Published Dec 09, 2010With the annual Bucky Awards, CBC Radio 3 looks to honour the best in Canadian independent music over the past 12 months. Voting for the awards began back in November, with the shortlists coming soon after. On Wednesday evening (December 8), the station unveiled the winners in each of the categories.
The highest honour went to Arcade Fire, who took home the prestigious Best Song award for "The Suburbs." The beloved Montreal rockers also won the prize for Best Lyric with "Ready to Start."
Unsurprisingly, Polaris Music Prize winners Karkwa were named the Best Reason to Learn French, while Hollerado won Best Video for their unforgettable "Americanarama" clip. The endlessly touring Dan Mangan was voted Best Live Act, while Aidan Knight's rootsy "Jasper" was named Most Canadian Song.
In addition to the ten categories voted on by the public, CBC Radio 3 handed out a Lifetime Achievement award to Julie Doiron. You can see the full list of winners below.
If you want to hear a podcast of the winners being announced, along with songs from each winning group, you can download one over at CBC Radio 3's website.
2010 Bucky Awards winners:
Best Song: Arcade Fire - "The Suburbs"
Top Fan: Monica Skorupski aka Moniski
Sexiest Artist: Maylee Todd
Best Video: Hollerado - "Americanarama"
Lifetime Achievement: Julie Doiron
Most Canadian Song: Aidan Knight - "Jasper"
Best New Band Name: Paperplanes and Dragonboats
Best Vocals: Sarah Harmer
Best Live Act: Dan Mangan
Best Lyric: Arcade Fire - "Ready to Start"
Best Reason to Learn French: Karkwa
Best New Artist: Boxer the Horse