The AWARESIE AWARDS honor excellence on Broadway, Broadway Internet, and more specifically: Shit the Tonys Leave Out
IT’S THE 1ST ANNUAL AWARESIE AWARDS!
An ‘Awaresie’ is an “intelligent follower of Annoying Actor Friend who is aware of the negative implications of social media masturbation.”
All nominees were handpicked by Annoying Actor Friend. Winners will be voted on by the Awaresie Academy, which is a group of industry professionals and random friends chosen by Annoying Actor Friend. We can not confirm that the entire Awaresie Academy has seen every play or musical on Broadway this season, but Annoying Actor Friend trusts them with their identity, so you should trust them with their opinion. WE AREN’T THE DRAMA DESKS OR OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NOMINEES!
Best Sound Design of a Play
Ian Dickinson and Autograph, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Jill B.C. Du Boff, Hand to God
Nick Powell, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Fitz Patton, Airline Highway
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Scott Lehrer, The King and I
Kai Harada, Fun Home
Peter Hylenski, Something Rotten!
Jon Weston, On the Twentieth Century
Best Casting of a Play
It’s Only A Play, Carparelliotis Casting
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Daniel Swee CSA and Cindy Tolan CSA
Hand to God, Telsey + Company and William Cantler CSA
The Elephant Man, Calleri Casting
Best Casting of a Musical
It Shoulda Been You, Tara Rubin Casting
Fun Home, Jim Carnahan Casting
The Visit, Calleri Casting
Something Rotten!, Casey Nicholaw’s Phone
Best Replacement in a Play or Musical
Martin Short, It’s Only A Play
Emma Stone, Cabaret
The Hedwigs, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Everyone, Finding Neverland
Best Production to Close Before the Tonys
The Last Ship
The Heidi Chronicles
Holler if Ya Hear Me
Play or Musical that Best Passes the BECHDEL Test
It Shoulda Been You
Most Random Concert at 54 Below
This Will Be Our Year
Lost Boys Live!
Best at Keeping SMASH Relevant
Jennifer Ashley Tepper
Annoying Actor Friend
Neil Meron and Craig Zadan
Karen or Ivy
The Ana Vargas Award for Overall Badassery
Best Fan of Annoying Actor Friend
Best Theatre Related YouTube Video I Watched at 2:30 in the Morning
Best Performance by Kelli O’Hara
Chita Rivera, The Visit
Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century
Beth Malone, Fun Home
Lisa Howard, It Shoulda Been You
Kelli O’Hara, The King & I
Best Performance on Twitter
Laura Benanti, @LauraBenanti
Lesli Margherita, @QueenLesli
Jordan Roth, @Jordan_Roth
Chelsea Nachman, @chelseanachman
Alex Wyse, @alexwyse
Jeff Heimbrock, @jheimbrock
HONORABLE MENTION: Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) and Everyone She Retweets
Best Performance by a Hashtag
The Elaine Stritch Unemployment Avoidance Award
Best Performance By Something That Makes You Want to Kill Yourself
Actors Who Still Say Shit Like “When it Rains, it Pours” on Social Media Like It’s 2011
The AEA 99-Seat Theatre Agreement Debate
Broadway.com’s “Smack Down”
The Today Tix Hamilton Lottery
Best Broadway Internet Brand/Organization
The Book of Mormon
Iain Loves Theatre
Patty & Emily: Comedy and Opinions from Two Broadway Fans
The Interval: Smart Girls’ Guide to Theatricality
Best Marketing/Advertising Department for a Play or Musical
Hand to God, AKA
Something Rotten!, SPOTCo, Inc.
It’s Only a Play, AKA, DTE Agency
Fun Home, SPOTCo, Inc.
Hamilton, The Internet
Best Press Department for a Play or Musical
Fun Home, O&M Co.
Something Rotten! Boneau / Bryan-Brown
Hand to God, O&M Co.
On the Town, Matt Ross Public Relations
Hamilton, The Internet
The ENSEMBLIST‘s Award for Best Ensemble in a Musical
I spend most of my time on white contracts, so I’m going to defer the nominating responsibilities in this category to the professionals: Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Mo Brady of The Ensemblist.
An American in Paris
On the Town
DETAILS REGARDING SEPARATE VOTING RULES FOR THIS CATEGORY WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.
AWARESIE of the Year (Honoring excellence in both performance and social media presence and innovation. There are no nominees in this category. Winner will be announced at the Awaresie Award ceremony in June.)
That about covers it! We look forward to presenting the very first AWARESIE AWARDS on June 1st, 2015 OR WHENEVER I FEEL LIKE IT. I have no clue how the winners will be revealed or if any of the nominees give a shit about this.
Some of you might be wondering why a group of anonymous people with questionable knowledge about the theatre are allowed to choose whom takes home the coveted and respected Awaresie Award, which is why I must point out that despite the lack of expertise among Awaresie voters in assessing elements such as sound design, it is better to potentially celebrate the art incorrectly, than to ignore the art altogether.