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Flume & Troye Sivan Dominate The 2016 ARIA Award Nominations

Written by Zanda Wilson on October 5, 2016

The winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy 2016 ARIA Awards have been announced, while the nominees for the remaining categories were also revealed.

Aussie wonderkid Flume took out three awards this morning, his album Skin winning him and his team Best Cover Art, Engineer Of The Year and Producer Of The Year.

Flume’s Dad was on hand to accept his son’s award, while Flume appeared via video and we heard that he’ll be performing at the actual ARIA Awards ceremony at The Star in Sydney on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016.

When it came to the nominations, two artists stood head and shoulders above the rest, with Flume taking 11 nominations in total and Troye Sivan securing seven of his own. The Avalanches, Sia and Illy all grabbed six noms, while RUFUS, Violent Soho and King Gizz took five each.

Besides Flume, today’s winners Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy winners also included Flight Facilties, who took out Best Classical album for their live record with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, while Josh Pyke & The Sydney Symphony Orchestra took out best original show album. Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Vince Jones & Paul Grabowsky and Roy & HG also won their categories.

View the full list of 2016 ARIA Awards nominees and Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy winners, below.

Watch: Flume – ‘Say It’ feat. Tove Lo

2016 ARIA Award Nominees

Album Of The Year
Flume – Skin (Future Classic)
RÜFÜS – Bloom (Sweat It Out/Sony Music)
Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia)
The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular/EMI)
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI)

Best Male Artist
Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal Music)
Flume – Skin (Future Classic)
Guy Sebastian – Black & Blue (Sony Music)
Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia)
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI)

Best Female Artist
Delta Goodrem – Wings of the Wild (Sony Music)
Jessica Mauboy – This Ain’t Love (Sony Music)
Montaigne – Glorious Heights (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Sarah Blasko – Eternal Return (EMI)
Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia)

Best Dance Release
Flume – Skin (Future Classic)
Hayden James – Just A Lover (Future Classic)
L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV) (Audio Paxx Agency/Sony Music)
RÜFÜS – Bloom (Sweat It Out/Sony Music)
The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular/EMI)

Best Group
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records)
RÜFÜS – Bloom (Sweat It Out/Sony Music)
The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular/EMI)
The Veronicas – In My Blood (Sony Music)
Violent Soho – WACO (I Oh You)

Breakthrough Artist
DMA’S – Hills End (I Oh You)
L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV) (Audio Paxx Agency/Sony Music)
Montaigne – Glorious Heights (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Olympia – Self Talk (EMI)
Safia – Make Them Wheels Roll (Warner Music Australia/Parlophone)

Best Pop Release
Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) (Future Classic)
Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia)
Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia)
The Veronicas – In My Blood (Sony Music)
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI)

Best Urban Album
Citizen Kay – With The People (ASP/MGM)
Drapht – Seven Mirrors (The Ayems/Sony Music)
Koi Child – Koi Child (Pilerats Records)
L-FRESH The LION – Become (Elefant Traks/Inertia)
Urthboy – The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat (Elefant Traks/Inertia)

Best Independent Release
Flume – Skin (Future Classic)
Jarryd James – Thirty One (Dryden Street Limited/Universal Music)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records)
Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia)
Violent Soho – WACO (I Oh You)

Best Rock Album
Ball Park Music – Every Night The Same Dream (Stop Start Music)
Boy & Bear – Limit Of Love (Boy & Bear/Universal Music)
Gang Of Youths – Let Me Be Clear (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)
The Living End – Shift (Dew Process/Universal Music)
Violent Soho – WACO (I Oh You)

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal Music)
Bob Evans – Car Boot Sale (EMI)
Paul Kelly – Seven Sonnets & A Song (Gawd Aggie Recordings/Universal Music)
Robert Forster – Songs To Play (EMI)
Tina Arena – Eleven (EMI)

Best Adult Alternative Album
Jarryd James – Thirty One (Dryden Street Limited/Universal Music)
Matt Corby – Telluric (Mercury Records Australia/Universal Music)
Peter Garrett – A Version of Now (Sony Music)
Sarah Blasko – Eternal Return (EMI)
The Temper Trap – Thick As Thieves (Liberation Music)

Best Country Album
Adam Brand and the Outlaws – Adam Brand and the Outlaws (ABC Music/Universal Music)
Bill Chambers – Cold Trail (Checked Label Services)
Fanny Lumsden – Small Town Big Shot (Social Family Records/Universal Music)
Sara Storer – Silos (ABC Music/Universal Music)
The Wolfe Brothers – This Crazy Life (ABC Music/Universal Music)

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
Hellions – Opera Oblivia (UNFD)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records)
Parkway Drive – Ire (Resist/Cooking Vinyl Australia)
The Amity Affliction – This Could Be Heartbreak (Roadrunner Records)
Twelve Foot Ninja – Outlier (Volkanik/MGM)

Best Blues & Roots Album
Jimmy Barnes – Soul Searchin’ (Liberation Music)
Kev Carmody – Recollections… Reflections… (A Journey) (One Louder Recordings/Universal Music)
Russell Morris – Red Dirt Red Heart (Chugg Music/MGM)
The Cat Empire – Rising With The Sun (Two Shoes Records)
The Wilson Pickers – You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train (ABC Music/UMA)

Best Children’s Album
Justine Clarke – Pyjama Jam! (ABC Music/Universal Music)
Pat Davern – Alexander The Elephant In Zanzibar (ABC Music/Universal Music)
Play School – Famous Friends: Celebrating 50 Years of Play School (ABC Music/Universal Music)
Sam Moran – Play Along With Sam: BEST. DAY. EVER! (6 Degrees Records/MGM)
The Wiggles – Wiggle Town! (ABC Music/Universal Music)

PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS

Apple Song Of The Year
Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) (Future Classic)
Hilltop Hoods – 1955 (feat. Montaigne & Thom Thum) (Hilltop Hoods/Universal Music)
Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia)
Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl (UNI/UMA)
Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood – The Fighter (Capital/EMI)
L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV) (Audio Paxx Agency/Sony Music)
Marcus Marr & Chet Faker The Trouble With Us (Detail Records)
Sia – Cheap Thrills (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia)
The Veronicas – In My Blood (Sony Music)
Troye Sivan – Youth (EMI)

Best International Artist
Adele – 25 (XL/Inertia)
Beyonce – Lemonade (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment)
Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams (PLG/Warner)
Drake – Views & If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (Universal/Universal Music Australia)
Meghan Trainor – Title & Thank You (Sony Music Entertainment)
Justin Bieber – Purpose (DEF/Universal Music Australia)
One Direction – Made in the A.M & Four (SYCO/Sony Music Entertainment)
Taylor Swift – 1989 (BIG/Universal Music Australia)
twenty one pilots – Blurryface (Atlantic/Warner)
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness (Universal/Universal Music Australia)

Best Australian Live Act
Courtney Barnett – National Theatre Tour (Milk!/Remote Control)
Flume – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2016 (Future Classic)
Gang Of Youths – Gang Of Youths National Tour (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)
Hilltop Hoods – The Restrung Tour (Hilltop Hoods/Universal Music)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity Tour (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records)
RÜFÜS – Bloom Tour (Sweat It Out/Sony Music)
Tame Impala – Australian Tour (Modular/Universal Music)
The Living End – Shift Tour (Dew Process/Universal Music)
Violent Soho – The WACO Tour (I Oh You)
You Am I – Bargain Bin Bon Vivants Tour (The You Am I Set/Inertia)

Best Video
Courtney Barnett – Elevator Operator (Milk!/Remote Control)
Delta Goodrem – Dear Life (Sony Music)
Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) (Future Classic)
Guy Sebastian – Black & Blue (Sony Music)
Hilltop Hoods – 1955 (feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum) (Hilltop Hoods/Universal Music)
Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – People-Vultures (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records)
Sia – Cheap Thrills (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia)
Troye Sivan – YOUTH Acoustic (Sydney Session) (EMI)
Violent Soho – Like Soda (I Oh You)

ARIA Fine Arts, Artisan & Comedy Awards 2016

Producer Of The Year

Harley Streten for Flume – Skin (Future Classic) — WINNER
M-Phazes for Illy – Papercuts (ft. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia)
Tony Buchen for Montaigne – Glorious Heights (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi for The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular / EMI)
Alex Hope for Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI)

Engineer Of The Year

Nick DiDia for Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal)
Eric J Dubowsky and Harley Streten for Flume – Skin (Future Classic) — WINNER
M-Phazes for Illy – ‘Papercuts (ft. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia)
Tony Espie and Robbie Chater for The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular / EMI)
Alex Hope for Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI)

Best Cover Art

Karen Lynch for Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal)
Kristen Doyle for Delta Goodrem – Wings of the Wild (Sony Music Australia)
Jonathan Zawada for Flume – Skin (Future Classic) — WINNER
Jack Vanzet for RÜFÜS – Bloom (Sweat It Out / Sony Music Australia)
Robbie Chater for Lost Art for The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular / EMI)

Best Classical Album

Flight Facilities – Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Future Classic) — WINNER
Joe Chindamo & Zoe Black – The New Goldberg Variations (AlFi Records / Planet)
Katie Noonan & Brodsky Quartet – With Love And Fury (Kin Music/Universal Music)
Nicole Car – The Kiss (ABC Classics/Universal Music)
Richard Tognetti | Australian Chamber Orchestra – Mozart’s Last Symphonies (ABC Classics/Universal Music)

Best Jazz Album

Don Burrows & James Morrison – In Good Company (ABC Jazz/Universal Music)
Emma Pask – Cosita Divina (Independent/Emma Pask Music)
Stu Hunter – The Migration (The Habitat Productions)
The Idea of North – Ballads (ABC Jazz/Universal Music)
Vince Jones & Paul Grabowsky – Provenance (ABC Jazz/Universal Music) — WINNER

Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album

Josh Pyke & The Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Live at the Sydney Opera House (ABC Music/Universal Music) — WINNER
Kate Miller-Heidke – The Rabbits (Original Live Cast Recording) (ABC Classics/Universal Music)
Queensland Symphony Orchestra – Gallipoli Symphony (ABC Classics/Universal Music)
Various Artists – The Divorce (Original Cast Recording) (Universal Music Australia)
Various Artists – Velvet : The Original Cast Recording (Social Family Records/Universal Music Australia)

Best World Music Album

Gawurra – Ratja Yaliyali (CAAMA Music/Rocket)
Joseph Tawadros – World Music (Independent / Planet)
Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Sierra Kilo Alpha (FOUR FOUR/Universal Music) — WINNER
Paul Grabowsky | Monash Art Ensemble | David Ngukurr Boy Wilfred | David Yipininy Wilfred – Nyilipidgi (ABC Jazz/Universal Music)
Seaman Dan – An Old Man Of The Sea (Hot Records)

Best Comedy Release

Kate Miller-Heidke – I’m Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas (feat. The Beards) (Cooking Vinyl Australia)
Luke Heggie – You’re Not Special/Anythink is Possible (Century Entertainment)
Matt & Alex – Play It Out (ABC Music/Universal Music)
Roy & HG – This Sporting Life (ABC Music/Universal Music) — WINNER

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