Monday, February 28, 2011

83rd Academy Awards winners

The Academy Awards,83 oscar Awards Were Presented In a Cermony was held last At Kodak Theature in Hollywood, California attended by Hottest Celebrities and Brightest Hollywood stars.This is event also known as the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in 24 competitive categories For Excellence In Flim Making.Anne Hathaway and James Franco Hosted The Awards Cermony.

The  film about a stuttering British monarch King George VI,"The King's Speech"  Proved To Be King At Awards Bagging the Oscar for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and the Best original Screenplay.As Expected Kings Speech Remain as A "Leader " .

While The fans More Likely and Critically Acclaimed Film "The Social Network" Could'nt  Made the Big Ones But Bagged The Best Adapted Screen play And original score.
Colin firth won globe for best actor for his of Splendid Role of King George VI.Colin Firth Excellently Protrayed The King GeorgeVI's Effort to overcome his nervous stammer as he reluctantly assumes the throne Latter With The Help of a an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (GEOFFREY RUSH) He Finds a Way To find his Voice and Boldy Rule His Kingodm.

And best actress goes to natalie portman for her unstable woman character in "Black swann".

And both supporting roles came from the hard hitting boxing tale "The Fighter" for christian bale and melissa leo.
These Acting Awards Are Being The Same ones in The Golden Globe Awards.Scene Repeated Again.

Christopher Nolan's Mind Thriller Inception ,One Of Critics And Fans Favourites Won Four Awards cinematography, sound mixing and sound editing Including Visual Effects,Alice In Wonderland Got For Art And Costume Design.

As Expcted Toystory Won Best Animation Movie,There Are no Surprises This Time,But There's Ultimate misery Left Out For True Grit Which nominated For 10 Awards and Ended up with none,Here Is A complete list Of Academy Awards.

  • Best PICTURE            The King’s Speech
  •                Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
  •                Natalie Portman, Black Swan
  •                Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
  •                “We Belong Together,” Toy Story 3, Randy Newman
  •               The Social Network, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
  •                Inception, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
  •               Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood
  •                The Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Else
  •                Inception, Richard King
  •               Inception, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick
  •              The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  •               Christian Bale, The Fighter
  •               In a Better World (Denmark)
  •               The King’s Speech, Screenplay by David Seidler
  •               The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
  •               Toy Story 3
  •               The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
  •               Melissa Leo, The Fighter
  •               Inception, Wally Pfister
  •               Alice in Wonderland, Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara
  •              Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
  •               God of Love, Luke Matheny
  •              Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

Sunday, February 27, 2011

World's Smallest Computer Created

A Major Advancement In Computing Industry which shows That The Future computing(Qunatum Computing ) is soon Likely to be Real In Few Years.
Scientists have created the world's smallest computer that is just one square millimetres in size Which Is Hardly visible To eye and can fit into one's eyeball .
It was developed by a team at the university of michigan the tiny device is a pressure monitor that can treat glaucoma,a Chronic Eye Disorder.

It May Look Like A Small,As A proverb Says Never Decide By ones Size,It Contains An Ultra low-Power Microprocessor,A Pressure Sensor,Certain Amount Of Persistent Memory,a Thin Battery,a Solar Cell and a Wireless Radio With an Antenna That Can Trasmit Data To Other Devices.

To keep the battery charged, it requires exposure to ten hours of indoor light each day or 1.5 hours of sunlight. It can store up to a week's worth of information.

One  These Liliputian computers  could track pollution, monitor structural integrity, perform surveillance, or make virtually any object smart and traceable.

 What Makes More Fascianting About The Device is automatically links Up With other computers to form wireless sensor networks is a compact radio that needs no tuning to find the right frequency.Well In that Case With improved Wireless Technology We Could Keep A Gps Tracker In it and Attach to Some One To know Their  Location Secretly.Oh It Can be Used For Spying !! Or Simply Attach To Our Briefcase In case If we Lost it ,We Can Track It Down.

Sad Thing Is I Cant Play Cod,Warcraft on that,My fingers Are Too big For it :)
It Takes Few More Years To Get Into Commercial use ,But what Makes sure With This Device That We are Forwarding Into Future Computing Where The Computers Are Embedded Into body Or a microscopic Or Driven By atoms ,Atomic Computers.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

'Anti-laser' built for first time

Two Scientists of Yale university Have Created The World's First Anti Laser,a device that absorbs, rather than emits,a beam of light unlike The conventional Laser Which Emits The coherent Beam of Light In only One Direction.The concept was first published in the July 26, 2010, issue of Physical Review Letters, by a team at Yale University led by theorist A. Douglas Stone.From Then Attempts Are progessed in A Way to Create Antilaser.

