Johnny Depp Gets a Grammy Nod?

Weird subplots abound at this year's awards
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2009 2:05 PM CST

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift are grabbing all the headlines or their copious Grammy nods, but down the ballot are some truly weird nominees. Johnny Depp, for example, could soon become a Grammy winner for writing the album notes for Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Or how about a Best Rap/Sung Collaboration nomination for Saturday Night Live’s goofy “I’m on a Boat” short with T-Pain?

Even Spinal Tap finally got a Best Comedy Album nomination for its new Back From the Dead disc. And the Best Spoken Word Album category is a hoot, pitting Michael Madsen against "Teen Wolf and Princess Leia," Rolling Stone reports. Other subplots to watch: Hall & Oates are up for their first Grammy ever, and Bruce Springsteen has a chance to earn payback for his Oscar snub with the title song from The Wrestler. (More Grammy Awards stories.)

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