As you’re probably aware, the 29th Annual ARIA Awards went down at Sydney’s Star Event Centre last night, with musicians and industry heavyweights alike turning out to celebrate the Aussie music industry’s night of nights.

There were plenty of memorable moments, a few awkward ones, and some that were absolutely legendary. Somewhere in the middle, some of Australia’s best bands and artists were recognised for their endless hard work.

In the interests of keeping our readers abreast of everything that happened on one of the biggest nights of the Australian music industry calendar, we’ve thrown together a few moments that may have slipped by you, along with the full list of winners.

What You Missed

Before we get to the winners, let’s go over a few of the ARIA moments that you may have missed for one reason or another. Maybe because they didn’t make it to broadcast, you were too engrossed in Twitter, or you went to go get more snacks.

Matt Okine’s Acceptance Speech

It didn’t make the final broadcast but one of the best moments of the night came courtesy of triple j’s Matt Okine, who took time out from his acceptance speech for Best Comedy Release to address gender inequality in the entertainment industry.

Courtney Barnett Leaves Presenters Confused

Unfortunately, Courtney Barnett couldn’t make it to the ARIAs because she’s too busy being the biggest thing since sliced bread over in the UK. Apparently, no one told the presenters of the ARIA for Best Independent Release…

Uh, This Guy

Despite everything that went on at the ceremony last night, the only thing anybody really wants to know is who this guy who showed up in a woollen cocoon surrounded by oiled-up muscle men is?

Tina Arena Being A Legend

Tina Arena’s performance of her trademark single with Jessica Mauboy and The Veronicas was awesome and her being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame by Kylie Minogue was also great.

However, you might have missed the part where she called out commercial radio in the middle of her acceptance speech, imploring them to play more homegrown Australian music.

Sheppard Have Great Taste In Boots

As far as we’re concerned, the entirety of last night’s ARIA Awards ceremony should’ve just been about Sheppard’s incredible dragon boots. Just look at them!

Joyride Takes Down Chet Faker

When asked by Cool Accidents “What’s funkier than Chet Faker?” The Meeting Tree’s Joyride was less than impressed. Check out his (admittedly hilarious) outburst below.

@themeetingtree weigh in on the whole Chet Faker 'it's called funk. you're welcome' debate. 💥🔫☠ #arias #joyride

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The Winners

Alright, so we’ve covered all the events and bizarre moments you should know about, now let’s finally get down to the results of the 2015 ARIA Awards. As you may have heard, it was definitely Tame Impala’s night.

The Perth outfit took out Best Group, Best Rock Album, and Album of the Year for their third full-length effort, Currents, while Courtney Barnett also nabbed multiple trophies, including Breakthrough Artist.

Check out the full list of ARIA Award winners below.

ARIA Awards 2015 Winners

Album of the Year
Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia) – WINNER
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records/Remote Control)
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth (Future Classic)
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks)
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

Best Independent Release
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control) – WINNER
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings)
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

Best Female Artist
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control) – WINNER
Jessica Mauboy – Can I Get A Moment? (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Meg Mac – MEGMAC EP (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)
Megan Washington – There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Sia – Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)

Best Male Artist
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music) – WINNER
#1 Dads – ‘Nominal’ (Pieater / Inertia)
Daniel Johns – Talk (Eleven / EMI)
Guy Sebastian – Tonight Again (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Jarryd James – ‘Do You Remember’ (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)

Best Group
Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia) – WINNER
5 Seconds of Summer – LiveSOS (EMI)
AC/DC – Rock Or Bust (Alberts / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Breakthrough Artist
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control) – WINNER
Conrad Sewell – Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
Gang of Youths – The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Meg Mac – Never Be (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)

Best Dance Release
Rüfüs – ‘You Were Right’ (Sweat It Out / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) – WINNER
Alison Wonderland – Run (EMI)
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth (Future Classic)
Hayden James – Something About You (Future Classic)
Peking Duk – ‘Take Me Over’ feat. SAFIA (Vicious Bitch / Universal Music Australia)

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
Northlane – Node (UNFD) – WINNER
Born Lion – Final Words (FOUR|FOUR / Universal Music Australia)
In Hearts Wake – Skydancer (UNFD)
King Parrot – Dead Set (EVP Recordings / Rocket Distribution)
Thy Art Is Murder – Holy War (UNFD)

