It happened last week and we’re in the middle of Awards Week, but now seems as good a time as any to have a quick shuffle through one of the longest award ceremonies on the planet, the Grammys.
To be honest with you, I started listing all the categories out like what I normally do, but I was bored out of my skull within a few minutes, as will you be if you go to this page and read it in full. But instead, here are some highlights from my point of view…
With 81 different awards altogether you have to wonder slightly why they nominated the same people for every award.
Kelly Clarkson was clearly the darling of the awards this year, having been nominated for every award going, but didn’t do too well, while someone called Fun. (with the dot) got nominated for a whole pile of stuff including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Duo / Group Performance, and Some Other Award for Turning Up.
Carly Rae Jepsen impressively pulled in a whole pile of nominations despite being pretty rubbish all round. The Black Keys were nominated for Album of the Year and some other bits but failed all round. The Chemical Brothers got a nomination for Best Dance / Electronica Album but lost out to Skrillex.
M83 and Björk managed nominations for Best Alternative Music Album but lost out to Gotye, who also won Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo / Group Performance,
John Williams got a nomination for The Adventures of Tintin – The Secret of the Unicorn in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category, but lost out to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (rubbish American remake).
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (because of course those classical remixes need their own category) was noteworthy as Eric Prydz‘s Private Remix of Midnight City by M83 battled against Lie Down in Darkness by Moby remixed by Photek, but neither won.
Bla bla country music, Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Most Tenuous Award Category, Best Contemporary Christian Music Song, and finally it was over. And I pity the fool who sat through the whole ceremony. Fortunately, that’s it for another year.