Dan Mangan Facebook It might feel a little early in Vancouver…
- Posted on Dec 7th 2011 6:30PM by Joshua Ostroff
Mangan also walked away with the Sexiest Artist award, which was a bit of a surprise and even the adorable singer seemed abashed at his win, especially considering he beat out sexpots like the Handsome Furs.
Austra, seemingly the critical favourite with 'Lose It,' was overlooked for Best Song, frontwoman Katie Stelmanis did not go empty-handed, deservedly winning for Best Voice. Montreal transplants Braids won for Best New Artist while Arkells took home Best Live Show, beating out the likes of Rolling Stone cover boys the Sheepdogs and beloved hardcore crew F----ed Up.
Quebecois crooner Coeur de Pirate won Best Reason to Learn French (one of the more adorable categories) and Vancouver's Said the Whale nabbed Best Video for 'Lines,' which cutely reenacts the "Enchantment Under the Sea" dance from 'Back to the Future.' Then there was Best New Band Name which went to Oh No! Yoko. Canadian rock'nroll legend Ian Blurton (of Change of Heart, Blurtonia and C'mon fame, not to mention countless production credits) napped the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Most Canadian Song was awarded to Elliott Brood for 'Northern Air,' which is a beautiful tune, although in Canada, we might argue, folks just call it "air."
As usual, the Bucky Awards were good for some giggles, a few awkward moments and, of course, the occasional upset -- 'cause seriously, how much racier can the Handsome Furs get?