Friday 30 November 2012, 13:32 | By

Australia’s ARIA Awards given… majority go to Gotye


ARIAA Awards

So Australia’s equivalent of the BRIT Awards, the 2012 ARIAs, were awarded this week. Amid myriad magic pop moments – not least Taylor Swift and Russell Brand doing things, and Nicki Minaj wearing this – some winners were announced, mainly Gotye, who won in four categories.


Best Male Artist: Gotye – Making Mirrors
Best Female Artist: Kimbra – Vows
Best Group: The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap
Breakthrough Artist: 360 – Falling & Flying
Best International Artist: One Direction
Best Australian Live Act: Gotye

Album Of The Year: Gotye – Making Mirrors
Best Independent Release: The Jezabels – Prisoner
Best Adult Contemporary Album: Missy Higgins – The Ol Razzle Dazzle
Best Blues & Roots Album: Jeff Lang – Carried In Mind
Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album: DZ Deathrays – Bloodstreams
Best Pop Release: Gotye – Making Mirrors
Best Rock Album: The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap
Best Urban Album: Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun
Best Children’s Album: The Wiggles – Surfer Jeff
Best Comedy Release: Buddy Goode – Unappropriate
Best Country Album: The McClymonts – Two Worlds Collide
Best Dance Release: Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat Georgi Kay – In My Mind
Best Classical Album: William Barton – Kalkadungu
Best Jazz Album: Sarah McKenzie – Close Your Eyes
Best Original Soundtrack: Triple J – Straight To You: A Tribute To Nick Cave
Best World Music Album: Joseph Tawadros – Concerts Of The Greater Sea

ARIA Song Of The Year: Matt Corby – Brother
Best Video: Missy Higgins – Everyone’s Waiting

Best Cover Art: Frank De Backer & Wally De Backer- Making Mirrors
Producer of the Year: Styalz Fuego – 360, Falling & Flying


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