In a battle between Bruce Springsteen, Bernie Sanders and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who will race past the victory line? 

Our guess would be that Carrie Fisher actually has a better-than-average chance of edging out the other illustrious nominees when the Grammy Award in the spoken word category is handed out on Sunday.

Except we'd be shocked if "Star Wars'" erstwhile Princess Leia would be racing to pick up any award.

So how could Fisher, who died in December 2016, snag a posthumous Grammy nom? She picked it up for narrating her best-selling memoir, "The Princess Diarist."

Similarly, Springsteen got nominated for the audio book version of his autobiography while Sanders gave an oral retelling of his 2016 Presidential bid while Tyson read aloud from his "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry."

Why are we predicting a Fisher victory? Because Grammy loves dead people.

This year, the late Leonard Cohen will be competing against the late Chris Cornell in the best rock performance category. Despite dying in November 2016, Cohen is on a bit of a roll. He's also competing against the late Glen Campbell for a Best American Roots Grammy.

Do you know what else is weird? The highest award given out by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences also has nominees who have pulses.

GUNNING FOR AN EGOT?

Remember when Donald Glover picked up a slew of Emmys for the cult TV series "Atlanta"? Well, the former "Community" actor is now up for multiple Grammy Awards for "Awaken, My Love!" the funk album he released under the alias of Childish Gambino. Let's see, Emmy love and, now, Grammy love? What's next, an Oscar and a Tony? Yet nothing for Glover's "Community" co-star Chevy Chase? Yeah, we're OK with that.

A GRAMMY NOM FOR GETTING RID OF THAT STUPID DOLLAR SIGN

Perhaps even more than their love for dead folk, Grammy loves a redemption story. And let's face it, pop songstress Kesha has one helluva comeback arc. Not only did she show Dr. Luke who is boss, but Kesha got rid of that stupid dollars sign in her name. Ke$ha is for the birds. Perhaps, she can have a word with her contemporary who still goes by P!nk. 

MOVE OVER SUSAN LUCCI?

Alright, Jay-Z cannot be compared with longtime Daytime Emmy also-ran Susan Lucci. After Beyonce's beau has 21 Grammys from 59 nominations. That's important since this year will mark the first time the former Shawn Carter is up for Album of the Year.

NO LOVE FOR ONE DIRECTION

Is it sad that we know One Direction has never received a Grammy award? Yes, it probably is sad that we're keeping track. This oversight is even more glaring that Harry, Zayn, Liam and Niall all had solo projects that met a similarly frosty reception from members of the Recording Academy. Now, we're thinking getting that Harry Styles tattoo was a miscalculation.

Uh-uh, we still love ya, Harry, and we always will.

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