2005 ABORIGINAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Forever - Something To Dream Of WINNER
  • Gary Sappier Experience - Gary Sappier Experience
  • Meshikamau - Utaishimau
  • Nitatshun - Iskueu Tipatshimu

2005 FACTOR RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Gordie Sampson - Sunburn WINNER
  • Nathan Wiley - High Low
  • Shaye - The Bridge
  • The Joel Plaskett Emergency - Truthfully, Truthfully
  • The Trews - House of Ill Fame

2005 ALTERNATIVE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Nathan Wiley - High Low WINNER
  • Julie Doiron - Goodnight Nobody
  • Mars Hill - Oxcart
  • The Heavy Blinkers - The Night And I Are Still So Young
  • Vetch - Life Is Not That Hard

2005 BLUEGRASS RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • J.P. Cormier - X8: A Mandolin Collection WINNER
  • Bluegrass Diamonds - After All These Years
  • Bluestreak - First Impression
  • Janet McGarry and Serge Bernard - Christmas By The Fireside
  • One Mile Hill - One Mile Hill

2005 BLUES RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Hot Toddy - The Salty Sessions- Vol. 2 WINNER
  • Dutch Mason - Half Ain't Been Told
  • Frank Mackay - Out of Paradise
  • Garrett Mason - I'm Just A Man
  • Matt Andersen - One Size Never Fits

2005 GOSPEL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • The LaPointes - This Christmas WINNER
  • Celebration - Bound For That City
  • Emmaus Road - Calvary Answers For Me
  • Teresa Doyle - Orrachan
  • The Ascensions - On A Journey

2005 CLASSICAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Jasper Wood - The Great Square of Pegasus WINNER
  • Duo Concertante - Wild Honey
  • Robert Drew - Ocean Suite
  • Sung H Shin-Bouey - Beautiful Dreamer
  • Yvonne Kershaw and Steven Peacock - Canciones y Leyendas: Songs and Legends for Bassoon and Guitar

2005 COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • George Canyon - One Good Friend WINNER
  • Brian Mallery - Message From Above
  • Jason Williams - It's What I Do
  • Shanklin Road - Don't Forget About The Rain
  • Terry Penney - The Struggle

2005 RAP / HIP-HOP SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • Pimp Tea - Shake Ya Caboose WINNER
  • Dion Todd - In Another Lifetime- Nucleus Remix
  • Dion Todd - Never Surrender- 22 Green Remix
  • Pimp Tea Featuring Mickey D and Bonshah - P. Titty
  • The Chronicles - Strugglin'

2005 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • George Canyon WINNER
  • Crush
  • Jimmy Rankin
  • Natalie MacMaster
  • The Trews

2005 FEMALE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Natalie MacMaster WINNER
  • Jill Barber
  • Rita McNeil
  • Susan Crowe
  • Susan Dibbin
  • Teresa Doyle

2005 FOLK RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Dave Gunning - Two-Bit World WINNER
  • Eric Angus Whyte - Always Home
  • Isaac and Blewett - Redhead
  • Jill Barber - Oh Heart
  • Little Miss Moffat - Miss Canada

2005 FRANCOPHONE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Grand Dérangement - Dérangé WINNER
  • Daniel Léger - La route m'appelle
  • Danny Boudreau - Coeur variable
  • Luc Tardif - Kilogrammes, reason, sexe, taekwondo et amour
  • Vishtèn - Vishtèn

2005 GROUP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • The Trews WINNER
  • Brothers In Stereo
  • Great Big Sea
  • Shaye
  • The Joel Plaskett Emergency

2005 JAZZ RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Duane Andrews - Duane Andrews WINNER
  • Mary Barry - These Days
  • Mike Cowie - Lucid Blue
  • Stephane Bouchard - La Funk 6
  • Steve Dooks - Two Days On The Floor

2005 MALE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Gordie Sampson WINNER
  • Dave Gunning
  • Gary Beals
  • George Canyon
  • Nathan Wiley

2005 NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • The Tom Fun Orchestra WINNER
  • Duane Andrews
  • Garrett Mason
  • Gary Beals
  • Madviolet

2005 POP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Gordie Sampson - Sunburn WINNER
  • Barry Canning - Last Man Standing
  • Great Big Sea - Something Beautiful
  • Madviolet - Worry The Jury
  • Shaye - The Bridge

2005 ROCK RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • The Joel Plaskett Emergency - Truthfully, Truthfully WINNER
  • Forever - Something To Dream Of
  • Mir - 7 Directions
  • The Danny Mainstreet Band - Bulletproof and Ignorant
  • Three Season Ant - 2 Days After Yesterday

2005 ROOTS / TRADITIONAL GROUP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • The Cottars - On Fire! WINNER
  • Banshee - A Clearer Path
  • Beolach - Variations
  • Blou - Blou, Blanc, Rouge
  • Vishtèn - Vishtèn

2005 ROOTS / TRADITIONAL SOLO RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Natalie MacMaster - Blueprint WINNER
  • Allie Bennett - It's About Time
  • Andrea Beaton - Cuts
  • Jenny Gear - Jenny Gear and The Whiskey Kittens
  • Samantha Robichaud - Vivacious

2005 SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Gordie Sampson - "Sunburn" WINNER
  • Crush - "Bad Enough"
  • Great Big Sea - "When I Am King"
  • Jimmy Rankin - "Butterfly"
  • Shaye - "Happy Baby"
  • The Trews - "Not Ready To Go"

2005 SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Gordie Sampson - "Sunburn" WINNER
  • Alan Doyle - "When I Am King"
  • Jimmy Rankin - "Butterfly"
  • Nathan Wiley - "High Low"
  • Shaye - "Happy Baby"

2005 VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Jimmy Rankin WINNER
  • Great Big Sea
  • Mir
  • The Trews
  • Universal Soul

2005 INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • J. P. Cormier - X8: A Mandolin Collection WINNER
  • Allie Bennett - It's About Time
  • Beolach - Variations
  • Natalie MacMaster - Blueprint
  • Samantha Robichaud - Vivacious