Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach recognised at Deadly Awards
POP singer Jessica Mauboy and music legend Archie Roach were the stars of last night's Deadly Awards, taking home two gongs each.
The 19th annual awards, recognising the best in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, sport, entertainment and community achievements, were held last night at the Sydney Opera House.
Mauboy took home the Deadlys for Female Artist of the Year and Single Release of the Year for her son Something's Got a Hold on Me.
Last night's awards bring the 24-year-old's Deadly Awards total to nine.
The Sapphires, starring Mauboy and Female Actor of the Year winner Deborah Mailman, was also named Film of the Year.
Roach's Into the Bloodstream was named Best Album of the Year, and the musician was awardedThe Lifetime Contribution Award for Healing the Stolen Generations.
Country music star Troy Cassar-Daley was named Male Artist of the Year, while the ABC's indigenous TV drama Redfern Now was recognized as TV Show of the Year.
Australia's first Aboriginal barrister and magistrate Pat O'Shane was also honoured with The Marcia Langton Award for Achievement in Leadership.
Cowboys and Origin great Johnathan Thurston was named NRL Player of the Year, while Adam Goodes was named AFL Player of the Year and given The Ella Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sport.
Rising tennis star Ashleigh Barty, from Ipswich, was also recognised as Female Sportsperson of the Year.
It was a busy night for singer Christine Anu, who performed at the awards and in her role as Bloody Mary in the musical South Pacific, currently playing at the Opera House.
2013 Deadly Awards full winners list:
Most Promising New Talent in Music - Stik n Move
Single Release of the Year - Jessica Mauboy (Something's Got a Hold on Me)
Album of the Year - Archie Roach, Into the Bloodstream
Band of the Year - Street Warriors
Male Artist of the Year - Troy Cassar-Daley
Female Artist of the Year - Jessica Mauboy
Hip Hop Artist of the Year - Yung Warriors
Most Promising New Talent in Sport - Mariah Williams
AFL Player of the Year - Adam Goodes
NRL Player of the Year - Johnathan Thurston
Female Sportsperson of the Year - Ashleigh Barty
Male Sportsperson of the Year - Daniel Geale
Dancer of the Year - Ella Havelka
Visual Artist of the Year - Brenda Croft
Male Actor of the Year -Luke Carroll (Redfern Now)
Female Actor of the Year - Deborah Mailman
Film of the Year - The Sapphires
Television Show of the Year - Redfern Now, ABC
Published Book of the Year - NPY Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation (Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari)
Health - Professor Pat Dudgeon
Education - Deadly Sista Girlz and the David Wirrpanda Foundation
Health Worker of the Year - Leonie Morcome, Biripi Aboriginal Medical Service
Employment - Koori Job Ready
Community Broadcaster of the Year - John Harding 3CR
Cultural Advancement - Shellie Morris
Scientist or Science Project of the Year - Gerry Turpin
Excellence In Health Through The Promotion of Healthy and Smoke Free Lifestyles - Rewrite Your Story Campaign, developed by Puiyurti (Dont Smoke) Tackling Tobacco Program
Journalism Story of the Year - NITV News, Shayden and Junaid Thorne in Saudi Arabia
The Ella Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sport - Adam Goodes
The Jimmy Little Award for Lifetime Achievement in Music - Steve Dodd
The Marcia Langton Award for Lifetime Achievement in Leadership - Pat O'Shane
The Lifetime Contribution Award for Healing the Stolen Generations - Archie Roach