Here are your 2019 Ignatz nominees. These fell into a weird part of my day, so my apologies for not having them up. I don't see anything on which I'd choose to remark in a trends way. These seem like appropriate choice given the shape of this part of the wider field. Congratulations to all those nominated and good luck on SPX weekend.
For those not up to speed on how the Ignatz work, the awards are nominated by committee and voted on the weekend of the show by those in attendance. This year's judges were MK Czerwiec, Kelly Froh, Rob McMonigal, Nola Pfau and Chris Kindred.
Somebody is usually very sweet and someone is usually very cutting and critical at the awards show; both are entertaining.