1. In a just world, given their cultural dominance and all-around excellence, [Carly Rae] Jepsen’s summer smash would take the Song statue, and Record would go to either Clarkson’s sharp chart-topper or the undeniable Gotye record. But much like a Best Picture Oscar nominee with no Best Director nod to match, you can tell by these nominees who’s doomed.

    — Chris Molanphy thinks this is the last time we’re likely to feel charitable toward the Grammys for a while