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2019 Grammy Winners: Here’s The List

The 2019 Grammys are anyone’s game, which is incredibly frustrating for people who like to place bets on things like this. But for the rest of the world, the unpredictability of this year’s ceremony — and the diversity among the nominees — should be exciting. (Unless, of course, folk-rock singer Brandi Carlile, the most-nominated woman tonight, sweeps everything.)

Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar is among those artists nominated for the most Grammys with eight noms, thanks to the success of Black Panther: The Album. Drake isn’t far behind with seven nominations of his own, including one for Album of Year. But if there’s one thing to be certain of, it’s that women rule this year’s Grammys — at least among the nominations. Hip-hop darling Cardi B scored five nominations, and she’ll be hitting the stage as a performer, but will the Grammys be Cardi’s coronation ceremony? H.E.R., Lady Gaga, and Maren Morris also scored five nods apiece.

The 2019 Grammys will also be a huge night for Gaga, who’s nominated for Song of the Year alongside her A Star Is Born screen partner Bradley Cooper for “Shallow” — a song that’s already won tonight at the 2019 BAFTAs.

Will “Shallow” rack up even more wins? Will Cardi B’s Cinderella story end with Grammy gold? Let’s see! Here are the winners in all of the key categories.

Album of the Year

H.E.R. – H.E.R.

Brandie Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You

Drake – Scorpion

Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album

Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys

Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy

Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer

Record of the Year

Cardi B – “I Like It”

Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All the Stars”

Post Malone & 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

Zedd & Maren Morris – “The Middle”

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All the Stars”

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Brandy Carlile – “The Joke”

Zedd & Maren Morris – “The Middle”

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Best New Artist

Chloe x Halle

Luke Combs

Greta Van Fleet


Dua Lipa

Margo Price

Bebe Rexha

Jorja Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance

Beck – “Colors”

Camila Cabello – “Havana (Live)”

Ariana Grande – “God Is A Woman”

Lady Gaga – “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”

Post Malone – “Better Now”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Christina Aguilera Featuring Demi Lovato – “Fall In Line”

Backstreet Boys – “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – “‘S Wonderful”

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”

Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B – “Girls Like You”

Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton – “Say Something”

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle

Best Pop Vocal Album

WINNER: Ariana Grande – Sweetener

Camila Cabello – Camila

Kelly Clarkson – Meaning Of Life

Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes

P!nk – Beautiful Trauma

Taylor Swift – Reputation

Best Rap Performance

Cardi B – “Be Careful”

Drake – “Nice For What”

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – “King’s Dead”

Anderson .Paak – “Bubblin”

Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee – “Sicko Mode”

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink – “Like I Do”

6lack Featuring J. Cole – “Pretty Little Fears”

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”

Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

Best Rap Song

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – “King’s Dead”

Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas – “Lucky You”

Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee – “Sicko Mode”

Jay Rock – “Win”

Best Rap Album

Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy

Mac Miller – Swimming

Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap

Pusha T – Daytona

Travis Scott – Astroworld

Best Rock Album

Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog

Fall Out Boy – M A N I A

Ghost – Prequelle

Greta Van Fleet – From The Fires

Weezer – Pacific Daydream

Best Alternative Music Album

Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

Beck – Colors

Björk – Utopia

David Byrne – American Utopia

St. Vincent – Masseduction

Best R&B Album

Toni Braxton – Sex & Cigarettes

Leon Bridges – Good Thing

Lalah Hathaway – Honestly

H.E.R. – H.E.R

PJ Morton – Gumbo Unplugged (Live)

Best R&B Performance

Toni Braxton – “Long As I Live”

The Carters – “Summer”

Lalah Hathaway – “Y O Y”

H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar – “Best Part”

PJ Morton – “First Began”

Best R&B Song

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi – “Come Through And Chill”

Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer”

H.E.R. – “Focus”

Toni Braxton – “Long As I Live”

Best Country Album

Kelsea Ballerini – Unapologetically

Brothers Osborne – Port Saint Joe

Ashley McBryde – Girl Going Nowhere

Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

Chris Stapleton – Volume 2

Kate Middleton Wore a Stunning White Floral Gown to the BAFTAs

Of all the red-carpet appearances celebrities make throughout the year, there’s none quite like a Kate Middleton red-carpet appearance, because like Valentine’s Day, it comes but once a year. Unlike Valentine’s Day, it’s something everyone can get excited about. The Duchess of Cambridge traditionally turns out for the BAFTAs, the Oscars/Emmys of Great Britain, and if you thought her looks for her schedule of royal engagements were good, let’s just say she really kicks it up a notch for this black-tie awards ceremony. This year, the BAFTAs were held on Sunday (February 10), and it’s safe to say that Middleton cast off her current title to show up looking like an incredibly regal snow queen.

