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2006 ARIA Award Winners

20th ARIA Awards Ceremony

29 October 2006
Acer Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
(formerly Sydney SuperDome)

One of Australia’s hottest musical exports, Wolfmother performed live at the Awards for the very first time and won Best Group, Best Rock Album and Best Breakthrough Album. Also performing was The Veronicas (Jess and Lisa), the hip-hop act Hilltop Hoods, Human Nature, Eskimo Joe, Silverchair as well as other favourite Aussie groups. Presenters included Rove McManus, Guy Sebastian, Hamish and Andy, Johnny Knoxville, and others.

ARIA Awards

Hall Of Fame
Midnight Oil, Divinyls, Icehouse, Daddy Cool, Lobby Loyde, Rose Tattoo and Helen Reddy.

Album Of The Year
Bernard Fanning
Tea and Sympathy

Highest Selling Australian Album
Human Nature
Reach Out, The Motown Album

Single Of The Year
Eskimo Joe
Black Fingernails, Red Wine

 Highest Selling Australian Single
TV Rock featuring Seany B
Flaunt It

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Bob Evans
Suburban Songbook

Best Independent Release
Hilltop Hoods
The Hard Road

Best Blues & Roots Album
The Audreys
Between Last Night and Us

Best Group

Best Female Artist
Clare Bowditch
What Was Left

Best Male Artist
Bernard Fanning
Tea and Sympathy

Breakthrough Artist – Album

Breakthrough Artist – Single
Youth Group
Forever Young

Best Music DVD
Eskimo Joe
Eskimo Joe The DVD

Best Country Album
Troy Cassar-Daley
Brighter Day

Best Children’s Album
The Wiggles
Racing To The Rainbow

Best Dance Release
TV Rock featuring Seany B
Flaunt It

Best Comedy Release
Lano and Woodley
Sing Songs

Best Urban Release
Hilltop Hoods
The Hard Road

Best Pop Release
The Veronicas
The Secret Life Of …

Best Rock Album

Fine Arts Awards

Best Classical Album
Richard Tognetti
Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

Best Jazz Album
The Necks

Best Original Soundtrack, Cast, Show Recording
Paul Kelly and Dan Luscombe featuring Soteria Bell

Best World Music Album
The Cat Empire
Cities The Cat Empire Project

Artisan Awards

Best Video
Head Pictures
Bernard Fanning – Wish You Well

Best Cover Art
Bernard Fanning – Tea and Sympathy

Producer Of The Year
Eskimo Joe
Eskimo Joe – Black Fingernails, Red Wine

Engineer Of The Year
Matt Lovell
Eskimo Joe – Black Fingernails, Red Wine

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