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2012 ARIA Award Winners

26th ARIA Awards Ceremony

Thursday, 29 November 2012
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Darling Harbour

Once again Gotye (Wally De Backer) was the big winner at this years 2012 ARIA Awards receiving 4 ARIAs for Best Male Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Australian Live Act, and Album of the Year. Repeating her win last year, Kimbra picked up the ARIA Award for Best Female Artist. While Melbourne rapper 360 received an impressive six nominations, only one ARIA for Breakthrough Artist Release was received.

ARIA Winners and Nominees

All winners below are in Red. Winners of the 2012 ARIA Artisan Awards and the 2012 ARIA Fine Arts Awards were announced on 3 October 2012.

ARIA Awards

ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductee

• Yothu Yindi

Album Of The Year

• Gotye – Making Mirrors
• 360 – Falling & Flying
• Missy Higgins – The Ol' Razzle Dazzle
• The Jezabels – Prisoner
• The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap

Best Female Artist

• Kimbra – Vows
• Jessica Mauboy – Gotcha
• Lanie Lane – To The Horse
• Missy Higgins – The Ol' Razzle Dazzle
• Washington – Insomnia

Best Male Artist

• 360 – Falling & Flying
• Angus Stone – Broken Brights
• Gotye – Making Mirrors
• Guy Sebastian – Battle Scars
• Keith Urban – For YouMatt Corby – Into The Flame

Best Group

• The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap
• Boy & Bear – Big Man
• Cold Chisel – No Plans
• Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun
• The Jezabels – Prisoner

Breakthrough Artist – Release

• 360 – Falling & Flying
• Alpine – A Is For Alpine
• Lanie Lane – To The Horses
• Matt Corby – Brother
• San Cisco – Awkward

Performers

Performers at the ARIA included:  Hilltop Hoods (I Love It), Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco (Battle Scars), Missy Higgins (Everyone's Waiting), Yothu Yindi with Paul Kelly, Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan and Peter Garrett (Treaty), Taylor Swift (I Knew You Were Trouble), The Jezabels (Endless Summer), 360 featuring Gossling (Boys Like You), Kimbra (Settle Down), and The Temper Trap (Trembling Hands).

ARIA Week Created

In a new initiative for 2012, ARIA and the NSW Government through Destination NSW announce the formation of ARIA WEEK. A week long celebration of the local music industry prior to the main event, ARIA WEEK features a series of showcases and live performances at venues around Sydney, as well as workshops, forums and discussions on a range of industry issues.

Public Voted Categories

Public Voted Awards were given on four categories for 2012: Best Australian Live Act, Best International Artist, Best Video, and Song of the Year.

Best Pop Release

• Gotye – Making Mirrors
• Guy Sebastian – Battle Scars
• Jessica Mauboy – Gotcha
• Kimbra – Vows
• San Cisco – Awkward

Best Rock Album

• The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap
• Children Collide – Monument
• Cold Chisel – No Plans
• Oh Mercy – Deep Heat
• The Jezabels – Prisoner

Best Comedy Release

• Buddy Goode – Unappropriate
• Anthony Salame – Is This thing On?
• Arj Barker – Joy Harvest
• Sammy J – Skinny Man, Modern World
• The Beards – Having A Beard Is
   The New Not Having A Beard

Best Urban Album

• Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun
• 360 – Falling & Flying
• Katalyst – Deep Impressions
• The Bamboos – Medicine Man
• The Herd – Future Shade

Best Dance Release

• Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi
   Kay – In My Mind

• Havana Brown – When The Lights Go Out
• Hermitude – Hyperparadise
• Knife Party – Rage Valley
• Sneaky Sound System
     – From Here To Anywhere

Best Country Album

• The McClymonts – Two Worlds Collide
• Beccy Cole – Songs and Pictures
• Catherine Britt – Always Never Enough
• McAlister Kemp – Country Proud
• Troy Cassar-Daley – Home

Best Children's Album

• The Wiggles – Surfer Jeff
• Bananas In Pyjamas – Playtime
• dirtgirlworld – dirtgirl rocks the planet
• Hi-5 – Sing It Loud
• Rhys Muldoon – I'm Not Singing

Best Independent Release

• The Jezabels - Prisoner
• Dappled Cities – Lake Air
• Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp
     – Songs of the Southern Skies
• San Cisco – Awkward
• The Bamboos – Medicine Man

Best Adult Contemporary Album

• Missy Higgins – The Ol' Razzle Dazzle
• Darren Hayes – Secret Codes And Battleships
• Husky – Forever So
• Josh Pyke – Only Sparrows
• Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp –
    Songs of the Southern Skies

Best Blues & Roots Album

• Jeff Lang – Carried In Mind
• Angus Stone – Broken Brights
• Lanie Lane – To The Horses
• Mia Dyson – The Moment
• Paul Green & The Other Colours
     – Behind The Stars

Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album

• DZ Deathrays – Bloodstreams
• Buried In Verona – Notorious
• Frenzal Rhomb – Smoko at the Pet Food Factory
• House Vs Hurricane – Crooked Teeth
• Sleepmakeswaves – …And So We Destroyed Everything

