Viewers label the 2022 ARIA Awards ‘absolute crap’

Viewers label the 2022 ARIA Awards ‘absolute crap’ and a ‘mess’ and are left shocked by its ‘amateur production’: ‘I can’t believe they aired that sh*t show’

Frustrated viewers took to social media on Thursday evening to vent their disappointment with the 2022 ARIA Awards ceremony in Sydney

The music industry’s night of nights was slammed for its ‘amateur production’ and labelled ‘absolute crap’, with many dismissing the event as a ‘fever dream’ that the late Kerry Packer – once owner of Channel Nine – would surely have pulled the plug on. 

And the savaging didn’t stop there. In fact, it had only just begun. 

While Natalie Imbruglia (pictured) looked stunning on the night, frustrated viewers took to social media in their droves to vent their disappointment with the 2022 ARIA Awards ceremony in Sydney

While Natalie Imbruglia (pictured) looked stunning on the night, frustrated viewers took to social media in their droves to vent their disappointment with the 2022 ARIA Awards ceremony in Sydney

‘Not sure the producers of the #ARIAAwards will be getting more gigs anytime soon, what a mess,’ wrote one disgruntled viewer. 

‘I swear this Arias is a fever dream. A lot of the hipsters have become too fashion ironic and imploded their identity….Plus, it feels really amateur,’ wrote another.

‘Not to complain but… the #arias broadcast still needs a lot of work – at least from a audience perspective. Not everybody is a natural-born presenter, either. Maybe less dad jokes and more music next time? Just a thought,’ commented another. 

And the roasting continued, with many comments unpublishable, so was the fury of viewers. 

'Not sure the producers of the #ARIAAwards will be getting more gigs anytime soon, what a mess,' wrote one disgruntled viewer. Pictured: Richard Wilkins who presided over a moving tribute to singers who passed away in the last 12 months

‘Not sure the producers of the #ARIAAwards will be getting more gigs anytime soon, what a mess,’ wrote one disgruntled viewer. Pictured: Richard Wilkins who presided over a moving tribute to singers who passed away in the last 12 months

The music industry's night of nights was slammed for its 'amateur production' and labelled 'absolute crap', with many dismissing the event as a 'fever dream' that the late Kerry Packer - once owner of Channel Nine - would surely have pulled the plug on

The music industry’s night of nights was slammed for its ‘amateur production’ and labelled ‘absolute crap’, with many dismissing the event as a ‘fever dream’ that the late Kerry Packer – once owner of Channel Nine – would surely have pulled the plug on

Christian Wilkins and comedian Lucinda Froomes Price struggled doing an outside broadcast

Christian Wilkins and comedian Lucinda Froomes Price struggled doing an outside broadcast

The pair seemed lost in the madness of it all. But they weren't alone, it was utter chaos inside on the main stage too

The pair seemed lost in the madness of it all. But they weren’t alone, it was utter chaos inside on the main stage too

Poorly placed cameras were dotted around the Hordern, missing the action on the stage and capturing attendee's heads instead

Poorly placed cameras were dotted around the Hordern, missing the action on the stage and capturing attendee’s heads instead

‘I absolutely LOVE music but this production of the ARIAS is so hard to watch. How could they get it so wrong?’ wrote one more. 

‘Watching the #arias on TV and did they just throw the show together today or was there maybe an afternoon on zoom worth of planning involved,’ wondered another.

‘The ARIAs gave a very strong Rock Eisteddfod vibe. Actually, that’s offensive to public high school students,’ quipped one more. 

'I swear this Arias is a fever dream. A lot of the hipsters have become too fashion ironic and imploded their identity....Plus, it feels really amateur,' wrote another. Pictured: Tones and I

‘I swear this Arias is a fever dream. A lot of the hipsters have become too fashion ironic and imploded their identity….Plus, it feels really amateur,’ wrote another. Pictured: Tones and I 

And the roasting continued, with many comments unpublishable, so was the fury of viewers

And the roasting continued, with many comments unpublishable, so was the fury of viewers 

‘Do we know if they’ll announce the high school that is producing next year’s #ARIAs tonight?’ snapped another. 

