iTunes’ Best of the Year winners

Macworld Australia Staff
12 December, 2011
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Apple has just released iTunes Rewind 2011  – a listing of the top iTunes sellers in Australia across music, apps, TV, books, movies and podcasts categories.

See below for the full listing of categories and winners:


2011 was a spectacular year in music and we’ve whittled it down to the albums, artists and songs that made the biggest impact.

Album of the Year: Adele – 21

Australian Album of the Year: Gotye – Making Mirrors

Song of the Year: Gotye – Somebody that I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)

Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Boy & Bear Moonfire (Deluxe Edition)


“These amazing apps and games entertained, dazzled and helps us make the most of 2011.”

iPhone App of the Year: Instagram

iPhone Game of the Year: Tiny Wings

iPad App of the Year: Snapseed

iPad Game of the Year: Real Racing 2HD


“We’ve selected our picks for the year’s best TV series and you can stream video featurettes for free right here.”

Best Debut: Game of Thrones (Season 1)

Best Continuing Series: Offspring (Season 2)

Best Comedy: Angry Boys (Season 1)

Best Drama: The Slap (Season1)


“Watch free trailers, right here, for the films we chose as the very best of 2011 and check out more of our favourites.”

Best Finale: Harry Potter and the Death Hallows – Part 2

Best Documentary: Senna

Best Drama: The Tree of Life

Best Comedy: Bridesmaids


We’ve curled up with countless great books this year. Here are our picks for the very best of 2011 across fiction and non-fiction.

Best Fiction Book: Geraldine Brooks Caleb’s Crossing

Best Non-Fiction Book: Ellen DeGeneres –  Seriously … I’m Kidding

Best Enhanced Book: Neil Perry –  Rockpool Bar & Grill – The Collection

Best Children’s Book: Andy Griffiths What Body Part is That? (Fixed Layout)


Check out the best new podcasts of 2011 – and some of our all-time favourites that had excellent new episodes this year.

Best New Audio Podcast: ABC Local –  Nerdzilla

Best Audio Podcast: Hamish & Andy – Hamish & Andy

Best New Video Podcast: Revision 3 – Epic Meal Time (HD MP4 – 30fps)

Best Video Podcast: ABC TV – Good Game

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