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Miiesha And Baker Boy Lead National Indigenous Music Awards 2020 Nominations

The nominations for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) have been announced today, celebrating a wide array of First Nations talent.

Today’s announcement of finalists is lead by Miiesha and Baker Boy, who are each nominated for three awards. Other finalists include the likes of Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach, Thelma Plum, Mau Power, Briggs, Electric Fields and more.

In partnership with NITV, the awards will be broadcast at 7PM (AEST) on Saturday, 8th August across a variety of platforms, including NITV, Double J, National Indigenous Radio Service broadcasters, YouTube and social media. The night will be hosted by actor and director Elaine Crombie and comedian Steven Oliver.

The NIMAs will be live-streamed from Larrakia Country (Darwin), with artists joining in from around the country remotely to perform live, accept awards and join in the celebrations.

“What makes this year so exciting, is that we are able to involve and showcase many more of our First Nation artists & musicians through the virtual platform. To be able to connect regionally and remotely is extremely exciting,” commented Creative Director Ben Graetz.

See the full list of nominees below.

National Indigenous Music Awards 2020

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Baker Boy

Electric Fields

Emily Wurramara

Jessica Mauboy

Mau Power

Thelma Plum

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Archie Roach – Tell Me Why

Jessica Mauboy – Hilda

Mau Power – Blue Lotus The Awakening

Miiesha – Nyaaringu

Ray Dimakarri Dixon – Standing Strong Mudburra Man

NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR

Allara

Dallas Woods

Kee’ahn

Miiesha

Mitch Tambo

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE AWARD

Rrawun Maymuru & Nick Wales – ‘Nyapililngu (Spirit Lady)’

Stuart Nugget – ‘Nayurni (Woman)’

SONG OF THE YEAR

Alice Skye – ‘I Feel Better But I Don’t Feel Good’

Baker Boy ft. Jess B – ‘Meditjin’

Briggs ft. Tim Minchin – ‘House Fyre’

Electric Fields & Keiino – ‘Would I Lie’

Kee’ahn – ‘Better Things’

Thelma Plum – ‘Homecoming Queen’

FILM CLIP OF THE YEAR

Baker Boy ft. Jess B – ‘Meditjin’

Briggs ft. Tim Minchin – ‘House Fyre’

Dallas Woods – ‘If It Glitters It’s Gold’

Miiesha – ‘Drowning’

Tasman Keith – ‘Billy Bad Again

COMMUNITY CLIP OF THE YEAR

Booningbah Goories

Bwgcolman Mob

Githabul Next Generation

Iron Range Danger Gang

KDA Crew

Ntaria Connect

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