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Dick flashes, upsets and tributes: Here’s what went down at the ARIAs yesterday

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Last night wrapped up the biggest night in Australian music, the 2017 ARIAs in Sydney. As you’d probably expect, the awards came with their fair share of action and controversy. Dick flashes, upsets and a tribute by Barnsey to Malcolm Young, here’s what went down.

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Last night wrapped up the biggest night in Australian music, the 2017 ARIAs. Here’s what went down.

Gang of Youths dominated the ARIAs, no questions asked. The Sydney rockers took out three major awards off the back for their 2017 record, Go Farther Lightness: Album of the Year, Best Rock Act, and Best Group.

Amy Shark, Paul Kelly and A.B Original also dominated the night, taking out multiple awards each. Shark won Best Pop Release and Breakthrough Artist for her album Night Thinker. The legendary Paul Kelly took out awards for Best Male Artist, and Best Adult Contemporary artist. And A.B Original’s brilliant 2016 release Reclaim Australia won Best Independent Release and Best Urban Release. During his acceptance speech, Briggs called the album a successful attempt to “upset all those rednecks”.

The red carpet also saw its share of controversy, with Kirin J. Callinan getting his dick out for some reason. As you’d expect the backlash came flooding in soon after, with critics taking to social media to berate him for indecent exposure.

While others brushed it off as a part of his lampooning persona.

To wrap up the night, Jimmy Barnes took to the stage to pay tribute to the late Malcolm Young with a cover of AC/DC’s High Voltage. Check it out below.

Paul Kelly also recruited Dan Sultan and A.B. Original for a performance of his 1989 tune Dumb Things. Amy Shark performed her hit Adore, and Lorde also took to the stage to sing a medley of Liability and Green Light. 

Here Are All The 2017 Aria Nominees And Winners

Best Pop Release

 

Amy Shark – ‘Night Thinker’ – WINNER

Dean Lewis – ‘Waves’

Jessica Mauboy – ‘Fallin”

Sia – ‘The Greatest’

Vera Blue – ‘Perennial’

Apple Music Album Of The Year

A.B. Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’

Amy Shark – ‘Night Thinker’

Gang Of Youths – ‘Go Farther In Lightness’ – WINNER

Illy – ‘Two Degrees’

Paul Kelly – ‘Life Is Fine’

Best Group

A.B. Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’

Gang Of Youths – ‘Go Farther In Lightness’ – WINNER

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Skeleton Tree’

Peking Duk feat. Elliphant – ‘Stranger’

Best International Artist

Adele – ’25’

Bruno Mars – ’24K Magic’

Ed Sheeran – ‘Loose Change’

Harry Styles – ‘Harry Styles’ – WINNER

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Damn. And Untitled Unmastered.’

Lorde – ‘Melodrama’

Metallica – ‘HardWired… To Self-Destruct’

Shawn Mendes – ‘Illuminate’

The Rolling Stones – ‘Blue & Lonesome’

The Weeknd – ‘Starboy’

Best Children’s Album

Jimmy Barnes – ‘Och Aye The G’Nu!’ – WINNER

Lah-Lah – ‘Having Fun!’

Peter Combe – ‘Living It Up’

The Idea Of North, Lior & Elena Kats-Chernin – ‘A Piece Of Quiet [The Hush Collection, Vol. 16]’

The Wiggles – ‘The Wiggles Duets’

Best Female Artist

Amy Shark – ‘Night Thinker’

Jessica Mauboy – ‘The Secret Daughter’ (Songs from the original TV series)

Julia Jacklin – ‘Don’t Let The Kids Win’

Meg Mac – ‘Low Blows’

Sia – ‘The Greatest’ – WINNER

Best Independent Release

A.B. Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’ – WINNER

Dan Sultan ‘ Killer’

Sia – ‘The Greatest’

Tash Sultana – ‘Notion’

Vance Joy – ‘Lay It On Me’

