— Orchestral performance: "Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine," Michael Tilson Thomas (San Francisco Symphony).
— Opera recording: "Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen," James Levine and Fabio Luisi.
— Choral performance: "Life & Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen," Charles Bruffy.
— Short-form music video: "We Found Love," Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris.
— Long-form music video: "Big Easy Express," Mumford & Sons.
— Historical album: "The Smile Sessions" (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wolfe.
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