WINNER: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis weren't able to attend the AMAs in person (they're currently on tour), but the duo put a lot of thought into their acceptace speech for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album, giving the night its sole moment of political import. Quoting Martin Luther King, Macklemore said, "Due to the fact that we are in Florida tonight accepting this award, I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids that are dying due to racial profiling and the violence that follows it." He added, "This is really happening. . . it's time that we look out for the youth and fight against racism and the laws that protect it."