Middleton, who showed up last to the red carpet with Prince William on her arm, wore a gorgeous white ballgown reportedly from one of her go-to designers, Alexander McQueen (the house seems to have a thing for making gorgeous white dresses for her). The bodice featured a delicate pleating effect that swept up into beautifully layered floral embellishments on its single-shoulder strap and ended with an ultra-floaty hem that blossomed out like the edges of a flower petal as she walked. She capped off the look with a pair of Princess Diana’s sparkly, drop-pearl earrings and what looks like a diamond bracelet.

Here’s the full look from the front:

Peek at a little bit of that gorgeous bodice detail:

And the back, because a gown like this deserves a 360-degree view:

Also, this movement!

Middleton also wore a little more eye makeup than she usually does: She went for a shimmering smoky eye with a spring-ready hint of pink between the lid and brow highlight. The look was finished with a rosy pink lip and swipe of blush.

And yeah, Prince William looks pretty good in his tux, too.

‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ Lead Soundtrack Resurgence

Film soundtracks are experiencing their highest level of commercial and cultural clout in decades, driven by an unusual number of music-themed movies and the rise of streaming services and their playlist-loving users.

Capping a year when music from films like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “The Greatest Showman” challenged major pop and hip-hop releases on the charts, soundtracks are now vying for some of the top prizes at the Grammy Awards this weekend.

Is The Nightmare Before Christmas Getting A Sequel?

What’s this? What’s this? The Nightmare Before Christmas has been a Halloween/Christmas classic since 1993. Unlike just about every other successful movie, it has yet to get itself a sequel or a live-action remake.

Keep an eyebrow raised on this one, because it’s far from official. It’s more of a game of telephone. Bloody Disgusting shared a rumor from Moviehole, which heard from a source that there was talk at Disney to “do something with Nightmare Before Christmas – probably a sequel but live-action possible.” This tipster is apparently someone who has given Moviehole good intel in the past.

Even if true, it sounds like “talks” are still in the early stages and haven’t settled on a sequel or (wince) live-action.

On the 20th anniversary of the stop-motion animated film, Forbes posted a history of the film, which was conceived and produced by Tim Burton. The story noted that Disney was initially “both terrified and a little embarrassed by the film.” Now the studio is taking proud ownership and reportedly considering a follow-up.

Honestly, it’s very believable that Disney would be talking about a follow-up to The Nightmare Before Christmas. The studio must be going through every successful film in the vault at this point. They’ve gotten so much success from live-action (and whatever you want to call The Lion King) movies and sequels, with multiple of both formats coming later in 2019. It’s a miracle The Nightmare Before Christmas has lasted this long on its own.

What would Tim Burton think of a sequel or live-action movie? He didn’t direct the 1993 movie — that was Henry Selick — but the film is his baby, along with composer/Jack singer Danny Elfman.

Here’s what Tim Burton told MTV News back in 2006, while he was revisiting the movie for a holiday release in 3-D:

That was a long time ago, so it’s not clear how he feels now. Tim Burton is currently promoting one of Disney’s 2019 live-action remakes as the director of Dumbo.

Since this is just a rumored project, it’s something to think about and keep an eye on to see where it might go. Keep our 2019 movie schedule handy for updates on what we already know is headed to the big screen this year. And for the record, I see Nightmare Before Christmas as more of a Halloween movie than a Christmas movie. You?

Urban Decay’s Naked Reloaded Palette Is the Original Naked Reincarnated

If you’re anything like us, then you were pretty much devastated last summer when after eight years and 30 million palettes sold, Urban Decay announced it was discontinuing its original Naked palette. When Naked launched back in 2010, it set the standard for neutral eyeshadow palettes: versatile colors you can wear during the day, but also to go out, with a flattering mix of browns, pinks, and silvers.

“Saying goodbye to Naked is extremely bittersweet,” founding partner of Urban Decay Wende Zomnir said. “It was a big moment in our history. It’s a little painful to leave your past behind, but it’s also essential to always evolve. I will forever miss Naked, but we plan to turn the grief into even more greatness. Urban Decay will continue to thrive in Naked’s memory and honor—just wait and see.”

