December 1, 2014


The People’s Choice awards received over 200 nominations this year… and here are our lucky nominees….come along on Monday to find out who the winners are!

The Actors Program Award for Best Nudity?
– Trygve Wakenshaw – Kracken
– The cast of Angels in America
– Sophie Henderson – Belleville
– Geordie Holibar – Wine Lips
– Herod’s chorus – Jesus Christ Superstar

The APRA Award for Best Music?
– Daffidols
– 360
– Mana Wahine
– Everything Thomas Press did
– Jesus Christ Superstar

The Mangere Arts Centre Award For Best Ensemble…
– Angels in America
– Earnest
– Giant Teeth
– Luncheon
– Polyhood in Mumuland 

The Auckland Actors Award For Best Death?
– The guys that died twice in Once On Chunuk Bair
– Mick Innes – Dog
– Jesus and Judas – Jesus Christ Superstar
– Andrew Laing – Fix
– The cast of LIES 

The Sharu Loves Hats Award for Best Pash?
– Andi Crown & Calum Gittins – Motherfucker With The Hat
– Beulah Koale and Lauren Gibson – Sons
– The Blind Date Project – Natalie Medlock and various actors
– Jennifer Ward Lealand and Bede Skinner – Luncheon
– The audience in Kraken

The Elephant Publicity Award for Best Poster?
– A Boy Wonder
– Daffodils
– Sin
– Ollie is a Martian
– The Motherfucker with the Hat

The South Pacific Pictures Award for Best Comeback?
– Alistair Browning – he’s everywhere!
– Hannah Banks – Luncheon
– John Tui – The Motherfucker with the Hat
– Nicola Kawana – Fix
– Shane Bosher – acting in JCS 

The TAPAC Award for Best Entrance?
– Fasitua Amosa – Black Faggot
– Mia Blake – Angels in America
– Madeline Sami – Jesus Christ Superstar
– Trygve Wakenshaw – Kracken
– Robyn Malcolm – The Good Soul of Szechuan 

The Actor’s Equity Award for Best Technical F#@! up? 
– The wind bringing down the set in Pericles
– When Ryan Richards knocked over The Basement‘s 5th Birthday cake
– Mangere Arts Centre testing the fire alarms during a show
– Cookie-gate – Jesus Christ Superstar Auckland Theatre Company
– Michelanne Forster apologising for Always My Sister not having a stage manager in front of an opening night audience 

The Playmarket Award for Best Line in a Kiwi Play? 
– “I’m gonna get so fucking fat. And buy furniture. And put a down payment on a house. Meet a nice, fat woman and have nice, fat kids.” Wine Lips by Sam Brooks
– “I’m so positive that if you pissed on me, I’d tell you you were pregnant.” Perfect Place (As Expected) by Colin Garlick
– “He’s my type, Type 1 Diabetes” Tongan Morris Men by Arnette Arapai and Jason Manumu’a
– “You are 20 and life is terrible, life is a mess, life is a jigsaw puzzle without a picture on the front and you are 21 and life is amazing everything is amazing, you’re Peter Parker, Peter Pan, Peter Motherfucking Dinklage.” Everything is Surrounded By Water by Hannah Banks and Uther Dean
– “She smelled like herpes”  Royals of Kihikihi by Samuel Christopher

The Johnson & Laird Management Award for Best Actress/Actor Playing a Character with a Disability/Medical Condition of the Year? 
– Thomas Sainsbury – The Fly
– Junior Misimoa – Music and Me
– Gareth Reeves – Angels In America
– Sophie Henderson – Belleville
– George Henare – Tuesday’s with Morrie

The Gail Cowan Management Award for Best Viral Marketing Campaign? 
– Vice
– The Motherfucker with the Hat
– Stomach
– Sin 

The Kathryn Rawlings and Associates Award for Fastest Pack in / Pack Out? 
– The Feast – three sets in an hour and a half
– Shakespeare’s problems
– Polyhood in Mumuland
– Not 360!
– Famous Flora 

Congratulations to all nominated.

Auckland Theatre Awards 2014 
Monday 1st December 
The Wintergarden, The Civic 
Red carpet from 6.30pm 
$25 presales or table of ten for $225 
There are still tickets available at Or if you want to risk it there may be door sales left on Monday from the Civic Box Office.

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