett (Random House Audio)
The Woody Allen Collection: Mere Anarchy, Side Effects, Without Feathers, Getting Even by Woody Allen (Audible)

Best spoken word album for children

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Selma Blair (Random House Audio/Listening Library)
The Best Candy in the Whole World by Bill Harley (Round River Records)
Healthy Food for Thought: Good Enough to Eat by various Artists (East Coast Recording Company)
Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton (Hachette Audio) --Winner!
Nanny McPhee Returns by Emma Thompson (Macmillan Audio with Universal Studios)

 2010 Grammys in three spoken-word categories

Best Spoken Word Album

Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox (Hyperion Audio)
Jonathan Winters--A Very Special Time by Jonathan Winters, with music by Verne Langdon and Skip Edwards (Dejavu Record Company/The Orchard)
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates by Richard Dreyfuss and David Strathairn (BBC Audiobooks America)
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, narrated by various artists, including Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh and Edward Herrmann (Blackstone Audio)
We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land by Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster Audio)
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (Simon & Schuster Audio)

Best Spoken-Word Album For Children

Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs by Buck Howdy (Prairie Dog Entertainment)
Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford (Random House Audio/Listening Library)
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales by various artists (Hachette Audio)
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, narrated by David Hyde Pierce (Harper Children's Audio)
Scat by Ed Asner (Random House Audio/Listening Library)
Through The Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll, narrated by Harlan Ellison (Blackstone Audio)

Best Comedy Album

Back From the Dead by Spinal Tap (The Label Industry/Artist2Market Distribution)
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! by Stephen Colbert (Comedy Central Records)
Internet Leaks by "Weird Al" Yankovic (Volcano)
My Weakness Is Strong by Patton Oswalt (Degenerate/Warner Bros.)
Suckin' It for the Holidays by Kathy Griffin (Music With a Twist)
Tall, Dark & Chicano by George Lopez (Comedy Central Records)

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