They’ve each been nominated in the Spoken Word category three times before – and they’re competing against a couple of living legends (whom people under 35 may not even remember).
There are three nominees. Did we give enough hints for you to guess them?
Salonen (or his work) is nominated in three different categories. Other nominees include the familiar (Rattle, DiDonato, Bartoli; Wagner, Beethoven, Pärt), those we should know better (Lutoslawski, Palestrina; Maria João Pires, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir), the up-and-coming (2013 Pulitzer winner Caroline Shaw; New York Polyphony), the little-known (Leonardo Vinci, not to be confused with that mirror-writing Mona Lisa guy), and the beleaguered (Osmo and the Minnesotans).
“A winner of 20 Grammys, including two last year, Corea, with his latest album The Vigil, was shut out Friday night in this year’s list of nominees, which again offered a welcome blend of relative newcomers and familiar faces.”
While he had an operatic repertoire of over 50 roles in eight languages, he was known even more for lieder and concert music, and he made more than 100 recordings.
“The salience network is thought to be central in prepping the brain for action, such as when a driver must respond to someone darting across the road or a student readies herself for a pop quiz.”
“What does Love Actually tell us about love, actually? Well, I think it tells us a number of things, most of them wrong and a few of them appalling.”
“The moment I unwrapped my present I knew something had gone horribly wrong.”
“Perhaps Perry mimics geishas because she recognizes in them the same elaborate traditions of costume, makeup, dance, singing, and erotic performance, to a commercial end, of which she is a part.”
“Proprioception (e.g. muscle memory) provides the player with a cognitive shortcut that frees the conscious mind from primarily focusing on the mechanical details of music performance and allows it to address issues of aesthetics.”
“Maybe I write stories that people get very involved in, maybe it is the complexity and the lives presented in them. I hope they are a good read. I hope they move people.”
“We’ve already had meetings about visioning and marketing and branding and talking about what we want L.A. theater to look like in 30 years.”
Principal ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson: “It can be quite lonely. Sometimes you can feel isolated because you are the only one in your group of friends that really understands what you need to do to get to the next level.”
“He is keen to rebel against the beige treatment of sex in mainstream cinema: the soft stroking of hairless limbs, the passionate kiss that cuts to a dishevelled duvet, the straight-sex, softcore-only policies.”
“Dude behind me? Lost it, loudly: ‘That’s it? Really? Really? Worst movie ever! Oscar contender!?'”
“People’s partiality toward certainty biases them against creative ideas and can interfere with their ability to even recognize creative ideas.”
Prior to working for the NEA, Brown was producer of music programs for the Cultural Olympiad in Atlanta and managed music events associated with the 1996 Olympics. He also is the former executive director of the Louisville Orchestra.
“Recognizable to many by his unruly mop of brown hair, … [Welch was] an in-demand character actor who appeared in everything from Shakespeare to The Sopranos, including films by Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg and Charlie Kaufman.”