ARIA Music Awards of 1996
|1996 ARIA Music Awards|
|Date||30 September 1996|
|Venue||Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Sydney, New South Wales
The 10th Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as the ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) was held on 30 September 1996 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. Presenters distributed 28 awards with the big winner for the year was You Am I with six awards.
In addition to previous categories, "Outstanding Achievement Award" was presented to Silverchair and "Special Achievement Award" was presented to Slim Dusty. The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted: Australian Crawl and Horrie Dargie.
I don't know, um, thanks and grouse!— Deni Hines, 30 September 1996
Australian Crawl's founding guitarist Brad Robinson, was unable to attend the Hall of Fame induction in person, he was hospitalised with lymphoma (diagnosed three years earlier) and died two weeks after the awards ceremony.
Final nominees for awards are shown in plain, with winners in bold.
- Album of the Year
- Single of the Year
- Highest Selling Album
- Highest Selling Single
- Best Group
- Best Female Artist
- Best Male Artist
- Best New Talent
- Breakthrough Artist – Album
- Breakthrough Artist – Single
- Best Dance Release
- Best Pop Release
- Best Country Album
- Best Independent Release
- Best Alternative Release
- Best Indigenous Release
- Best Adult Contemporary Album
- Best Comedy Release
Fine Arts Awards
- Best Jazz Album
- Best Classical Album
- Best Children's Album
- Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Recording
- Best World Music Album
- Song of the Year
- Producer of the Year
- Engineer of the Year
- Best Video
- Best Cover Art
- Reg Mombassa – Mental As Anything – Liar Liar Pants on Fire
Outstanding Achievement Award
Special Achievement Award
ARIA Hall of Fame inductees
The Hall Of Fame inductees were:
- ARIA lists You Am I as the winner of 'Best Group' category but does not display its 'Best Album' category winner here. Other nominees have an album or single displayed.
- ARIA lists Tom Whitten as a nominee for 'Engineer of the Year' category for his work on Powderfinger's release titled Automatic. However, Powderfinger has no singles, albums nor album tracks with that name.
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