I’ve extracted and highlighted the Cohen-pertinent portions from Juno Awards 2013 by Joshua Ostroff. Huffington Post: Feb 19, 2013:
If you ever needed evidence of the diversity in Canadian music – or the fact that the Junos can be a bit of an Oprah “You get a car! You get a car! You get a car!” love-in – you couldn’t do better than the Juno Fan Choice category, which bundles together Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen, Metric, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Marianas Trench, Michael Buble, Nickelback and Hedley. … That said, both legendary oldsters got shut out of the Album of the Year prize, despite Cohen’s number one debut for “Old Ideas.”
… Cohen did, however, get a nominee for Artist of the Year alongside Jepsen and Bieber as well as EDM overlord Deadmau5 and Irish-Canadian country singer Johnny Reid.
… Songwriter of the year pits Leonard Cohen against, well, people daring to be in a songwriter competition against Leonard Cohen. Kathleen Edwards, Bahamas, Hannah Georgas and Arkells are all great songwriters, but this one should already be on Cohen’s mantle.
Adam Cohen, Leonard’s son, also got a Juno nomination for the awards newest category Adult Contemporary, though he’s facing off against Celine Dion so, uh, bonne chance.
A complete list of all 2013 Juno Award nominees can be found at Brooklyn Vegan
Update: Leonard Cohen was indeed named Juno Artist Of The Year and Juno Songwriter Of The Year for 2013. See Leonard Cohen Adds Songwriter Of The Year Title To Artist Of The Year At 2013 Juno Awards
Note: Originally posted February 19, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric