Late Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was left off the nominees list for the 2021 Grammy Awards, despite his memoir Alex Trebek–The Answer Is…receiving a nod in the Best Spoken Word Album category. Instead of Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer on November 8, Ken Jennings received the nomination for Trebek’s memoir.
“This should 100% be Alex’s Grammy nomination. He wrote this book and reads much of the audiobook!,” the Jeopardy! champ said on Twitter following the nominations announcement Tuesday. “Who do I speak to about this.”
Trebek and Jennings both narrated the former’s memoir, published by Simon & Schuster. Despite the publisher submitting both the Jeopardy! host and champion, only Jennings received the nom. Jennings was among the industry figures to receive Grammy noms Tuesday, along with Jerry Seinfeld, Tiffany Haddish, Meryl Streep and others.
The news of Jennings’ Grammy nomination came less than two days after Jeopardy! officials announced that the trivia show GOAT will be the first guest host to take over the show when it returns to production November 30.
Deadline has reached out to Simon & Schuster for comment on Trebek’s omission.
See Jennings’ reaction on social media below.
This should 100% be Alex's Grammy nomination. He wrote the book and reads much of the audiobook! Who do I speak to about this
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) November 24, 2020
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