2011 Groundling Awards Nominations are open …

1 January, 2012 by No Comments

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Greenroom’s The Groundlings are a people’s choice award. You nominate the individuals or productions for each category.

You can submit up to 3 (three) nominations beside each of the 14 (fourteen) categories listed below, but only once please.

Please note that Groundlings will only be awarded to Queensland theatre-makers. Yes, we’re proudly parochial.

focus, as per its byline, is on Professional and Independent theatre in Queensland.

Amateur, community and student theatre productions are not eligible for a Groundling award. Nominations will not be considered.

Co-productions qualify but only insofar as nominees are Queensland residents. There is a separate category for the Best Co-production anyway.

2011 Categories:

  • Outstanding Contribution by an Actor
  • Outstanding Contribution by an Actress
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Director
  • Outstanding Contribution to Set Design
  • Outstanding Contribution to Costume Design
  • Outstanding Contribution to Lighting Design
  • Outstanding Contribution to Sound Design or Composition
  • Outstanding Contribution to Multimedia Design
  • Outstanding Contribution to Innovative Theatre Practice
  • Best New Play in an Inaugural Queensland Season
  • Best Production 
  • Best Musical Theatre Production 
  • Best Co-Production
  • Outstanding Contribution to Queensland theatre


Go to the nomination page where you will find a listing of  all categories pre-printed for your convenience.

You can fill in up to (3) three nominees in all or just in some categories. Order doesn’t matter. When you are finished, click the submit button at the bottom of the submission form page. You may only submit one nomination mail message.


Nominations close at midnight on 31 January, 2012. Greenroom will then total all the nominations.

The 3 (three) highest-scoring nominees in each category will be published for voting here on Greenroom. We anticipate this will happen on 1st February or very close to this day.


Voting will be done via an automated Word Press plugin, and results will be available on Greenroom on February 14, 2012. The day has significance!

To avoid any taint of conflict of interest, Greenroom will not be nominating or casting any votes.

So, companies and individuals please spread the word, and start your nominations. Yes, Virginia, you can nominate yourself or your company. Here come the Groundlings!