20th Annual Grammy Awards
|20th Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 23, 1978|
|Location||Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California|
|Hosted by||John Denver|
|Most awards||John Williams (3)|
|Most nominations||John Williams|
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards were held February 23, 1978, and were broadcast live on American television. They were hosted by John Denver and recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1977.
- Record of the Year
- Bill Szymczyk (producer) & The Eagles for "Hotel California"
- Album of the Year
- Ken Caillat, Richard Dashut (producers) & Fleetwood Mac (producers and artist) for Rumours
- Song of the Year
- Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams (songwriters) for "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" performed by Barbra Streisand
- Joe Brooks (songwriter) for "You Light Up My Life" performed by Debby Boone
- Best New Artist
- Best Recording for Children
- Christopher Cerf & Jim Timmens (producers) for Aren't You Glad You're You performed by various artists
- Best Classical Orchestral Performance
- Gunther Breest (producer), Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D
- Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance
- Neville Marriner (conductor), Janet Baker & the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for Bach: Arias
- Best Opera Recording
- Thomas Z. Shepard (producer), John De Main (conductor), Donnie Albert, Carol Brice, Clamma Dale & the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra for Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
- Best Choral Performance (other than opera)
- Georg Solti (conductor), Margaret Hillis (choir director) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for Verdi: Requiem
- Best Classical Performance Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with orchestra)
- Itzhak Perlman & the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
- Best Classical Performance Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (without orchestra)
- Arthur Rubinstein for Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E Flat/Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
- Best Chamber Music Performance
- The Juilliard String Quartet for Schoenberg: Quartets for Strings (Complete)
- Best Classical Album
- Thomas Frost (producer), Leonard Bernstein (conductor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Vladimir Horowitz, Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, Lyndon Woodside & the New York Philharmonic for Concert of the Century
Composing and arranging
- Best Instrumental Composition
- John Williams (composer) for "Main Title From Star Wars"
- Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special
- John Williams (composer) for Star Wars
- Best Instrumental Arrangement
- Harry Betts, Perry Botkin Jr. & Barry De Vorzon (arrangers) for "Nadia's Theme (The Young and the Restless)" performed by Barry De Vorzon
- Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
- Ian Freebairn-Smith (arranger) for "Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)" performed by Barbra Streisand
- Best Arrangement For Voices
- The Eagles (arrangers) for "New Kid in Town"
- Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
- Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
- Kenny Rogers for "Lucille"
- Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
- Best Country Instrumental Performance
- Hargus "Pig" Robbins for Country Instrumentalist of the Year
- Best Country Song
- Richard Leigh (songwriter) for "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" performed by Crystal Gayle
- Best Gospel Performance, Traditional
- The Oak Ridge Boys for "Just a Little Talk With Jesus"
- Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational
- The Imperials for Sail On
- Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional
- James Cleveland for James Cleveland Live at Carnegie Hall
- Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary
- Edwin Hawkins for Wonderful!
- Best Inspirational Performance
- B. J. Thomas for Home Where I Belong
- Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist
- Best Jazz Performance by a Group
- Phil Woods for The Phil Woods Six - Live From the Showboat
- Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance
- Best Latin Recording
- Mongo Santamaría for Dawn
- Best Cast Show Album
- Martin Charnin (composer), Charles Strouse (composer & producer), Larry Morton (producer) & the original cast with Andrea McCardle & Dorothy Loudon for Annie
Packaging and notes
- Best Album Package
- John Kosh (art director) for Simple Dreams performed by Linda Ronstadt
- Best Album Notes
- George T. Simon (notes writer) for Bing Crosby - A Legendary Performer performed by Bing Crosby
- Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
- Barbra Streisand for "Evergreen (Love Theme From A Star Is Born)"
- Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
- James Taylor for "Handy Man"
- Best Pop Performance by a Group
- Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Production and engineering
- Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
- Al Schmitt, Bill Schnee, Elliot Scheiner & Roger Nichols (engineers) for Aja performed by Steely Dan
- Best Engineered Recording, Classical
- Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer), Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Maurice Ravel: Bolero
- Producer of the Year
- Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
- Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
- Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
- The Emotions for "Best of My Love"
- Best R&B Instrumental Performance
- The Brothers Johnson for "Q"
- Best Rhythm & Blues Song
- Leo Sayer & Vini Poncia (songwriters) for "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" performed by Leo Sayer
- Best Spoken Word Recording
- Julie Harris for The Belle of Amherst
- ^ "Jarreau Wins Jazz Grammy". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 24 February 1978. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
- ^ "1977 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
- 20th Grammy Awards at the Internet Movie Database