Airdate: Deadly Awards 2013

deadlysSBS will broadcast the 2013 Deadly Awards held at the Sydney Opera House, hosted by Luke Carroll and Casey Donovan.

The annual Indigenous awards will be repeated on NITV.

Amongst the finalists are Living Black (pictured) for Most Popular Television Show of the Year,  and NITV News for Journalism Story of the Year.

The National Indigenous Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards (aka the Deadlys®) is in its 19th year and is Australia’s largest event on the national calendar, showcasing the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the nation.

The Deadlys® also plays a major role in showcasing Indigenous talent in the Australian music scene, having started in 1995 as the Australian National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Awards.

In fact, The Deadlys® has it all; fashion, comedy, music and fun, complete with glamorous divas, sporting stars, Olympic athletes and pop princesses just to name a few.

The awards also have a serious side as they pay respect to sporting legends of the past and honour the nation’s ‘quiet achievers’ in Indigenous health, education and employment.

Two of Australia’s brightest stars, Luke Carroll and singing sensation Casey Donovan, will again host this year’s awards that will feature stunning musical performances from Jessica Mauboy, Christine Anu and the legendary Archie Roach. There will also be a tribute to the late great Dr Yunupingu by a stellar ensemble cast.

As the anticipation builds to find out who has been the most deadly in 2013, finalists include 2011 winners of the Most Popular Television Show of the Year, Living Black, and NITV News, nominated for Journalism Story of the Year.

“2012 was a fantastic event at the Opera House in front of a capacity crowd. We are preparing for a show that offers the highest standard of performance from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and one which puts achievement and outstanding contribution centre stage,” Founder and Executive Producer of the Deadly Awards® Gavin Jones says. “The Deadlys® will have all the excitement of a national awards night, and capture the year that was in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.”

So for a fast-paced night of entertainment, glitz, glamour and grass-roots musicianship that is uniquely Australian be watching The Deadlys® only on SBS and NITV.

The Deadly Awards are produced by the Deadly Vibe Group and have been proudly broadcast on SBS for the past 11 years.

Sunday 15 September at 9.30pm on SBS ONE
Wednesday 18 September at 9:30pm on NITV


  1. harrypotter1994

    Straight from the Deadly Awards Wikipedia page:
    The word ‘Deadly’ is a modern colloquialism used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to indicate ‘cool, rockin, fantastic’.

  2. I here the term Deadly referenced a lot. Does it mean something different in their language? It seems to be used in band names, songs, dance and award shows. Does it have a different meaning for indigenous people?

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