I have to admit, I know nothing about the Grammy awards - never really watched them in the past or paid attention to who was nominated, etc. Well I watched the awards this year and I am a little confused. Here are my questions: 1. How are the "best" this and that awards determined? 2. Who really runs this award show? 3. After a quick historical look at past winners and nominees, why was so much good music completely ignored? I mean just look at nominees from 1967-1972. ??? 4. Are there any biases towards certain acts? Do the powers that be favor certain musicians? If so, why? 5. Can record companies and other high ups manipulate the awards? 6. Is this all just a marketing ad for what the "powers that be" want to sell? I know these might be silly questions but I really just don't get it. I watched the whole awards show and it just felt like it was not genuine and tons of really good music does not even get represented. Confusing, but there's probably a good reason why. Just looking for some insight.