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1997 ARIA Award Winners

11th ARIA Awards Ceremony

22 September 1997
Capitol Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Hosted by comedian Paul McDermott.

The 11th ARIA Awards was marked by Savage Garden winning 8 awards, the most won by a single act in the same year. They won for Best Album, Best Single, Highest Selling Single, Song Of The Year, Best Debut Album, Best Independent Release, Best Pop Release and Best Group.

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ARIA Awards

Hall Of Fame
Bee Gees, Graeme Bell,
Paul Kelly

Album Of The Year
Savage Garden
Savage Garden

Highest Selling Album
Crowded House
Recurring Dream
The Very Best Of Crowded House

Single Of The Year
Savage Garden
Truly Madly Deeply

Highest Selling Single
Savage Garden
Truly Madly Deeply

Song Of The Year
Savage Garden
To The Moon & Back

Best Pop Release
Savage Garden
To The Moon & Back

Best Dance Release
Pendulum
Coma

Outstanding Achievement Award
Peter Andre

Best Group
Savage Garden
Savage Garden

Best Female Artist
Monique Brumby
Mary

Best Male Artist
Paul Kelly
How To Make Gravy

Breakthrough Artist – Album
Savage Garden
Savage Garden

Breakthrough Artist – Single
The Superjesus
Shut My Eyes, Eight Step Rail

Best New Talent
The Superjesus
Eight Step Rail

Special Achievement Award
Charles Fisher

Best Country Album
Graeme Connors
The Road Less Travelled

Best Comedy Release
Martin & Molloy
Poop Chute

Best Children’s Album
Play School
In The Car

Best Adult Contemporary Album
My Friend The Chocolate Cake
Good Luck

Best Independent Release
Savage Garden
Savage Garden

Best Alternative Release
Spiderbait
Ivy & The Big Apples

Best Indigenous Release
Archie Roach
Hold On Tight

Fine Arts Awards

Best Jazz Album
Bernie McGann
Playground

Best World Music Album
Telek – Telek

Best Classical Album
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn
Peter Sculthorpe: Sun Music

Best Original Soundtrack, Cast, Show Recording
Blixa Bargeld, Nick Cave, Mick Harvey – To Have & To Hold

Artisan Awards

Best Video
Tony Mahony
Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes – Feelin’ Kinda Sporty

Best Cover Art
John Watson, John O’Donnell, Kevin Wilkins, Silverchair
Silverchair – Freakshow

Engineer Of The Year
Charles Fisher
Savage Garden – Savage Garden

Producer Of The Year
Charles Fisher for …

Hoodoo Gurus – Down On Me
Savage Garden – Savage Garden
The Seekers – Far Shore
J Durham, Mandawuy Yunipingu, R Hitchcock
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