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The 21 Most Important Aria Moments Of 2015

Highlight: your new fave girl gang singing "Chains".

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1. Mat Okine and Alex Dyson dressed up as "Hotline Bling" for the red carpet.

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2. And this guy came as some kind of deconstructed swan?????

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3. Meanwhile Ed Sheeran and James Blunt were this year's hottest couple.

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4. 5SOS came at us from LA in their jammies.

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And apologised for their manginas.

5. And were up for an award against AC/DC.

Lol like... what?

Lol like... what?

6. There were eskies filled with beer scattered through the audience...

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...which is the most Aussie thing ever?

7. And then it led to this A+ moment.

OMG congrats to the guy who almost tripped lee kernigan on his way to the stage by trying to get a bottle out of the esky #ARIAs

8. Jarryd James accidentally thanked George Michael for his award.

"I'd like to thank George, Michael. Well, not George Michael. Alright, why not. I'd like to thank George Michael."Same.
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"I'd like to thank George, Michael. Well, not George Michael. Alright, why not. I'd like to thank George Michael."

Same.

9. Osher Gunsberg plugged Julian Assange's "You're The Voice" cover on YouTube.

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......wat?!?!?????!!

10. 5SOS announced that they'll be touring here next year.

Hey kids @5SOS just announced Oz 2016 tour on the #ARIAs

And really pissed off their fans in the process.

11. Matt Okine won Best Comedy release, and in his speech mentioned the lack of female nominees.

"I feel bad if I don't make a point of mentioning something that I feel a little weird about. I don't think there was any women nominated at all in the comedy category just then. And I don't think there are any women who are featured artists on tonight's show even. I mean there's Tina Arena obviously, but other than that, there's a couple of featured guests, but it's like, there's no one. I'd feel stupid if I didn't use this opportunity to say something about that."The speech didn't air on TV.
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"I feel bad if I don't make a point of mentioning something that I feel a little weird about. I don't think there was any women nominated at all in the comedy category just then. And I don't think there are any women who are featured artists on tonight's show even. I mean there's Tina Arena obviously, but other than that, there's a couple of featured guests, but it's like, there's no one. I'd feel stupid if I didn't use this opportunity to say something about that."

The speech didn't air on TV.

12. Courtney Barnett wasn't there to accept her award... but no one told the woman who was handing them out on stage.

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(If you look closely, you can see her mouth the words "here you go".)

13. James Blunt called Ed Sheeran a "pom with a big schlong".

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14. Then Ed Sheeran told us that he went to a James Blunt gig when he was 14.

Ed: "I went to one of James' gigs when I was 14 back in Cambridge Junction and I stole one of his bottles of Corona. There were 20 people in the crowd... and then he went on to sell 20 million records."James: "That's where you got herpes from, mate."Ed: "It still itches."
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Ed: "I went to one of James' gigs when I was 14 back in Cambridge Junction and I stole one of his bottles of Corona. There were 20 people in the crowd... and then he went on to sell 20 million records."

James: "That's where you got herpes from, mate."

Ed: "It still itches."

15. The Veronicas won Best Video and celebrated their ten year anniversary of being in the music industry.

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16. The Veronicas, Jess Mauboy and Tina Arena SLAYED THE WHOLE ROOM with the most amazing performance of "Chains" ever.

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~On our way to steal yo man~.

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17. And then Kylie inducted Tina into the Arias Hall Of Fame.

18. Then Cadel Evans came on to help Kylie present and it got really emotional and weird.

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19. Tina gave a speech which went on for approximately 84 years.

But it was inspiring and fabulous and amazing. ❤️
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But it was inspiring and fabulous and amazing. ❤️

20. Ed Sheeran said that he knows the Platinum Aria was invented as a ploy to get him to attend the show.

Well... it worked?
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Well... it worked?

21. And to round out the night, the Madden Brothers appeared in the 5SOS live feed to present them with a homemade Aria Award for Best Live Act.

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