Here are your 2018 ARIA Award Nominees

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The 31st annual ARIA Awards will take place on Wednesday 28th of November, and it’s shaping up to be one of the most exciting and genre diverse events yet.

Amy Shark leads the tally with nine nominations, for her critically-acclaimed record Love Monster. Courtney Barnett follows closely with eight nominations for her gorgeous second effort Tell Me How You Really Feel.

Check out the nominees below:

Apple Music Album Of The Year
Amy Shark – Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)
Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM/MGM)
Pnau – Changa (etcetc Music)
Troye Sivan – Bloom (EMI)

Best Male Artist
Dan Sultan – Killer Under A Blood Moon (Liberation Records)
Dean Lewis – Be Alright (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)
Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM/MGM)
Troye Sivan – Bloom (EMI)
Vance Joy – Nation Of Two (Liberation Records)

Best Female Artist
Alison Wonderland
 – Awake (EMI)
Amy Shark – Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)
Sia – Flames (What A Music Ltd, Under Exclusive Licence to Warner Music Group)
Tash Sultana – Flow State  (Lonely Lands Records/Sony Music)

Best Dance Release
Alison
 Wonderland – Awake (EMI)
Fisher – Losing It (etcetc Music)
Peking Duk – Fire (Sony Music)
Pnau – Go Bang  (etcetc Music)
RÜFÜS DU SOL – No Place  (Sony Music)

Best Group
5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (Capitol UK/EMI)
DMA’S – For Now (I OH YOU)
Peking Duk – Fire  (Sony Music)
Pnau – Go Bang  (etcetc Music)
RÜFÜS DU SOL – No Place  (Sony Music)

Breakthrough Artist
Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother (Nicky Boy Records/Caroline Australia)
Jack River – Sugar Mountain (I OH YOU)
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)
Odette – To A Stranger (EMI)
Ruel – Dazed & Confused (RCA Records/Sony Music)

Best Pop Release
5 Seconds Of Summer
 – Youngblood (Capitol UK/EMI)
Amy Shark – Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Dean Lewis – Be Alright  (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)
Jack River – Sugar Mountain (I OH YOU)
Troye Sivan – Bloom (EMI)

Best Urban Release 
360 – Vintage Modern (Forthwrite/EMI)
Esoterik – My Astral Plane (Flight Deck/Mushroom Group)
Hilltop Hoods – Clark Griswold (feat. Adrian Eagle) (Hilltop Hoods/Universal Music Australia)
Kerser – Engraved In The Game (ABK Records. Marketed & distributed by ADA, a division of Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd)
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)

Best Independent Release 
Angus & Julia Stone – Snow (Angus & Julia Stone Pty Ltd/EMI)
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)
DMA’S – For Now (I OH YOU)
Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM/MGM)
Pnau – Go Bang (etcetc Music)

Best Rock Album 
Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends (Poison City Records)
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)
DMA’S – For Now (I OH YOU)
Luca Brasi – Stay (Cooking Vinyl Australia)
Middle Kids – Lost Friends (EMI)

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)
Dan Sultan – Killer Under A Blood Moon (Liberation Records)
Missy Higgins – Solastalgia (Eleven: A Music Company/EMI Music)
Odette – To A Stranger (EMI)
Vance Joy – Nation Of Two  (Liberation Records)

Best Country Album 
Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont – Adam & Brooke (Lost Highway Australia /Universal Music Australia)
Fanny Lumsden – Real Class Act (Red Dirt Road/AWAL)
Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples – Campfire (Essence Group Entertainment. Marketed and distributed by Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd)
The Wolfe Brothers – Country Heart (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)
Travis Collins – Brave & The Broken (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album 
DZ Deathrays – Bloody Lovely (I OH YOU)
King Parrot – Ugly Produce (EVP Recordings/Rocket)
Parkway Drive – Reverence (Resist Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia)
Polaris – The Mortal Coil (Resist Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia)
West Thebarton – Different Beings Being Different (Domestic La La/Sony Music Entertainment)

