Australian artist Gotye picked up two Grammys at the awards in Los Angeles this morning.

Gotye and Kimbra won best pop duo performance for global smash hit Somebody That I Used to Know, while the Melbourne singer-songwriter also won best alternative album for Making Mirrors.

Gotye has also been nominated for record of the year for Somebody That I Used to Know.

The last Australian to win record of the year was Olivia Newton-John with I Honestly Love You in 1975.

British act Skrillex took three gongs - including best dance recording for Bangarang.

Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crowe Medicine Show have won best long form music video for Big Easy Express.