List of awards and nominations received by John Farnham

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John Farnham awards and nominations

Statue of John Farnham, Melbourne Docklands
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
ARIA Awards
20 56
Countdown Music and Video Awards
4 4
King of Pop Awards
8 8
Logie Awards
10 10
Mo Awards Entertainment industry awards
14 14
Totals
Awards won 56
Nominations 92

John Farnham is an Australian pop singer who has won and been nominated for Australian music and entertainment awards,[1] including Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards,[2] Countdown Music and Video Awards,[3][4][5] and King of Pop Awards.[3][4][5][6][7] He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2003.[8]

ARIA awards[edit]

Farnham has won 20 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards including his 2003 induction into the Hall of Fame.[2][7][8] This induction recognised his achievement of a "significant body of recorded work" and that he "had a cultural impact within Australia".[8] Farnham has won 19 other ARIA Awards, from a total of 56 nominations, including winning five for Highest Selling Album in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1994 and 1999; and four for Best Adult Contemporary Album in 1987, 1988, 1996 and 2003.[2] 1987 was his most successful year when he won six awards from ten nominations.[2]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1987 "You're the Voice" Highest Selling Single Won
Single of the Year Won
Whispering Jack Best Adult Contemporary Album Won
Highest Selling Album Won
Album of the Year Won
Best Male Artist Won
Whispering Jack – Ross Fraser Producer of the Year Nominated
Whispering Jack – Doug Brady Engineer of the Year Nominated
Whispering Jack – Steve Malpass Best Cover Artist Nominated
"No One Comes Close" – Eric McCusker Best Songwriter Nominated
1988 John Farnham Outstanding Achievement Award Won
John Farnham Best Male Artist Won
"Touch of Paradise" Best Adult Contemporary Album Won
1989 Age of Reason Highest Selling Album Won
Album of the Year Nominated
Best Male Artist Nominated
Best Adult Contemporary Album Nominated
Age of Reason – Ross Fraser Producer of the Year Won
Age of Reason – Malpass & Burrows Best Cover Art Nominated
"Age of Reason" Single of the Year Nominated
Highest Selling Single Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
"Age of Reason" – Stephen Priest & Steve Hopkins Best Video Nominated
1991 Chain Reaction Highest Selling Album Won
Album of the Year Nominated
Best Male Artist Won
"That's Freedom" Single of the Year Nominated
"Burn for You" Song of the Year Won
1992 Full House Best Male Artist Nominated
"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" Single of the Year Nominated
1994 "Seemed Like a Good Idea (At the Time)"[nb 1] Best Video Nominated
Then Again Best Male Artist Nominated
Highest Selling Album Won
Album of the Year Nominated
1996 Romeo's Heart[nb 2] Album of the Year Nominated
Best Male Artist Nominated
Best Adult Contemporary Album Won
Engineer of the Year Nominated
1997 Romeo's Heart Highest Selling Album Nominated
"All Kinds of People" Best Video Nominated
"Heart's on Fire"[nb 3] Engineer of the Year Nominated
1998 Anthology Highest Selling Album Nominated
"Every Time You Cry" Highest Selling Single Nominated
1999 Highlights from The Main Event Highest Selling Album Won
Best Adult Contemporary Album Nominated
2000 Live at the Regent[nb 4] Best Original Cast / Show Recording Nominated
Engineer of the Year Won
2001 3313[nb 5] Highest Selling Album Nominated
Best Adult Contemporary Album Nominated
Engineer of the Year Nominated
2003 The Last Time Highest Selling Album Nominated
Best Adult Contemporary Album Won
Hall of Fame Won
2005 Together in Concert Best Adult Contemporary Album Nominated
2011 Jack Best Adult Contemporary Album Nominated
2015 Two Strong Hearts Live Best Adult Contemporary Album Nominated

Countdown awards[edit]

Countdown was an Australian pop music TV series on national broadcaster ABC-TV from 1974 to 1987, it presented music awards from 1979 to 1987, initially in conjunction with magazine TV Week but then independently.[14] TV Week had previously sponsored the 'King of Pop' awards.[14] The Countdown Music and Video Awards were succeeded by the ARIA Awards.[14][15][16] The 1986 awards ceremony was held on 19 July 1987 at Sydney Opera House, it followed the last regular Countdown show.[4][17][18]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1986 Whispering Jack Best Album Won
"You're the Voice" Best Single Won
Best Performance in a Video Won
John Farnham Outstanding Achievement Won

Helpmann awards[edit]