Antilaser Works In Exact Opposite of Laser it absorbs and light and forces them to move until their energy vanishes.In a laser, energy is pumped into a medium — which can be a solid, liquid or gas — between two mirrors, stimulating the emission of photons that are coherent, or of the same frequency and phase. The photons reflect back and forth between the mirrors, resulting in amplification of the light.

An anti-laser uses mirrors, too, but the other components are the reverse of a laser. The medium that provides amplification is replaced with one that provides absorption, and the outgoing light beam is replaced with an incoming one.

The device focuses two lasers beams of a specific frequency into a specially designed optical cavity made from silicon, which traps the incoming beams of light and forces them to bounce around until all their energy is dissipated.

In a paper published in the journal Science they demonstrated that the anti-laser could adsorb 99.4 per cent of incoming light, for a specific wavelength.

This Turns to be a Significant Invention which would be a major advantage for Computing Because it is built using silicon.This Could be A Path for Future Generation of computing Called optical Computing ,We can Build Super computers using light instead of High level present computing replacing electrons .It can also be used In Radiology for treating of Cancer to concentrate  to a small region within normally opaque human tissue.
Anti-lasers could be used to modulate the intensity of that light, or to convert light signals into electrical form for on-chip processing, the researchers say.Anti Lasers can Alos Be used In Defence  .
Well Apart From these It could become a part of Future of  Science Fiction movies,The Hero May counter Attack The Bad Guys with Anitlaser.
Image : Wired physics

Lasers have also become a fascination of many television shows and movies.We Have Seen Movies Of James Bond,Batman that Have dealt with lasers.Even an Episode In Bigbang theory ,a group of guys who work in physics at a university in California, make a machine to shoot a laser and reflect it off the moon. Its Time For Antilaser To Take over the screen.
Now batman Has got Another Weapon in his sack of Weapons.It would Be Exciting for movie buffs To watch this on screen
Reference : BBC
Also See Yale university
For more information About How Laser works

Friday, February 18, 2011

Lady Antebellum - Need You Now Lyrics

Here are the lyrics of one of my Recent Favourites: Lady Antebellim Need You which Won the Grammy for song of the Year,one Of the Best Song from The Trio.

 Picture perfect memories
Scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the phone 'cause
I can't fight it anymore

And I wonder if I

Ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It's a quarter after one

I'm all alone
And I need you now
Said I wouldn't call
But I've lost all control
And I need you now

And I don't know how

I can do without
I just need you now

Another shot of whiskey

Can't stop looking at the door
Wishing you'd come sweeping
In the way you did before

And I wonder if I

Ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It's a quarter after one

I'm a little drunk
And I need you now
Said I wouldn't call
But I've lost all control
And I need you now

And I don't know how

I can do without
I just need you now

Whoa, whoa

Guess I'd rather hurt
Than feel nothing at all

It's a quarter after one

I'm all alone
And I need you now
And I said I wouldn't call
But I'm a little drunk
And I need you now

And I don't know how

I can do without
I just need you now
I just need you now

Oh baby, I need you now

More Facebook Friends Stress Out

A new Study conducted by Scottish researchers and psychologists at the Edinburgh Napier University Reveals That The more Number of Friends On social Network Especially On Facebook You have,The more Likely To Feel you Are Stressed.
As The number Increases In number Of Friends It will Be Freak you out.
Now a Days It Had Become A quite Common To Have a Minimum of 150 Friends In facebook,As per The Study An Average Facebook Holder Have a minimum of 125 Friends in Facebook And These Figures Simply outmatch With the South Asain Countries Like Indonesia And Malaysia Where The Average numbers May be upto 200.There is Been A Tremendous Increase In the Users of South Asain.

