Grammy Awards of 1986
The 28th Grammy Awards
were held in 1986
. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.
Composing and arranging
- Best Instrumental Composition
- Jan Hammer (composer) for "Miami Vice Theme"
- Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special
- Marc Benno, Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey, Micki Free, Jon Gilutin, Hawk, Howard Hewett, Bunny Hull, Howie Rice, Sharon Robinson, Dan Sembello, Sue Sheridan, Richard C. Theisen II & Allee Willis (composers) for Beverly Hills Cop performed by various artists
- Best Arrangement on an Instrumental
- Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour (arrangers) for "Early A.M. Attitude"
- Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
- Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices
- Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording
- Best Gospel Performance, Female
- Best Gospel Performance, Male
- Larnelle Harris for "How Excellent Is Thy Name"
- Best Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus
- Larnelle Harris & Sandi Patti for "I've Just Seen Jesus"
- Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female
- Shirley Caesar for "Martin"
- Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male
- Marvin Winans for "Bring Back the Days of Yea and Nay"
- Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus
- Best Inspirational Performance
- Jennifer Holliday for "Come Sunday"
- Best Historical Album
- John Pfeiffer (producer) for RCA/Met - 100 Singers - 100 Years performed by various artists
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
- Cleo Laine for Cleo at Carnegie - The 10th Anniversary Concert
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group
- Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental
- David Sanborn for Straight To The Heart
- Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
- Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Group
- Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Big Band
- Bob Wilber & John Barry for The Cotton Club - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Best Latin Pop Performance
- Lani Hall for Es Facil Amar
- Best Tropical Latin Performance
- Best Mexican-American Performance
- Vikki Carr for Simplemente Mujer
Packaging and Notes
- Best Music Video, Short Form
- Tom Trbovich (video director) & Quincy Jones (video producer) for We Are the World - The Video Event performed by USA For Africa
- Best Music Video, Long Form
- Bruce Gowers (video director) & Huey Lewis & the News for Huey Lewis & the News - The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll
- Best Album Package - Incl. Album Cover, Graphic Arts, Photography
- John Kosh & Ron Larson (art directors) for Lush Life performed by Linda Ronstadt
- Best Album Notes
- Best Polka Album
- Frank Yankovic for 70 Years of Hits
Production and engineering
- Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
- Neil Dorfsman (engineer) for Brothers in Arms performed by Dire Straits
- Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
- Best Classical Engineered Recording
- Classical Producer of the Year
- Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Album
- Mike Berniker (producer) & the original Broadway cast for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Other Grammy Award Years
1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003