Grammy Awards 2018


Here is a summarized list of the 2018 Grammy Award winners and nominees with links to their albums in the library catalog. You can view the full list of winners and nominees here.

Album Of The Year
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic (winner)
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Jay-Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – Damn
Lorde – Melodrama

Record Of The Year
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic (winner)
Childish Gambino – Redbone
Luis Fonsi – Despacito (remix)
Jay-Z – The Story of OJ
Kendrick Lamar – Humble

Song Of The Year
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like (winner)
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito (remix)
Jay-Z – 4:44
Julia Michaels – Issues
Logic ft Alessia Cara and Khalid – 1-800-273-8255

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara (winner)
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

Best Pop Album
Ed Sheeran – ÷ (winner)
Coldplay – Kaleidoscope EP
Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life
Imagine Dragons – Evolve
Kesha – Rainbow
Lady Gaga – Joanne

Best Rap Album
Kendrick Lamar – Damn (winner)
Jay-Z – 4:44
Migos – Culture
Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy

Best Pop Solo Performance
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (winner)
Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft
Kesha – Praying
Lady Gaga – Million Reasons
Pink – What About Us

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (winner)
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito (remix)
Imagine Dragons – Thunder
Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay

Best Dance Recording
LCD Soundsystem – Tonite (winner)
Bonobo feat. Innov Gnawa – Bambro Koyo Ganda
Camelphat & Elderbrook – Cola
Gorillaz feat. D.R.A.M. – Andromeda
Odesza feat. WYNNE & Mansionair – Line Of Sight

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Kraftwerk – 3-D The Catalogue (winner)
Bonobo – Migration
Mura Masa – Mura Masa
Odesza – A Moment Apart
Sylvan Esso – What Now

Best Rock Performance
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (winner)
Chris Cornell – The Promise
Foo Fighters – Run
Kaleo – No Good
Nothing More – Go To War

Best Metal Performance
Mastodon – Sultan’s Curse (winner)
August Burns Red – Invisible Enemy
Body Count – Black Hoodie
Code Orange – Forever
Meshuggah – Clockworks

Best Rock Song
Foo Fighters – Run (winner)
Metallica – Atlas, Rise!
K.Flay – Blood In The Cut
Nothing More – Go To War
Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage

Best Rock Album
The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding (winner)
Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand
Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
Nothing More – The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens of the Stone Age – Villains

Best Alternative Album
The National – Sleep Well Beast (winner)
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Gorillaz – Humanz
LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
Father John Misty – Pure Comedy

Best R&B Performance
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like (winner)
Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis – Get You
Kehlani – Distraction
Ledisi – High
SZA – The Weekend

Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Weeknd – Starboy (winner)
6LACK – Free 6LACK
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Khalid – American Teen
SZA – Ctrl

Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar – Humble (winner)
Big Sean – Bounce Back
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Jay-Z – 4:44
Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – Loyalty (winner)
Goldlink feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy – Crew
Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé – Family Feud
SZA feat. Travis Scott – Love Galore

Best Rap Song
Kendrick Lamar – Humble (winner)
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi – Chase Me
Rapsody – Sassy
Jay-Z – The Story Of O.J.

Best Country Album
Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1 (winner)
Kenny Chesney – Cosmic Hallelujah
Lady Antebellum – Heart Break
Little Big Town – The Breaker
Thomas Rhett – Life Changes

Best Musical Theatre Album
Dear Evan Hansen (winner)
Come From Away
Hello, Dolly!

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
La La Land (winner)
Baby Driver
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Hidden Figures: The Album
Moana: The Songs

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
La La Land (Justin Hurwitz) (winner)
Arrival (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer)
Game Of Thrones: Season 7 (Ramin Djawadi)
Hidden Figures (Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer)

Best Song Written For Visual Media
How Far I’ll Go – from Moana (winner)
City Of Stars – from La La Land
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – from Fifty Shades Darker
Never Give Up – from Lion
Stand Up For Something – from Marshall

Best Music Video
Kendrick Lamar – Humble (winner)
Beck – Up All Night
Jain – Makeba
Jay-Z – The Story Of O.J.
Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255

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New Releases

Moviesonly the brave
Only the Brave
All I See is You
A Bad Moms Christmas
Walking Out
Tom of Finland
Who Put the Klan into Ku Klux Klan
Why Are We Fat?
Revive Us 2
The Gilded Age
The Presidents Collection
Designing Dogs
The Very Best of Victor Borge
The Arctic Expedition: A Historic Journey to Find the Truth
The Pearltaboo
Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

TV Series
Homeland season six
The Kids in the Hall the complete collection

Walk Between Worlds by Simple Minds
Here Come the Runts by Awolnation
Arkansas by John Oates & The Good Road Band
One Drop of Truth by the Wood Brothers
Here’s to You by Montgomery Gentry
Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake
Blood by Rhyelook for me

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Look for Me by Lisa Gardner
The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd
A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando
Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery

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New Releases

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
The Square
Last Flag Flying

TV Series
Victoria season 2
Ray Donovan season 5
East West 101 season 1

The Snake King by Rick Springfield
Wow Gospel 2018 by various
Freedom’s Goblin by Ty Segall
Black Coffee by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Homecoming: Live From Ireland by Celtic Woman
Damage Already Done by Depaul

The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
Still Me by Jojo Moyes
Dark in Death by J. D. Robb

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Classic Foreign Films Update: 1969 – 2017

It seems time for an update of “Classic Foreign Films, 1919-1968,” Multimedia Blog, September, 2012.  Here then is a list of significant foreign-language films released between 1969 and 2016 that the Chester County Library has in its collection.