Facebook Has Become A part of Life and It Had Become An Essential Thing of life .Psychologists Believe that those Who Are most Addicted to the Website can Develop "Facebook Anxiety".
It May Be of now wonder to Visit A doctor to counsel To Quit from Facebook Addiction.
The Recent Study Proves How It Is Influenicng and Disturbing our life.
They conducted an  online survey component that attracted 175 participants (127 female and 48 male, with a mean age of 30.4 years), which found that:

    12 percent of respondents said that Facebook made them feel anxious. Of these, respondents had an average of 117 friends each. The remaining 88 percent of respondents, who said that Facebook did not make them feel anxious, had an average of 75 friends each.
    63 percent delayed replying to friend requests.
    32 percent said rejecting friend requests led to feelings of guilt and discomfort.
    10 percent admitted disliking receiving friend requests.
the Study Revelaed some Facts :Those with more friends are the most likely to be more stressed because they have invested the most time in the site. Other causes of tension include “unfriending” unwanted contacts, the pressure to be inventive and entertaining, using appropriate etiquette for different types of friends, feelings of exclusion, paranoia, as well as envy of others’ lifestyles.This Could Effect Adversly throwing us Into delusions .

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just For Fun-Facebook Story- -Troy,An Epic Battle :P :D

In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, the king of Sparta. The war is among the most important events in Greek mythology and was narrated in many works of Greek.It Was Regarded As One of the Greatest Epic war In History And there are so many Historical Evidence For this,And It was Always A Raw hot concept For Movie Making,Here Is A story I Developed just for Fun Hope You like It.

Trojan War

Menelaus changed His Status To Married -Agamemnon Likes This

Praim is Now Friends With Menealus -Agamemnon Likes This and Comments Well Bro Lets Have Some Peace,fingers Crossed

Paris sets up Status : I'm In Love,Hector Comments You Gotta be Kidding Bro :P

Paris In Relationship With Helen -Helen Likes This.

Paris Writes On Hectors Wall :Do you love me brother? Would you protect me from any enemy?
Hector Comments :Last time you spoke to me like this you were 10 years old and stole our father's horse. What have you done now?

Paris Then Creates An Event : Great Escape With Helen :D
Hector Likes This.

Menealus commented on Paris's Great Escape with Helen: Dude,u're so dead! x-( Agamemnon like this

Menealus Messages To Agamemnon :Bro I Want My Wife Back(Cries),Lets Bring Them Down

Agamemnon pokes Achilles,Add me

Achilles Messages :Who The Fuck Are you!!!!

Agamemenon Pokes Ulysess

Odysseus suggests Agamemnon for Add To Achilles

Achilles And Agamemnon Are Now Friends (odysseus,Entire Greeks Like This )

Agamemnon Sets status :For Honor For Victory For Love For Destiny For Passion (Greeks Like This,Achilles comments Bullshit!! :P)

Achilles Meanwhile Likes Thetis,Eternal Glory and 4 other Pages

Agamemnon updated his status(via mobile): on my way to battle wid Troy. May the force be with me..!!-- Greeks Like This ,Priam Comments Rofl!

agamemnon Creates a Secret Group "Lets Burn Troy"

Agamemnon Adds Achilles,odysessus To Group

Greeks Creates an Event "war" Invites Trojans

Achilles Myrmidons! My brothers of the sword! I would rather fight beside you than any army of thousands! Let no man forget how menacing we are! We are lions! Do you know what's there, waiting beyond that beach? Immortality! Take it! It's yours! (Myrmidoms Likes This )
Agamemnon comments Well Done Bro,A great victory was won today
Achilles Replies You Sack of wine ,You dumbass,You ______
Agamenon Comments I'm Your King,Kneel Down :D
Achilles Comments:You Fat pig:P Before my time is done I will look down on your corpse and

Hector on Achilles Wall : sorry Bro!! I've Killed Patroclus :(
Achilles :dude Now You Are Dead,You Blind :(
Hector: I thought it Was you dude ,And I wish It could be You.
Achilles:You won't have eyes tonight; you won't have ears or a tongue. You will wander the underworld blind, deaf, and dumb, and all the dead will know: This is Hector. The fool who thought he killed Achilles.
Hector:Please Dude Dont Kill me :(
Achilles :Haha :P

Hector Account Disappears

Paris kills Achilles (Praim Likes this )
Troy :oh god!! This war is Boring
Greeks Creates A spam Application "Trojan Horse"

And Finally Greeks burn Troy and Kills Everyone,Greeks Likes This (God:So Bad,that Was inHuman let These People suffer For Killing Women And Children)

Menealus Writes again On Helen's Wall: I Love You !!

