Pink Beats AC/DC & Beyonce To Australia’s Top Live Award

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September 6, 2010 | 8:55pm EST

Pop star Pink’s record-breaking 2009 concert tour of Australia has been rewarded – the Trouble hitmaker landed a prestigious Helpmann Award for Best International Concert on Monday.
Pink beat AC/DC, Beyonce and George Michael to take home the top honor at the Sydney Opera House gala.

Other winners at the event, held to salute live performance, included Wil Anderson (Best Comedy Performer), Jersey Boys (Best Musical) and actor Ewen Leslie for his portrayal of Richard III in a Melbourne Theater Company production.

The night’s big surprise came when Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush lost out to Avenue Q’s Mitchell Butel for the Best Male Actor in a Musical category. The Pirates of the Caribbean star was a pre-show favorite.