[[caption-width-right:250:Highest achievement in the music industry]]
The '''Grammy Awards''', or simply '''Grammys''', are issued by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) in the United States. The name comes from the shape of the awarded statue, a small gilded gramophone. As with all of the major awards shows, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Grammy_Award_categories the Grammys give far more awards each year]] than the PrimeTime telecast can accomodate; technical categories and awards for less popular genres are distributed in a separate ceremony.

A Spanish-language counterpart, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_Grammy_Awards Latin Grammys]], was launched in 2000.
!!Grammy Award provides examples of:
* DeadAir: The director of the show cut short {{Frank Sinatra}}'s acceptance speech for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1994 ceremony. {{Billy Joel}} responded by stopping his performance of "The River of Dreams" in the middle. He sat there, grinning at the audience, while pretending to check his watch, and quipped, "valuable advertising time going by...dollars...dollars...dollars..." After wasting around 30 seconds, he resumed playing the song.
* {{Hologram}}: The performance of {{Madonna}} with {{Gorillaz}} at the 2006 ceremony.
* OddCouple: {{Eminem}} was called out as "homophobic". His reaction? Performs "Stan" with {{Elton John}} (who is homosexual) at the 2001 ceremony. At the end, they hugged and Eminem gave the audience the finger.
* ReactionShot: As most televised award ceremonies. After the name of the award winner is announced, the camera cuts to the attending nominees who don't win the award.
** When someone is performing onstage, the camera also cuts to the audience, especially the attending celebrities and nominees, from time to time.
* RollOutTheRedCarpet: Before and after the ceremony.