Watch The Heartbreaking Moment Taylor Swift Thought She Won Album Of The Year

Taylor Swift's team thinking she won Album of the Year at the 2014 Grammys(via)

Oh Taylor Swift, you poor sweet treasure. This really wasn’t your year, was it? I don’t mean to be cruel, it’s just that Taylor’s pretty used to just rolling into an award show, opening her arms, and letting people load her up with hardware on her way out. It’s a tradition right up there with red lipstick and revenge cleavage.

You are a lovely lady pretty much all the year round, expect for during award season, when you become a lovely, be-spangled wheelbarrow for the transportation of trophies through Hollywood. Sometimes she uses them to tip her valet, or forgets one or two of them in all the excitement when she goes to the bathroom at an after-party. These are just things that happen when you’er one of the winningest gals in the whole damn world.

Which is why it was probably so jarring to go through the entire Grammys tonight without taking home a single golden gramophone sippy-cup for Blue Ivy. Which is probably why she was treating her spine so recklessly during that onstage performance, and why she was so close to the edge of her seat by the time the award for ‘Album Of The Year’ rolled around. She was a woman with nothing to lose, and the only thing she wanted to hear come out of Alicia Keys‘ mouth was the word ‘Red’.

…so that’s what she and her team heard, even though it turned out the award was actually going to Daft Punk, for their album ‘Random Access Memories.’ Cue one brief, beautiful, heartbreaking moment of celebration before she got to the next syllable. And cue me capturing the whole thing on Vine, because I am the worst:

There’s just so much about this that’s amazing. Everyone in her immediate vicinity took a half-second ride on the roller coaster of elation, only to IMMEDIATELY deflate when they realized the error. I think the guy directly next to her is even starting in on an f-bomb, but it’s probably just some variation on ‘sorry about my arm’.

I will say that to her credit, Taylor recovered really quickly, seamlessly, and maturely…but if you think that’s gonna prevent me from watching this clip ten thousand more times in a row, you are sadly mistaken, my friend.

RRRRRRRRRRR…andom Access Memories. (Did they jump?)

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    • avalon

      You pick Taylor apart for a split second facial reaction she stood up and claped for them . How about talking about the puss on Mackelmors face when he lost. And if you saw any of Taylors 70+ shows that critics overwhelmingly raved about she rocked her head the same way and all the critics loved that song.But the hate you have for her is obvious no mater what she did you would of found something to complain about .

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        You might want to re-read this post. Definitely not picking her apart.

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        *would have found

        sorry, couldn’t resist

      • Elizabeth Aspen

        Thank you so much for the “would have found”! I cannot tell you how much it peeves me that people online are too stupid to know it’s “would HAVE” and not “would OF”, which makes no sense at all. I see that constantly and it makes me want to throw a baby out of a window.

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        I hate when people use “would of”
        Irish people are guilty of CONSTANTLY doing it lol, drives me bonkers!
        I know I’m a grammar Nazi, but four years of Journalism will do that!

      • Elizabeth Aspen

        They aren’t picking her apart, it’s just fun gossip news. Everyone knows that Grandma Tay Tay is super classy and sweet and old-fashioned, she doesn’t need you to defend her to the death.

    • Alyssa

      She ALMOST had a Zoolander moment. That would have been great.

    • ColetteDameron

      Good Job Taylor swift is to become a won the Grammy awards.

    • Ria

      The guys behind her and next to her…hilarious! They really do look like they’re on a roller coaster.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        But a reeeeeeeally short one.

      • Elizabeth Aspen

        I’m guessing they’re her management team and wanted her to win because it would benefit their business in some way.

      • Jenny

        Um, that’s her Dad….
        How is an award going to benefit her business?

    • Erin

      Dear God, This is NOT “heartbreaking moment”. Think death and destruction and famine—not deciphering someone’s reaction to an award announcement.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Lemme know if god gets back to you, I have some pending thoughts for him as well.

      • Tinyfaeri

        Ah, where would an entertainment blog be without a little sprinkling of smug self-righteousness.

      • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

        Yeah, if she read the whole headline, she knew what she was getting into….but chose to read anyway :)

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        We all make mistakes.

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    • Elizabeth Aspen

      If you’re a true artist, you don’t need an armful of trophies to feel validated. That’s why someone like Kanye West is not the “genius” he thinks he is. Didn’t even show up last night because he’s a big baby who can’t be happy with two nominations when the reality is he belongs in front of the fry machine at McDonald’s.

    • Misenhammer