Helen Opens An Account on Alias sets Status:i'm Happy,Love You Menealus gods comments On this: Mark!!!Do we Have A DisLike Button for this..You B**ch Burn in Hell :P

I write this entire story on Facebook...-- Every one likes it :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:p:p:p

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Global data storage calculated at 295 exabytes

Mankind's capacity to store the colossal amount of information in the world has been measured by scientists.

The study, published in the journal Science, calculates the amount of data stored in the world by 2007 as 295 exabytes. 1 Exabytes =1,152,921,504,606,846,976 bytes.

That is the equivalent of 1.2 billion average hard drives.

The researchers calculated the figure by estimating the amount of data held on 60 technologies from PCs and and DVDs to paper adverts and books.

"If we were to take all that information and store it in books, we could cover the entire area of the US or China in 13 layers of books," Dr Martin Hilbert of the University of Southern California told the BBC's Science in Action.
Information revolution
Digital audio tape By 2007, 94% of stored information was kept digitally

Computer storage has traditionally been measured in kilobytes, then megabytes, and now usually gigabytes. After that comes terabytes, petabytes, then exabytes. One exabyte is a billion gigabytes.

The same information stored digitally on CDs would create a stack of discs that would reach beyond the moon, according to the researchers.

Scientists calculated the figure by estimating the amount of data held on 60 analogue and digital technologies during the period from 1986 to 2007. They considered everything from computer hard drives to obsolete floppy discs, and x-ray films to microchips on credit cards.

The survey covers a period known as the "information revolution" as human societies transition to a digital age. It shows that in 2000 75% of stored information was in an analogue format such as video cassettes, but that by 2007, 94% of it was digital.

"There have been other revolutions before." Dr Hilbert told the BBC's Science in Action programme.

"The car changed society completely, or electricity. Every 40, 50 or 60 years something grows faster than anything else, and right now it's information.

"Basically what you can do with information is transmit it through space, and we call that communication. You can transmit it through time; we call that storage. Or you can transform it, manipulate it, change the meaning of it, and we call that computation."

Other results from the global survey show that we broadcast around two zettabytes of data (a zettabyte is 1000 exabytes). That's the equivalent of 175 newspapers per person, per day.

The fastest growing area of information manipulation has been computation. During the two decades the survey covers, global computing capacity increased by 58% per year.

These numbers may sound large, but they are still dwarfed by the information processing and storage capacity of nature.

"The Human DNA in one single body can store around 300 times more information than we store in all our technological devices" according to Dr Hilbert.

This study looked at the world as a whole, but the scientists say that it does show that the "digital divide" between rich and poor countries is growing. Despite the spread of computers and mobile phones, the capacity to process information is becoming more unequal.

In 2002 people in the developed world could communicate eight times more information than people in the developing world. Just five years later, in 2007, that gap has nearly doubled, and people in richer countries have 15 times more information carrying capacity.

The study also pinpoints the arrival of the digital age as 2002, the first year worldwide digital storage capacity overtook analogue capacity.

Via :BBC

2011 BAFTA Awards Winners List

The British Academy Film Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is the British counterpart of the Oscars.
The film about a stuttering British monarch King George VI,"The King's Speech" Contiued To be Leader By Sweeping 7 Awards Including Bigones.This critically-acclaimed film won its three leading stars the main acting prizes - Colin Firth was named Best Actor for his role as stuttering British monarch George VI; Helena Bonham Carter took home the Best Supporting Actress title, while the Best Supporting Actor award went to Geoffrey Rush.
 As of No Wonder the winners In The Other Categories Were As much As Expected,Natalie Portman won The Bafta for His Portrayl Of The unstable Woman In "Black Swann",It Was David Fincher This Time To Win Best Director For "The Social Network" After Loosing It Previously For "The curious Case Of Benjamin".
Looks Like It Was An Empty for The Fighter ,True Grit Which Are Exceptionally brillaint movies which Are Hard to Ignore.
Here Is a Full List Of Awards
Best Film: ‘The King’s Speech’

Outstanding British Film: ‘The King’s Speech’

Best Leading Actor: Colin Firth ‘The King’s Speech’

Best Leading Actress: Natalie Portman ‘Black Swan’

Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush ‘The King’s Speech’

Best Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter ‘The King’s Speech’

Best Director: David Fincher ‘The Social Network’

Best Cinematography: ‘True Grit’

