The Grammy Awards gets a lot of stick. I’m not sure why really – as an artist, it must feel nice to win or be nominated for a gong? Perhaps for the artists, it’s the equivalent of us normal folk cringing at the thoughts of going to a wedding for fear of sitting next to the awkward uncle, or at the rowdy table that will make too much noise, get horribly drunk, and annoy the bride during the speeches. Tensions are high on the night I’m sure, so the party goers drink more than they should to settle the nerves (we’ve all done it), then when they don’t win, it embarrassing. You have to hold it all in as there are so many faces and cameras looking right at you. Don’t you Kanye?
He has no problem crashing an acceptance speech – remember the MTV VMAs 2009 when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech saying “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’m going to let you finish — but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time,”
And he’s done it again. This time, the unsuspecting winner was Beck, accepting a gong for Album of the Year. Kanye looked set to declare his disgust again that Beyonce didn’t win, but then held off – probably when he saw the scared look in Becks eyes.
Stuff like this is TV gold. Let’s face it, award ceremonies can sometimes be boring to watch and incidents like this make it interesting and are a sure-fire way to set the internet and social media on fire.
Kanye continued with the following interview on E! News – Seriously, you need to watch this.
Trent Reznor was nominated for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for Gone Girl, but I doubt he was ever going to show up or win after his disgruntled tweet last year – he paired up with Lindsey Buckingham, Dave Grohl and Queens of the Stone Age only to be cut short on the performance when the show ran over by 15 minutes.
The face of award ceremonies has changed in recent times with the likes of Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey presenting while roasting all the elites sitting in front of them, so perhaps we are going to see more of this type of thing from now on. It’s expected that something or someone is going to do or say something at them these days. Change is good.
Perhaps Aphex Twin will do something crazy at the Meteor Choice awards on March 5th, after picking up a Grammy gong for Best Dance/Electronic Album. with ‘Syro’.
For a full list of all of the nominees and winners, click here.
You can catch the Grammy highlights on RTE2 tonight at 7.30pm.