Following today's huge announcement of the 2017 ARIA Awards nominees, a few names have already been crowned in the Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy categories.

After taking out the most nominations of any artist from this morning's announce, Gang Of Youths and Paul Kelly have kicked off their ARIAs campaign with some wins today. 

Check out the winners below. 

The 2017 ARIAs will be held at The Star in Sydney on 28 November.

best cover art

Peter Salmon-Lomas  — Paul Kelly (Life Is Fine)

engineer of the year

Steven Schram — Paul Kelly (Life Is Fine)

producer of the year

Gang Of Youths & Adrian Breakspear — Gang Of Youths (Go Farther In The Lightness)

best classical album

Slava Grigoryan — Bach: Cello Suites Volume I

best jazz album

James Morrison, BBC Concert Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, Harry Morrison & William Morrison — The Great American Songbook

best original soundtrack or musical theatre cast album

Nigel Westlake & Sydney Symphony Orchestra, with Joseph Tawadros, Slava Grigoryan & Lio — Ali's Wedding

best world music album

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp — Songs of the Latin Skies

best comedy release

John Clarke — Clarke's Classic



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