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ARIA Awards: Eagle-eyed viewers watch Dua Lipa present an award to an empty audience

Show’s over! Eagle-eyed viewers watch pop sensation Dua Lipa present Album of the Year to a ‘sea of empty seats’ at the ARIA Awards in Sydney

It was the Australian music industry’s night of nights.

But eagle-eyed viewers watching the ARIA Awards at home on Wednesday noticed numerous empty seats in the front section of the venue at The Star in Sydney.

Towards the end of the evening British pop sensation Dua Lipa, 24, presented the nominees for Album Of The Year to a scattered audience and empty rows. 

‘Announced to a sea of empty seats’: Eagle-eyed viewers watched British pop sensation Dua Lipa present Album Of The Year to a scattered audience at the ARIA Awards on Wednesday 

One audience member watching from home took to Twitter and wrote: ‘Album Of The Year announced to a sea of empty seats #Arias.’

He then followed up with another post saying: ‘Why are there so many empty seats at #ARIA Awards… if you can’t support your own industry don’t complain that others don’t.’

He continued: ‘I’m not saying they are entertaining… but neither are most industry award nights (non-Showbiz or Showbiz awards) I just think it’s disrespectful to your colleagues not to remain in the room.’

Where did everyone go? One audience member watching from home took to Twitter and wrote: 'Album Of The Year announced to a sea of empty seats #Arias'

Where did everyone go? One audience member watching from home took to Twitter and wrote: ‘Album Of The Year announced to a sea of empty seats #Arias’

Showing support: He then followed up with another post saying: 'Why are there so many empty seats at #ARIA Awards... if you can't support your own industry don't complain that others don't'

Showing support: He then followed up with another post saying: ‘Why are there so many empty seats at #ARIA Awards… if you can’t support your own industry don’t complain that others don’t’

His Tweet garnered attention from other like-minded viewers, who also shared their sentiments on audiences leaving their seats during award shows, including one who wrote: ‘Wow! Couldn’t agree more!’

‘I would have walked out listening to all the sh*t jokes the presenters were saying. F***ing cringeworthy TV!!!!!

Another viewer didn’t mince their words, Tweeting: ‘If you ever attend an #ARIA awards night they are the most boring events. 

Mixed opinions: Other like-minded viewers shared their sentiments on audiences leaving during an important award, but some didn't share their opinion

Mixed opinions: Other like-minded viewers shared their sentiments on audiences leaving during an important award, but some didn’t share their opinion

They continued: ‘Never much better on TV. Time to change the format!’

The ARIAs biggest winner of the evening was Tones and I, real name Toni Watson, with her hit song Dance Monkey.

The Byron Bay busker picked up a total of four ARIAs, winning for Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Independent Release and Breakthrough Artist. 

She's a winner: Tones and I, real name Toni Watson, was a big winner with her hit song Dance Monkey. The Byron Bay busker picked up a total of four ARIAs, winning for Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Independent Release and Breakthrough Artist

She’s a winner: Tones and I, real name Toni Watson, was a big winner with her hit song Dance Monkey. The Byron Bay busker picked up a total of four ARIAs, winning for Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Independent Release and Breakthrough Artist

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