ARIA noms out

By | Published on Wednesday 29 September 2010

The noms are out for this year’s ARIA Awards, which are the Aussie version of the BRITs. And no less that five acts have six nominations each – they being Angus & Julia Stone, Sia, Birds Of Tokyo, Guy Sebastian and Megan Washington.

There are 26 categories in total (considerably more than the BRITs, about 3917 less than the Grammys) so artists being on numerous shortlists is common, but still, well done them, every single one of them.

Also getting multiple nods in the shortlists this year are John Butler, Tame Impala and Temper Trap, who each get five noms, while Powerfinger – who have already won sixteen ARIA Awards and probably don’t need any more – are up for four.

For the first time the ARIA Awards will follow the lead of the BRITs this year and let normal people decide the winners of some categories, which is never a good idea. The Best Single, Best Album, Best Artist and Best International Artist awards will be voted for by punters on the ARIA Awards website.

The lists of nominees are online here.