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2015 ARIA Award Winners

29th ARIA Awards Ceremony

Thursday, 26 November 2015
Star Event Centre, Sydney

The 2015 ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association)  Awards was telecast on Network 10. The Awards were hosted by Osher Gunsberg.

The Honourable Dr Brendon Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial presented Lee Kernaghan with an Outstanding Achievement Award for his poignant album ‘Spirit Of The ANZACS’ which honoured the 100th Anniversary of the ANZACS landing at Gallipoli.

Kylie Minogue inducted Tina Arena into the ARIA Hall of Fame at the ceremony. Tame Impala won the most awards with five trophies from six nominations. 5 Seconds of Summer won the public voted Twitter live vote in the Best Australian Live Act category. Over 2 million votes were cast from around the world for that category. The #ARIAs are the first Australian awards show to have a Twitter emoji created for it.

ARIA Winners and Nominees

The ARIA Awards nominees were announced on 7 October 2015. Winners for Fine Arts Awards and Artisan Awards were also awarded at the same time. All winners listed below are in Red.

ARIA Awards

ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductee

• Tina Arena

ARIA Outstanding Achievement

• Lee Kernaghan – Spirit of the Anzacs

Album Of The Year

• Tame Impala – Currents
• Flight Facilities – Down to Earth
• Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
• Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away
• Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think,
      and Sometimes I Just Sit

Best Male Artist

• Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away
• #1 Dads – Nominal
• Daniel Johns – Talk
• Guy Sebastian – Tonight Again
• Jarryd James – Do You Remember

Best Female Artist

• Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit
     and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

• Jessica Mauboy – Can I Get a Moment?
• Meg Mac – MEGMAC EP
• Megan Washington – There There
• Sia – Elastic Heart

Public Voted Categories

Public Voted Awards were given on four categories for 2015: Best Australian Live Act, Best International Artist, Best Video, and Song of the Year.

Presenters
The 2015 Aria presenters: Adam Brand
Alli Simpson, Catherine Britt, Danny Clayton and Carissa Walford, Ed Sheeran (UK), James Kerley, Ian Moss, Iva Davies, Fitzy and Wippa, James Blunt, Guy Sebastian,  Jasmine Rae, Joel Creasey, Krit and Mimi Elashiry, Kylie Minogue, Matt and Alex, Phil Jamieson, Rove McManus, Rudimental (UK), Samantha Jade, Scott Tweedie and Olivia Phyland, Sheppard, Veronica and Lewis

Performers

Performers at the 2015 ARIA included:
Conrad Sewell, Flight Facilities featuring Owl Eyes, Hermitude featuring Mataya and Young Tapz, Jarryd James, Jessica Mauboy, Peking Duk featuring Safia, The Veronicas, Vance Joy.

Twitter
Alli Simpson was the Telstra official Twitter Tweejay, hosting all the action from the Twitter GIF Booth on the Red Carpet.

Breakthrough Artist

• Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit
     and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

• Conrad Sewell – Start Again
• Gang of Youths – The Positions
• Jarryd James – Do You Remember
• Meg Mac – Never Be

Best Pop Release

• Jarryd James – Do You Remember
• Conrad Sewell – Start Again
• Sia – Elastic Heart
• Tame Impala – Let It Happen
• Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Best Comedy Release

• Matt Okine – Live at the Enmore Theatre
• Bondi Hipsters – Fuhck the Bahnks
• Buddy Goode – Songs to Ruin Every Occasion
• Ronny Chieng – Chieng Reaction
• Sammy J & Randy – Live

Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album

• Northlane – Node
• Born Lion – Final Words
• In Hearts Wake – Skydancer
• King Parrot – Dead Set
• Thy Art Is Murder – Holy War

Best Children's Album

• Sam Moran – Play Along with Sam: BOO!
• Giggle and Hoot – Hootastic Tunes
• Play School – Favourite Things
     – Songs and Nursery Rhymes from Play School

• Rhys Muldoon – Perfect Is the Enemy of Good
• The Wiggles – Rock & Roll Preschool

Best Adult Contemporary Album

• Oh Mercy – When We Talk About Love
• John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John
     – Two Strong Hearts Live
• Megan Washington – There Therehere
• Paul Kelly – The Merri Soul Sessionsions
• Szymon – Tigersapp

Best Country Album

• Shane Nicholson – Hell Breaks Loose
• Catherine Britt – Boneshaker
• Lee Kernaghan – Spirit of the Anzacs
• Mustered Courage – White Lies and Melodies
• Troy Cassar-Daley – Freedom Ride

Best Group

• Tame Impala – Currents
•  5 Seconds of Summer – LiveSOS
• AC/DC – Rock or Bust
• Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
• The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes

Best Rock Album

• Tame Impala – Currents
• Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit
     and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

