Awards for 2005
Best Rap Song
NOMINEESSnoop Dogg (Songwriter), Chad Hugo (Songwriter), Pharrell Williams (Songwriter)
For the song "Drop It Like It's Not."
Song of the Year
WINNERJohn Mayer (Songwriter)
For the song "Daughters."
NOMINEESAlicia Keys (Songwriter)
For the song "If I Ain't Got You."
Best Long Form Music Video
WINNERConcert for George: "various artists", David Leland (video director), Ray Cooper (video producer), Olivia Harrison (video producer), Jon Kamen (video producer)
NOMINEESThe Death of Klinghoffer: John Adams (artist), Penny Woolcock (video director), Madonna Baptiste (video producer) (London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) [gb] (artist))Coldplay: Live 2003: Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin, John Durrant (video director), Russell Thomas (video director), Sarah Layish-Melamed (video producer), Lee Lodge (video producer), Melanie Fletcher (video producer)The Blues: "various artists", Margaret Bodde (video producer), Alex Gibney (video producer), Richard Hutton (video producer), Martin Scorsese (video producer)
Best Dance Recording
Best Spoken Word Album for Children
For the Album "Carnival of the Animals"
Lifetime Achievement Award
Best Rap Solo Performance
For the song "99 Problems."
For the song "Just Lose It"Lloyd Banks
For the song "On Fire."Twista
For the song "Overnight Celebrity."Kanye West
For the song "Through the Wire."
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
NOMINEESRay Charles, Elton John
For the song "Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word" (Charles's nomination is posthumous).
Best Pop Vocal Album
For the album "Genius Loves Company" (Posthumously).
For the album "Feels Like Home."Sarah McLachlan
For the album "Afterglow."Joss Stone
For the album "Mind, Body & Soul."Brian Wilson
For the album "Smile."
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
NOMINEESLos Lonely Boys
For the song "Heaven."Evanescence
For the song "My Immortal."Hoobastank
For the song "The Reason."Maroon 5
For the song "She Will Be Loved."No Doubt
For the song "It's My Life."
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Best Contemporary R&B Album
For "Damita Jo"
Best New Artist
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
For the song "Daughters."
For the song "Let's Misbehave."Josh Groban
For the song "You Raise Me Up."Prince
For the song "Cinnamon Girl."Seal
For the song "Love's Divine."
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
For the song "Sunrise."
For the song "Oceania."Sheryl Crow
For the song "The First Cut Is the Deepest."Gwen Stefani
For the song "What You Waiting For?"Joss Stone
For the song "You Had Me."
Best Spoken Word Album
For the Album "The Pleasure of My Company"
Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female
Album of the Year
WINNERJohn Burk (Producer), Ray Charles (Artist), Robert Fernandez (Engineer/Mixer), Mark D. Fleming (Engineer/Mixer), Robert Hadley (Mastering Engineer), John Harris (Engineer/Mixer), Terry Howard (Engineer/Mixer/Producer), Pete Karam (Engineer/Mixer), Joel Moss (Engineer/Mixer), Seth Presant (Engineer/Mixer), Phil Ramone (Producer), Doug Sax (Mastering Engineer)
For the album "Genius Loves Company" (Charles's win is posthumous). Shared with Don Mizell, producer.
Record of the Year
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
NOMINEESDe-Lovely: "various artists", Peter Asher (compilation producer), Stephen Endelman (compilation producer)
Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
WINNERThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Annie Lennox, Howard Shore, Fran Walsh
For the song "Into The West".
NOMINEESShrek 2: David Bryson, Adam Duritz, David Immerglück, Matthew Malley, Dan Vickrey
For the song "Accidentally In Love".
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
WINNERThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Howard Shore (composer), John Kurlander (engineer/mixer)