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Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala dominate, Matt Okine points out a lack of female presence at the ARIAs

Say what you will about the ARIA awards (or Tina Arena’s boobs), but plenty of Aussie’s were honoured at our nation’s biggest music awards night with the pointy trophies, the big winners of the night being Tame Impala and Courtney Barnett.

ARIAs 2015 Tame Impala

Both the Parker Pack and Barnie won three awards a piece. Tame scored Best Group, Best Rock Album, and Album of the Year for their third full-length Currents, while Barnett walked away with Best Female, Breakthrough Artist, and Best Independent Release for her stellar debut Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the evening was Matt Okine’s acceptance speech following his win for Best Comedy Album. Upon taking the stage Okine made a very good point that no female comics had been nominated in the same category, let alone were prominently featured during the ceremony.

 

You can check out the full list of winners and nominees (losers) below.

Album of the Year
Winner: Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records/Remote Control)
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth (Future Classic)
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks)
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

Best Independent Release
Winner: Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings)
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

Best Female Artist
Winner: Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Jessica Mauboy – Can I Get A Moment? (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Meg Mac – MEGMAC EP (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)
Megan Washington – There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Sia – Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)

Best Male Artist
Winner: Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)
#1 Dads – ‘Nominal’ (Pieater / Inertia)
Daniel Johns – Talk (Eleven / EMI)
Guy Sebastian – Tonight Again (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Jarryd James – ‘Do You Remember’ (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)

Best Group
Winner: Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
5 Seconds of Summer – LiveSOS (EMI)
AC/DC – Rock Or Bust (Alberts / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Breakthrough Artist
Winner: Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Conrad Sewell – Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
Gang of Youths – The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Meg Mac – Never Be (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)

Best Dance Release
Winner: Rüfüs – ‘You Were Right’ (Sweat It Out / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Alison Wonderland – Run (EMI)
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth (Future Classic)
Hayden James – Something About You (Future Classic)
Peking Duk – ‘Take Me Over’ feat. SAFIA (Vicious Bitch / Universal Music Australia)

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
Winner: Northlane – Node (UNFD)
Born Lion – Final Words (FOUR|FOUR / Universal Music Australia)
In Hearts Wake – Skydancer (UNFD)
King Parrot – Dead Set (EVP Recordings / Rocket Distribution)
Thy Art Is Murder – Holy War (UNFD)

Best Pop Release
Winner: Jarryd James – ‘Do You Remember’ (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Conrad Sewell – ‘Start Again’ (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
Sia – ‘Elastic Heart’ (Inertia Recordings)
Tame Impala – ‘Let It Happen’ (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
Vance Joy – ‘Dream Your Life Away’ (Liberation Music)

Best Rock Album
Winner: Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Dead Letter Circus – Aesthesis (UNFD)
Gang of Youths – The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Best Urban Album
Winner: Seth Sentry – Strange New Past (High Score Records / Inertia)
Citizen Kay – Demokracy (Asphalt Records / MGM)
Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon (Flying Buddha / Sony Music Masterworks)
The Meeting Tree – R U A Cop (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Tuka – Life Death Time Eternal (EMI)

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Winner: Oh Mercy – When We Talk About Love (EMI)
John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John – Two Strong Hearts (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Megan Washington – There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia)
Szymon – Tigersapp (EMI / Eloper Music)

Best Blues And Roots Album
Winner: C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo (King Hokum Records / Caroline Australia)
Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams (Caroline Australia)
The Black Sorrows – Endless Sleep (Head Records)
The Waifs – Beautiful You (Jarrah Records / MGM)
Tim Rogers & The Bamboos – The Rules of Attraction (Warner Music Australia)

Best Comedy Release
Winner: Matt Okine – Live at the Enmore Theatre (Century Entertainment)
Bondi Hipsters – Fuhck The Bahnks (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Buddy Goode – Songs To Ruin Every Occasion (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Ronny Chieng – Chieng Reaction (Century Entertainment)
Sammy J & Randy – Live (Head Records)

Publicly Voted Awards

Best Australian Live Act
Winner: 5 Seconds Of Summer – Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour (EMI)
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Gang of Youths – Gang of Youths National Tour (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light Tour (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater Australian Tour (Golden Era Records / Universal Music Australia)
Nick Cave – Nick Cave Australian Tour (Bad Seed / Kobalt Label Services)
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions Tour (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia)
Sheppard – The Bombs Away Tour (Chugg Music & Empire Of Song / MGM Distribution)
The Preatures – The Cruel Tour (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away Tour (Liberation Music)

Best International Artist
Winner: One Direction – Four (Syco / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Calvin Harris – Motion (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Ed Sheeran – X (Atlantic UK / Warner Music)
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Hozier – Hozier (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
James Bay – Chaos And The Calm (Universal / Universal Music Australia)
Mark Ronson – Uptown Special (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Meghan Trainor – Title (Epic Records / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour (Capitol / EMI)
Taylor Swift – 1989 (Big Machine Records / Universal Music Australia)

Best Video
Winner: Matt Sharp & Daniel James for The Veronicas – You Ruin Me (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Prad Senanayake for Alison Wonderland – U Don’t Know feat. Wayne Coyne (EMI)
Charlie Ford for Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Lorin Askill for Daniel Johns – Aerial Love (Eleven / EMI)
Anthony Rose for Delta Goodrem – Wings (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Clemens Habicht for Flume – Some Minds feat. Andrew Wyatt (Future Classic)
Kess Broekman-Dattner for Hermitude – Through The Roof feat. Young Tapz (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Duncan Toombs for Lee Kernaghan – Spirit Of The Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Filmery for Shane Nicholson – Secondhand Man (Lost Highway Australia)
Luci Schroder for Vance Joy – Georgia (Liberation Music)

Song Of The Year
Winner: Conrad Sewell – Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
Grace – You Don’t Own Me feat. G-Eazy (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Iggy Azalea – Trouble feat. Jennifer Hudson (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Marlisa – Stand By You (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Nathaniel – Live Louder (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Peking Duk – Take Me Over feat. SAFIA (Vicious Bitch/Universal Music Australia)
Sia – Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)
The Veronicas – You Ruin Me (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Vance Joy – Georgia (Liberation Music)

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November 27, 2015