Folk rockers Boy & Bear dominated the Australian Record Industry Association (Aria) Awards on Sunday (27Nov11), walking away with five top honours.
The five-piece was named Best Group, while its debut release Moonfire claimed the accolades for Best Album, Best Adult Contemporary Album and Breakthrough Album.
Boy & Bear's first song, Feeding Line, also landed the band the Breakthrough Single prize.
Frontman Dave Hosking told reporters after the ceremony, "Tonight has raised the bar a little higher than we expected. But honestly we are completely grateful and to be frank it's a privilege to be playing music for a living and we don't forget that. We just love what we do."
Singer Gotye was another multiple honouree, taking home three awards for Best Male, Best Pop Release and Best Single for his hit song Somebody That I Used to Know.
Other winners included Guy Sebastian (Highest Selling Single for Who's The Girl), while Pink was named Most Popular International Act.
The Sydney event was also a big night for Kylie Minogue - the Spinning Around hitmaker, who attended with her sister Dannii, was inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame, alongside popular children's act The Wiggles.
Taking to her blog after the ceremony, Minogue simply wrote, "Thank you Arias!!!"
Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden and his twin brother Joel were presenters at the prizegiving, and Benji tweeted after the show, "Congrats (sic) to everybody who won tonight. Great night at the Aria'S. Great night of Australian music. Mad love Australia. Good night!"