Best Pop Release
Jarryd James – ‘Do You Remember’ (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited) – WINNER
Conrad Sewell – ‘Start Again’ (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
Sia – ‘Elastic Heart’ (Inertia Recordings)
Tame Impala – ‘Let It Happen’ (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
Vance Joy – ‘Dream Your Life Away’ (Liberation Music)

Best Rock Album
Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia) – WINNER
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Dead Letter Circus – Aesthesis (UNFD)
Gang of Youths – The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Best Country Album
Shane Nicholson – Hell Breaks Loose (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia) – WINNER
Catherine Britt – Boneshaker (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Lee Kernaghan – Spirit of the Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Mustered Courage – White Lies and Melodies (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Troy Cassar-Daley – Freedom Ride (Liberation Music)

Best Urban Album
Seth Sentry – Strange New Past (High Score Records / Inertia) – WINNER
Citizen Kay – Demokracy (Asphalt Records / MGM)
Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon (Flying Buddha / Sony Music Masterworks)
The Meeting Tree – R U A Cop (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Tuka – Life Death Time Eternal (EMI)

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Oh Mercy – When We Talk About Love (EMI) – WINNER
John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John – Two Strong Hearts (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Megan Washington – There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia)
Szymon – Tigersapp (EMI / Eloper Music)

Best Blues And Roots Album
C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo (King Hokum Records / Caroline Australia) – WINNER
Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams (Caroline Australia)
The Black Sorrows – Endless Sleep (Head Records)
The Waifs – Beautiful You (Jarrah Records / MGM)
Tim Rogers & The Bamboos – The Rules of Attraction (Warner Music Australia)

Best Comedy Release
Matt Okine – Live at the Enmore Theatre (Century Entertainment) – WINNER
Bondi Hipsters – Fuhck The Bahnks (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Buddy Goode – Songs To Ruin Every Occasion (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Ronny Chieng – Chieng Reaction (Century Entertainment)
Sammy J & Randy – Live (Head Records)

Publicly Voted Awards

Best Australian Live Act
5 Seconds Of Summer – Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour (EMI) – WINNER
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Gang of Youths – Gang of Youths National Tour (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light Tour (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater Australian Tour (Golden Era Records / Universal Music Australia)
Nick Cave – Nick Cave Australian Tour (Bad Seed / Kobalt Label Services)
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions Tour (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia)
Sheppard – The Bombs Away Tour (Chugg Music & Empire Of Song / MGM Distribution)
The Preatures – The Cruel Tour (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away Tour (Liberation Music)

Best International Artist
One Direction – Four (Syco / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) – WINNER
Calvin Harris – Motion (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Ed Sheeran – X (Atlantic UK / Warner Music)
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Hozier – Hozier (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
James Bay – Chaos And The Calm (Universal / Universal Music Australia)
Mark Ronson – Uptown Special (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Meghan Trainor – Title (Epic Records / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour (Capitol / EMI)
Taylor Swift – 1989 (Big Machine Records / Universal Music Australia)

Best Video
Matt Sharp & Daniel James for The Veronicas – You Ruin Me (Sony Music Entertainment Australia) – WINNER
Prad Senanayake for Alison Wonderland – U Don’t Know feat. Wayne Coyne (EMI)
Charlie Ford for Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Lorin Askill for Daniel Johns – Aerial Love (Eleven / EMI)
Anthony Rose for Delta Goodrem – Wings (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Clemens Habicht for Flume – Some Minds feat. Andrew Wyatt (Future Classic)
Kess Broekman-Dattner for Hermitude – Through The Roof feat. Young Tapz (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Duncan Toombs for Lee Kernaghan – Spirit Of The Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Filmery for Shane Nicholson – Secondhand Man (Lost Highway Australia)
Luci Schroder for Vance Joy – Georgia (Liberation Music)

Song Of The Year
Conrad Sewell – Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia) – WINNER
Grace – You Don’t Own Me feat. G-Eazy (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Iggy Azalea – Trouble feat. Jennifer Hudson (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Marlisa – Stand By You (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Nathaniel – Live Louder (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Peking Duk – Take Me Over feat. SAFIA (Vicious Bitch/Universal Music Australia)
Sia – Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)
The Veronicas – You Ruin Me (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Vance Joy – Georgia (Liberation Music)