Keith Urban pulled a 'dorky dad' and embarrassed Nicole Kidman during the ARIAs

By Ally Parker November 29, 2018


The ARIAs kicked off in Sydney last night with stars like Troye Sivan, Rita Ora and Amy Shark all making appearances (and Amy Shark landing three major awards).

But it was Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman who really owned the night, thanks to Keith's hostin' skills.

And by that, we mean his ability to pull a classic husband joke.

Perhaps Nicole thought she was going to have a night off from being the centre of attention - it is a night for music after all - but no, the very second Keith took the the stage he spotted his wife and singled her out with a, “Hi baby, right in the front row — hi!”

And that wasn't all, Keith also chucked a sneaky comment Nicole's way while introducing Troye Sivan to the stage:

“Let’s say hello to our next presenter, this guy is a singer, two-time ARIA winner and an actor currently co-starring in a really beautiful film that I highly recommend you see called Boy Erased alongside an up and coming new actress called Nicole Kidman,” he said jokingly.

“I think good things are ahead for her.”

Missed out on all the action? Here's a full list of lucky winners:

Apple Music Album of the Year

Amy Shark, Love Monster

Best Male Artist

Gurrumul, Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)

Best Female Artist

Amy Shark, Love Monster

Best Dance Release

PNAU, Go Bang

Best Group

5 Seconds of Summer, Youngblood

Breakthrough Artist

Ruel, Dazed and Confused

Best Pop Release

Amy Shark, Love Monster

Best Urban Release

Hilltop Hoods, Clark Griswold feat. Adrian Eagle

Best Independent Release

Gurrumul, Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)

Best Rock Album

Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Vance Joy, Nation of Two

Best Country Album

Kasey Chambers & the Fireside Disciples, Campfire

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Parkway Drive, Reverence

Best Blues and Roots Album

Tash Sultana, Flow State

Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album

Jimmy Barnes, Working Class Boy: The Soundtracks

Best Children’s Album

Justine Clarke, The Justine Clarke Show!


Publicly voted awards:

Apple Music Song Of the Year

5 Seconds of Summer, Youngblood

Best Video

Dean Lewis, Be Alright

Best Australian Live Act

5 Seconds of Summer, Youngblood

Best international Act

Camila Cabello, Camila

Music Teacher of the Year

Scott Maxwell, Grant High School, Mt Gambier

Image: Getty / Don Arnold