Best Blues & Roots Album 
Angus & Julia Stone – Snow (Angus & Julia Stone Pty Ltd/EMI)
Emily Wurramara – Milyakburra (Wantok Musik/MGM)
Mama Kin Spender – Golden Magnetic (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)
Ruby Boots – Don’t Talk About It (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)
Tash Sultana – Flow State  (Lonely Lands Records/Sony Music)

Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album
Evelyn Ida Morris – Acute Misfortune (Original Soundtrack) (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)
Jessica Mauboy – The Secret Daughter Season Two (Songs for the Original 7 Series) (Sony Music)
Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Boy: The Soundtracks (BLOODLINES)
LIARS – 1/1 (Original Soundtrack) (Mute/Inertia)
Various Artists – Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical (The Original Cast Recording) (Global Creatures/Sony Music)

Best Children’s Album 
Justine Clarke – The Justine Clarke Show! (ABC KIDS/Universal Music Australia)
Lah-Lah – 10th Birthday Party (Stella Projects/Sony Music)
Sam Moran – Santa’s Coming! (Sony Music)
Teeny Tiny Stevies – Helpful Songs For Little People (ABC KIDS/Universal Music Australia)
The Wiggles – Wiggle Pop! (ABC KIDS/Universal Music Australia)

PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS

Apple Music Song Of The Year
5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (Capitol UK/EMI)
Amy Shark – I Said Hi (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Angus & Julia Stone – Chateau (Angus & Julia Stone Pty Ltd/EMI)
Conrad Sewell – Healing Hands (Sony Music)
Dean Lewis – Be Alright (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)
Peking Duk – Fire/Reprisal (Sony Music)
Pnau – Go Bang (etcetc Music)
Sheppard – Coming Home (Chugg Music/MGM)
Troye Sivan – My My My! (EMI)
Vance Joy – Lay It On Me (Liberation Records)

Best Video
Amy Shark – I Said Hi (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Client Liaison – Survival In The City (Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd)
Courtney Barnett – Need A Little Time (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)
Dean Lewis – Be Alright (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)
Gang Of Youths – The Heart Is A Muscle (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)
Peking Duk – Fire (Sony Music)
Pnau – Go Bang (etcetc Music)
Tash Sultana – Salvation  (Lonely Lands Records/Sony Music)
The Presets – Do What You Want (Modular/EMI)

Best Australian Live Act
5 Seconds Of Summer – Meet You There Tour (Capitol UK/EMI)
Amy Shark – Love Monster Tour (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Client Liaison – Expo Liaison (Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd)
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel National Tour (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)
Dean Lewis – 2017 National Tour (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)
Gang Of Youths – 2017 National Tour (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)
Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine Tour 2017 (EMI)
Peking Duk – The Wasted Tour  (Sony Music)
Pnau – Pnau Changa Australian Tour  (etcetc Music)
Tash Sultana – Homecoming Tour  (Lonely Lands Records/Sony Music)

Best International Artist
Camila Cabello – Camila (Syco/Epic/Sony Music)
Drake – Scorpion & More Life (Republic/Universal Music)
Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Warner Music)
Eminem – Revival & Kamikaze (Interscope/Universal Music)
Imagine Dragons – Evolve (Interscope/Universal Music)
Khalid – American Teen (RCA/Sony Music)
P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (RCA/Sony Music)
Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys & Stoney (Universal Music)
Sam Smith – The Thrill Of It All (Capitol/EMI)
Taylor Swift – Reputation (Big Machine/Universal Music)  

Music Teacher of the Year
Becky Hall (Education Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne VIC 3052)
Scott Maxwell (Grant High School, Mount Gambier SA 5209)
Dean Harawira (Nerang State High School, Gold Coast QLD 4211)
Deborah Skelton (Caladenia Primary School, Canning Vale WA 6155)

2018 ARTISAN AWARDS | NOMINATED ARTISTS

Best Cover Art

WINNERCAITI BAKER FOR GURRUMUL – DJARIMIRRI (CHILD OF THE RAINBOW) (SFM/MGM)

