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1988 ARIA Award Winners

2nd ARIA Awards Ceremony

29 March 1988
Sheraton Wentworth Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Hosted by international guest Cliff Richard.

Unlike today’s lively ARIA Award Ceremony, the first three years had no live performances and the awards ceremony was not televised until 3 years later in 1991. Today’s ARIA Awards is seen by around 2 million people on television, and approximately 2,500 recording industry guests and 5,000 members of the general public.

ARIA Awards

Hall Of Fame
AC/DC, Slim Dusty, Johnny O’Keefe, Col Joye, Vanda & Young, Dame Joan Sutherland

Outstanding Achievement Award
John Farnham

Album Of The Year
Man Of Colours

Highest Selling Album
Man Of Colours

Single Of The Year
Midnight Oil
Beds Are Burning

Highest Selling Single
Kylie Minogue

Song Of The Year
Midnight Oil
Beds Are Burning

Best Group
Crowded House

Best Female Artist
Jenny Morris

Best Male Artist
John Farnham

Best New Talent
Weddings Parties Anything

Best Country Album
The Flying Emus
This Town

Best Comedy Release
The 12th Man
Wired World Of Sport

Best Children’s Album
Peter Combe
Toffee Apple

Best Adult Contemporary Album
John Farnham
Touch Of Paradise

Best Indigenous Release

Fine Arts Awards

Best Classical Album
Voss – Voss

Best Jazz Album
Vince Jones – It All Ends Up In Tears

Best Original Soundtrack, Cast, Show Recording
Original Cast Recording – Nine

Artisan Awards

Best Video
Claudia Castle for – Paul Kelly – To Her Door

Engineer Of The Year
David Douglas

Best Cover Art
Ken Duncan, Creative Type Wart, Gary Morris, Midnight Oil – Midnight Oil – Diesel & Dust

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