We know the YouTube community loves its music videos, and yet even we were overwhelmed by the interest in the first ever fan-voted ARIA Award for Best Video, presented by ARIA and YouTube.

There were thousands upon thousands of votes, and last night Missy Higgins’ ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ was declared the winner.


The video’s director, Natasha Pincus, is no stranger to ARIA awards having won this Award last year for her now world-famous video, Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’.

Music videos have gone through a major renaissance in the last few years, and it’s wonderful to see our Australian artists embracing the medium and pushing creative boundaries. Last year's winner, Gotye, became one of the most viewed videos of all time on YouTube and it is a testament to the calibre of Australian recording artists and video producers that local talent continues to perform so well on YouTube globally.

Congratulations Missy and Natasha!

This line up of nominees for Best Video Award were:

Alex Weltlinger – 360 - Boys Like you
Luci Schroder – Alpine - Hands
Animal Logic – Hilltop Hoods - I Love It
Brent “Quincy” Buchanan – The Grindhouse – Jackson Firebird, Cock Rockin’
Emma Tomelty – Hermitude, (from the album “Heperparadise”) Speak Of The Devil
Darcy Prendergast - Kate Miller-Heidke, I’ll Change Your Mind
Josh Logue - Lanie Lane – Oh Well, That’s What You Get Falling In Love With a Cowboy
Natasha Pincus- Missy Higgins, Everyone’s Waiting
Sam Bennetts – Bluejuice, Act Yr Age
Josh Logue -The Rubens, My Gun

Posted by Richard North, Content Partnership Manager, YouTube