2018 ARIA nominees list: 28 categories in detail

• Including nominees and winners of Artisan, Fine Arts & Comedy

2018 ARIA AWARD NOMINATED ARTISTS

Winners to be announced Wednesday, 28th November, The Star, Sydney

Apple Music Album Of The Year

• Amy Shark – Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company)
• Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records / Remote Control Records)
• Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM / MGM)
• Pnau – Changa (etcetc Music)
• Troye Sivan – Bloom (EMI)

Best Male Artist

• Dan Sultan – Killer Under A Blood Moon (Liberation Records)
• Dean Lewis – Be Alright (Island Records Australia / Universal Music Australia)
• Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM / MGM)
• Troye Sivan – Bloom (EMI)
• Vance Joy – Nation Of Two (Liberation Records)

Best Female Artist

• Alison Wonderland – Awake (EMI)
• Amy Shark – Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company)
• Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records / Remote Control Records)
• Sia – Flames (What A Music Ltd, Under Exclusive Licence to Warner Music Group)
• Tash Sultana – Flow State (Lonely Lands Records / Sony Music)

Best Dance Release

• Alison Wonderland – Awake (EMI)
• Fisher – Losing It (etcetc Music)
• Peking Duk – Fire (Sony Music)
• Pnau – Go Bang (etcetc Music)
• Rüfüs Du Sol – No Place (Sony Music)

Best Group

• 5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (Capitol UK / EMI)
• DMA’s – For Now (I OH YOU)
• Peking Duk – Fire (Sony Music)
• Pnau – Go Bang (etcetc Music)
• RÜFÜS DU SOL – No Place (Sony Music)

Breakthrough Artist

• Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother (Nicky Boy Records / Caroline Australia)
• Jack River – Sugar Mountain (I OH YOU)
• Mojo Juju – Native Tongue (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
• Odette – To A Stranger (EMI)
• Ruel – Dazed & Confused (RCA Records / Sony Music)

Best Pop Release

• 5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (Capitol UK / EMI)
• Amy Shark – Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company)
• Dean Lewis – Be Alright (Island Records Australia / Universal Music Australia)
• Jack River – Sugar Mountain (I OH YOU)
• Troye Sivan – Bloom (EMI)

Best Urban Album

• 360 – Vintage Modern (Forthwrite / EMI)
• Esoterik – My Astral Plane (Flight Deck / Mushroom Group)
• Hilltop Hoods – Clark Griswold (feat. Adrian Eagle) (Hilltop Hoods / Universal Music Australia)
• Kerser – Engraved In The Game (ABK Records. Marketed & distributed by ADA, a division of Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd)
• Mojo Juju – Native Tongue (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

Best Independent Release

• Angus & Julia Stone – Snow (Angus & Julia Stone Pty Ltd / EMI)
• Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records / Remote Control Records)
• DMA’s – For Now (I OH YOU)
• Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM / MGM)
• Pnau – Go Bang (etcetc Music)

Best Rock Album

• Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends (Poison City Records)
• Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records / Remote Control Records)
• DMA’s – For Now (I OH YOU)
• Luca Brasi – Stay (Cooking Vinyl Australia)
• Middle Kids – Lost Friends (EMI)

Best Adult Contemporary Album

• Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice (Milk! Records / Remote Control Records)
• Dan Sultan – Killer Under A Blood Moon (Liberation Records)
• Missy Higgins – Solastalgia (Eleven: A Music Company / EMI Music)
• Odette – To A Stranger (EMI)
• Vance Joy – Nation Of Two (Liberation Records)

Best Country Album

• Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont – Adam & Brooke (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia)
• Fanny Lumsden – Real Class Act (Red Dirt Road / AWAL)
• Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples – Campfire (Essence Group Entertainment. Marketed and distributed by Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd)
• The Wolfe Brothers – Country Heart (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
• Travis Collins – Brave & The Broken (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album

• DZ Deathrays – Bloody Lovely (I OH YOU)
• King Parrot – Ugly Produce (EVP Recordings / Rocket)
• Parkway Drive – Reverence (Resist Records / Cooking Vinyl Australia)
• Polaris – The Mortal Coil (Resist Records / Cooking Vinyl Australia)
• West Thebarton – Different Beings Being Different (Domestic La La / Sony Music Entertainment)

