The ceremony, which will be conducted by Filomena Cautela and Inês Lopes Gonçalves, includes nine performances, with the production privileging the duets: Lena d’Água, Papillon and Murta, Bárbara Bandeira and Kasha, Camané and Mário Laginha, Calema, Ana Bacalhau and Diogo Piçarra, Fernando Daniel and Tainá, Capitão Fausto and Pedro Abrunhosa, and Profjam.
In the 2nd edition of Play, Capitão Fausto and Slow J lead the nominations, bringing together three each. The band led by Tomás Wallenstein is nominated in the categories Best Group, Best Album, and Song of the Year.
Slow J competes in the categories of Best Male Artist, Best Album, and Song of the Year.
For Best Group, in addition to Capitão Fausto, they are also named Expensive Soul, Mão Morta and The Gift. In the category of Best Male Artist, Diogo Piçarra, Fernando Daniel, Salvador Sobral and Slow J.
Best Male Artist is one of four new categories created this year. To this is added Best Female Artist, Best Jazz Album and Best Classical/Classical Album. In addition, two categories were deleted: Best International Artist and Best International Song.
For Best Album, in addition to the works of Slow J and Capitão Fausto, they are also nominated Camané and Mário Laginha, who also competes in the Best Album Fado category, and ProfJam.
In the Song of the Year category, also compete, in addition to the themes of Capitão Fausto and Slow J, Wet Bed Gang, and Nenny.
Nenny is also nominated for the Revelation Artist Award, along with Bárbara Tinoco, Murta and Tiago Nacarato. For Best Female Artist are nominated Aldina Duarte, Ana Bacalhau, Blaya and Lena D’Água.
Aldina Duarte also competes in the Best Fado Album category. In this category, in addition to Aldina Duarte and Camané with Mário Laginha, is also Pedro Moutinho.
The prize for Best Jazz Album competes João Mortágua, André Sousa Machado, Daniel Bernardes & Drumming GP, and Filipe Raposo .
For the Play of Best Classical/Classical Album compete Drummig GP/Luís Tinoco, Cupertinos & Luís Toscano, Hugo Vasco Reis, and Lopes-Graça Quartet, Leonor Braga Santos and Irene Lima.
The Lusofonia Prize only competes for Brazilian artists: Giulia Be, Tainá, Silva & Ludmilla and Anitta & Kevinho.
The winners of most categories will be chosen by juries composed of figures from the middle of Portuguese music.
The Play of Best Song is attributed by the public and the career and critical prizes will not be nominated, being chosen by elements of Audiogest, cooperative GDA – Management of Artists’ Rights and PassMúsica Association, and by music critics, respectively.