Tina Arena stands out at the ARIAs as Tame Impala and Courtney Barnett sweep the awards for 2015!

The ARIA Awards went down at the Star Event Centre in Sydney last night, with the movers and shakers of the industry got dolled up and hopped an Uber Black to the venue, whereupon they braved 38 degree heat and attempted not to melt into the red carpet.

As predicted, the night belonged to Tame Impala and Courtney Barnett, the latter of which wasn’t present (presumably still killing it overseas), but did send through her thanks from London. Hall of Fame inductee for 2015, the goddess that is Tina Arena, slammed the ageism still rife within the Australian music industry in a speech that saw the songstress address and thank many following a dynamite performance of her hit “Chains”, backed by The Veronicas and Jessica Mauboy.

Performances were put on by the likes of Vance Joy, Conrad Sewell and international guest of honour Ed Sheeran (who looked like he was having a night all his own with James Blunt), while 5 Seconds of Summer announced a short but no doubt hectic 2016 Australian tour over the course of a few live crosses between Sydney and LA.

So while we get ready to have Don’t Ask and In Deep on rotation today, we congratulate the winners, the nominees and everyone involved for surviving the heat.

2015 ARIA AWARD WINNERS

BEST ALBUM
Tame Impala – Currents

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

BEST MALE ARTIST
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

BEST GROUP
Tame Impala – Currents

BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL ALBUM
Northlane – Node

BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

BEST DANCE RELEASE
RÜFÜS – “You Were Right”

BEST POP RELEASE
Jarryd James – “Do You Remember?”

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Tame Impala – Currents

BEST URBAN ALBUM
Seth Sentry – Strange New Past

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Oh Mercy – When We Talk About Love

BEST BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo

BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM
Sam Moran – Play Along With Sam!

BEST COMEDY RELEASE
Matt Okine – Live at the Enmore Theatre

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Shane Nicholson – Hell Breaks Loose

BEST AUSTRALIAN LIVE ACT
5 Seconds of Summer

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
One Direction

BEST VIDEO
The Veronicas – “You Ruin Me”

SONG OF THE YEAR
Conrad Sewell – “Start Again”

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