ARIA Music Awards of 2012
The 26th Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAs) were a series of award ceremonies which included the 2012 ARIA Artisan Awards, ARIA Hall of Fame Awards, ARIA Fine Arts Awards and ARIA Awards. The latter ceremony took place on 29 November at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and was telecast on channel Go! at 7:30pm. The final nominees for ARIA Award categories were announced on 3 October as well as nominees and winners for Fine Arts Awards and Artisan Awards. There was no peer judged "Single of the Year" category this year, although the "Album of the Year" category returned. The Highest Selling Single and Album categories were removed as they were in 2010.
|2012 ARIA Music Awards|
|Date||29 November 2012|
|Venue||Sydney Entertainment Centre,|
Sydney, New South Wales
For the third time in ARIA Awards history, public votes were being used for the categories, "Song of the Year", "Best Australian Live Act" and "Best International Artist"; and for the first time for the category "Best Video", which was moved from the Artisan Awards. The nominees for "Song of the Year" are the ten highest selling Australian single releases during the eligibility period. Sales from different releases by the same artist cannot be aggregated, and artists are only allowed to be nominated once, even if they have more than one song in the top ten. Songs must also have been released as singles during the eligibility period. The nominees for "Best Australian Live Act" were selected by a Judging School specifically formed for the purpose. The nominees for "Best Video" were selected by the ARIA Voting Academy. The nominee pool for the "Best International Artist" was drawn from the artists whose recordings make up the top ten highest selling international releases, based on album and related single sales during the eligibility period.
Nominees and winnersEdit
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Album of the Year||Best Group|
|Best Male Artist||Best Female Artist|
|Breakthrough Artist – Release||Best Independent Release|
|Best Adult Contemporary Album||Best Blues & Roots Album|
|Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album||Best Rock Album|
|Best Urban Album||Best Country Album|
|Best Children's Album||Best Comedy Release|
|Best Pop Release||Best Dance Release|
|Song of the Year[note 1]||Best Video[note 2]|
|Best Australian Live Act[note 3]||Best International Artist[note 4]|
Fine Arts AwardsEdit
|Best Classical Album|
|Best Jazz Album|
|Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album|
|Best World Music Album|
|Best Cover Artist|
|Engineer of the Year|
|Producer of the Year|
ARIA Hall of Fame InducteeEdit
- Timomatic and Justice Crew – "Set It Off" / "Boom Boom"
- Jessica Mauboy – "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" / "Land of a Thousand Dances"
- Hilltop Hoods – "I Love It"
- Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco – "Battle Scars"
- Missy Higgins – "Everyone's Waiting"
- Yothu Yindi with Paul Kelly, Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan and Peter Garrett – "Treaty"
- Taylor Swift – "I Knew You Were Trouble"
- The Jezabels – "Endless Summer"
- 360 featuring Gossling – "Boys like You"
- Kimbra – "Settle Down"
- The Temper Trap – "Trembling Hands"
- Lanie Lane and Josh Pyke – presented Best Independent Release
- Ella Hooper and Chris Cheney – presented Best Rock Album
- Jessica Mauboy and Josh Thomas – presented Breakthrough Artist
- Ricki-Lee and Example – presented Best Dance Release
- Tom Ballard and Alex Dyson – presented Best Australian Live Act
- Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage – presented Best Pop Release
- Nicki Minaj – presented Best Urban Album
- Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzgerald and Michael "Wippa" Wipfli – presented Best International Artist
- Benji Madden and Joel Madden – presented Best Group
- Matty Acton and Mel Greig – presented Song of the Year
- Russell Brand and Barbara Elizabeth – presented Best Female Artist
- Taylor Swift and Richard Wilkins – presented Best Male Artist
- Russell Brand – presented Album of the Year
- Public voted category "Most Popular Australian Single" returned and was renamed "Song of the Year".
- "Best Video" category was moved to ARIA Awards from Artisan Awards section and was made a public voted category.
- Public voted category "Most Popular Australian Live Act" returned and was renamed "Best Australian Live Act".
- Public voted category "Most Popular International Artist" returned and was renamed "Best International Artist".
- The winners of the Fine Arts Awards were announced on 3 October 2012.
- The winners of the Artisan Awards were announced on 3 October 2012.
- "Winners & Nominees Announced". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 3 October 2012. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- "2012 ARIA Awards Winners By Year". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- "2012 ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 7 August 2012. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- "Public Voting – 26th ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- McCabe, Kathy (26 October 2012). "Yothu Yindi to be inducted into ARIA Hall of Fame". News Limited (News Corporation). Retrieved 6 November 2012.
- White, Niki; McEwan, Danielle (24 September 2012). "ARIA Announces the Fine Arts and Artisan Nominees for 2012" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 29 September 2012.
- Slight, Lucy (26 November 2012). "More stars added to the 2012 ARIA line-up!". MTV Australia. Viacom. Retrieved 26 November 2012.