‘Just watched the ARIA’s…. absolute waste of time and probably the worst awards show I’ve ever seen in my life. Absolute crap! That’s me done,’ wrote another.

‘I can’t believe they aired that shit show. Was waiting for someone to pull a Kerry Packer and kill it halfway through,’ wrote one more. 

'Not to complain but… the #arias broadcast still needs a lot of work - at least from a audience perspective. Not everybody is a natural-born presenter, either. Maybe less dad jokes and more music next time? Just a thought,' commented another. Pictured: Vance Joy

‘Not to complain but… the #arias broadcast still needs a lot of work – at least from a audience perspective. Not everybody is a natural-born presenter, either. Maybe less dad jokes and more music next time? Just a thought,’ commented another. Pictured: Vance Joy

‘That’s it. I can categorically say I will never watch a single other #ARIAs ever while there is air in my lungs,’ added one more viewer, while another branded the show was ‘painful, laboured and unwatchable’. 

Elsewhere, one viewer seemed to be taking delight in the music industry dumpster fire.

‘The #arias getting roasted tonight is the real entertainment,’ they wrote. 

To make matters worse, the biggest night in Australian music ended with a musical tribute to Olivia Newton-John, performed by Natalie Imburglia, Kye, Peking Duk and Tones & I, and fans didn’t like it one bit. 

 

To make matters worse, the biggest night in Australian music ended with a musical tribute to Olivia Newton John, performed by Natalie Imburglia, Kye, Peking Duk and Tones & I, and fans didn't like it one bit

To make matters worse, the biggest night in Australian music ended with a musical tribute to Olivia Newton John, performed by Natalie Imburglia, Kye, Peking Duk and Tones & I, and fans didn’t like it one bit

The biggest night in Australian music ended with a performance of Hopelessly Devoted to You, You're the One That I Want and Xanadu. Pictured: Natalie Imbruglia

The biggest night in Australian music ended with a performance of Hopelessly Devoted to You, You’re the One That I Want and Xanadu. Pictured: Natalie Imbruglia 

‘Olivia Newton John deserved better than this,’ one fan wrote on Twitter.

‘What a train wreck of a show, they should asked the music teacher from Apollo Bay to put it together #arias,’ said another. 

‘What the f- was that! Olivia deserved better than that sh-,’ wrote another. 

'Just watched the ARIA's…. absolute waste of time and probably the worst awards show I've ever seen in my life. Absolute crap! That's me done,' wrote another. Pictured: The Wiggles

‘Just watched the ARIA’s…. absolute waste of time and probably the worst awards show I’ve ever seen in my life. Absolute crap! That’s me done,’ wrote another. Pictured: The Wiggles

ARIA Awards 2022: Full list of winners and nominees

 BEST SOLO ARTIST

Baker Boy – Gela (Island Records/Universal Music Australia) – WINNER

Budjerah – Conversations (Warner Music Australia)

Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

Daniel Johns – FutureNever (BMG/ADA)

Flume – Palaces (Future Classic)

Julia Jacklin – Pre Pleasure (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)

Ruel – Growing Up Is____ (RCA/Sony Music)

The Kid LAROI – Thousand Miles (Columbia/Sony Music)

Thelma Plum – Meanjin (Warner Music Australia)

Vance Joy – In Our Own Sweet Time (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)

MICHAEL GUDINSKI BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST 

King Stingray – King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl/The Orchard) – WINNER

Beddy Rays – Beddy Rays (Independent/Ditto Music)

Bella Taylor Smith – Look Me In The Eyes (EMI Music Australia)

Harvey Sutherland– Boy (Clarity Recordings/Virgin Music Australia)

Luude – Down Under (ft. Colin Hay) (Sweat It Out/Warner Music)

 BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC RELEASE

Luude – Down Under (ft. Colin Hay) (Sweat It Out/Warner Music) – WINNER

Confidence Man – Tilt (I OH YOU/Mushroom)

Flume – Palaces (Future Classic)

Harvey Sutherland– Boy (Clarity Recordings/Virgin Music Australia)

RÜFÜS DU SOL – Surrender (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)

 BEST SOUL/R&B RELEASE

Budjerah – Conversations (Warner Music Australia) – WINNER

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Under These Streets (Cooking Vinyl Australia/The Orchard)

KIAN – SHINE (EMI Music Australia)

Vanessa Amorosi – City Of Angels (Scream Louder/MGM)

 BEST ROCK ALBUM

Amyl and The Sniffers – Comfort To Me (Virgin Music Australia) – WINNER

Ball Park Music – Weirder & Weirder (Prawn Records/Inertia Music)

Gang Of Youths – Angel in Realtime. (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)

King Stingray – King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl/The Orchard)

Spacey Jane – Here Comes Everybody (AWAL Recordings)

 BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Casey Barnes – Light It Up (Casey Barnes Entertainment/ Chugg Music) – WINNER

Adam Brand – All Or Nothing (ABC Music)

Amber Lawrence – Living for the Highlights (ABC Music)

Andy Golledge – Strength of a Queen (I OH YOU/Mushroom)

Georgia State Line – In Colour (Cheatin Heart Records/Virgin Music Australia)

 BEST BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM

William Crighton – Water and Dust (ABC Music) – WINNER

Charlie Collins – Undone (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

The Bamboos – Hard Up (BMG/ADA)

The Teskey Brothers with Orchestra Victoria – Live At Hamer Hall (Ivy League Records/Mushroom Group)

Thornbird – Thornbird (Thornbird/MGM)

 

 ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Baker Boy – Gela (Island Records/Universal Music Australia) – WINNER

Amyl and The Sniffers – Comfort To Me (Virgin Music Australia)

Gang Of Youths – Angel In Realtime. (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)

King Stingray – King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl/The Orchard)

RÜFÜS DU SOL – Surrender (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)

 BEST GROUP

Amyl and The Sniffers – Comfort To Me (Virgin Music Australia)  – WINNER

Gang Of Youths – Angel in Realtime. (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)

King Stingray – King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl/The Orchard)

Midnight Oil – Resist (Sony Music)

RÜFÜS DU SOL – Surrender (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)

BEST POP RELEASE 

The Kid LAROI – Thousand Miles (Columbia/Sony Music) – WINNER

Flume – Say Nothing (feat. May-A) (Future Classic)

RÜFÜS DU SOL – On My Knees (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)

Thelma Plum – Meanjin (Warner Music Australia)

Vance Joy – Clarity (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)

 BEST HIP HOP/RAP RELEASE

Baker Boy – Gela (Island Records/Universal Music Australia) – WINNER

Barkaa – Blak Matriarchy (Bad Apples Music/Island Records Australia)

Chillinit – Family Ties (420 Family / Virgin Music Australia)

Day 1 – MBAPPÉ (feat. KAHUKX) (db Music / Warner Music Australia)

The Kid LAROI & Fivio Foreign – Tokyo to Paris (Columbia/Sony Music)

 BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE

Archie Roach – One Song (Bloodlines/Mushroom Group) – WINNER

Ball Park Music – Weirder & Weirder (Prawn Records/Inertia Music)

Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

Genesis Owusu – GTFO (Ourness)

Julia Jacklin – Pre Pleasure (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)

 BEST CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Julia Jacklin – Pre Pleasure (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group) – WINNER

Alex the Astronaut – How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater (Warner Music Australia)

Missy Higgins – Total Control (Eleven: A Music Company / Universal Music Australia)

Vance Joy – In Our Own Sweet Time (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)

Vika & Linda – The Wait (Bloodlines/Mushroom Group)

 BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL ALBUM

The Chats – Get F–ked (Bargain Bin Records / The Chats via Ingrooves)  – WINNER

Dune Rats – Real Rare Whale (BMG/ADA)

Northlane – Obsidian (Believe/Rocket)

Shihad – Old Gods (Warner Music NZ)

Thornhill – Heroine (UNFD/The Orchard)

BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM

The Wiggles – ReWiggled (ABC Music) – WINNER

Benny Time – Benny and Friends (Independent)

Teeny Tiny Stevies – How To Be Creative (ABC Music)

The Beanies – Let’s Go! (ABC Music)

Van-Anh Nguyen – The Princess And The Piano (Universal Music Australia)

 PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS

 BEST VIDE0 

Every Side Of You – Vance Joy, William Bleakley (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group) – WINNER

Apple Crumble – Lime Cordiale, Joe Neathway (Chugg Music)

Blak Matriarchy – Barkaa, Selina Miles (Bad Apples Music/Island Records Australia)

Down Under (ft. Colin Hay) – Luude, Peter Hume (Sweat It Out / Warner)

GTFO – Genesis Owusu, Uncle Friendly (Rhett Wade-Ferrell) (Ourness)

Hertz – Amyl and The Sniffers, John Angus Stewart (Virgin Music Australia)

I Don’t Wanna Leave – RÜFÜS DU SOL, Katzki (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)

Lydia Wears A Cross – Julia Jacklin (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)

Say Nothing – (feat. MAY-A) – Flume (Future Classic)

Wish You Well – (feat. Bernard Fanning) – Baker Boy, Macario De Souza (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

 SONG OF THE YEAR

Tones And I – Cloudy Day (Bad Batch Records/Sony Music) – WINNER

Clinton Kane – I Guess I’m In Love (Columbia/Sony Music)

Dean Lewis – Hurtless (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Flume – Say Nothing (feat. MAY-A) (Future Classic)

Joji – Glimpse Of Us (88rising/Warner Records)

Jolyon Petch feat. Reigan – Dreams (TMRW)

Luude – Down Under (ft. Colin Hay) (Sweat It Out/Warner)

RÜFÜS DU SOL – On My Knees (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)

The Kid LAROI – Thousand Miles (Columbia/Sony Music)

Vance Joy – Clarity (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)

 TELSTRA ARIA MUSIC TEACHER AWARD

Matt Orchard – Apollo Bay P-12 College, Apollo Bay, Gadubanud Territory, VIC – WINNER

David Collins-White – Haberfield Public School, Haberfield, Eora Nation, NSW

Jane Nicholas – Willandra Primary School, Seville Grove, Noongar Land, WA

Kath Dunn – Wollondilly Public School, Goulburn, Gundungurra Land, NSW

 BEST AUSTRALIAN LIVE ACT

The Wiggles – The OG Wiggles Reunion / Fruit Salad TV Big Show Tour (ABC Music) – WINNER

Amy Shark – See U Somewhere Australia Tour 2022 (Wonderlick Recording Company)

Amyl and The Sniffers – Comfort To Me Tour 2022 (Virgin Music Australia)

Baker Boy – Gela Tour (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Budjerah – The Conversations Australian Tour (Warner Music Australia)

Gang Of Youths – Angel in Realtime. (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)

Genesis Owusu – Genesis Owusu & The Black Dog Band (Ourness)

Midnight Oil – RESIST. THE FINAL TOUR. 2022 (Sony Music)

The Kid LAROI – End Of The World Tour (Columbia/Sony Music)

Thelma Plum – The Meanjin Tour (Warner Music Australia)

 MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

Harry Styles – Harry’s House (Columbia/Sony Music) – WINNER

ABBA – Voyage (Universal Music Group/Polar Music International)

Adele – 30 (Columbia/Sony Music)Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever (Darkroom/Interscope Records/Universal Music Group)

Drake – Certified Lover Boy (OVO/Republic/Universal Music Group)