Best Male Artist

D.D. Dumbo – ‘Utopia Defeated’

Dan Sultan – ‘Killer’

Illy – ‘Two Degrees’

Paul Kelly – ‘Life Is Fine’ – WINNER

Vance Joy – ‘Lay It On Me’

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Bernard Fanning – ‘Brutal Dawn’

D.D. Dumbo – ‘Utopia Defeated’

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Skeleton Tree’

Paul Kelly – ‘Life Is Fine’ – WINNER

Pete Murray – ‘Kamacho’

Best Australian Live Act

Client Liaison – ‘Diplomatic Immunity Tour’

Flume – ‘Flume: Australian Tour 2017’

Gang Of Youths – ‘Gang Of Youths’

Illy – ‘The Two Degrees Tour’ – WINNER

Jessica Mayboy – ‘All The Hits Live Tour’

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Gizzfest’

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Australia & New Zealand Tour 2017’

Peking Duk – ‘Clowntown Tour’

Tash Sultana – ‘Tash Sultana Aus/NZ 2017’

Violent Soho – ‘Violent Soho With Special Guests The Bronx’

Breakthrough Artist

A.B. Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’

Amy Shark – ‘Night Thinker’ – WINNER

Dean Lewis – ‘Waves’

Tash Sultana – ‘Notion’

Tkay Maidza – ‘Tkay’

Apple Music Song Of The Year

Amy Shark – ‘Adore’

Bliss n Esso feat. Gavin James – ‘Moments’

Dean Lewis – ‘Waves’

Guy Sebastian – ‘Set In Stone’

Illy feat. Anne-Marie – ‘Catch 22’

Jessica Mauboy – ‘Fallin”

Peking Duk feat. Elliphant – ‘Stranger’ – WINNER

Pnau – ‘Chameleon’

Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar – ‘The Greatest’

Starley – ‘Call On Me’ (Ryan RIback Remix)

Best Blues and Roots Album

All Our Exes Live In Texas – ‘When We Fall’ – WINNER

Archie Roach – ‘Let Love Rule’

Busby Marou – ‘Postcards From The Shell House’

Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen – ‘Death’s Dateless Night’

Tash Sultana – ‘Notion’

Best Comedy Release

John Clarke – ‘Clarke’s Classics’ – WINNER

Arj Barker – ‘Get In My Head’

Buddy Goode – ‘More Rubbish’

Kitty Flanagan – ‘Seriously?’

Rhys Nicholson – ‘Rhys Nicholson Live At The Eternity Playhouse’

Best Country Album

Kasey Chambers – ‘Dragonfly’ – WINNER

Lee Kernaghan – ‘The 25th Anniversary Album’

O’Shea – ’61-615′

Shane Nicholson – ‘Love And Blood’

The McClymonts – ‘Endless’

Best Dance Release

Dom Dolla & Torren Foot – ‘Be Randy’

Jagwar Ma – ‘Every Now & Then’

Peking Duk feat. Elliphant – ‘Stranger’

Pnau – ‘Chameleon’ – WINNER

The Kite String Tangle – ‘The Kite String Tangle’

Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album

Airbourne – ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’

Frenzal Rhomb – ‘Hi-Vis High Tea’

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Murder Of The Universe’

Northlane – ‘Mesmer’ – WINNER

Sleepmakeswaves – ‘Made Of Breath Only’

Best Rock Album

Dan Sultan – ‘Killer’

Dune Rats – ‘The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit’

Gang Of Youths – ‘Go Farther In Lightness’ – WINNER

Polish Club – ‘Alright Already’

The Preatures – ‘Girlhood’

Best Urban Release

A.B. Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’ – WINNER

Illy – ‘Two Degrees’

Remi – ‘Divas & Demons’

Thundamentals – ‘Everyone We Know’

Tkay Maidza – ‘Tkay’

And see some of our snaps from the red carpet here.

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November 29, 2017