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They may have been buddies in the recording studio – but now Gotye and Kimbra are preparing to go head-to-head at the ‘2012 APRA Music Awards!’

The super talented duo, who hooked-up for the smash hit single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know,’ will battle it out for the ‘Song Of The Year’ gong, with their infectious duet being featured in the same category as Kimbra’s own track ‘Cameo Lover.’

"The APRA Song of the Year is voted on by other songwriters, so it's a great honour to be nominated!" Gotye told the Herald Sun.

As well as going up against his kiwi collaborator at the 30th annual bash, the Aussie singer also faces some stiff competition in the peer-voted category from the likes of Matt Corby, Lanie Lane and The Beard.

Meanwhile, international superstars including Adele, LMFAO, Jessie J, Maroon 5 and Neon Trees will all fight it out to scoop the prestigious ‘International Work of the Year’ award.

Hosted by Missy Higgins and Christopher Battens, the ‘2012 APRA Music Awards’ will kick off at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre on May 28.

Check out the full list of ‘2012 APRA Music Award’ nominations below…

Song of the Year

Brother – Matt Corby
Cameo Lover – Kimbra
(Oh Well) That’s What You Get (Falling In Love With A Cowboy) – Lanie Lane
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat Kimbra
You Should Consider Having Sex With A Bearded Man – The Beards

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
Drapht – Daniel Rankine/ Paul Ridge
Boy and Bear – Killian Gavin / Jonathon Hart / Timothy Hart / David Hosking / Jacob Tarasenko
Kimbra
Lanie Lane
Matt Corby

Most Played Australian Work
From The Music – The Potbelleez
Own This Club – Marvin Priest
She’s Like A Comet – Jebediah
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat Kimbra
Wild At Heart – Birds of Tokyo

Country Work of the Year
Bad Machines – Shane Nicholson
Beautiful Mess – Kasey Chambers
Famous Last Words – Shane Nicholson
Meant To Be – O’Shea
Serves You Right – Jetty Road

Blues & Roots Work of the Year
Biding My Time – Busby Marou
Compass – Saltwater Band
Falling – The Waifs
(Oh Well) That’s What You Get (Falling In Love With A Cowboy) – Lanie Lane
What Do I Do – Lanie Lane

Dance Work of the Year
Finally See Our Way – Art Vs Science
From The Music – The Potbelleez
Sunlight – Bag Raiders
Titanium – David Guetta feat Sia
We Run The Night – Havana Brown

Rock Work of the Year
Heartbreak Made Me A Killer – Short Stack
Love Is A Drug – Eskimo Joe
She’s Like A Comet – Jebediah
Switch Me On – Shannon Noll
Wild At Heart – Birds of Tokyo

International Work of the Year
Animal – Neon Trees
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
Price Tag – Jesse J
Rollin’ In The Deep – Adele

Urban Work of the Year
Own This Club – Marvin Priest
Reflections – Bliss N Eso
Simple Man – Diafrix feat Daniel Merriweather
Sing It (The Life Of Riley) – Drapht
Throw It Away – 360 feat Josh Pyke

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