Deadly Awards 2008

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The Deadlys recognise achievement by Indigenous Australians in music, sport, the arts and in community service. First held in 1995, in 2008 the ceremony was hosted by Luke Carroll at the Sydney Opera House[1][2] on 9 October 2008 and was broadcast on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and National Indigenous Television Service (NITV) on 12 October 2008.[3]

Music[edit]

Award Recipient
Most Promising New Talent in Music Adam James[2]
Single of the Year History (I Was Born Blind)[2] Gurrumul Yunupingu
Album of the Year Gurrumul[2] Gurrumul Yunupingu
Band of the Year The Black Arm Band[2]
Artist of the Year Gurrumul Yunupingu[2]
Jimmy Little Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Music Auriel Andrew
APRA Song of the Year Never Let You Go[2] Jodie Cockatoo-Creed & Andrew Farriss

Sport[edit]

Award Recipient
Most Promising New Talent in Sport Chris Sandow
Outstanding Achievement in AFL Lance Franklin
Outstanding Achievement in Rugby League Greg Inglis
Female Sportsperson of the Year Rohanee Cox
Male Sportsperson of the Year Patrick Mills
The Ella Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sport Michael Long

The arts[edit]

Award Recipient
Dancer of the Year Sermsah Bin Saad (aka Suri)
Outstanding Achievement in Film, TV or Theatre Trevor Jamieson & Scott Rankin[4] Ngapartji Ngapartji
Outstanding Achievement in Literature Anita Heiss & Peter Minter Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature
Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Stephen Page Bangarra Dance Theatre
Actor of the Year Leah Purcell
Visual Artist of the Year Michael Cook

Community[edit]

Award Recipient
Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education Paul Djolpa McKenzie Maningrida CEC School
Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Dr Noel Hayman Inala Indigenous Health Service
Broadcaster of the Year "Uncle" Peter Hill The Shout Out Show, 98.9FM Queensland
Young Leader of the Year Matthew Cooke Nhulundu Wooribah Indigenous Health Organisation, QLD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deadlys 2008 Winners Announced!". Vibe News. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Dunn, Emily; Elicia Murray (2008-10-10). "Deadly Lot of Awards for Yunupingu". Sydney Morning Herald. ISSN 0312-6315. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Deadly, Set, Go". Special Broadcasting Service - Living Black - national Indigenous current affairs program. 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Tasmanian wins Deadly theatre award" (html). 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 

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