From Eminem to Dylan: Which performances shined and which ones sank?
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Eminem went into the night with the most nominations (10), but only came out on the other side with two. Perhaps that added fuel to the fire that was his performance -- literal and figurative -- as he delivered the goods beautifully with Rihanna on "Love the Way You Lie." His first two rounds on Dr. Dre's "I Need a Doctor" had the veins popping out from his face and neck, leaving little time for the rapper to actually breathe, but not keeping him from laying down those verses with speed and ferocity. Dre's appearance was centered, Skylar Grey has a lot of raw talent, but Slim Shady's got the goods even though he didn't win many of 'em.
But when you won Best Rap Album, Marshall, couldn't you have at least cracked a little smile?