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2008 ARIA Award Winners

22nd ARIA Awards Ceremony

19 October 2008
Acer Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
Hosted by Hamish & Andy and James

The 2008 ARIA Awards saw the Melbourne born pop singer Gabriella Cilmi receive an incredible 6 ARIA Awards. It's an amazing achievement for Gabriella who recently celebrated her 17th birthday. Performing live at the Awards was Sam Sparro, The Living End, Gabriella Cilmi, The Presets, Faker, The Veronicas, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and Pink. Today's ARIA Awards is seen by around 2 million people on television.

ARIA Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
John Laws

Hall Of Fame
Dragon, Russell Morris, The Triffids, Max Merrity and Rolf Harris

Album Of The Year
The Presets

Highest Selling Album
Delta Goodrem

Single Of The Year
Gabriella Cilmi
Sweet About Me

 Highest Selling Single
Gabriella Cilmi
Sweet About Me

Best Adult Contemporary Album
The Panics
Cruel Guards

Best Independent Release
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

Best Blues & Roots Album
The Audreys
When The Flood Comes

Best Group
The Presets

Best Female Artist
Gabriella Cilmi
Lessons To Be Learned

Best Male Artist
Nick Cave
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

Breakthrough Artist - Album
Gabriella Cilmi
Lessons To Be Learned

Breakthrough Artist - Single
Gabriella Cilmi
Sweet About Me

Best Music DVD
Powderfinger / Silverchair
Across the Great Divide

Best Rock Album
The Living End
White Noise

Best Country Album
Kasey Chambers &
Shane Nicholson
Rattlin' Bones

Best Children's Album
The Wiggles
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Best Dance Release
The Presets

Best Urban Release
Bliss ‘n Eso
Flying Colours

Best Pop Release
Gabriella Cilmi
Lessons To Be Learned

Best Comedy Release
Shaun Micallef
The Expurgated Micallef Tonight: The Very Best of Shaun Micallef's Short-Lived but Brilliant Tonight

Fine Arts Awards

Best Classical Album
Richard Tognetti, Neal Peres Da Costa
and Daniel Yeadon
Bach Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard

Best Jazz Album
Andrea Keller – Footprints

Best Original Soundtrack, Cast, Show Album
Chris Lilley - Summer Heights High

Best World Music Album
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Gurrumul

Artisan Awards

Best Video
Kris Moyes - The Presets, My People

Best Cover Art
Jonathan Zawada - The Presets, Apocalypso

Producer Of The Year
The Presets (Julian Hamilton & Kim Moyes)
The Presets, Apocalypso

Engineer Of The Year
Matt Lovell - Shihad, Beautiful Machine



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