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10 Dec 2012
Print Version


Sunday 9th December, 7pm
Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place

The WINNERS (in bold) and (alphabetically listed) Nominees for 2012 are:

The Critics WILDCARD Award

Vance Fontaine and his Peculiar Sensations 
Greg Ellis, Thom McGrath, Tane Upjohn-Beatson, Takumi Motokawa, Matiu Whiting

The Downstage Theatre Most Original Production of the Year
Into the Uncanny Valley – Lumina Productions
One Day Moko – Portable Union
Paper Sky – Red Leap Theatre

Circa Award donated by Tact for the Most Promising Male Newcomer of the Year
Emmett Skilton – Paper Sky
Tim Carlsen – One Day Moko
Tola Newbury – The Prospect

The Emerging Artist Trust Wellington Most Promising Female Newcomer of the Year
Hayley Sproull – Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues
Moana Ete – The Prospect
Victoria Abbott – West End Girls

Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and Victoria University of Wellington Most Promising New Director of the Year
Melanie Camp – Immaculate
Regan Taylor – Manawa
Tammy Davis – The Prospect 

Brancott Estate Award for Costume Designer of the Year
Jane Boocock – West End Girls
Sheila Horton – Peninsula
Shona Tawhiao The Māori Troilus and Cressida – Toroihi Rāua Ko Kāhira

Grouse Lighting Award for Lighting Designer of the Year 
Jennifer Lal – Into the Uncanny Valley 
Laurie Dean – The Mourning After 
Lisa Maule – Michael James Manaia 

Weta Workshop Award for Set Designer of the Year 
Andrew Foster – West End Girls 
Daniel Williams – The Tigers of Wrath 
John Verryt – Paper Sky 

Park Road Post Production Award for Sound Designer of the Year 
Chris Ward – Peninsula 
Karnan Saba – The Prospect 
Paddy Bleakley, Buster Flaws, Laura Dunkley – Into the Uncanny Valley 

Constance Scott Kirkcaldie Award for Outstanding Composer of Music 
Claire Cowan – The Keepers 
Gareth Hobbs – Chekhov in Hell 
Laughton Pattrick – Around the World and Buck Again 

Peter Harcourt Award for Outstanding New Playwright of the Year Sponsored by BATS Theatre and Taki Rua Productions
Joseph Harper – Tiny Spectacle / Shitty Lyricism
Maraea Rakuraku – The Prospect
Tim Carlsen – One Day Moko 

The Playmarket and Capital E – National Theatre for Children Award for the New Zealand Play of the Year  
Manawa – Jamie McCaskill 
Peninsula – Gary Henderson 
The Prospect – Maraea Rakuraku 

The Absolutely Positively Award for the Supporting Actress of the Year 
Juanita Hepi – The Māori Troilus and Cressida – Toroihi Rāua Ko Kāhira
Michele Amas – Peninsula 
Nancy Brunning – Clybourne Park 

Whitireia Performing Arts and Chapman Tripp Award for the Supporting Actor of the Year 
Gavin Rutherford – West End Girls 
Rāwiri Paratene – The Māori Troilus and Cressida – Toroihi Rāua Ko Kāhira 
Rob Lloyd – The Prospect 

Seven Nominees for these four categories:
The Chapman Tripp Award for an Outstanding Performance  
Richard Dey – All My Sons
The Chapman Tripp Award for an Outstanding Performance  
Te Kohe Tuhaka – Michael James Manaia

The Chapman Tripp Award for Actress of the Year
Elena Stejko – A Shortcut to Happiness
The Grant Tilly Award for Actor of the Year sponsored by ProActors and eCaster  
Tom Monckton – Moving Stationery
Other nominees:
Jamie McCaskill – Manawa
Jason Whyte – Peninsula
Yvette Parsons – Silent Night 

The Museum Hotel Award for Director of the Year 
David O'Donnell – West End Girls 
Jane Waddell – Peninsula 
Rachel House – The Māori Troilus and Cressida – Toroihi Rāua Ko Kāhira 

The Chapman Award for the Production of the Year 
All My Sons – Circa Theatre
Peninsula – Circa Theatre
The Māori Troilus and Cressida – Toroihi Rāua Ko Kāhira – Ngākau Toa 

The Mayor's Award for Significant Contribution to Theatre
Dawn Sanders – CEO of Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand