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This year’s Grammys belonged to Childish Gambino’s This is America

Ah, awards season – in many ways the ultimate post-Christmas pick-me-up. Sunday night after Sunday night we’re bombarded with all sorts of red carpet thrills and spills and the nation’s water coolers find themselves busier than all hell come Monday morning. We had a real double whammy last night, with both the Baftas and the Grammys falling on the same night.

You’ve probably caught up with colleagues over a coffee to chat about how genuinely delighted you collectively were with the results and the fact country star Kacey Musgraves found herself in possession of the much-coveted Album of the Year award genuinely perked us up, but what we’re really interested in is the visual side of things.

Every time we stay up way too late, red-eyed and hepped up on energy drinks to ensure we catch every single second of America’s biggest music award ceremony it’s the big reveal in the Best Music Video category that we’re anticipating. It was comedian-cum-rapper Donald Glover who walked home with the Best Music Video prize in his back pocket. This is America, his May 2018 single, certainly came bundled with one of last year’s most memorable videos, so the victory shouldn’t come as a surprise. The politically-charged tune also won awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Rap/Sung Performance.

The full – and genuinely exhaustive – list of Grammy winners can be found here.