Australia’s big music awards presented

By | Published on Monday 28 November 2011

ARIA Awards 2011

So, it was Australia’s big music awards, the ARIAs, this weekend. Following a 2010 awards bash that could be best described as shambolic, this year’s event seemed to be much better received, though, by being shunted onto youth channel GO!, the TV transmission saw its viewing figures slump to half those enjoyed last year. But, you may well ask, who won? Well, here’s the winners list. I think it’s fair to say solo artists Gotye and Kimbra, as well as indie rockers Boy & Bear had a good night.

Best Male Artist: Gotye
Best Female Artist: Kimbra
Best Group: Boy & Bear

Album Of The Year: Boy & Bear – Moonfire
Single Of The Year: Gotye feat Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
Best Breakthrough Artist Album: Boy & Bear – Moonfire
Best Breakthrough Artist Single: Boy & Bear – Feeding Line

Best Pop Release: Gotye feat Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
Best Urban Album: Drapht – The Life Of Riley
Best Blues And Roots Album: The Audreys – Sometimes The Stars
Best Dance Release: Cut Copy – Zonoscope
Best Rock Album: The Living End – The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating
Best Hard Rock Album: Front End Loader – Ritardando
Best Independent Release: Art Vs Science – The Experiment
Best Adult Alternative: Boy & Bear – Moonfire
Best Adult Contemporary: Billy Thorpe – Billy Thorpe’s Tangier
Best Children’s Album: The Wiggles – Ukulele Baby!
Best Comedy Release: Hamish & Andy – Celebrating 50 Glorious Years
Best Country Album: Kasey Chambers – Little Bird
Best Classical Album: Sally Whitwell – Mad Rush: Piano Music of Philip Glass
Best Jazz Album: Elixir featuring Katie Noonan, First Seed Ripening
Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album: Chris Lilley – Angry Boys: Official Soundtrack Album
Best World Music Album: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Rrakala

Best Music DVD: AC/DC – Live at River Plate
Best Video: Goyte feat Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
Best Cover Art: Alter, for Cut Copy – Zonoscope

Producer of the Year: Wally De Backer for Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
Engineer Of The Year: Francois Tetaz for Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know

Most Popular Australian Artist: Birds Of Tokyo
Most Popular Australian Live Artist: The Living End