The Helpmann Awards are an accolade, presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA), for achievements in disciplines of Australia's live performance sectors, including theatre, musicals, opera, ballet, dance and concerts.[19] In 2004, Farnham received the JC Williamson Award, the LPA's highest honour,[20] for his life's work in live performance.[21]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2004 Himself JC Williamson Award Won

King of Pop awards[edit]

Teen-oriented pop music magazine, Go-Set was established in February 1966 and conducted an annual poll of its readers to determine the most popular personalities.[3][4] In 1967 the most popular performer was Normie Rowe and when the awards were announced on the Go!! television show there was a crowning of Rowe as 'King of Pop'.[3][4] In the following years, TV Week provided coupons for readers to vote for their choice, a similar system had been in use for TV's Logie Awards since 1960. The 'King of Pop' awards ceremony was televised by the 0-10 Network from 1967 to 1975, and from 1976 to 1978 by the Nine Network.[22] As Johnny Farnham, he was crowned 'King of Pop' for five consecutive years, 1969–1973 and won three other awards.[3][4]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1969 Johnny Farnham King of Pop Won
1970 Johnny Farnham King of Pop Won
1971 Johnny Farnham King of Pop Won
Johnny Farnham Best Dressed Male Performer Won
1972 Johnny Farnham King of Pop Won
"Walking the Floor" Most Popular Australian Single Won
1973 Johnny Farnham King of Pop Won
Hits 1: Magic Rock 'N' Roll Most Popular Australian Album Won

Logie awards[edit]

Television guide TV Week developed a set of awards in 1958 which became the Logie Awards, the magazine provided coupons for readers to vote for their choice in a variety of categories from 1960. As Johnny Farnham, he was voted "Best Teenage Personality" on television for five years in a row,[23][24][25][26][27] during 1969–1973 and received five more Logies as John Farnham for "Most Popular Music Video" during the late 1980s and early 1990s.[28][29][30][31][32]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1969 Johnny Farnham Best Teenage Personality Won
1970 Johnny Farnham Best Teenage Personality Won
1971 Johnny Farnham Best Teenage Personality Won
1972 Johnny Farnham Best Teenage Personality Won
1973 Johnny Farnham Best Teenage Personality Won
1987 "You're the Voice"[nb 6] Most Popular Music Video Won
1989 "Age of Reason"[nb 7] Most Popular Music Video Won
1991 "Chain Reaction"[nb 8] Most Popular Music Video Won
1992 "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"[nb 9] Most Popular Music Video Won
1993 "Everything's Alright"[nb 10] Most Popular Music Video Won

Mo awards[edit]

The Mo Awards are Australia's entertainment industry awards, which began in 1975, as the New South Wales Star Awards, when they become a national awards program in the next year, Don Lane proposed the name, Mo Awards, in honor of Australian entertainer Roy "Mo McCackie" Rene. Award categories are reviewed annually and adapted to changing trends. Farnham has won "Male Vocal" or "Male Vocal Performer" on seven occasions from 14 award wins.[33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42][43]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1978 Johnny Farnham Male Vocal Won
1979 Johnny Farnham Male Vocal Won
1980 John Farnham Male Vocal Won
John Farnham Entertainer of the Year Won
1981 John Farnham Male Vocal Won
1982 John Farnham Male Vocal Won
1986 John Farnham Entertainer of the Year Won
1987 John Farnham Daily Telegraph — Male Won
John Farnham Male Vocal Performer Won
1988 John Farnham Daily Telegraph — Male Won
John Farnham Male Vocal Performer Won
1991 John Farnham Contemporary Concert Performer of the Year Won
1999 Main Event (Anthony Warlow, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John) Australian Performer of the Year Won
2000 John Farnham Arena Performer of the Year Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The video for "Seemed Like a Good Idea (At the Time)" was directed by Craig Griffin.[9]
  2. ^ The album Romeo's Heart was engineered by Doug Brady.[10]
  3. ^ The song "Heart's on Fire" was engineered by Doug Brady.[11]
  4. ^ The album Live at the Regent was engineered by Doug Brady.[12]
  5. ^ The album 3313 was engineered by Doug Brady.[13]
  6. ^ The video for "You're the Voice" was directed by Meiert Avis.
  7. ^ The video for "Age of Reason" was directed by .
  8. ^ The video for "Chain Reaction" was directed by .
  9. ^ "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" was performed by Farnham and Jimmy Barnes who shared the award.[31] The video was directed by .
  10. ^ "Everything's Alright" was performed by Farnham, Kate Ceberano and Jon Stevens who shared the award.[32] The video was directed by .

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