Best Blues & Roots Album

• Angus & Julia Stone – Snow (Angus & Julia Stone Pty Ltd / EMI)
• Emily Wurramara – Milyakburra (Wantok Musik / MGM)
• Mama Kin Spender – Golden Magnetic (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
• Ruby Boots – Don’t Talk About It (Island Records Australia / Universal Music Australia)
• Tash Sultana – Flow State (Lonely Lands Records / Sony Music)

Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album

• Evelyn Ida Morris – Acute Misfortune (Original Soundtrack) (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
• Jessica Mauboy – The Secret Daughter Season Two (Songs for the Original 7 Series) (Sony Music)
• Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Boy: The Soundtracks (BLOODLINES)
• LIARS – 1 / 1 (Original Soundtrack) (Mute / Inertia)
• Various Artists – Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical (The Original Cast Recording) (Global Creatures / Sony Music)

Best Children’s Album

• Justine Clarke – The Justine Clarke Show! (ABC KIDS / Universal Music Australia)
• Lah-Lah – 10th Birthday Party (Stella Projects / Sony Music)
• Sam Moran – Santa’s Coming! (Sony Music)
• Teeny Tiny Stevies – Helpful Songs For Little People (ABC KIDS / Universal Music Australia)
• The Wiggles – Wiggle Pop! (ABC KIDS / Universal Music Australia)

PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS

Apple Music Song Of The Year

• 5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (Capitol UK / EMI)
• Amy Shark – I Said Hi (Wonderlick Recording Company)
• Angus & Julia Stone – Chateau (Angus & Julia Stone Pty Ltd / EMI)
• Conrad Sewell – Healing Hands (Sony Music)
• Dean Lewis – Be Alright (Island Records Australia / Universal Music Australia)
• Peking Duk – Fire / Reprisal (Sony Music)
• Pnau – Go Bang (etcetc Music)
• Sheppard – Coming Home (Chugg Music / MGM)
• Troye Sivan – My My My! (EMI)
• Vance Joy – Lay It On Me (Liberation Records)

Best Video

• Amy Shark – I Said Hi (Wonderlick Recording Company)
• Client Liaison – Survival In The City (Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd)
• Courtney Barnett – Need A Little Time (Milk! Records / Remote Control Records)
• Dean Lewis – Be Alright (Island Records Australia / Universal Music Australia)
• Gang Of Youths – The Heart Is A Muscle (Mosy Recordings / Sony Music)
• Mojo Juju – Native Tongue (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
• Peking Duk – Fire (Sony Music)
• Pnau – Go Bang (etcetc Music)
• Tash Sultana – Salvation (Lonely Lands Records / Sony Music)
• The Presets – Do What You Want (Modular / EMI)

Best Australian Live Act

• 5 Seconds Of Summer – Meet You There Tour (Capitol UK / EMI)
• Amy Shark – Love Monster Tour (Wonderlick Recording Company)
• Client Liaison – Expo Liaison (Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd)
• Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel National Tour (Milk! Records / Remote Control Records)
• Dean Lewis – 2017 National Tour (Island Records Australia / Universal Music Australia)
• Gang Of Youths – 2017 National Tour (Mosy Recordings / Sony Music)
• Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine Tour 2017 (EMI)
• Peking Duk – The Wasted Tour (Sony Music)
• Pnau – Pnau Changa Australian Tour (etcetc Music)
• Tash Sultana – Homecoming Tour (Lonely Lands Records / Sony Music)

Best International Artist

• Camila Cabello – Camila (Syco / Epic / Sony Music)
• Drake – Scorpion & More Life (Republic / Universal Music)
• Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Warner Music)
• Eminem – Revival & Kamikaze (Interscope / Universal Music)
• Imagine Dragons – Evolve (Interscope / Universal Music)
• Khalid – American Teen (RCA / Sony Music)
• P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (RCA / Sony Music)
• Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys & Stoney (Universal Music)
• Sam Smith – The Thrill Of It All (Capitol / EMI)
• Taylor Swift – Reputation (Big Machine / Universal Music)

Music Teacher of the Year

• Becky Hall (Education Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne VIC 3052)
• Scott Maxwell (Grant High School, Mount Gambier SA 5209)
• Dean Harawira (Nerang State High School, Gold Coast QLD 4211)
• Deborah Skelton (Caladenia Primary School, Canning Vale WA 6155)

