National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Music, Sport, Entertainment & Community Awards

The 2014 Deadly Awards will not be held this year.

2013 Deadly Awards launch

Finalists will be announced across all Deadly Award categories at the launch of the 2013 Deadlys® on Thursday in Sydney.

The 2013 Deadlys® will be launched at SBS, the Deadlys® broadcast partner, with rising star, singer-songwriter Marcus Corowa and SA rapper Caper headlining the launch.

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You’re just too Deadly…

One of the Deadlys® most glittering events is the Red Carpet where celebrities and community achievers gather just before the main show in the Opera House. Over the years, it has hosted our top performers across sport, music, the arts and community.

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League stars square-off for Deadlys honour

Regarded by many to be the world’s best player, it isn’t surprising that Johnathan Thurston can lay claim to owning the most number of Deadlys for Achievement in the NRL. The Cowboys and Queensland half is in fact the only player to have won the award more than once, and was voted the top Indigenous league player in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011.

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Deadly role models – are you one?

Each year the Deadlys showcases the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent who are role models for our community, for Australia and particularly our young people.
In 2013 and across 28 award categories there’ll be the achievers – those who’ve shown what it takes to strive for excellence in their field whether it be music, sport, the arts, entertainment and at the grassroots level.

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Thelma gets a Deadlys boost

Singer/songwriter Thelma Plum has gone from strength to strength in the past year, releasing her debut six-track EP Rosie following her 2012 Deadly for best emerging talent. Since the homemade demo of Father Said and her Deadlys® win, Thelma has recorded her debut EP with Tony Buchen (John Butler/Washington) in late 2012.

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2012 Deadly Awards

There were no surprises that NRL Bulldogs fullback Ben Barba who won the 2012 Dally M Medal scored the Deadly for NRL Player of the Year, or that Sydney Swans goal master Lewis Jetta won the AFL Player of the Year in front of a capacity crowd at the 18th Deadlys at the Opera House.

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2011 Deadly Awards

From the opening strains of Northern Territory singer Shellie Morris’ song ‘Yarrbanthalu’ in language, audiences knew the 17th Deadly Awards promised something spectacular.The high moments kept on resonating as Gurrumul Yunupingu picked up two awards for Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for ‘Rrakala’.

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2010 Deadly Awards

The quest to find Indigenous Australia’s best and brightest this year has culminated with the announcement of the 2010 Deadly Awards winners. At a gala awards night held at the Sydney Opera House, winners were announced from a list that shows the depth of talent and achievement Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have demonstrated in 2010.

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