Sunday, November 07, 2010
2010 ARIA Awards
2010 ARIA Awards, which were held outside at the Sydney Opera House. They have done things differently this year by announcing the winners of various music genre awards during the week and saving the 10 main awards for the tv broadcast. The show began with the last ever live tv performance from retiring rock band Powderfinger. The nominees this year reflected the new crop of Australian artists that are emerging onto the music scene. Live performances included album of the year nominees Sia, Birds of Tokyo, Washington, and Angus and Julia Stone as well as old favorites like John Butler Trio and INXS. Carrying on the strange tradition of needing "international celebrities" as presenters at Australian award shows, this year they flew out Carmen Electra and Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family. The multiple winners on the night were The Temper Trap, Powderfinger, Washington, and Angus and Julia Stone, who won both single and album of the year.