2017’s J Awards were dominated by A.B. Original, Stella Donnelly, Jen Cloher and Client Liaison. 

The 13th annual J Awards took place yesterday arvo, with Triple J celebrating Aussie musicians as a part of Aus Music Month.

Album of the year went deservedly to A.B. Original’s Reclaim Australia, beating out Alex Lahey and even Gang of Youths for the top spot. Music video of the year went to Client Liaison’s A Foreign Affair ft. Tina Arena, which was directed by Tim White. Elsewhere, Double J artist of the year went to Jen Cloher, a trailblazer of a woman in the music industry. And finally, Unearthed artist of the year – whose alumni includes the likes of Ball Park Music – went to Stella Donnelly of Perth, taking it out of the hands of Alex the Astronaut and Baker Boy.

See the full list of nominees and winners below.

Triple J Australian Album of the Year
WINNER:
A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia
NOMINEES:
Alex Lahey, I Love You Like a Brother
Ali Barter, A Suitable Girl
Gang of Youths, Go Farther in Lightness
Gordi, Reservoir
Meg Mac, Low Blows
Methyl Ethel, Everything Is Forgotten
The Smith Street Band, More Scared of You than You are of Me
Thundamentals, Everyone We Know
Vera Blue, Perennial


Double J Artist of the Year

WINNER:
Jen Cloher
NOMINEES:
Dan Sultan
Kardajala Kirridarra
Lance Ferguson
Paul Kelly

Unearthed Artist of the Year
WINNER:
Stella Donnelly
NOMINEES:
Alex the Astronaut
Baker Boy
Confidence Man
Ruby Fields

Australian Music Video of the Year nominees, co-presented by Rage
WINNER:
Client Liaison ‘A Foreign Affair {Ft. Tina Arena}’ – Director: Tim White
NOMINEES:
A.B. Original ‘Report to the Mist’ – Director: Josh Davis & Heath Kerr
Kirin J Callinan ‘Big Enough {Ft. Alex Cameron, Molly Lewis & Jimmy Barnes}’ – Director: Danny Cohen
Methyl Ethel ‘Ubu’ – Director: PAXI
Jack River ‘Fool’s Gold’ – Director: Matt Sav