Juno Awards of 2008

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Juno Awards of 2008
Date 5–6 April 2008
Venue Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Host Russell Peters
Television/Radio coverage
Network CTV
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The Juno Awards of 2008 were held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on the weekend ending 6 April 2008. These ceremonies honoured music industry achievements in Canada in the latter part of 2006 and in most of 2007.

Country performer and multiple Juno Award winner Paul Brandt received the 2008 Humanitarian Award which is now named after CHUM-FM Radio founder, Allan Waters.[1] Moses Znaimer, who led the development of Citytv and MuchMusic, received the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award. Nominations for all remaining categories were announced on 5 February 2008.[2]

Notable among winners was Feist, winning all five awards in her nominated categories, three of which were presented in the televised gala.

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Presentations[edit]

Saturday gala[edit]

The Saturday gala where most awards are presented occurred at the Telus Convention Centre on 5 April, while the major awards were presented at the Pengrowth Saddledome on Sunday (6 April).[3]

Sunday televised ceremonies[edit]

Performers appearing on the program included Feist, Finger Eleven, Michael Bublé, Avril Lavigne, Anne Murray, Paul Brandt, Aaron Lines, Gord Bamford, Hedley, Johnny Reid, and Jully Black.[2]

The televised event was broadcast on CTV and hosted by Russell Peters.[4] Peters' monologue was described by Edmonton Sun columnist Bill Harris as "the funniest opening five minutes we've ever seen from an awards-show host."[5] Peters was also cited by Toronto Star entertainment critic Ben Rayner as offering a break from recent years of "iffy emceeing" during the award broadcasts.[6]

The 2008 broadcast attracted CTV's second-highest ratings since the network gained broadcast rights. 1.45 million viewers were measured in 2008 compared to 2.18 million for the 2003 ceremonies.[7]

Jeff Healey, an internationally noted Canadian musician who died the month before the Juno ceremonies, was given a brief tribute mention by members of Blue Rodeo during the televised awards ceremony.[8][9]



Nominees and winners[edit]

Nominees for the 2008 Juno Awards were announced on 5 February 2008. On 15 February 2008, CARAS indicated that it made a "logistical error" during its nominations voting process, announcing the addition of two new nominations and the replacement of one nomination as follows:[10]

Artist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Feist

Other nominees:

Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Blue Rodeo

Other nominees:

New Artist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Serena Ryder

Other nominees:

New Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Wintersleep

Other nominees:

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Joni Mitchell, "Hana" and "Bad Dreams"

Other nominees:

Recording Engineer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Kevin Churko, Black Rain (Ozzy Osbourne)

Other nominees:

Songwriter of the Year[edit]

Winner: Feist, "My Moon My Man", "1234", "I Feel It All"

Other nominees:

Fan Choice Award[edit]

Winner: Michael Bublé

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Nominated albums[edit]

Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Reminder, Feist

Other nominees:

Aboriginal Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Dirty Looks, Derek Miller

Other nominees:

Adult Alternative Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Small Miracles, Blue Rodeo

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Alternative Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Neon Bible, Arcade Fire

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Blues Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Building Full of Blues, Fathead

Other nominees:

CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year[edit]

Winner: Tracy Maurice and François Miron, Neon Bible (Arcade Fire)

Other nominees:

Children's Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Music Soup, Jen Gould

Other nominees:

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Holy God, Brian Doerksen

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (large ensemble)[edit]

Winner: Korngold, Barber & Walton Violin Concertos, James Ehnes, Bramwell Tovey, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (solo or chamber ensemble)[edit]

Winner: Alkan Concerto for Solo Piano, Marc-André Hamelin

Other nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (vocal or choral performance)[edit]

Winner: Surprise, Measha Brueggergosman

Other nominees:

Francophone Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: L'Échec du matériel, Daniel Bélanger

Other nominees:

Instrumental Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Utmost, Jayme Stone

Other nominees:

International Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna

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Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Almost Certainly Dreaming, The Chris Tarry Group

Other nominees:

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Debut, Brandi Disterheft

Other nominees:

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Make Someone Happy, Sophie Milman

Other nominees:

Pop Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Reminder, Feist

Other nominees:

Rock Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Them vs. You vs. Me, Finger Eleven

Other nominees:

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Solo)[edit]

Winner: Right Of Passage, David Francey

Other nominees:

Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Group)[edit]

Winner: Key Principles, Nathan

Other nominees:

World Music Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Agua Del Pozo, Alex Cuba

Other nominees:

Nominated releases[edit]

Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "1234", Feist

Other nominees:

Classical Composition of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Constantinople", Christos Hatzis

Other nominees:

Country Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: Risk, Paul Brandt

Other nominees:

Dance Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: All U Ever Want, Billy Newton-Davis vs. Deadmau5

Other nominees:

Music DVD of the Year[edit]

Winner: 666 Live, Billy Talent

Other nominees:

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: Revival, Jully Black

Other nominees:

Rap Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Revolution, Belly

Other nominees:

Reggae Recording of the Year[edit]

Winner: "Don't Go Pretending", Mikey Dangerous

Other nominees:

Video of the Year[edit]

Winner: Christopher Mills, "C’mon" (Blue Rodeo)

Other nominees:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CARAS and CTV Announce Paul Brandt as Inaugural Recipient of Allan Waters Humanitarian Award" (PDF). Juno Awards (CARAS). 23 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-05. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "First Performers Announced: Feist, Finger Eleven and Michael Bublé to Rock The 2008 JUNO Awards, Sunday, April 6 on CTV". Juno Awards (CARAS). 29 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  3. ^ "Juno Awards countdown is underway: Announcing the 2008 Juno Weekend major events and venues" (PDF). Juno Awards (CARAS). 26 November 2007. Archived from the original on 28 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  4. ^ "Vancouver will host Juno Awards in 2009". 12 February 2008. 
  5. ^ Harris, Bill (7 April 2008). "Peters pulls it out of the barrel". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved 2008-04-09. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b Rayner, Ben (7 April 2008). "Feist is the Junos homecoming queen". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  7. ^ "1.45 Million Viewers Make The 2008 JUNO Awards Second Most-Watched Ever on CTV". CTV Television Network. 7 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  8. ^ McCann, Randall J. (9 April 2008). "Letters: Healey deserved greater tribute". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  9. ^ Reid, Bob (8 April 2008). "(Letters) Where was Healey tribute?". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  10. ^ CARAS (15 February 2008). "Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Announces Nominee Changes to Three 2008 JUNO Award Categories" (pdf). Retrieved 2008-02-16. [dead link]
  11. ^ :: Emilie-Claire Barlow ::

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