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Full List of Nominations For the 2011 ARIA Awards

Announcing the 2011 ARIA Award Nominees!

The nominations for the 2011 ARIA Awards were announced today at the Sydney Theatre. Melbourne artist Gotye — real name Wally De Backer — racked up the most potential honours, with seven nominations for his hit single “Somebody That I Used to Know,” which features Kimbra. Others in with a good chance at taking home an ARIA this year include Sydney folk band Boy & Bear, indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunipingu, and Eskimo Joe. Some early artisan awards were also handed out today.

See the full list of nominees after the jump.

2011 ARIA AWARD NOMINEES

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Boy & Bear, Moonfire
Cut Copy, Zonoscope
Eskimo Joe, Ghosts of the Past
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Rrakala
Grinderman, 2

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Birds of Tokyo, "Wild at Heart"
Boy & Bear, "Feeding Line"
Drapht, "Rapunzel"
Goyte, "Somebody That I Used to Know" (feat. Kimbra)
Guy Sebastian, "Who's That Girl" (feat. Eve)
The Jezabels, "Dark Storm"

BEST MALE ARTIST
Drapht, The Life of Riley
Gareth Liddiard, Strange Tourist
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Rrakala
Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)
Josh Pyke, No One Wants a Lover

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Adalita, Adalita
Clare Bowditch, Are You Ready Yet?
Kasey Chambers, Little Bird
Kimbra, Cameo Lover
Washington, Holy Moses

BEST GROUP
Birds of Tokyo, Wild at Heart
Boy & Bear, Moonfire
Eskimo Joe, Ghosts of the Past
Grinderman, 2
The Living End, The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST — ALBUM
Boy & Bear, Moonfire
Drapht, The Life of Riley
Gypsy & The Cat, Gilgamesh
Oh Mercy, Great Barrier Grief
The Middle East, I Want That You Are Always Happy

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST — SINGLE
Boy & Bear, "Feeding Line"
Drapht, "Rapunzel"
Havana Brown, "We Run The Night"
The Jezabels, "Dark Storm"
Zoe Badwi, "Freefallin'"

BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE
Art vs Science, The Experiment
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Rrakala
John Butler Trio, Live At Red Rocks
Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses, Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses
The Jezabels, Dark Storm

BEST ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
Boy & Bear, Moonfire
Grinderman, 2
Little Red, Midnight Remember
Seeker Lover Keeper, Seeker Lover Keeper
The Panics, Rain On The Humming Wire

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Billy Thorpe, Billy Thorpe's Tangier
Colin Hay, Gathering Mercury
Damien Leith, Roy
John Farnham, Jack
Mark Seymour and the Undertow, Undertow

BEST BLUES & ROOTS ALBUM
Backsliders, Starvation Box
Blue King Brown, Worldwize Part 1 - North & South
John Butler Trio, Live At Red Rocks
The Audreys, Sometimes The Stars
The Waifs, Temptation

BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM
Dirtgirlworld, Dig It
Hi-5, Turn The Music Up
Holly Throsby, See!
Play School, Let's Play Together
The Wiggles, Ukulele Baby!

BEST COMEDY RELEASE
Adam Hills, Inflatable
Buddy Goode, The One and Only Buddy Goode
Hamish & Andy, Celebrating 50 Glorious Years
Josh Thomas, Josh Thomas 'Surprise': Warehouse Comedy Festival
Tim Minchin, Tim Minchin & The Heritage Orchestra

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Jasmine Rae, Listen Here
Kasey Chambers, Little Bird
Keith Urban, Get Closer
Shane Nicholson, Bad Machines
Troy Cassar-Daley, Live

BEST DANCE RELEASE
Bag Raiders, Bag Raiders
Cut Copy, Zonoscope
Miami Horror, Illumination
Pnau, Soft Universe
The Potbelleez, From The Music

BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL ALBUM
Coerce, Ethereal Surrogate Saviour
Cosmic Psychos, Glorius Barsteds
Dream On Dreamer, Heartbound
Floatingme, Floatingme
Front End Loader, Ritardando

BEST POP RELEASE
Architecture in Helsinki, Moment Bends
Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)
Guy Sebastian, Who's That Girl (feat. Eve)
Gypsy & The Cat, Gilgamesh
Washington, Holy Moses

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Children Collide, Theory Of Everything
Eskimo Joe, Ghosts Of The Past
Jebediah, Kosciuszko
Papa Vs Pretty, United In Isolation
The Living End, The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating

BEST URBAN ALBUM
Drapht, The Life Of Riley
Illy, The Chase
Koolism, The 'Umu
Phrase, Babylon
Vents, Marked For Death

HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM
Altiyan Childs, Altiyan Childs
Angus & Julia Stone, Down The Way
Birds of Tokyo, Birds of Tokyo
Keith Urban, Get Closer
Various, He Will Have His Way — The Songs of Tim & Neil Finn

HIGHEST SELLING SINGLE
Birds of Tokyo, "Plans"
Gotye, "Somebody That I Used To Know" (feat. Kimbra)
Guy Sebastian, "Who's That Girl" (feat. Eve)
Havana Brown, "We Run The Night"
Jessica Mauboy, "Saturday Night" (feat. Ludacris)

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