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New Zealand Music Awards 2010 Finalists Announced

New Zealand Music Awards 2010 Finalists Announced

Thursday 2nd September, 2010 12:46PM

The finalists for the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards were announced last night and amongst the usual suspects there were a few nice surprises including Street Chant, Homebrew and The Naked and Famous shortlisted for the new Critics Choice Award, Connan Mockasin up for Best Male Solo Artist and Phoenix Foundation cleaned up the technical awards and are nominated in five categories.

The Critics Choice award will be announced on Sept 15th at a showcase in Auckland at the Kings Arms Tavern - we're not sure if it's open to the public but if it is definitely head along and support your favs.

Here are all the nominees:

Vodafone Album of The Year
Anika Moa – Love in Motion
Dane Rumble – The Experiment
Gin Wigmore – Holy Smoke
Shapeshifter – The System Is A Vampire
The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo

Vodafone Single of The Year
Dane Rumble – Cruel
Gin Wigmore – Oh My
J.Williams – You Got Me
Kids Of 88 – Just A Little Bit
The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo

Steinlager Pure Best Group
Shapeshifter – The System Is A Vampire
The Checks – Alice By The Moon
The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo

Best Male Solo Artist
Connan Mockasin – Please Turn Me Into The Snat
Dane Rumble – The Experiment
J.Williams – Young Love

Mazda Best Female Solo Artist
Anika Moa – Love in Motion
Gin Wigmore – Holy Smoke
Hollie Smith – Humour And The Misfortune Of Others

Pacific Blue Breakthrough Artist of The Year
Artisan Guns – Autumn
Dane Rumble – The Experiment
Gin Wigmore – Holy Smoke

PPNZ Best Rock Album
Dimmer – Degrees of Existence
The Checks – Alice By The Moon
The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo

Best Pop Album
Anika Moa – Love in Motion
Dane Rumble – The Experiment
Gin Wigmore – Holy Smoke

Best Urban / Hip Hop Album
David Dallas – Something Awesome
J.Williams – Young Love
Young Sid – What Doesn't Kill Me

Kiwi FM Best Aotearoa Roots Album
Fly My Pretties – A Story
Hollie Smith – Humour And The Misfortune Of Others
Opensouls – Standing In The Rain

C4 Best Music Video
Nathan Hickey – Buffalo (The Phoenix Foundation)
Sam Peacocke – Sleepeater (Shihad)
Tim Van Dammen – Just A Little Bit (Kids Of 88)

Best Electronica Album
Bulletproof – Soundtrack To Forever
P-Money – Everything
Shapeshifter – The System Is A Vampire

Best Gospel / Christian Album
Edwin Derricutt – Three Hours South
John Michaelz – Walk on Water
Magnify – Wonderland

Best Classical Album
John Psathas – UKIYO
NZTrio – FLOURISHES
Simon O’Neill – Father & Son: Wagner Scenes & Arias
Strike Percussion – Sketches

Vodafone Peoples’ Choice
Gin Wigmore
Dane Rumble
Kids of 88
Shapeshifter
Stan Walker

No finalists are announced for the Highest Selling NZ Single, the Highest Selling NZ Album, NZ On Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year and the International Achievement awards. These will be awarded at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards ceremony at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Thursday October 7.

The recipient of the New Zealand Herald Legacy Award - Shihad - will also be honoured on October 7. Shihad will also be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.

WINNERS OF TECHNICAL AWARDS:
Best Album Cover to Paul Johnson for Buffalo (The Phoenix Foundation).
MAINZ Best Engineer to Lee Prebble for Buffalo (The Phoenix Foundation).
MAINZ Best Producer to The Phoenix Foundation for Buffalo.





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