2011 ARIA Awards: The Show, The Winners

Posted Sunday November 27, 2011 1:41 PM GMT

Held as a way to recognize excellence and innovation across all genres of Australian music, the 2011 ARIA Awards were the place to be in Sydney, Australia on Sunday (November 27).

The annual event went down at Allphones Arena with a long line of stars working the red carpet press area before heading inside for the Land Down Under ceremony.

Among the early arrivals this year were Kylie Minogue and sister Dannii, with Kylie being inducted into the Hall of Fame by PM Julia Gillard along with fellow HOF honoree The Wiggles.

Upon taking the stage, Miss Minogue told the crowd that she felt "amazement I am still here ... Gratitude, humility, wonderment and pride."

Meanwhile, celebrity presenters turning up for the 2011 ARIAs included the lovely Delta Goodrem in a tan and black Lisa Ho long dress, along with Benji and Joel Madden, Erin McNaught, Katie Noonan and Molly Meldrum.

The show featured performances by acts such as Gurrumul, The Living End, Guy Sebastian, Art vs Science, Drapht and Cut Copy, with a total of thirty trophies being handed out to big winners such as Boy & Bear (who took home a pack leading 5 in categories including Best Album) and Gotye (who won Best Male, Best Pop Release and Best Single for his chart topping single Somebody That I Used to Know).

The complete list of triumphant artists from the 2011 ARIA Awards is as follows with pictures found below!

Album of the Year
WINNER: Boy and Bear - Moonfire
Cut Copy - Zonoscope
Eskimo Joe - Ghosts of the Past
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Rrakala
Grinderman - 2

Single of the Year
Birds of Tokyo - 'Wild at Heart'
Boy and Bear - 'Feeding Line'
Drapht - 'Rapunzel'
WINNER: Gotye - 'Somebody That I Used to Know'
Guy Sebastian - 'Who's That Girl' (feat. Eve)
The Jezabels - 'Dark Storm'

Best Male Artist
Drapht
Gareth Liddiard
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
WINNER: Gotye
Josh Pyke

Best Female Artist
Adalita
Clare Bowditch
Kasey Chambers
WINNER: Kimbra
Washington

Best Group
Birds of Tokyo
WINNER: Boy and Bear
Eskimo Joe
Grinderman
The Living End

Breakthrough Artist - Album
WINNER: Boy and Bear - Moonfire
Drapht - The Life of Riley
Gypsy and The Cat - Gilgamesh
Oh Mercy - Great Barrier Grief
The Middle East - I Want That You Are Always Happy

Breakthrough Artist - Single
WINNER: Boy and Bear - 'Feeding Line'
Drapht - 'Rapunzel'
Havana Brown - 'We Run The Night'
The Jezabels - 'Dark Storm'
Zoe Badwi - 'Freefallin''

Best Independent Release
WINNER: Art vs Science - The Experiment
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Rrakala
John Butler Trio - Live At Red Rocks
Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses - Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses
The Jezabels - Dark Storm

Best Adult Alternative Album
WINNER: Boy and Bear - Moonfire
Grinderman - 2
Little Red - Midnight Remember
Seeker Lover Keeper - Seeker Lover Keeper
The Panics - Rain On The Humming Wire

Best Adult Contemporary Album
WINNER: Billy Thorpe - Billy Thorpe's Tangier
Colin Hay - Gathering Mercury
Damien Leith - Roy
John Farnham - Jack
Mark Seymour and the Undertow - Undertow

Best Blues & Roots Album
Backsliders - Starvation Box
Blue King Brown - Worldwize Part 1 - North and South
John Butler Trio - Live At Red Rocks
WINNER: The Audreys - Sometimes The Stars
The Waifs - Temptation

Best Children's Album
Dirtgirlworld - Dig It
Hi-5 - Turn The Music Up
Holly Throsby - See!
Play School - Let's Play Together
WINNER: The Wiggles - Ukulele Baby!

Best Comedy Release
Adam Hills - Inflatable
Buddy Goode - The One and Only Buddy Goode
WINNER: Hamish & Andy - Celebrating 50 Glorious Years
Josh Thomas - Josh Thomas 'Surprise': Warehouse Comedy Festival
Tim Minchin - Tim Minchin & The Heritage Orchestra

Best Country Album
Jasmine Rae - Listen Here
WINNER: Kasey Chambers - Little Bird
Keith Urban - Get Closer
Shane Nicholson - Bad Machines
Troy Cassar-Daley - Live

Best Dance Release
Bag Raiders - 'Bag Raiders'
WINNER: Cut Copy - 'Zonoscope'
Miami Horror - 'Illumination'
Pnau - 'Soft Universe'
The Potbelleez - 'From the Music'

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
Coerce - Ethereal Surrogate Saviour
Cosmic Psychos - Glorius Barsteds
Dream On Dreamer - Heartbound
Floatingme - Floatingme
WINNER: Front End Loader - Ritardando

Best Pop Release
Architecture in Helsinki - 'Moment Bends'
WINNER: Gotye - 'Somebody That I Used to Know' (feat. Kimbra)
Guy Sebastian - 'Who's That Girl' (feat. Eve)
Gypsy and the Cat - 'Gilgamesh'
Washington - 'Holy Moses'

Best Rock Album
Children Collide - Theory Of Everything
Eskimo Joe - Ghosts Of The Past
Jebediah - Kosciuszko
Papa Vs Pretty - United In Isolation
WINNER: The Living End - The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating

Best Urban Album
WINNER: Drapht - The Life Of Riley
Illy - The Chase
Koolism - The Umu
Phrase - Babylon
Vents - Marked For Death

Highest Selling Album
WINNER: Altiyan Childs - Altiyan Childs
Angus and Julia Stone - Down The Way
Birds Of Tokyo - Birds of Tokyo
Keith Urban - Get Closer
Various - He Will Have His Way - The Songs of Tim & Neil Finn

Highest Selling Single
Birds of Tokyo - 'Plans'
Gotye - 'Somebody That I Used to Know' (feat. Kimbra)
WINNER: Guy Sebastian - 'Who's that Girl' (feat. Eve)
Havana Brown - 'We Run The Night'
Jessica Mauboy - 'Saturday Night' (feat. Ludacris)

Fan-Voted Categories
MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN ARTIST - Birds of Tokyo
MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL ARTIST - P!nk
MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN LIVE ARTIST - The Living End

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