Ai Weiwei:  Never Sorry  (Chinese, 2012; documentary)
crouching tiger hidden dragonAmélie (French, 2001)
 Amour (French, 2012)
Babette’s Feast (Danish, 1987)
La Cage Aux Folles (French, 1979)
Das Boot (German, 1981)
Camille Claudel (French, 1989)
Cinema Paradiso (Italian, 1989)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Chinese, 2000)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (French, 2007)
Elle (French, 2016)
Fanny & Alexander (Swedish, 1982)
Fitzcarraldo (German, 1982)
Ghost in the Shell (Japanese Anime, 1995)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish, 2009)
Indochine (French, 1992)life is beautiful
The Intouchables (French, 2011)
Kagemusha (Japanese, 1980)
L’avventura (Italian, 1960)
Let the Right One In (Swedish, 2008)
Life is Beautiful (Italian, 1998)
The Lives of Others (German, 2006)
 Lone Wolf and Cub (Japanese, 1974)
A Man Called Ove (Swedish, 2015)
Master and Margaret (Italian, 1972)
Monsoon Wedding (Indian, 2002)
Pan’s Labyrinth (Mexican, 2006)
Pelle the Conqueror (Danish, 1988)
The Postman (Italian, 1994)
Run, Lola, Run (German, 1998)separation
A Separation (Iran, 2011)
Seven Beauties (Italian, 1975)
Solaris (Russian, 1972)
Swept Away (Italian 1974)
The Tin Drum (German, 1979)
Tristana (Spanish, 1970)
Z (Algerian, 1969)

Classic pre-1968 foreign language films CCL has acquired since the 2012 list:  The Hidden Fortress (Japanese, 1958), The Bridge (German, 1959), A Man and a Woman (French, 1966)

Classic foreign language films at other county libraries:  Amarcord (Italian, 1974, Kennett), Last Year at Marienbad (French/Italian, 1961, Phoenixville), The Last Metro (French, 1980, Phoenixville), Wings of Desire (German, 1987, Henrietta Hankin), Farewell My Concubine (Hong Kong, 1993, Kennett and Tredyffrin)

By Kim

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New Releases 1/23

The Killing of a Sacred Deerfelicite
Thank You for Your Service
The Lost Tree
Goodbye Christopher Robin
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
A Life for Ballet
Killer Hurricanes
VA: The Human Cost of War
Earth: One Amazing Day

TV Series
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency season 2

Ceremony and Devotion by Ghost
Earthtones by Bahamas
I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life by Tune-Yards
Between Two Shores by Glen Hansard
Pounding the Pavement by Anvil
Defy by Of Mice & Men
Ruins by First Aid Kit
Collateral by Phillip Phillips
I Like Fun by They Might Be Giants
The Worms Heart by The Shins
M A N I A by Fall Out Boy
You Might Be Smiling Now– by Just Joans

The Wife by Alafair Burke
Fall From Grace by Danielle Steel

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2018 SAG Awards


Cast in a motion picture
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”Three_Billboards_Outside_Ebbing,_Missouri

Female actor in a leading role
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Male actor in a leading role
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour

Female actor in a supporting role
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Male actor in a supporting role
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Stunt ensemble in a motion picture
Wonder Woman

Lifetime achievement award
Morgan Freeman


Female actor in a comedy seriesveep
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep

Male actor in a comedy series
William H. Macy, “Shameless

Ensemble in a comedy series

Female actor in drama series
Claire Foy, “The Crown

Male actor in drama series
Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us

Ensemble in a drama series
This is Us

Female actor in a television movie or miniseries
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies

Male actor in a television movie or miniseries
Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies

Stunt ensemble in a comedy or drama series
Game of Thrones

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January Staff Picks

STAFF Picks (1)

Dragana’s Picks
wind at my back

TV Series: Wind At My Back

If you liked the Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea, you will love this Canadian TV series about the life in the small mining town during the time of depression in 1930s.

Great Courses Audio: Books That Have Made History: Booksbooks that have made history That Can Change Your Life

This 3-part series of lectures by the University of Oklahoma professor Rufus Fears presents the personal choices of some of the most essential writings in history, ranging in time from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the 20th century, and in locale from Mesopotamia and China to Europe and America.

Jamie’s Picks

you've got mailMovie: You’ve Got Mail

My all-time favorite romantic comedy (maybe my all-time favorite movie). In true Nora Ephron form, the characters are quirky and the dialogue is perfect. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are a duo for the ages.Damien_Rice_O_album_cover

CD: Damien Rice – O 

Contains the popular song “The Blower’s Daughter,” and while that song is pretty good, I end up playing “Delicate” over and over again. Singer/songwriter coffeehouse vibes.