Steve Wyper for Amy Shark – Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Dean Hanson for Ball Park Music – Good Mood (Stop Start (Label)/Inertia (Distributor)
Caiti Baker for Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM/MGM)
Ben Lopez for Tash Sultana – Flow State (Lonely Lands Records/Sony Music)
Jonathan Zawada for The Presets – Hi Viz (Modular/EMI)

Engineer Of The Year 

WINNER: BURKE REID FOR COURTNEY BARNETT – TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL (MILK! RECORDS/REMOTE CONTROL RECORDS)

Dann Hume & M Phazes for Amy Shark – I Said Hi (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Sam Cromack for Ball Park Music – Good Mood  (Stop Start (Label)/Inertia (Distributor)
Burke Reid for Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)
Ted Howard, Robin Mai & Matthew Cunliffe for Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM/MGM)
Holly Rankin, Xavier Dunn, John Castle for Jack River – Sugar Mountain (I OH YOU)

Producer Of The Year

WINNERDANN HUME & M PHAZES FOR AMY SHARK – I SAID HI (WONDERLICK RECORDING COMPANY)

Dann Hume & M Phazes for Amy Shark – I Said Hi (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Ball Park Music for Ball Park Music – Good Mood  (Stop Start (Label)/Inertia (Distributor)
Courtney Barnett, Dan Luscombe Burke Reid for Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)
Michael Hohnen for Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM/MGM)
Tash Sultana for Tash Sultana – Flow State (Lonely Lands Records/Sony Music)

2018 FINE ARTS AWARDS | NOMINATED ARTISTS

Best Classical Album

WINNER: SLAVA GRIGORYAN – BACH CELLO SUITES VOLUME II (ABC CLASSICS/UNIVERSAL)

Greta Bradman, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Luke Dollman – Home (Decca Classics Australia/Universal Music Australia)
Ray Chen – The Golden Age (Decca Classics Australia/Universal Music Australia)
Sally Whitwell – Philip Glass: Complete Etudes For Solo Piano (ABC Classics/Universal Music Australia)
Slava Grigoryan – Bach Cello Suites Volume II (ABC Classics/Universal Music Australia)
Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Fritzsch – Into Silence: Pärt | Vasks | Górecki | Pelēcis (ABC Classics/Universal Music Australia)

Best Jazz Album

WINNERJONATHAN ZWARTZ – ANIMARUM (JONATHAN ZWARTZ/PLANET/MGM)

Barney McAll – Hearing The Blood (Extra Celestial Arts)
Elixir feat. Katie Noonan – Gratitude And Grief (KIN MUSIC/Universal Music Australia)
Jake Mason Trio – The Stranger In The Mirror (Soul Messin’ Records/Inertia Music)
James Morrison, Patti Austin, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey – Ella And Louis (ABC Jazz/Universal Music Australia)
Jonathan Zwartz – Animarum (Jonathan Zwartz/Planet/MGM)

Best World Music Album

WINNER: GURRUMUL – DJARIMIRRI (CHILD OF THE RAINBOW) (SFM/MGM)

Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM/MGM)
Joseph Tawadros – The Bluebird, The Mystic and The Fool (Independent/Planet)
Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Ska Classics (ABC Music/FOUR FOUR/Universal Music Australia)
Mista Savona – Havana Meets Kingston (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)
Xylouris White – Mother (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)

BEST COMEDY RELEASE | NOMINATED ARTISTS

WINNERBRIDIE AND WYATT, TONIGHTLY WITH TOM BALLARD – SEX PEST (ABC MUSIC/UNIVERSAL)

Akmal Saleh – Transparent (Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Aunty Donna – Aunty Donna The Album (etcetc Music)
Lawrence Mooney – Moonman (Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Luke Heggie – Tiprat (Century)
Bridie and Wyatt, Tonightly with Tom Ballard  – Sex Pest (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)

2018 ARIA Awards with Apple Music
Wednesday, November 28th, The Star Event Centre, Sydney
Broadcast on the Nine Network

This article and supporting images originally featured on The Industry Observer written by Geordie Gray on Oct 11 2018, you can view it on there site here.

Stephanie Heading