Awards shows are messy. You know it, I know it, and the Academy knows it. Despite who wins, there are people who are displeased. And with the dominance of social media, angry mobs form quickly and scream loudly. It's not the best formula, but it's what we've got.
So, what would happen if award winners were secretly leaked before the ceremony itself? Drama, chaos, and a lot of angry mobs. That's exactly what happened Monday night when a list of alleged Grammy Award winners was leaked to Twitter.
Just as fans started to calm down about the nominations, someone on Twitter alleged that a list of winners for the 61st annual Grammy Awards had leaked.
Among the alleged winners on the list were Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Taylor Swift, H.E.R., Chloe X Halle, Beck, and Zedd. The original tweet has now been deleted, as well as the account responsible for the supposed "leak."
The stakes are high this year, but my money is on Brandi Carlile. Then again, what do I know?