Best Editing: ‘The Social Network’

Best Production Design: ‘Inception’

Best Costume Design: ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Best Sound: ‘Inception’

Best Visual Effects: ‘Inception’

Best Make-up and Hair: ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer: Chris Morris ‘Four Lions’

Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler ‘The King’s Speech’

Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin ‘The Social Network’

Film Not In a Foreign Language: ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

Animated Movie: ‘Toy Story 3′

Best Original Music: ‘The King’s Speech’

Short Animation: ‘The Eagleman Stag’

Short Film: ‘Until The River Runs Red’

The Orange Rising Star Award: Tom Hardy

Academy Fellowship: Sir Christopher Lee

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: The ‘Harry Potter’ films

Monday, February 14, 2011

53rd Grammy Awards

The 53 Annual Grammy Awards,which were Given for The Excellence In Music Were celebrated in a very long ceremony full of exciting performances and a couple of Unexpected Winners, were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Among The Grammy Winners Lady Antebellum Leads All the Way In Grammy Bagging five prizes, including song of the year and record of the year for their hit "Need You Now"
"Need You Now" was the fourth single by the trio and comes from their second album, of the same name. It was their second hit to make number one on the US Billboard 100 chart.
Fabulous Lady Gaga Won three awards including best pop vocal album for "The Fame Monster."
Come Back King "Eminem" Who Stood with 10 nominations Turned Them into only 2 Grammys,With These 2 his Grammy count Increases to 13 Proves He Still Got zeal Eventhough Returning Into Lime Light Once Again after 7 Years of Darkness(Drugs ) ,Well This Is Much Of unexpected Thing ,Everyone Tought He Would Be Leading In Grammy but Things Are'nt The Way as Expected.Eminem's Recovery Lost The Album Of Year to The Arcade Fire.Teen Sensation Justin Beiber Misses Out On Grammy for Best new comer ,This would Be a Disappointment For Lots Of young Girls.
British Rock Band Muse won The best Rock Album for "Resistance".
Here Is The Complete List Of Awards
2011 Grammy Awards Winners FULL List Below

Record of the YearLady Antebellum- "Need You Now"

Album of the Year
Arcade Fire- The Suburbs

Song of the Year
Lady Antebellum- "Need You Now'

Best New Artist
Esperanza Spalding

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Lady Gaga- "Bad Romance"

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Bruno Mars- "Just the Way You Are"

Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo
Train- "Hey, Soul Sister"

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Herbie Hancock, P!nk, India.Aire, Seal, Jeff Beck- "Imagine"

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Jeff Beck- "Nessum Dorma"

Best Pop Vocal Album
Lady Gaga- The Fame Monster

Best Dance Recording
Rihanna- "Only Girl (In the World)"

Best Electronic/Dance Album
La Roux- La Roux

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Michael Bublé- Crazy Love

Best Rock Solo Vocal Performance
Paul McCartney- "Helter Skelter"

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group
The Black Keys- "Tighten Up"

Best Metal Performance
Iron Maiden- "El Dorado"

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Jeff Beck- "Hammerhead"

Best Rock Song
Neil Young- "Angry World"

Best Rock Album
Muse- The Resistance

Best Alternative Music Album
The Black Keys- Brothers

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Fantasia- "Bittersweet"

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Usher- "There Goes My Baby"

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group
Sade- "Soldier of Love"

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
John Legend- "Hang On In There"

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Cee Lo Green- "Fuck You"

Best R&B Song
John Legend &; The Roots- "Shine"

Best R&B Album
John Legend & The Roots- Wake Up!

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Usher- Raymond vs Raymond

Best Rap Solo Performance
Eminem- "Not Afraid"

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Jay-Z & Swiss Beats- "On to the Next One"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Jay-Z &Alicia Keys- "Empire State of Mind"

Best Rap Song
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys- "Empire State of Mind"

Best Rap Album
Eminem- Recovery

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Miranda Lambert- "The House That Built Me"

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Keith Urban- "'Til Summer Comes Around"

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum- "Need You Now"

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson- "As She's Walking Away"

Best Country Song
Lady Antebellum- "Need You Now"