Ed Sheeran – = (Atlantic Records/Warner Music)

Jack Harlow – Come Home The Kids Miss You (Atlantic Records/Warner Music)

Lil Nas X – Montero (Columbia/Sony Music)

Post Malone – Twelve Carat Toothache (Mercury/Republic/Universal Music Group)

Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version) (Republic/Universal Music Group)

 

ARTISAN AWARDS

 BEST COVER ART

Adnate for Baker Boy – Gela (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia) – WINNER

Giulia Giannini McGauran for Alex the Astronaut – How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater (Warner Music Australia)

Jonathan Zawada for Flume – Palaces (Future Classic)

Kayla Flett, Gabi Coulthurst & Dimathaya Burarrwanga for King Stingray – King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl Australia/The Orchard)

Seshanka Samarajiwa, Zain Ayub & Tasman Keith for Tasman Keith – A Colour Undone (AWAL Recordings Ltd)

 PRODUCER – BEST PRODUCED ALBUM PRESENTED BY NEUMANN

RÜFÜS DU SOL – Surrender (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music) – WINNER

Amyl and the Sniffers & Dan Luscombe for Amyl and The Sniffers – Comfort To Me (Virgin Music Australia)

Courtney Barnett & Stella Mozgawa for Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

Flume – Palaces (Future Classic)

Pip Norman, Rob Amoruso, Morgan Jones, Carl Dimataga, Willie Tafa & Jerome Farah for Baker Boy – Gela (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

 MIX ENGINEER – BEST MIXED ALBUM

Pip Norman, Andrei Eremin & Dave Hammer for Baker Boy – Gela (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)  – WINNER

Cassin for RÜFÜS DU SOL – Surrender (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)

Dann Hume & Eric J Dubowsky for Budjerah – Conversations (Warner Music Australia)

Eric J Dubowsky for Flume – Palaces (Future Classic)

Paul McKercher for Ball Park Music – Weirder & Weirder (Prawn Records/Inertia Music)

FINE ARTS AWARDS 

 BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis – The Enchanted Loom: Orchestral works By Carl Vine (ABC Classic) – WINNER

Amy Dickson, Colin Currie, Lothar Koenigs, Yvonne Kenny, David Zinman, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Markus Stenz & Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Ross Edwards: Frog and Star Cycle / Symphonies 2 & 3 (ABC Classic)

Lachlan Skipworth – Chamber Works, Vol. 2 (Cygnus Arioso)

Luke Howard – All Of Us (Mercury KX/Universal Music Australia)

Tamara-Anna Cislowska & Guests – Duet (ABC Classic)

 BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM

Joseph Tawadros with William Barton – History Has A Heartbeat (Independent/The Planet Company) – WINNER

Australian Art Orchestra, Daniel Wilfred, Sunny Kim, Peter Knight & Aviva Endean – Hand To Earth (AAO Recordings/The Planet Company)

Mista Savona – Havana Meets Kingston Part 2 (ABC Music)

Parvyn – Sa (Parvyn Music/Gaga Digi)

William Barton & Véronique Serret – Heartland (ABC Classic)

 BEST JAZZ ALBUM

Mildlife – Live From South Channel Island ([PIAS] Australia/Inertia Music)  – WINNER

Barney McAll – Precious Energy (Extra Celestial Arts)

Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson & Jonathan Zwartz – Another Dance (Lionsharecords/The Planet Company)

Sam Anning – Oaatchapai (Earshift Music/The Planet Company)

Springtime – Springtime (Virgin Music Australia)

 BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK OR MUSICAL THEATRE CAST ALBUM

Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti – River (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (ABC Classic) – WINNER

Brett Aplin – No Mercy, No Remorse (Original Score) (Independent)

In Hearts Wake – Green Is The New Black (UNFD/The Orchard)

Maria Alfonsine with Itunu Pepper – Akoni (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (MADBS Composing Palace)

Matteo Zingales – A Fire Inside (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (ABC Music)

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