How to make sure your awards show is worthless:
INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Viva La Vida, Coldplay
NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR
ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Oceans Will Rise, The Stills
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Dark Horse, Nickelback
GROUP OF THE YEAR
JUNO Fan Choice Award**
* It's not that The Stills are necessarily bad, but... they're not new. And, let's face it, they're not terribly exciting. Listen to any CBC Radio 3 podcast and you'll hear a dozen better Canadian artists.
** Their choices were Nickelback, Celine Dion (!!!), Feist (best days are behind her), Hedley (puh-leeze), and some outfit named The Lost Fingers, who remake '80s music in a Django Reinhardt-esque Gypsy Jazz style, who wouldn't have had a snowball's chance in hell, but you gotta admire their gumption.
In short, Matthew Good*** was right: these things are irrelevant.
*** I can't stand his music.