The 2016 J Award nominees are…

The J Awards are the pinnacle of triple j’Ausmusic Month and a chance to highlight the outstanding musical talent of the artists in our own backyard.
 
Now in its 12th year, the J Awards honour the very best Australian artists, from those exciting acts just beginning to forge their musical careers, to the musicians making groundbreaking bodies of work and accomplishing career highlights. Nominees are celebrated for their originality, creativity, and technical excellence, as well as their innovative video representations.
 
The 2016 J Award nominees:

triple j Australian Album of the Year nominees

The Avalanches, Wildflower 
Big Scary, Animal 
Camp Cope, Camp Cope 
D.D Dumbo, Utopia Defeated 
Flume, Skin 
Julia Jacklin, Don’t Let The Kids Win 
Montaigne, Glorious Heights 
SAFIA, Internal
Sticky Fingers, Westway (The Glitter & the Slums)
Violent Soho, WACO

Double J Australian Artist of the Year nominees 

Jordan Rakei
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard 
Ngaiire
Teeth & Tongue
The Drones
 
Unearthed Artist of the Year nominees

Alex Lahey
Gretta Ray
Julia Jacklin
Kuren
Tash Sultana
 
Australian Music Video of the Year nominees, co-presented by Rage 

Courtney Barnett, ‘Elevator Operator’                                  Director: Sunny Leunig
D.D Dumbo, ‘Satan’                                                              Director: Jim Elson
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, ‘People Vultures’           Director: Danny Cohen & Jason Galea
Olympia, ‘Smoke Signals’                                                     Director: Alex Smith
Tigerilla Ft. Gill Bates, ‘Tulips’                                               Director: Tom Noakes
 
Winners will be announced at the J Awards and broadcast live on triple j from 4pm Thurs 17 Nov.

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