ARIA Public Voted Awards

Song Of The Year

• Matt Corby – Brother
• 360 feat Gossling – Boys Like You
• Delta Goodrem – Sitting On Top Of The World
• Guy Sebastian – Don't Worry Be Happy
• Hilltop Hoods – I Love It
• Jessica Mauboy feat Stan Walker – Galaxy
• Justice Crew – Boom Boom
• Reece Mastin – Good Night
• Ricki-Lee – Do It Like That
• Timomatic – Set It Off

Best International Artist

• One Direction – Up All Night
• Adele – 21
• Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
• Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
• David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat
• Ed Sheeran – +
• Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials
• LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking
• Michael Buble – Christmas
• The Black Keys – El Camino

Best Australian Live Act

• Gotye – Making Mirrors Album Tour
• 360 – The Flying Tour
• Cold Chisel – Light The Nitro Tour
• Dirty Three – Dirty Three March 2012 Tour
• Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun
• Hoodoo Gurus – Dig It Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitiational
• Kate Miller-Heidke – Nightflight
• The Bamboos – The Bamboos Medicine Man Tour
• The Jezabels – Prisoner - Album Launch
• The Living End – The End Is Just The Beginning Repeating Tour

Best Video

• Natasha Pincus - Missy Higgins - Everyone's Waiting
• Alex Weltlinger - 360, Boys Like You
• Luci Schroder - Alpine - Hands
• Animal Logic - Hilltop Hoods - I Love It
• Brent "Quincy" Buchanan - The Grindhouse - Jackson Firebird, Cock Rockin'
• Emma Tomelty - Hermitude, Speak Of The Devil (from the album Heperparadise)
• Darcy Prendergast - Kate Miller-Heidke - Kate Miller-Heidke - I'll Change Your Mind
• Josh Logue - Lanie Lane - Oh Well, That's What You Get Falling In Love With a Cowboy
• Sam Bennetts - Bluejuice - Act Yr Age
• Josh Logue -The Rubens - My Gun

ARIA Fine Arts Awards

Best Classical Album

• William Barton – Kalkadungu
• Jose Carbo with Slava and Leonard Grigoryan – My Latin Heart

• Orchestra of the Antipodes – Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
• Sally Whitwell – The Good, the Bad and the Awkward
• Sydney Symphony, Vladimir Ashkenazy – Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

Best Jazz Album

• Sarah McKenzie – Close Your Eyes
• Barney McAll – Graft
• Grace Knight – Keep Cool Fool
• James Morrison – Snappy Too
• McGann – Wending
• Steven Rossitto – Night & Day

Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album

• Triple j – Straight To You: triple j's Tribute To Nick Cave
• Jane Rutter – An Australian in Paris
• RocKwiz – The RocKwiz Christmas Album
• Jon English & the Original Cast of the Rock Show – The Rock Show
• Various Artists – The Sapphires Original Soundtrack

Best World Music Album

• Joseph Tawadros – Concerts of the Greater Sea
• Dead Can Dance – Anastasis
• Nicky Bomba's Bustamento – Intrepid Adventures to the Lost Riddim Island
• Sarah Calderwood – As Night Falls
• Warren H Williams & the Warumungu Songmen – Winanjjara: The Song Peoples Sessions

ARIA Artisan Awards

Best Cover Art

• Frank De Backer (Artwork & Handwriting) & Wally De Backer – Making Mirrors
• Carlo Santone – Gurrumul featuring Sarah Blasko – Bayini
• Christopher Doyle – The Jezabels – Prisoner
• Debaser – 360 – Falling and Flying
• Rennie Ellis – Oh Mercy – Deep Heat

Engineer of the Year

• Francois Tetaz for Gotye – Making Mirrors
• Lachlan Mitchell – The Jezabels – Prisoner
• Matt Fell – Tim Freedman – Australian Idle
• Scott Horscroft and Phillip Threlfall – 360 – Falling and Flying
• Wayne Connolly – Josh Pyke – Only Sparrows

Producer of the Year

• Styalz Fuego – 360 - Falling & Flying
• Chong Lim – Sarah McKenzie – Close Your Eyes
• Lachlan Mitchell – The Jezabels – Prisoner
• Lanie Lane – Lanie Lane – To the Horses
• Virginia Read – Sally Whitwell – The Good, the Bad and the Awkward

Presenters

Presenters during the evening included: Lanie Lane, Josh Pyke, Ella Hooper, Chris • Cheney, Jessica Mauboy, Josh Thomas, Ricki-Lee, Tom Ballard, Alex Dyson, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkism, • Richard Armitage, Nicki Minaj, Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzgerald, Michael "Wippa" Wipfli, Benji Madden, Joel • Madden, Matty Acton, Mel Greig, Russell Brand, Barbara Elizabeth, Taylor Swift, and Richard Wilkins.

Category Changes

Two categories, Breakthrough Artist Single and Breakthrough Artist Album, have been combined and are now called the Breakthrough Artist Release award.

The 2012 ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association)  Awards was telecast on the Nine Network's digital channel GO! Coverage included the red carpet action followed by the Awards ceremony. The official ARIA Awards After Party for 2012 was held at Marquee at The Star, a Sydney leisure and entertainment venue overlooking Sydney Harbour. ARIA Awards General Public Tickets cost $49.95.

For an artist to be eligible for a 2012 ARIA Award, they must have released their recording within the eligibility period, which extends from Friday, 19 August 2011 to Thursday, 23 August 2012.

 

 

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