The J Award of 2009 is the fifth annual J Awards, established by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's youth-focused radio station Triple J. The announcement comes at the culmination of Ausmusic Month (November). In 2009, as per 2008, three awards were presented; Australian Album of the Year, Australian Music Video of the Year and Unearthed Artist of the Year.[1] The winner were announced on 4 December 2009.[2]

J Awards of 2009
Date4 December 2009 (2009-12-04)
VenueThe Vanguard, Sydney, Australia
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Who's eligible? edit

Any Australian album released independently or through a record company, or sent to Triple J in consideration for airplay, is eligible for the J Award. The 2009 nominations for Australian Album of the Year and Australian Music Video of the Year were selected from releases received by Triple J between December 2008 and November 2009. For Unearthed Artist of the Year it was open to any artist from the Unearthed (talent contest), who has had a ground breaking and impactful 12 months from November 2008 and October 2008.[1]

Awards edit

Australian Album of the Year edit

Artist Album Title Result
Sarah Blasko As Day Follows Night Won
Karnivool Sound Awake Nominated
Hilltop Hoods State of the Art Nominated
Bertie Blackman Secrets and Lies Nominated
Kid Sam Kid Sam Nominated
Phrase Clockwork Nominated
Paul Dempsey Everything Is True Nominated
Philadelphia Grand Jury Hope is for Hopers Nominated
Oh Mercy Privileged Woes Nominated
Lisa Mitchell Wonder Nominated

Richard Kingsmill of Triple J said "It's been fantastic watching Sarah's career build over the last 7 years. We've admired the way she's carved her own niche in an industry that often supports bands more than it does solo artists. Her latest album is another solid body of work that has heard her diversify her song writing and incorporate some great new elements. She's pure class and she thoroughly deserves this award."[1]

Australian Video of the Year edit

Director Artist and Song Result
Alex Roberts Art vs. Science - "Parlez vous Francais?" Won
Yanni Kronenberg and Lucinda Schreiber Firekites - "Autumn Story" Nominated
Sam Bennetts Bluejuice - "Broken Leg" Nominated
Pradeep Senanayake Astronomy Class - "Where You At?" Nominated
Ton Noakes The Scare - "Could Be Bad" Nominated
Chris Frey Karnivool - "Set Fire To The Hive" Nominated

Brendan Hutchens from Triple J said "There were some outstanding Australian music videos made in 2009 and narrowing down all possibilities to just six nominees was a tough ask. The Art vs Science clip 'Parlez Vous Francais' directed by Alex Roberts has a fantastic original concept, brilliant performances, perfect timing, great design elements, strong camera work and editing that all together produces an interesting relationship with the song and engages the viewer for the full 4 minute duration. It stood out as being brilliant amongst brilliance."[1]

Unearthed Artist of the Year edit

Artist Notes Result
The Middle East A musical collective based in Townsville. Won
Philadelphia Grand Jury Winners of the Sydney Big Day Out competition. Nominated
Seth Sentry A Melbourne hip hop artist. Nominated
Washington Winner of the Melbourne Big Day Out competition. Nominated

Richard Kingsmill said "The Middle East won us and our listeners over with one simple thing - great songs. They really have a magical chemistry and it's exciting to have watched how they've progressed across 2009. Overseas interest is building and their debut album will be one of the anticipated releases of 2010. To think they were on the verge of breaking up before we spotted them on Unearthed makes us feel a little bit warm inside too."[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e "The J Award 2009". Triple J. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  2. ^ "TripleJ Media". abc. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2020.