And I agree!
Not to kick NARAS when it's down, but the Grammy Awards has been lacking in a big way for a number of years. The problem I see it is that it doesn't know if it should be the old record business or the new one. They're still into the big parties, big budgets, and big stars, but nobody is backing it up on either the business or the creative end.
But...I disagree with Celia on a few points:
1. NARAS does give out Grammy awards for things like you mentioned...we just don't see them given out on TV.
2. Amy Winehouse is a trainwreck and people care more about watching her die a slow, painful death than perform music. And from the way she is acting, it appears she feels the same way. Any talent she has was long overshadowed by her addiction.
And this is the problem with NARAS in a nutshell. Who cares about taking care of people when you can make money off of them?
I'm not blaming anybody by Amy Winehouse for her drug issues, but when somebody needs the kind of help she does, is it really right livelihood to keep them on the road, push them in the studio, or otherwise make money at their expense? Again, she is responsible for getting herself clean, but somebody needs to step up and say "no" to artists like this...and nobody ever does.