Jessie’s Picks

father brownTV Series: Father Brown

“Celebrated author GK Chesterton’s beloved character, Father Brown, is brilliantly brought to life in this charming ten-part BBC series starring Mark Williams (Harry Potter, Doctor Who). With the warmth of The Vicar of Dibley, the intellect of Miss Marple, the humour of Father Ted and the intrigue of Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown is a fresh new take on a classic genre. Set in the 1950s in the heart of the English countryside, Father Brown is a kindly cleric with a particular talent for solving crimes. Many years spent hearing confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the workings of the criminal mind, and in each episode the enigmatic priest discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul, the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires.”

Videogame: Little Big Planet 3 220px-LittleBigPlanet_3_boxart

“Sackboy, the knitted knight has been equipped with an all-new climbing ability and brand-new power-ups including the amazing Pumpinator. In LittleBigPlanet 3, explore a world filled with creativity as you explore all corners of the Imagisphere, meet the inhabitants of the mysterious planet Bunkum and face the nefarious Newton. Discover a variety of surprises that the LittleBigPlanet Community have created and shared for you to enjoy, with new levels and games to play every day. Then if you’re feeling inspired, flex your creative muscles with the powerful and intuitive customization tools, to bring your own imagination to life in LittleBigPlanet 3.”

Kim’s Picks

the alpsAudiobook: The Alps: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond by Stephen O’Shea

O’Shea drives the famous European mountain range in a Renault Megane Sport that elicits oohs and aahs until the admirers find out it’s a rental.  Regardless, O’Shea powers on, meeting up with a friend and “The Last Hippie,” all the while regaling us with the history of the Alps, its multi-lingual inhabitants, and its current state of play often compromised by environmental and technological degradation.  O’Shea’s saga is an often poetic paean to this unique parcel of the world.
brave enough

CD: Lindsey Stirling – Brave Enough 

The dancing violinist who was dismissed by two America’s Got Talent judges but went on to win a Billboard Music Award and came in second on Dancing with the Stars provides 14 of her own eclectic compositions.  They encompass various genres, including pop, rock, New Age, Celtic, and perhaps Mideastern.  Arabian Nights, anyone?  On 8 of the 14 tracks singers such as Christina Perri and ZZ Ward back Stirling up.  “Something Wild,” in which she collaborated with vocalist Andrew McMahon, was composed for Disney’s Pete’s Dragon (2016).

Zoey’s Picks

Big-Sick-Poster Movie: The Big Sick 

I’m not typically a fan of rom coms but the plot of The Big Sick intrigued me enough to give it a shot. And I was not disappointed. It was driven more by comedy than by romance. Kumail Nanjiani’s writing is full of wit and sincerity. It’s a good movie to curl up and watch during a snow day.
we are okay

Audiobook: We Are Okay  by Nina LaCour 

We Are Okay is entirely character driven, but that does not mean it is lacking in plot. LaCour easily plays on the notion of isolation and loneliness while cleverly retelling Marin’s, the main character, nightmarish last year. One of the best LGBT books published in 2017.



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New Releases 1/16

Blade Runner 2049
Happy Death Day
Loving Vincent
The Snowman
I, Daniel Blake
Gangster Land
Crooked House
Almost Friends
In Her Name
In Search of Israeli Cuisine
The Real Mad Men of Advertising
The Secret of Tuxedo Park
I Voted?

TV Series
Doctor Blake Mysteries season 4

Vale by Black Veil Brides
Encore by Anderson East
Camila by Camila Cabello

City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
Munich by Robert Harris

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2018 Golden Globe Awards

Here are the nominees and winners of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards! Some of these movies are too recent to be out on DVD or Blu-ray, but I’ve added links to the catalog where possible and will update this post as these movies come in to the library. The full list of winners and nominees can be viewed here.

Best Motion Picture – DramaThree_Billboards_Outside_Ebbing,_Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriWinner
The Post
The Shape of Water
Call Me By Your Name

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Lady BirdWinner
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Winner
Guillermo Del Toro, Vanessa Taylor – The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig – Lady BirdLady_Bird_poster
Liz Hannah, Josh Singer – The Post
Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game

Best Motion Picture – Animated
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent
The Boss Baby

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
In the Fade (Germany, France) – Winner
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)
Loveless (Russia)
The Square (Sweden, Germany, France)The_Shape_of_Water_(film)

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of WaterWinner
Carter Burwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Johnny Greenwood – Phantom Thread
John Williams – The Post
Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
This is Me – The Greatest Showman Winner
Home – Ferdinand
Mighty River – Mudbound
Remember Me – Coco
The Star – The StarGame_of_Thrones_Season_7

Best Television Series – Drama
The Handmaid’s Tale Winner
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
The Crown

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Winner
Master of None
Will & Gracebig little lies

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little LiesWinner
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Sinner
Top of the Lake: China Girl


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New Releases 1/9

Friend Request
My Little Pony: The Movie
The Foreigner
November Criminals
Bullet Head
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
Conduct! Every Move Counts
This is Bob Hope

Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

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