So the 2012 edition of the Juno Awards have now come to a close and the respected parties are now dealing with their hangovers. The awards were hosted at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, ON and featured some notable performances by (click to watch performances): Anjulie, Blue Rodeo, City and Colour, deadmau5 (with Lights, MC Flipside), Dragonette, Feist, Hedley, Hey Rosetta!, JRDN, K'naan, Mia Martina, Sarah McLachlan, Nickelback, Alyssa Reid and Simple Plan.
This also marked a milestone for Blue Rodeo as they were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Mr. Shatner seemed in high spirits as he played host to the award ceremony last night and [in my opinion] was one of the best choices you could have for his love of Canadian heritage and culture. So, for those of you who missed last night's ceremonies, here is a complete list of the winners from Ottawa last night:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Michael Bublé, Christmas.
DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Martin Solveig and Dragonette, “Hello.”
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Feist
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Dallas Green for “We Found Each Other” and “Weightless,” from Little Hell.
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Dan Mangan
METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR: KEN mode, Venerable.
All other winners were previously announced on the Saturday night. Check them out below:
INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Adele, 21.
NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Sheepdogs.
COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Terri Clark, Roots and Wings.
ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Feist, Metals.
ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Dan Mangan, Oh Fortune.
POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Hedley, Storms.
ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR: The Sheepdogs, Learn & Burn.
VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Sonia Johnson, Le carré de nos amours.
CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Phil Dwyer Orchestra featuring Mark Fewer, Changing Seasons.
TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: David Braid, Verge.
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Stretch Orchetstra, Stretch Orchestra.
FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Malajube, La caverne.
CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Charlie Hope, Songs Stories and Friends: Let’s Go Play!
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: Marc André Hamelin, Liszt Piano Sonata.
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR, LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT: Alexandre Da Costa/Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Daugherty: Fire and Blood.
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE: Jan Archibald/Orchestre Symphonique Bienne/Thomas Rosner, Haydn Arias.
CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR: Derek Charke, “Sepia Fragments,” Sea to Sea.
RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Drake, Take Care.
R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Melanie Fiona, Gone and Never Coming Back.
REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Exco Levi, Bleaching Shop.
ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Murray Porter, Songs Lived & Life Played.
ROOTS AND TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SOLO: Bruce Cockburn, Small Source of Comfort.
ROOTS AND TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR, GROUP: The Wailin’ Jennys, Bright Morning Stars.
BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR: MonkeyJunk, To Behold.
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Downhere, On the Altar of Love.
WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Kiran Ahluwalia, Aam Zameen: common ground.
JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Brian Howes for Hedley, “Heavens Gonna Wait” (from Storms) and Nickelback, “Trying Not to Love You” (from Here and Now).
RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR: George Seara for Michael Kaeshammer, “A Little Bit of Love” (from Kaeshammer) and Laila Biali, “Let Go” (from Tracing Light).
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: The Sadies, “Rumbleseat,” directed by Mike Roberts.
MUSIC DVD OF THE YEAR: Feist:Look What the Light Did Now.
ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Tim Hecker, Ravedeath, 1972.
WALT GREALIS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Gary Slaight
ALLAN WATERS HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Simple Plan