Manitoba artists and local productions have netted 24 nominations for the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards this year. The winners will be announced at one of two award shows in downtown Winnipeg on November 3 and 4, 2011.
Fans cast votes on the APCMA website to determine who wins in each category, but industry stakeholders were involved in the selection of nominees in the non-genre or “industry” categories during the first round of online voting this year.
Winnipeg’s Most leads the pack with six nominations, while Don Amero is close behind with four nods. Newcomer Ali Fontaine has three chances to win this year, and Winnipeg rockers Bruthers of Different Muthers landed two nominations. Twelve other Manitoba acts and one local radio program have single nominations for their work.
The Best Music Video category is stacked with Manitoba songs this year. Billy Joe Green’s Honey Girl, Don Amero’s Right Where I Wanna Be, J.C. Campbell’s The Floor, and All That I Know by Winnipeg’s Most are all in the running, making four of the five nominations from the keystone province.
Manitoba acts make up two of the five nominations in the Best Country CD, Best Duo or Group, Best Fiddle CD, Best Instrumental CD, Best Rock CD, and Single of the Year categories.
For a complete list of 2011 APCMA nominees or to register to vote, please visit www.aboriginalpeopleschoice.com.