Both first lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton went 0-1 Sunday night at the 55th Grammy Awards.
The two politicos were both nominated in the Spoken Word category but were passed over in favor of an actual musician. Songwriter Janis Ian won for “Society’s Child: My Autobiography,” a timeline of her career in music.
Obama was nominated for the audio version of her book “American Grown” and Clinton for “Back to Work,” but it looks like the Academy ultimately decided that no one cares about Obama’s White House garden or Clinton’s masterful plan to restore jobs.
The first lady missed out on another opportunity to push her “Let’s Move” campaign as the book correlates children’s health with quality of food. But while the FLOTUS may have struck out this time, President Barack Obama still boasts two Grammys for “Dreams From My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope.”
Clinton can’t cry too much since he already won a Grammophone trophy for “My Life.”
If you’re wondering why CBS deprived us of seeing Obama and Clinton’s faces when they didn’t win the Grammy (not to mention another shot of Obama’s bangs,) the Spoken Word award ceremony is one of the many Grammy awards not televised. Of the 78 awards given, only 11 are actually presented on television.
So sorry, Obama and Clinton. Maybe next year.