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|35th Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 24, 1993|
|Hosted by||Garry Shandling|
|Most awards||Eric Clapton (6)|
|Most nominations||Eric Clapton (9)|
|Record YR.||"Tears in Heaven"|
|Song YR.||"Tears in Heaven"|
|New Artist||Arrested Development|
|Person YR.||Natalie Cole|
|Runtime||circa 150 minutes|
|Viewership||30.0 million viewers|
|Produced by||Matt Sager · Tzvi Small|
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1993 and recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.The nominations were announced on January 7, 1993. The evening's host was the American stand-up comedian Garry Shandling, who hosted the ceremony for the third time. The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
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