There was a small ray of hope when UD released the Naked Cherry palette in October; albeit, the color range hinged more on reds and purples than the neutrals Naked had been known for. But 2019 is suddenly looking up: The brand’s dropping a new version of its iconic palette in just one week, and the new shades look incredible on.

The palette, aptly named “Naked Reloaded,” includes 12 shades of neutrals, mixing them up with their much-loved combination of mattes, satins, subtle shimmers, and a couple of Saturday-night ready glittery shades. Handily, the new lineup also includes four go-to, everyday shadows designed with extra-large pans: Bribe, an ivory matte; Barely Baked, a soft, gold metallic; Boundaries, a gorgeous terracotta; and Blur, a light matte in tan. The brand’s betting you’ll use them most often, which means you need just a little more of them.

Other shades will include Distilled, a bronze metallic; Retro, a bright peach; Angel Fire, a rose-gold shimmer; and party-ready, edgy Dreamweaver, a cool brown with iridescent 3D sparkle.

The new palette is also designed to be inclusive: “We created Naked Reloaded to look good on everyone,” states a press release for Naked Reloaded. “These truly universal shades are made for any age, skin tone, and gender.”

Ready for pics?

And here’s a swatch—the shades look super-vibrant on.

The Naked Reloaded palette, which will set you back $44 ($10 less than the original), is going on pre-sale for one day only on February 18 at Otherwise, you can nab it in stores and online at Sephora on March 7. Better get that iCal reminder set now.

Lady Gaga’s Best Moments During Awards Season 2019

Lady Gaga is the 2019 awards season gift we don’t deserve. She’s earned Best Actress and Best Original Song nominations for A Star Is Born at essentially every major show, including the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Oscars. She’s graced us with her presence at every ceremony, and thank God. In a season plagued with boring speeches and standard red-carpet looks, she’s a shining light. And get this: We still have the actual Academy Awards and Grammys on deck. Just imagine what Gaga will do.

We knew Gaga’s red-carpet looks would be on point—this is Lady Gaga, after all—but we had idea how many hilarious, instantly-iconic moments would come from her at each show. I don’t even care what wins Best Picture at the Oscars so long as Gaga shows up. That’s where I’m at. And after you go through her best awards-season moments, below, you’ll be there, too.

Let’s start with the Golden Globes, where she rolled in looking like pop-star Cinderella. Translation: A Disney princess who once ate doll heads in concert.

The Internet quickly noticed similarities between Gaga’s Globes dress and something Judy Garland wore in the 1954 version of A Star Is Born. A red carpet reporter asked Gaga about this, and she had no idea what people were talking about. Naturally, her response became a meme.

Here’s that full interview, if you want to watch:

Then, inside the actual show, hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh made jokes about Gaga’s “100 people in a room” soundbite. For context: In basically every interview promoting A Star Is Born, Gaga raved about how Bradley Cooper had faith in her by saying, “There can be 100 people in a room and 99 don’t believe in you, but all it takes is just one.” When Oh and Samberg made their crack, Gaga just laughed and said, “It’s true.” We love a self-aware pop queen.

Moving on to the Critics’ Choice Awards, a very boring event made delightful by one Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. How did she do this, you ask? In many ways. We’ll begin with this video of Rachel Bloom’s mother hugging Gaga and promptly freaking the fuck out.

The way she smiled and screamed with glee? Wow, I felt that. (Entertainment Tonight has the full interview.)

Or how about when Gaga tied with Glenn Close for Best Actress? The first thing she said in her speech was, “I spilled water all over myself.” She is you. She is me.

What the hell are she and Regina King doing in this photo? Praying? Telepathically transferring their talents? I have no idea, but it’s flawless and I’m sad I wasn’t there.

And then, of course, there are the photos Glenn and Gaga took in the press room. Here’s what they talked about, in my mind:

Glenn: Me? A legend?

Gaga: Yes, you.

Glenn: Can I just say ARTPOP is vastly underrated and deserved better?

Gaga: Yes, you can. Come here. [They embrace]

Gaga: I say, “I want your love, and I want your revenge.” You say:

Glenn: You and me could write a bad romance.

