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12/05/2014 03:35 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

These Are Our Favorite Random Grammy Nominees

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You crazy for this one, Grammys! Every year, we're treated to a list of Grammy nominees that sometimes make sense -- Beyoncé! Sam Smith! -- but often totally misses the mark (acts who have been recording for years are cited among the year's Best New Artists). This year, we took a close look at those "honored" to find the most random nominees. It's not that some of these folks don't deserve recognition -- hell yeah, Makonnen! --but we're actually surprised the Recording Academy acknowledged them too. Come Grammy night, we'd love to be shouting "You get a Grammy! And you get a Grammy!" to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Wiz Khalifa, James Franco and the folks behind the "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack, because sure, why the hell not?

"Tuesday" by I Love Makonnen Ft. Drake (Best Rap/ Sung Collaboration)

"Everything Is Awesome!!" by Tegan and Sara ft. The Lonely Island (Best Song Written For Visual Media)

"We Dem Boyz" by Wiz Khalifa (Best Rap Song)

"Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix. Vol. 1" (Best Compilation Soundtrack)

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"0-100" by Drake (Best Rap Song and Performance)

Best Spoken Word Category (yes, the entire category featuring "A Fighting Chance" by Elizabeth Warren, "Diary of a Mad Diva" by Joan Rivers, "Actors Anonymous" by James Franco, "A Call To Action" by Jimmy Carter, "We Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor and "Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America" by John Waters")

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"Gone Girl" (Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media)

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"Out of Many, One Music" by Shaggy (Best Reggae Album)

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"Turn Down For What" (Best Music Video)

"The Last In Line" by Tenacious D (Best Metal Performance)

"Daft Punk" by Pentatonix (Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappela)

"Lightning Bolt" by Pearl Jam (Best Recording Package)

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