2010 New Zealand Music Awards
|2010 New Zealand Music Awards|
|Awarded for||Excellence in New Zealand music|
|Date||7 October 2010|
|Location||Vector Arena, Auckland|
The 2010 New Zealand Music Awards was the 45th holding of the annual ceremony featuring awards for musical artists based in or originating from New Zealand. Finalists for the three technical awards were announced on 16 August 2010 with winners announced on 1 September, the date on which finalists for 16 'non-technical' categories were revealed. Five 'non-technical' awards were presented without a group of finalists being selected. The awards ceremony took place on 7 October 2010 at Vector Arena, Auckland. Hosted by television presenter Shannon Ryan and comedian Ben Hurley, the ceremony was broadcast on television channel C4. Various musicians, most of whom had been nominated for awards, performed songs on the awards night.
Gin Wigmore and Dane Rumble each received six nominations, while The Phoenix Foundation received eight nominations, including three in technical categories. Wigmore's album Holy Smoke won three of the categories in which it was nominated, including Album of the Year, as well as the award for the highest selling New Zealand album. New Zealand-born Australian Idol winner Stan Walker won the People's Choice Award, as well as three awards featuring no finalists. "Just a Little Bit" by Kids of 88 was awarded the title of Single of the Year. Shihad won the Legacy Award, and were inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.
Nominees and winners
- – Non-technical award
- – Technical award
|Album of the Year†||Single of the Year†|
|Best Group†||Breakthrough Artist of the Year†|
|Best Male Solo Artist†||Best Female Solo Artist†|
|Best Rock Album†||Best Pop Album†|
|Best Urban / Hip Hop Album†||Best Aotearoa Roots Album†|
|Best Music Video†||Best Electronica Album†|
|Best Gospel / Christian Album†||Best Classical Album†|
|Peoples' Choice Award†||Critics' Choice Prize†|
|Highest selling New Zealand Single†||Highest selling New Zealand Album†|
|Radio Airplay Record of the Year†||International Achievement Award†|
Sponsored by New Zealand On Air
|Legacy Award†||Best Album Cover‡|
Sponsored by The New Zealand Herald
|Best Engineer‡||Best Producer‡|
Presenters and performers
Presenters of awards at the ceremony:
- Irish Boyzone singer Ronan Keating and New Zealand pop musician Brooke Fraser presented the awards for Album of the Year and Single of the Year.
- Actress Rose McIver and musician Liam Finn presented the awards for Best Group, Best Male Solo Artist and Best Female Solo Artist.
- Actress Robyn Malcolm and songwriter Don McGlashan presented the awards for Best Pop Album, Best Rock Album and Breakthrough Artist of The Year.
- Newsreader Samantha Hayes and footballers Winston Reid and Tim Brown presented the awards for Best Urban / Hip Hop Album, Best Aotearoa Roots Album and Best Electronica Album.
- Entertainment reporter Kate Rodger presented the award for Best Music Video.
- Film and television producer Dave Gisbon presented the awards for Gospel / Christian Album and Best Classical Album.
- Rugby league players Lance Hohaia and Micheal Luck and the Vodafone 'Voice of the People' winner[nb 1] presented the People's Choice Award.
Performers at the ceremony:
- Dane Rumble, Stan Walker and J.Williams sang an 'Illegal mashup', a medley which included parts of "Choose You", "You Got Me", "Black Box", "Everything (Take Me Down)" and "Takes Me Higher".
- Pop singer Anika Moa sang "Running Through the Fire (Storm)", the lead single from her album, accompanied by Julia Deans.
- David Dallas performed his song "Til Tomorrow".
- "Buffalo" was given by indie rock band The Phoenix Foundation.
- Pop duo Kids of 88 played their award-winning single "Just a Little Bit".
- Gin Wigmore gave her number, "Oh My".
- 'Luger Boa and friends' sang a Shihad tribute.
- The Vodafone 'Voice of the People' was a competition open to the public to co-present the People's Choice Award.
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