2018 ARTISAN AWARDS | NOMINATED ARTISTS

Best Cover Art

• WINNER: CAITI BAKER FOR GURRUMUL – DJARIMIRRI (CHILD OF THE RAINBOW) (SFM / MGM)
• Steve Wyper for Amy Shark – Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company)
• Dean Hanson for Ball Park Music – Good Mood (Stop Start (Label) / Inertia (Distributor)
• Caiti Baker for Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM / MGM)
• Ben Lopez for Tash Sultana – Flow State (Lonely Lands Records / Sony Music)
• Jonathan Zawada for The Presets – Hi Viz (Modular / EMI)

Engineer Of The Year

• WINNER: BURKE REID FOR COURTNEY BARNETT – TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL (MILK! RECORDS / REMOTE CONTROL RECORDS)
• Dann Hume & M Phazes for Amy Shark – I Said Hi (Wonderlick Recording Company)
• Sam Cromack for Ball Park Music – Good Mood (Stop Start (Label) / Inertia (Distributor)
• Burke Reid for Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records / Remote Control Records)
• Ted Howard, Robin Mai & Matthew Cunliffe for Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM / MGM)
• Holly Rankin, Xavier Dunn, John Castle for Jack River – Sugar Mountain (I OH YOU)

Producer Of The Year

• WINNER: DANN HUME & M PHAZES FOR AMY SHARK – I SAID HI (WONDERLICK RECORDING COMPANY)
• Dann Hume & M Phazes for Amy Shark – I Said Hi (Wonderlick Recording Company)
• Ball Park Music for Ball Park Music – Good Mood (Stop Start (Label) / Inertia (Distributor)
• Courtney Barnett, Dan Luscombe & Burke Reid for Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records / Remote Control Records)
• Michael Hohnen for Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM / MGM)
• Tash Sultana for Tash Sultana – Flow State (Lonely Lands Records / Sony Music)

2018 FINE ARTS AWARDS | NOMINATED ARTISTS

Best Classical Album

• WINNER: SLAVA GRIGORYAN – BACH CELLO SUITES VOLUME II (ABC CLASSICS / UNIVERSAL)
• Greta Bradman, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Luke Dollman – Home (Decca Classics Australia / Universal Music Australia)
• Ray Chen – The Golden Age (Decca Classics Australia / Universal Music Australia)
• Sally Whitwell – Philip Glass: Complete Etudes For Solo Piano (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)
• Slava Grigoryan – Bach Cello Suites Volume II (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)
• Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Fritzsch – Into Silence: Pärt | Vasks | Górecki | Pelēcis (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)

Best Jazz Album

WINNER: JONATHAN ZWARTZ – ANIMARUM (JONATHAN ZWARTZ / PLANET / MGM)
• Barney McAll – Hearing The Blood (Extra Celestial Arts)
• Elixir feat. Katie Noonan – Gratitude And Grief (KIN MUSIC / Universal Music Australia)
• Jake Mason Trio – The Stranger In The Mirror (Soul Messin’ Records / Inertia Music)
• James Morrison, Patti Austin, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey – Ella And Louis (ABC Jazz / Universal Music Australia)
• Jonathan Zwartz – Animarum (Jonathan Zwartz / Planet / MGM)

Best World Music Album

WINNER: GURRUMUL – DJARIMIRRI (CHILD OF THE RAINBOW) (SFM / MGM)

• Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM / MGM)
• Joseph Tawadros – The Bluebird, The Mystic and The Fool (Independent / Planet)
• Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Ska Classics (ABC Music / FOUR FOUR / Universal Music Australia)
• Mista Savona – Havana Meets Kingston (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
• Xylouris White – Mother (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

BEST COMEDY RELEASE | NOMINATED ARTISTS

• WINNER: BRIDIE AND WYATT, TONIGHTLY WITH TOM BALLARD – SEX PEST (ABC MUSIC / UNIVERSAL)
• Akmal Saleh – Transparent (Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
• Aunty Donna – Aunty Donna The Album (etcetc Music)
• Lawrence Mooney – Moonman (Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
• Luke Heggie – Tiprat (Century)
• Bridie and Wyatt, Tonightly with Tom Ballard – Sex Pest (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

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