Rahul Sharma (Editor)

ARIA Music Awards of 2012

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Official website  www.ariaawards.com.au
Network  Go!
ARIA Music Awards of 2012
Date  29 November 2012 (2012-11-29)
Venue  Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales

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.


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.

The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted Yothu Yindi on 29 November at the same ceremony as the ARIA Awards.

ARIA Awards

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Fine Arts Awards

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Artisan Awards

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

ARIA Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Yothu Yindi
  • Pre-show

  • 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"
  • Main show

  • 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"
  • House DJs

  • Havana Brown (first half of ceremony)
  • Ruby Rose (second half of ceremony)
  • Presenters

  • 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
  • References

    ARIA Music Awards of 2012 Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Winnie Mandela (film)
    Aurea Aguilar
    Michael Snaer