ROLLINE STONE MAGAZINE ANNOUNCE 3RD ANNUAL ROLLING STONE AWARD WINNERS!

The third annual Rolling Stone Awards were everything we’d hoped for and more. The cream of the Aussie music industry and a handful of international artists turned up for a party that is quickly shaping up to be the hottest event on the calendar. Party goers refused to let the torrential rain dampen their spirits, and dusted off their best awards attire to see who would take home the gongs for 2012. With help from Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa, we handed out the awards in record time with the Jezabels and Kimbra making brief but eloquent speeches. We were also honoured to have Cold Chisel bassist Phil Small turn up to accept the Rolling Stone Award on behalf of the legendary Australian band. Next month’s Rolling Stone cover stars the Hilltop Hoods, who partied into the wee hours along with Lupe Fiasco (back for his second RS Awards), UK rockers Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Bluejuice, Dan Sultan, Lanie Lane and countless other luminaries, many of whom spent unhealthy amounts of time milling around the Patron tequila ice-luge.

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

The Rolling Stone Award: Our top honour of the year, awarded for an outstanding contribution to popular culture. The winner of this award can come from any area – music, film, TV, literature, art, politics, activism, etc. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only – Cold Chisel

Best Female: Awarded to a local lady for outstanding contribution to popular culture, whether that is music, film, TV,  literature, art, politics or activism. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only – Megan Washington

Best Male: Awarded to a local bloke for outstanding contribution to popular culture, whether that is music, film, TV, literature, art, politics or activism. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only – Gotye

The International Award: Awarded to an international male, female or group who have a had a profound positive impact on popular culture in Australia/NZ. The winner of this award can come from any area – music, film, TV,  literature, art, politics, activism, etc. – Florence and the Machine

Mover & Shaker: Awarded to someone who has changed the game in their particular field this year – a maverick, trailblazer or revolutionary. The winner of this award can come from any area – music, film, TV,  literature, art, politics, activism, etc. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only– Penny Wong, Politician

The Immortal: A lifetime achievement award for outstanding contribution to popular culture. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only – Molly Meldrum

Album of the Year: The best full-length album released in 2010. Simple as that. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only – The Jezabels, Prisoner

Best Live Act: Just as the name says, honouring the best live performance or tour by a band – Australian or international – in Australia/NZ in 2010 – Foo Fighters

Artist to Watch: This is an acknowledgement of an outstanding emerging artist – regardless of how long they’ve been around – who is set to blow up big. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only – Kimbra

Artist of the Year: Music only, the best all round artist of the year. This award is open to Australian/NZ candidates only – Gotye

The Rolling Stone Awards keep getting better every year, so we’re already pumped for the 2013 event (fingers crossed the Mayans were wrong).

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