For a number of weeks now, fans of CBC Radio 3 and CBC Music have been voting in their thousands to determine Canada's favourite independent musicians. Across the airwaves, throughout the day (Dec. 7), CBCR3 hosts Grant Lawrence, Lana Gay and Craig Norris have been revealing who takes home a Bucky Award. And we have that list for you now. Taking home three awards in total, Said the Whale - from Vancouver, BC - have swept the board.
The Hugh LeCaine Electronic Sackbut Award (Best Electronic Song): Oblivion by Grimes
#socialbutterfly (Best Social Media User): Said The Whale
Thank you @cbcradio3 listeners for awarding us THREE Bucky Awards today!! We are beyond humbled and grateful. So much love to you all <3-- Said The Whale (@saidthewhale) December 7, 2012
Sexiest Artist: Jaycelyn Brown (of Said The Whale)
Best Reason to Buy a Concert Ticket (Best Live Act): Mother Mother
Best Reason to Learn French (Best French Song): Entre ici pis chez vous by Bernard Adamus
Most Watchable Song (Best Music Video): We Are 1980 by Said The Whale
Hottest Pipes (Best Vocal Performance): Hannah Georgas for Robotic
Two other awards, chosen by CBC Radio 3 hosts and producers were also announced:
Old and Awesome (Lifetime Achievement): Nardwuar the Human Serviette
In Memoriam (Most Impactful Band Breakup of the Year): Handsome Furs
We're not quite done yet, ladies and gentlemen... who won the Golden Bucky? Joel Plaskett Emergency's Lightning Bolt? Change the Sheets by Kathleen Edwards? Japandroids were nominated for House that Heaven Built and Rah Rah's Art and a Wife could have also taken home the prize. And of course, we couldn't count out In Came the Flood by Wintersleep.
The Golden Bucky for song of the year goes to... Joel Plaskett Emergency, for Lightning Bolt. Congratulations, Joel!