It was stiff competition at this year’s ARIA awards, given the solid run of amazing releases that we’ve been experiencing in recent months. But word has come through, and the internationally praised Gotye has been crowned supreme ruler of Australian music for 2012.
Now someone that we know very well (see what I did there?) Gotye’s outrageously successful album Making Mirrors will forever be known from this point on as the outrageously successful award-winning album Making Mirrors.
To win the award for Album of the Year, Gotye knocked out 360 and double-super-mega-platinum album Falling and Flying (but don’t feel bad, he scored Best Breakthrough Artist, and ruined it all by swearing); the queen of Australian music Missy Higgins and her album The Ol’ Razzle Dazze; The Jezebels’ critically acclaimed Prisoner; and The Temper Trap’s eponymous album, also released this year.
Check out the full list of winners below. Gotye has a big night of partying ahead of him – lose your shit, my friend. Lose your shit.
Album of the Year: Gotye – Making Mirrors
Best Male Artist: Gotye – Making Mirrors
Best Female Artist: Kimbra – Vows
Best Group: The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap
Breakthrough Artist – Release: 360 – Falling & Flying
Best International Artist: One Direction – Up All Night
Best Independent Release: The Jezabels – Prisoner
Best Adult Contemporary Album: Missy Higgins – The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle
Best Blues & Roots Album: Jeff Lang – Carried In Mind
Best Australian Live Act: Gotye – Making Mirrors Album tour
Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album: DZ Deathrays – Bloodstreams
Best Pop Release: Gotye – Making Mirrors
Best Rock Album: The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap
Best Urban Album: Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun
Song Of The Year: Matt Corby – Brother
Best Children’s Album -: The Wiggles – Surfer Jeff
Best Comedy Release: Buddy Goode – Unappropriate
Best Country Album: The McClymonts – Two Worlds Collide
Best Dance Release: Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind
ARIA Hall Of Fame: Yothu Yindi