Best Country Album
Lady Antebellum- Need You Now

Best Short Form Music Video
Lady Gaga- "Bad Romance"LATIN:
Latin Pop Album: Paraiso Express, Alejandro Sanz
Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album: El Existential, Grupo Fantasma
Tropical Latin Album: Viva La Tradición, Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Tejano Album: Recuerdos, Little Joe & La Familia
Norteño Album: Classic, Intocable
Banda Album: Enamórate De Mí, El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario

Contemporary Jazz Album: The Stanley Clarke Band, The Stanley Clarke Band
Jazz Vocal Album: Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, Dee Dee Bridgewater
Improvised Jazz Solo: “A Change Is Gonna Come,” Herbie Hancock (The Imagine Project)
Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Moody 4B, James Moody
Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Live at Jazz Standard, Mingus Big Band
Latin Jazz Album: Chucho’s Steps, Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers

Gospel Performance: “Grace,” BeBe & CeCe Winans, Still
Gospel Song: “It’s What I Do,” Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway), The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter III
Rock or Rap Gospel Album: Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: Love God. Love People, Israel Houghton
Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: The Reason, Diamond Rio
Traditional Gospel Album: Downtown Church, Patty Griffin
Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Still, BeBe & CeCe Winans

Dance Recording: “Only Girl (in the World),” Rihanna
Electronic/Dance Album: La Roux, La Roux

Alternative Music Album: Brothers, The Black Keys
Americana Album: You Are Not Alone, Mavis Staples
Bluegrass Album: Mountain Soul II, Patty Loveless
Traditional Blues Album: Joined At The Hip, Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith
Contemporary Blues Album: Living Proof, Buddy Guy
Traditional Folk Album: Genuine Negro Jig, Carolina Chocolate Drops
Contemporary Folk Album: God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise, Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs
Hawaiian Music Album: Huana Ke Aloha, Tia Carrere
Native American Music Album: 2010 Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow: A Spirit’s Dance, Various Artists
Zydeco or Cajun Music Album: Zydeco Junkie, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
Reggae Album: Before The Dawn, Buju Banton
Traditional World Music Album: Ali And Toumani, Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Contemporary World Music Album: Throw Down Your Heart, Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks, Béla Fleck
New Age Album: Miho: Journey to the Mountain, Paul Winter Consort

Short Form Music Video: “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
Long Form Music Video: “When You’re Strange,” The Doors
Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling): The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)
Musical Show Album: American Idiot (Featuring Green Day)
Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media:Crazy Heart (Various Artists)
Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Toy Story 3, Randy Newman, composer
Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: “The Weary Kind” (From Crazy Heart), Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett, songwriters
Instrumental Composition: “The Path Among the Trees,” Billy Childs, composer (Billy Childs Ensemble), Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz—Chamber Music Vol. 2
Instrumental Arrangement: “Carlos,” Vince Mendoza, arranger (John Scofield, Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orkest), 54

Engineered Album, Classical:Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, Giancarlo Guerrero &Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost
Classical Album:Verdi: Requiem, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus
Orchestral Performance:Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, Nashville Symphony
Opera Recording:Saariaho: L’Amour De Loin, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Choral Performance:Verdi: Requiem, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus
Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra):Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24, Mitsuko Uchida (The Cleveland Orchestra)
Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): Paul Jacobs, Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement
Chamber Music Performance:Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Parker Quartet
Small Ensemble Performance:Dinastia Borja, Jordi Savall, conductor; Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial De Catalunya
Classical Vocal Performance:Sacrificium, Cecilia Bartoli (Giovanni Antonini; Il Giardino Armonico)
Classical Contemporary Composition: Michael Daugherty: Deus Ex Machina, Michael Daugherty (Giancarlo Guerrero), Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony
Classical Crossover Album:Christopher Tin: Calling All Dawns
Surround Sound Album:Britten’s Orchestra, Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony

Musical Album for Children: Tomorrow’s Children, Pete Seeger with the Rivertown Kids and Friends
Spoken Word Album for Children: Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton

Comedy Album: Lewis Black, Stark Raving Black
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): “Baba Yetu,” Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Calling All Dawns
Recording Package: Brothers, The Black Keys
Boxed or Special Limited-Edition Package: Under Great White Northern Lights (Limited Edition Box Set), The White Stripes
Album Notes: Keep An Eye On The Sky, Big Star
Historical Album: The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings), The Beatles
Engineered Album, Nonclassical: Battle Studies, John Mayer
Producer of the Year, Nonclassical: Danger Mouse
Remixed Recording, Nonclassical: “Revolver” (David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix), Madonna