Let’s take a quick detour to a non-televised event: The National Board of Review Awards: Which took place at the beginning of January, but Gaga still showed up in this outfit:

Who needs a coat when you have the love of every gay man under 30 to keep warm?

See What Robert Pattinson Could Look Like As DC’s Young Bruce Wayne

Don’t even think the word “Twilight.” Robert Pattinson, now age 32, may or may not have a single thing to do with Matt Reeves’ new The Batman movie. But artist BossLogic got the conversation going last week with this image, based off a rumor, but really based off the idea that the Good Time actor could be an interesting choice for the role:

No idea if there’s any truth to that rumor, but probably not. Still, Robert Pattinson would be an intriguing choice as younger Bruce Wayne/Batman. It would instantly be controversial, since his name is still associated with Twilight, but anyone who watched him in The Rover, The Lost City of Z, Water for Elephants or — especially — the acclaimed 2017 crime film Good Time — knows he’s not just Edward Cullen. Plus, the controversy could be good for marketing to build anticipation.

So far, reactions to the image and overall idea have mostly fallen along lines of reactions to Robert Pattinson. There’s the hell no crowd — either because of Twilight, his other acting, just general dislike of him, or better options from other actors. And there’s the hell … maybe crowd — with people saying they wouldn’t have thought of him first but they could see it.

We’ve seen plenty of Batman actors over the years, and unless Adam West comes back, whoever is cast will be met with the usual complaints. (Who am I kidding? Adam West would be criticized too.) We all have our favorite Batmans, from Adam West and Michael Keaton to Christian Bale and Ben Affleck (plus Val Kilmer and George Clooney).

I can’t think of a time when an actor was cast as Batman and wasn’t picked apart for it. Some of the same people now showering praise on Ben Affleck’s Batman were probably the loudest voices in the room saying “Ben Affleck?!” when he was cast. That’s why you try and trust the director and give the actor a chance.

That’s not an argument saying Robert Pattinson should play Batman. It’s just an early request for everyone to not do the usual knee-jerk freakout at whoever eventually does get the role.

The Batman is expected to release in theaters in 2021. Keep up with all things DCEU in our handy guide, and keep an eye on the films coming to theater this year with our 2019 movie schedule.

The Lego Movie 2 Box Office: The Animated Sequel Did Not Have An Awesome Weekend

Although it seemed like an over-the-top reach as an anchor for a cinematic universe, the LEGO brand pulled off a near-miracle in 2014 with The LEGO Movie, which grossed over $469 million worldwide. Had the sequel released in quick order, as opposed to slotting behind two spinoffs, today’s stats might be far more awesome for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. The animated sequel wasn’t a total box office brick, but it’s obvious that this franchise is having some growing pains. Take a look at the weekend estimates.

1. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

$34,400,000 Total: $34,000,000


THTRS: 4,303

2. What Men Want

$19,000,000 Total: $19,000,000


THTRS: 2,912

3. Cold Pursuit

$10,800,000 Total: $10,800,000


THTRS: 2,630

4. The Upside

$7,220,000 Total: $85,800,366

LW: 2

THTRS: 3,372

5. Glass

$6,422,000 Total: $98,476,580

LW: 1

THTRS: 3,254

6. The Prodigy $6,004,403 Total: $6,004,403


THTRS: 2,530

7. Green Book

$3,567,000 Total: $6,004,403

LW: 6

THTRS: 2,149

8. Aquaman

$3,300,000 Total: $328,547,042

LW: 4

THTRS: 2,202

9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

$3,040,000 Total: $179,821,627

LW: 5

THTRS: 1,726

10. Miss Bala

$2,725,000 Total: $11,865,096

LW: 3

THTRS: 2,203

In the weeks prior to this weekend’s big releases, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part inspired some decent, if not lofty, box office expectations. It was thought that the deconstructive comedy might make upwards of around $55 million when taking the top slot in the weekly results, but the actual $34.4 million earned is obviously far less than what industry insiders expected.

In fact, it’s almost exactly half of the $69 million opening weekend experienced by The LEGO Movie‘s own first weekend intake. Dwindling returns are nothing new in Hollywood, but in the modern blockbuster era, high-profil sequels tend to do as well or better than franchise flagships.

LEGO Batman, buoyed by superhero fandoms, debuted to $53 million, while the lesser-celebrated LEGO Ninjago Movie only brought in $21.2 million in its first weekend for a third-place start. At least Mike Mitchell’s direct sequel brought in more than that, though possibly not enough to warrant a quick green light for a third LEGO Movie. It will also be interesting to see if any updates arise in regards to the in-development spinoff The LEGO Brick Race.

