2022 ARIA Awards: Winners list and best moments

Baker Boy wins big, Olivia Newton-John honored, Natalie Imbruglia and G Flip host. See the winners & best moments of the 2022 ARIA Awards.

The 2022 ARIA Awards ceremony took place yesterday (November 24) at Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion. Celebrating 36 years, the annual event held its first in-person ceremony since 2019. Hosted by Natalie Imbruglia, G Flip and Ruel, attendees were treated to a star-studded line-up of performances, which included tributes to the late Archie Roach and Olivia Newton-John.

There were many multi-award winners throughout the night, but Baker Boy led the pack, taking home five trophies. His wins included Best Solo Artist, Album of the Year and Best Hip Hop/Rap Release for his 2021 album Gela. Meanwhile, claiming two victories respectively were The Wiggles with Best Australian Live Act presented by Heaps Normal and Best Children’s Album, as well as Amyl and the Sniffers, who won Best Rock Album and Best Group.

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Leading the scoreboard in terms of nominations this year were Rufus Du Sol, who received seven nods for their fourth studio record, Surrender. The acclaimed Sydney group ended up claiming the prize for Best Produced Album. All in all, the evening was most certainly not short on entertainment, heartfelt tributes and intriguing moments. If you missed the ceremony, here’s a recap of the evening’s highlights and a full list of winners in all categories below.

#1 – Baker Boy Wins Five Trophies

It was a triumphant night for Yolngu artist Baker Boy, who received five awards. The legendary rapper also delivered a lively performance, during which he played the didgeridoo. Check out his acceptance speech for Album of the Year below.

#2 – Budjerah, Thelma Plum and Jessica Mauboy perform One Song, a tribute to Archie Roach

This incredible trio honoured the legendary Archie Roach with a performance of his 2022 hit, One Song. The Indigenous singer-songwriter was also announced as the winner of Best Independent Release. See the announcement of his win below.

#3 – Oiliva Newton-John honoured with performances of her hit songs

Natalia Imbruglia, Tones and I and Peking Duk delivered a medley of Olivia Newton-John’s best hits, including Hopelessly Devoted to You. Earlier in the ceremony, the late singer’s daughter, Chloe made an appearance via video link: “Hello Australia, hello ARIAs,” said Chloe.“Thank you so much for doing this beautiful tribute to my mum. She was so grateful and so moved by all of the support that she received from Australia during her cancer battle.” 

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2022 ARIA Awards winners

Clinton Kane – ‘I Guess I’m In Love’
Dean Lewis – ‘Hurtless’
Flume feat. MAY-A – ‘Say Nothing’
Joji – ‘Glimpse Of Us’
Joylon Petch feat. MAY-A – ‘Dreams’
Luude feat. Colin Hay – ‘Down Under’
RÜFÜS DU SOL – ‘On My Knees’
The Kid LAROI – ‘Thousand Miles’
Tones and I – ‘Cloudy Day’ – WINNER
Vance Joy – ‘Clarity’

ABBA – ‘Voyage’
Adele – ’30’
Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’
Drake – ‘Certified Lover Boy’
Ed Sheeran – ‘=’
Harry Styles – ‘Harry’s House’ – WINNER
Jack Harlow – ‘Come Home The Kids Miss You’
Lil Nas X – ‘Montero’
Post Malone – ‘Twelve Carat Toothache’
Taylor Swift – ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’

David Collins-White (Haberfield Public School)
Jane Nicholas (Willandra Primary School)
Kath Dunn (Wollondilly Public School)
Matt Orchard (Apollo Bay P-12 College) – WINNER

Adnate – ‘Gela’ (Baker Boy) – WINNER

Giulia Giannini McGauran – ‘How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater’ (Alex the Astronaut)
Jonathan Zawada – ‘Palaces’ (Flume)
Kayla Flett, Gabi Coulthurst and Dimathaya Burarrwanga – ‘King Stingray’ (King Stingray)
Seshanka Samarajiwa, Zain Ayub and Tasman Keith – ‘A Colour Undone’ (Tasman Keith)

Cassian – ‘Surrender’ (RÜFÜS DU SOL)
Dann Hume, Eric J Dubowsky – ‘Conversations’ (Budjerah)
Eric J Dubowsky – ‘Palaces’ (Flume)
Paul McKercher – ‘Weirder & Weirder’ (Ball Park Music)
Pip Norman, Andrei Eremin & Dave Hammer – ‘Gela’ (Baker Boy) – WINNER

Amyl and the Sniffers, Dan Luscombe – ‘Comfort To Me’ (Amyl and the Sniffers)
Courtney Barnett, Stella Mozgawa – ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ (Courtney Barnett)
Flume – ‘Palaces’ (Flume)
Pip Norman, Rob Amoruso, Morgan Jones, Carl Dimataga, Willie Tafa & Jerome Farah – ‘Gela’ (Baker Boy)