Rolling Stone Award Winners!

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Rolling Stone Award Winners!


The second annual Rolling Stone Magazine awards were announced on Tuesday. And the winners are…

At a star-studded event in Alexandria, Sydney on Tuesday January 25, the Editor-in-Chief of Rolling Stone Magazine, Matt Coyte, announced the winners of the Rolling Stone Awards, with some help from one of Australia’s biggest music industry figures, Michael Chugg.

This second annual awards ceremony included international guests Lupe Fiasco and Plan B.

Each award winner could come from any area (unless stated otherwise), including music, film, TV, literature, art, politics and activism.

And the winners are:

The Rolling Stone Award (the top honour of the year): Paul Kelly

Best Female: Clare Bowditch

Best Male: David Michod (director of Animal Kingdom)

The International Award: Arcade Fire

Mover & Shaker (awarded to someone who has changed the game in their particular field this year): Julian Assange (Wikileaks)

The Immortal (lifetime achievement award): Michael Chugg (promoter)

Album of the Year: Tame Impala Inner Speaker

Best Live Act: Leonard Cohen

Artist to Watch: Boy and Bear

Artist of the Year: Angus and Julia Stone

After the awards presentation, and as the tequila cocktails continued to flow, Plan B’s beat boxer Faith got up on stage to entertain the crowd with his natural ability to replicate numerous sound effects, samples, beats and vocals one of the many highlights of the evening.

Not content with roping in celebrity judges, Rolling Stone also indulged another passion by asking some of the country’s best illustrators to bring to life the winners in their own unique style. All artworks of the winners were auctioned off on the night, with all money raised to be given to the flood victims.

These illustrations will appear in the March issue of Rolling Stone, in stores from February 2.