Here are the winners from the 2018 Boston Music Awards

Cousin Stizz, Cliff Notez, Sidney Gish, and Oompa take home top honors at Wednesday's awards ceremony

Photo by John Hutchings for Vanyaland

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The 2018 Boston Music Awards are in the books, with the winners announced Wednesday night (December 12) at a lively and well-attended ceremony at The House of Blues in Boston. For the fifth time in six years, Vanyaland was named “Music Publication of the Year” (previously called Best Music Blog), and Vanyaland photographer Emily Gardner was named “Live Music Photographer of the Year.” Check out her work here.

In the major categories, Cousin Stizz was named Artist of the Year (as well as Hip-Hop Artist of the Year), Cliff Notez took home New Artist of the Year, and Oompa, who delivered a spirited and commanding live performance midway through the awards show, won Unsigned Artist of the Year and 617Sessions Artist Winner.

Joyner Lucas, who was nominated for two Grammys earlier in the week, won Music Video of the Year for his powerful clip “I’m Not Racist”, Sidney Gish scored Album of the Year for her No Dogs Allowed LP, and Latrell James’ “Okay” took home Song of the Year.

Check out all the winners below.

Featured image of Oompa by John Hutchings for Vanyaland.

Artist of the Year: Cousin Stizz
New Artist of the Year: Cliff Notez
Unsigned Artist of the Year: Oompa
Live Artist of the Year: STL GLD
Album of the Year: Sidney Gish, No Dogs Allowed
Song of the Year: Latrell James, “Okay”
Music Video of the Year: Joyner Lucas, “I’m Not Racist”
Alternative/Indie Artist of the Year: Weakened Friends
Americana Artist of the Year: Twisted Pine
Blues Artist of the Year: Ali McGuirk
Country Artist of the Year: Ashley Jordan
DJ of the Year: SuperSmashBroz
Dance/Electronic Artist of the Year: Party Bois
Folk Artist of the Year: Honeysuckle
Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: Cousin Stizz
International Artist of the Year: Soul Rebel Project
Jazz Artist of the Year: Gretchen & the Pickpockets
Metal Artist of the Year: Scissorfight
Pop Artist of the Year: Clairo
Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year: Street Dogs
R&B Artist of the Year: Bad Rabbits
Rock Artist of the Year: The Devil’s Twins
Singer-Songwriter of the Year: Aubrey Haddard
Vocalist of the Year: Aubrey Haddard
Session Musician of the Year: Jonathan Ulman
Live Production Engineer of the Year: Grace Reader
Studio Producer of the Year: Janos Fulop
Live Music Photographer of the Year: Emily Gardner
Music Promoter of the Year: Christine Varriale
Live Music Venue of the Year: House of Blues
Intimate Live Music Venue of the Year: Great Scott
Music Night of the Year: Emo Night Boston
Live Music Residency of the Year: Ali McGuirk First Fridays at Bull McCabe’s
Music Publication of the Year: Vanyaland
Music Journalist of the Year: Nina Corcoran
617Sessions Artist Winner: Oompa