The 2009 DIVA Awards were held last night at the iconic "Burbon" hotel in Sydney's Kings Cross. With a massive turnout and some of the liveliest outfits in years from some of Australia's leading drag identities, the awards has been hailed as a rebirth post a dramatic change of ownership and management this past year. The awards were partially voted for by the public, with other categories voted for by peers and panels. For the first time in the DIVA history, the belle of the ball award was also voted for by event attendees via SMS.
The winners from this year were
QUEEN OF HEARTS
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION
DIVA VARIETY AWARD
MOST POPULAR MALE PERFORMER
MOST POPULAR VENUE
SYDNEY'S FAVOURITE DRAG PERSONALITY
MOST POPULAR SHOW / SHOWCAST
BITCH OF THE YEAR
DIVA RISING STAR
DIVA HALL OF FAME
Gentlemen Prefer Blokes
SHOW OF THE YEAR
BELLE OF THE BALL
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
You can check out all the action from the awards in our extensive photo galleries, here.
Stay tuned for our exclusive VIDEO coverage of the event.