Boy & Bear, Gotye Clean Up At 25th ARIA Awards

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Boy & Bear, Gotye Clean Up At 25th ARIA Awards

The 25th ARIA Awards ceremony was held last night in a star studded ceremony held at Allphones Arena in Sydney Olympic Park before a capacity audience comprised of members of industry heavy weights and music fans.

The event featured great performances by the likes of Draphy, Gotye, Kimbra, Art Vs Science, Gurrumul, Missy Higgins, Cut Copy, The Living End, and more.

Although Gotye was the talk of the town leading up to the awards it was Sydney quintet Boy & Bear who took home the honour of the most gongs, walking away with five ARIA Awards for their critically acclaimed, self-produced, debut album, Moonfire. Already winning triple j’s Unearthed Artist of the Year earlier in the year, the group also won Best Adult Alternative Album, Breakthrough Artist – Single, Breakthrough Artist – Album, Best Group, and the coveted Album Of The Year for 2011.

Despite Boy & Bears success, Gotye did not go empty handed. His career has skyrocketed since the release of his duet with New Zealand songstress Kimbra earlier in the year and for his efforts he took home Single Of The Year, Best Pop Release, and Best Male Artist, adding to the three Awards (Produce Of The Year, Best Video, and Engineer Of The Year) already bestowed at the ARIA Awards Nominations Event in early October, all for the hit single, Somebody That I Used to Know.

It was also a special night for ARIA Hall Of Fame recipients, Kylie Minogue and The Wiggles, both of whom shared the night with their family and friends. Prime Minister Julia Gillard inducted the singing budgie, while Killing Time star, David Wenham took on the induction duties for The Wiggles. It was a double celebration for The Wiggles who also took out Best Children’s Album, the tenth time they’ve won that category.

See below for the full list of winners and photos from the red carpet.

2011 ARIA AWARD WINNERS

Album of the Year
Boy & Bear – Moonfire
(Island Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Single of the Year
Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)
(Samples ‘n’ Seconds Records/Eleven: A Music Company)

Best Male Artist
Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)
(Samples ‘n’ Seconds Records/Eleven: A Music Company)

Best Female Artist
Kimbra – Cameo Lover
(Warner Music Australia)

Best Group
Boy & Bear – Moonfire
(Island Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Breakthrough Artist – Album
Boy & Bear – Moonfire
(Island Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Breakthrough Artist – Single
Boy & Bear – Feeding Line
(Island Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Best Independent Release
Art vs Science – The Experiment
(Green/MGM Distribution)

Best Adult Alternative Album
Boy & Bear – Moonfire
(Island Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Billy Thorpe – Billy Thorpe’s Tangier
(Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Best Blues & Roots Album
The Audreys – Sometimes the Stars
(ABC Music)

Best Children’s Album
The Wiggles – Ukulele Baby!
(ABC Music)

Best Comedy Release
Hamish & Andy – Celebrating 50 Glorious Years
(Roadshow Music)

Best Country Album
Kasey Chambers – Little Bird
(Liberation Music)

Best Dance Release
Cut Copy – Zonoscope
(Modular Recordings)

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
Front End Loader – Ritardando
(Weeping Anus Records/MGM Distribution)

Best Pop Release
Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)
(Samples ‘n’ Seconds Records/Eleven: A Music Company)

Best Rock Album
The Living End – The Ending Is Just the Beginning Repeating
(Dew Process/Universal Music Australia)

Best Urban Album
Drapht – The Life of Riley
(The Ayems/Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Highest Selling Album
Altiyan Childs – Altiyan Childs
(Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Highest Selling Single
Guy Sebastian – Who’s that Girl (feat. Eve)
(Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Best Classical Album
Sally Whitwell – Mad Rush: Piano Music of Philip Glass
(ABC Classics)

Best Jazz Album
Elixir featuring Katie Noonan – First Seed Ripening
(ABC Music)

Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album
Chris Lilley – Angry Boys – Official Soundtrack Album
(ABC Music)

Best World Music Album
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Rrakala
(Skinnyfish Music/MGM Distribution)

Best Music DVD
AC/DC – AC/DC – Live at River Plate
(Albert Productions)

Best Cover Art
Alter – Cut Copy, Zonoscope
(Modular Recordings)

Best Video
Natasha Pincus for Starkraving Productions – Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)
(Samples ‘n’ Seconds Records/Eleven: A Music Company)

Engineer of the Year
Francois Tetaz – Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)
(Samples ‘n’ Seconds Records/Eleven: A Music Company)

Producer of the Year
Wally De Backer – Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)
Samples ‘n’ Seconds Records/Eleven: A Music Company)

2011 PUBLIC VOTED ARIA AWARD WINNERS
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Most Popular Australian Artist
Birds of Tokyo
(EMI Music Australia)

Most Popular International Artist
P!nk
(La Face/Sony Music Australia)

Most Popular Australian Live Artist
The Living End
(Dew Process/Universal Music Australia)


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