2003 ABORIGINAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • The Flummies - Way Back Then WINNER
  • Beatrice Hope - Panik Labradorimiuk-Daughter of Labrador
  • Gary Sappier Jr. - South Train (single)
  • Hubert Francis - Elmiei (single)
  • Jackie Somerville - Lonely Days (single)

2003 BLUES RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Charlie A'Court WINNER
  • Boyer Band
  • Ian Janes
  • Peter Narvaez
  • Shirley Jackson and Her Good Rockin' Daddys

2003 FACTOR RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Great Big Sea - Sea Of No Cares WINNER
  • Ennis Sisters - Ennis Sisters
  • Lennie Gallant - Le vent bohème
  • Natalie MacMaster - Live
  • Nathan Wiley - Bottom Dollar

2003 ALTERNATIVE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Nathan Wiley WINNER
  • Eyes For Telescopes
  • Heavy Meadows
  • Madhat
  • Mark Bragg

2003 BLUEGRASS RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Ray Legere WINNER
  • Bluegrass Diamonds
  • Catherine Lawrence
  • Harmony Ridge
  • Roxeen

2003 GOSPEL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • The LaPointes WINNER
  • Brad Tucker
  • Four For The Lord
  • Martine
  • Scott and Elizabeth Rhyno

2003 CHILDREN'S RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Razzmatazz for Kids - Suitacase Full Of Songs WINNER
  • Andre DeCoste - Bac a Sons
  • Art Richard - L'autobus jaune
  • Art Richard - The Yellow School Bus
  • Kids at Heart - Favourites

2003 CLASSICAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Denise Djokic - Denise Djokic WINNER
  • Dale Kavanagh - Rêverie
  • Duo Concertante - Of Heart and Homeland
  • Michel Cardin - Weiss-London Manuscript Vol.10
  • Sanctuary - Sanctuary

2003 COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Julian Austin WINNER
  • Anne Murray
  • Louisa Manuel
  • RyLee Madison
  • Terry Penney

2003 RAP / HIP-HOP SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • Buck 65 - Square WINNER
  • Pimp - T - Power Is Mindful Peace
  • Shane C featuring Asia - Looking for You (single)
  • Spesh K - Special (single)
  • Syco / K.V. / Gage and Kaleb Simmonds - Blazin (single)

2003 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Great Big Sea WINNER
  • Crush
  • Lennie Gallant
  • Natalie MacMaster
  • Sloan

2003 FEMALE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Natalie MacMaster WINNER
  • Anne Murray
  • Aselin Debison
  • Denise Djokic
  • Rita McNeil

2003 FRANCOPHONE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Lennie Gallant - Le vent bohème WINNER
  • Barachois - Naturel
  • Bluegrass Diamonds - Les souvenirs de mon enfance
  • Jean-François Breau - Jean-François Breau
  • Nathalie Renault - Creuser des océans

2003 GROUP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Great Big Sea WINNER
  • Barachois
  • Slainte Mhath
  • The Cottars
  • The Fables

2003 JAZZ RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Harvey Millar WINNER
  • Jeff Johnston
  • Nathalie Renault
  • Russ Brannon
  • The Maritime Jazz Orchestra
  • Tom Daniels

2003 MALE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Lennie Gallant WINNER
  • Ian Janes
  • JP Cormier
  • Nathan Wiley
  • Terry Kelly

2003 POP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Great Big Sea WINNER
  • Barry Canning
  • Brad Davidge
  • John Boswell
  • Rebeka Reed

2003 ROCK RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Human WINNER
  • COPING
  • J. Adam Bassett
  • RangeLife
  • The SenseAmelia Project

2003 ROOTS / TRADITIONAL GROUP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Barachois WINNER
  • Beòlach
  • Evans and Doherty
  • Haines and Leighton
  • The Fables

2003 ROOTS / TRADITIONAL SOLO RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Terry Kelly WINNER
  • Andrea Beaton
  • Aselin Debison
  • Gordon Belsher
  • Gordon Stobbe

2003 SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Crush - "Here" WINNER
  • Ennis Sisters - "I'd Never Walk Away"
  • Great Big Sea - "Sea Of No Cares"
  • Jimmy Rankin - "Midnight Angel"
  • Sloan - "The Other Man"

2003 SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Jimmy Rankin - "Midnight Angel" WINNER
  • Alan Doyle / Sean McCann - "Sea of No Cares"
  • Bruce Guthro - "The Songsmith"
  • Lennie Gallant - "Quelqu'un doit pleurer"
  • Maureen Ennis - "I'd Never Walk Away"

2003 AFRICAN-CANADIAN RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Scott Parsons - Nice To Wear WINNER
  • Asia - Independent
  • Hallejujah Praise Choir - For You I Am Praying
  • Harvey Millar - Milestones
  • Syco featuring CLAY - Forgive Me

2003 INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • J.P. Cormier WINNER
  • Dominique Dupuis
  • Mairi Rankin
  • Natalie MacMaster
  • Roy Johnstone
  • Slainte Mhath
  • Troy MacGillivray