• Dead Letter Circus – Aesthesis
• Gang of Youths – The Positions
• The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes

Best Independent Release

• Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit
     and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

• Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
• Jarryd James – Do You Remember
• Paul Kelly – The Merri Soul Sessions
• Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Best Blues & Roots Album

• C. W. Stoneking – Gon' Boogaloo
• Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams
• The Black Sorrows – Endless Sleep
• The Waifs – Beautiful You
• Tim Rogers & The Bamboos
     – The Rules of Attraction

Best Urban Album

• Seth Sentry – Strange New Past
• Citizen Kay – Demokracy
• Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon
• The Meeting Tree – R U a Cop
• Tuka – Life Death Time Eternal

Best Dance Release

• RFS – You Were Right
• Alison Wonderland – Run
• Flight Facilities – Down to Earth
• Hayden James – Something About You
• Peking Duk feat. SAFIA – Take Me Over

ARIA Public Voted Awards

Song Of The Year

• Conrad Sewell – Start Again
• Grace – You Don't Own Me feat. G-Eazy
• Iggy Azalea – Trouble feat. Jennifer Hudson
• Jarryd James – Do You Remember
• Marlisa – Stand by You
• Nathaniel – Live Louder
• Peking Duk – Take Me Over feat. SAFIA
• Sia – Elastic Heart
• The Veronicas – You Ruin Me
• Vance Joy – Georgia

Best International Artist

• One Direction – Four
• Calvin Harris – Motion
• Ed Sheeran – X
• Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
• Hozier – Hozier
• James Bay – Chaos and the Calm
• Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
• Meghan Trainor – Title
• Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
• Taylor Swift – 1989

Best Australian Live Act

• 5 Seconds of Summer – Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour
• Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour
• Gang of Youths – Gang of Youths National Tour
• Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light Tour
• Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater Australian Tour
• Nick Cave – Nick Cave Australian Tour
• Paul Kelly – The Merri Soul Sessions Tour
• Sheppard – The Bombs Away Tour
• The Preatures – The Cruel Tour
• Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away Tour

Best Video

• Matt Sharp & Daniel James for the Veronicas – You Ruin Me
• Prad Senanayake for Alison Wonderland – U Don't Know feat. Wayne Coyne
• Charlie Ford for Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
• Lorin Askill for Daniel Johns – Aerial Love
• Anthony Rose for Delta Goodrem – Wings
• Clemens Habicht for Flume – Some Minds feat. Andrew Wyatt
• Kess Broekman-Dattner for Hermitude – Through the Roof feat. Young Tapz
• Duncan Toombs for Lee Kernaghan – Spirit of the Anzacs
• Filmery for Shane Nicholson – Secondhand Man
• Luci Schroder for Vance Joy – Georgia

ARIA Fine Arts Awards

Best Classical Album

• Tamara-Anna Cislowska – Peter Sculthorpe: Complete Works for Solo Piano
• Amy Dickson – Island Songs
• Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Brandenburg Celebrates
• Grigoryan Brothers – This Time
• Sally Whitwell – I Was Flying

Best Jazz Album

• Barney McAll – Mooroolbark
• Allan Browne Quintet – Ithaca Bound
• King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Quarters!
• Paul Grabowsky – Solo
• Sarah McKenzie – We Could Be Lovers

Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album

• Various Artists, Beat the Drum – Celebrating 40 Years of triple j
• Ed Kuepper – Last Cab to Darwin
• Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Nigel Westlake – Paper Planes
• Opera Australia – Bliss
• Various Artists – The Water Diviner

Best World Music Album

• Gurrumul – The Gospel Album
• Baby et Lulu – Album Deux
• Christine Anu – Island Christmas
• Genevieve Lacey and James Crabb – Heard This and Thought of You
• Joseph Tawadros – Truth Seekers, Lovers and Warriors

ARIA Artisan Awards

Best Cover Artist

• Courtney Barnett for Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think,
     and Sometimes I Just Sit

• Bjenny Montero for Pond – Man It Feels Like Space Again
• Daniel Johns, Aref and Peter Salmon-Lomas for Daniel Johns – Talk
• Nathan Johnson for Gang of Youths – The Positions
• Timothy Lovett for Flight Facilities – Down to Earth

Engineer of the Year

• Kevin Parker for Tame Impala – Currents
• Adrian Breakspear and Peter Holz for Gang of Youths – Radioface
• Mitch Kenny for Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
• Nick Didia for The Waifs – Beautiful You
• Virginia Read for Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Brandenburg Celebrates

Producer of the Year

• Kevin Parker for Tame Impala – Currents
• Daniel Johns and Damn Moroda for Daniel Johns – Talk
• Garth Porter for Lee Kernaghan – Spirit of the Anzacs
• Luke Dubber and Angus Stuart for Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
• Nick Didia for The Waifs – Beautiful You

 

 

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