Simon Rattle's version of Brahms's German Requiem over Muti's (and the funky Rundfunks) Cherubini Missa Solemnis in E.
Joan Tower's Made In America (out on "There's a reason our CDs are so cheap" Naxos) over Peter Lieberson's Neruda Songs sung by his late wife, the great Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (who, at least, was awarded Classical Vocal Performance).
The Grammys, where Bocelli & Groban (the American Idol cast was not available for the night) paid hommage to poor Luciano Pavarotti, have taken place while OC was blissfully asleep.
The winner's list is here. Best opera recording is Mackerras's Hansel And Gretel. There's not much to add to that.