Even though it’s incredibly obvious to talk about how weird it is that there’s millions of awards for specific niche genres alongside Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X etc, it’s still incredibly funny when you read through them.
Record of the year is specifically for the recording ie the record label/producer gets kudos, song of the year is for the actual song ie publisher/songwriter gets kudos. Harks back to days when artists usually didn’t record their own material and songs would be recorded by several artists
So a bit anachronistic nowadays, yeah, but still there’s a logic to it
Love that they have the Ukraine tribute, where Zelensky calls out the ridiculousness of such events, then proceed to celebrate each other like that didn’t even happen. I’m not even sure why people want to watch these types of shows anymore. They’ve always been a gross, tone-deaf reacharound but this shit is dire.
They used bts, kept hyping up their performance in social media as they know the views bts command, and even moved their nomination category from the preshow awards to the main awards only for them not to win. Same as last year