Celebrating Indigenous talent at the Deadlys
The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, today congratulated the 28 Indigenous Australians and organisations that received awards at last night’s 16th annual Deadly Awards.
The Deadlys showcase the depth of talent and achievements of Indigenous Australians across the fields of sport, the arts, education, health, employment, cultural advancement and leadership.
This year the public showed their strong support for the nominees with a record 29,000 votes received.
It is a fantastic achievement to receive a Deadly award and all of last night’s winners have shown great leadership, talent and commitment in their fields.
Last night Bran Nue Dae won film of the year and actors Deborah Mailman and Rocky McKenzie won awards for their roles in the film.
Colleen Carwood from the Prince of Wales Hospital was named Indigenous Health Worker of the Year and Dan Sultan won Male Artist of the Year.
The Deadlys is Australia’s largest Indigenous awards night and this year the gala event was held at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.
The Australian Government is proud to support the Deadlys and provided $20,000 to help fund the awards.
2010 Deadly award winners
|Most Promising New Talent in Music||Busby Marou|
|Album Release of the Year||Archie Roach 1988 – Archie Roach|
|Single Release of the Year||Letter – Dan Sultan|
|Live Production of the Year||The Sapphires|
|Outstanding Achievement in Literature||Manhattan Dreaming – Anita Heiss|
|Television Show of the Year||Message Stick – ABC TV|
|Television Personality of the Year||Wendell Sailor – The Footy Show|
|Dancer of the Year||Yolande Brown|
|Visual Artist of the Year||Walangari Karntawarra|
|Film of the Year||Bran Nue Dae|
|Male Sportsperson of the Year||Timana Tahu – NRL|
|Female Sportsperson of the Year||Josie Janz – Netball|
|Female Actor of the Year||Deborah Mailman – Bran Nue Dae|
|Male Actor of the Year||Rocky McKenzie – Bran Nue Dae|
|Outstanding Achievement in AFL||Nathan Lovett-Murray|
|Outstanding Achievement in NRL||Jamal Idris|
|Female Artist of the Year||Naomi Wenitong|
|Outstanding Achievement in RnB and Hip Hop||Last Kinection|
|Most Promising New Talent in Sport||Ben Barba – NRL|
|Band of the Year||The Medics|
|Male Artist of the Year||Dan Sultan|
|Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health||Dr Peter O’Mara – Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association|
|Indigenous Health Worker of the Year||Colleen Carwood – Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW|
|Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment||Swim For Life Program – (YMCA Perth)|
|Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Advancement||Shane Phillips|
|Community Broadcaster of the Year||Glen Crump – Mission Beat Moree|
|Leader of the Year||Patricia Turner – NITV|
|Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education||St Teresa’s Agricultural College (Abergowrie QLD).|