The Deadly Awards are an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement in music, sport, entertainment and community, hosted by Vibe Australia, at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

The Deadlys were originally created to showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence across the full spectrum of Australian music, but now the awards also include Indigenous achievement in sport, entertainment, the arts, health, education and training.

The Deadlys is as well known for being a night of spectacular entertainment as it is for being a night to honour and celebrate Indigenous achievement. Past performances have featured ARIA award winner Dan Sultan, Australian Idol stars Casey Donovan and Jessica Mauboy, multiple Golden Guitar winner Troy Cassar-Daley, pop sensation Christine Anu and the late, great Aboriginal Country Music legend Jimmy Little.

NITV was proud of our 3 nominations for the 2012 Deadlys: Natalie Ahmat (NITV News) in the category Community Broadcaster of the Year. Barefoot Sports: Television Show of the Year and Move It Mob Style: Television Show of the Year with Natalie taking out the Deadly in her category.

In other exciting news NITV debuted our exciting new showreel in the lead up to the launch of NITV going Free to Air in December!

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The Deadlys showcases the outstanding achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and provides identifiable national and local role models to inspire all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and particularly our young people.


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