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Foo Fighters only local act to win big at Grammys; who missed out? (#GrammyReax)

Even though a handful of local acts were nominated, the Foo Fighters were the only group to walk out of Sunday evening’s Grammys with awards.

Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl performs on stage during the Rock-en-Seine music festival in Saint-Cloud, near Paris, in 2011. (JOHANNA LEGUERRE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

A quick recap is after the jump, but you can read more on local Grammys from The Post’s Chris Richards.

And tell us: Which local acts deserved a nomination or statuette?

• The Foo Fighters, a group whose members trace their roots to Springfield, won Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance and Best Long Form Music Video.

• Since Adele trounced the competition for the entire duration of the show — snagging six Grammys in the process — she triumphed over two bands with local roots in the area, OK Go and Memory Tapes, to win Best Short Form Music Video.

In any case, you still need to watch OK Go’s “Sesame Street”-inspired new video: “Three Primary Colors”:

• Local gospel singer Richard Smallwood lost Best Gospel Song for “Trust Me” to Kirk Franklin for “Hello Fear.”

Tell us:

Which local acts deserved a nomination or statuette? Tell us in the comments below or give us your general thoughts on the Grammys by using #GrammyReax on Twitter.

Here are a few Grammy-related gems I found this morning:


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