It’s not exactly clear why The LEGO Movie 2 is dropping so hard at the box office for its debut. That kind of thing tends to happen when critics and audiences are at odds with a new release, but the animated comedy has already won over most of the people that have watched it. It’s got an A+ Cinemascore rating with audiences, and over on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s 84% fresh with critics and 83% fresh with audiences.

The second-place finisher in this week’s box office, Adam Shankman’s What Men Want, found itself on the end of some much harsher criticisms. The spiritual remake of Mel Gibson’s 2000 comedy What Women Want may not have won over everyone who watched it, but it can’t be denied that a lot of people tried it out in theaters. What Men Want earned right at $19 million on a $20 million budget, so it could likely turn profitable before too much longer.

In third place this week is Liam Neeson’s latest revenge flick, titled Cold Pursuit. The star-studded and darkly comedic action remake (of the Norwegian movie In Order of Disappearance) beat its own lowered expectations to gross over $10 million for the opening. Still, that’s the lowest premiere weekend for a Liam Neeson film since 2010’s The Next Three Days, and one of the worst of his career. Perhaps it might have made more if not for racially tinged comments made in the recent past.

The only other new release to crack into the Top 10 – or even the Top 30, is Nicholas McCarthy’s evil kid thriller The Prodigy. With Taylor Schilling as the put-upon mother who is potentially unleashing this threat upon the world, The Prodigy managed to immediately top its budget, earning $6.004 million for a flick that cost right at $6 million. Not exactly franchise-inspiring numbers, but probably good enough for Orion.

Next weekend, we’ll be watching out for the biggest releases of the week, which will be the life-rewinding horror sequel Happy Death Day 2U and Rebel Wilson’s meta rom-com Isn’t It Romantic? Both of those will make early Valentine’s Day premieres on Wednesday, while Friday will see the release of Frank Grillo’s new drama Donnybrook and more. Expect them all to get squashed by How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on February 22, though.

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Brad Pitt Showed Up to Jennifer Aniston’s 50th Birthday Party, and Twitter Freaked Out

If there’s anyone who deserves to throw a hell of a 50th birthday party, it’s Jennifer Aniston: She’s a huge star, defined cool American style—and she’s put up with years of straight-up rude headlines, whether they were Brangelina adjacent or asking once again when she’d have kids (she’s happily child-free). Aniston, of course, also happened to be married to Pitt from 2000 to 2005, and it’s something people kind of can’t let go of. Two years after Brangelina split in 2016, Aniston broke up with husband Justin Theroux last February, which has sparked all sorts of “rekindling the romance” headlines. All this to say, she puts up with a lot as she lives her life—and nothing says “50 will be my best year yet” like a headline-making West Hollywood hotel rager.

It was reportedly an actual who’s who of a guest list: George and Amal Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, Demi Moore, Barbra Streisand, Jon Hamm, Laura Dern, Charlie Day, Orlando Bloom, Tom Ford, Diane Keaton, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Reese Witherspoon—basically everyone you’d want to invite to your iconic milestone celebration. I mean, everyone in Hollywood turned out. What we might not have expected, though, is that Brad would show up to it.

Pictures exist of Jen wearing a black jumpsuit (gotta love a good party jumpsuit), while Brad was reportedly doing his usual newsboy cap and long hair thing. The back of his head, the one true Pitt sighting captured from the night, can be viewed here. Here’s what else we know, which is not much: According to W, “He arrived in a black SUV and was dropped off at the front door of the hotel. Literally nothing else has been made public.”

Speaking as someone who’s happily, platonically friends—super-close friends, even—with her ex, it is entirely possible that two people who once dated can still see each other as people at the end of all of it and hang out. After all, hopefully you were dating them in part because they were a good, fun person. I personally think it’s very nice that he showed up!

Twitter, needless to say, had some thoughts.

There was outright GIF glee:

A lot of wishing for once was:

Some using their powers of clairvoyance way too early:

And some people pointing out the obvious, because it’s Hollywood, and everyone’s hot, and the dating pool is only so big:

Also there was this voice of reason, embodied by a purple heart as big as its soul:

Anyway, I hope Aniston wished for everyone to leave her alone about this this year as she blew out the candles. Happy birthday, you icon.