Dear Greenroomers a quick note from the 2012 Groundlings tally room as our cleverly-automated sort, collate and count database is in full swing. We're sorting the thousands of individual nominations in all of the award categories received from our dear readers over the past month. We're on track to publish the nominees this evening. There is no doubt that The Groundlings - the only peoples' choice awards for professional, Queensland-made theatre - have increased in popularity since we began 3 years ago. This was to provide another avenue to spread the word about the work being done in the state, to wear our hearts on our sleeves but, more importantly, to say 'Well done' to Queensland's theatre artists and creatives. Greenroom's readership and word of mouth has generated a great response this year. We thank you all - marvellous theatre lovers that you are! This year's nominations in 14 categories - with a possible 3 nominations allowed in each category - were made by 335 individuals. In 2011 there were 196 individual nominators and, in our first year of operation 2010, there were 128 individuals who nominated in at least one category. For your interest, the majority of nominations focussed on the Actor, Actress, Director, and Best Production categories whilst the majority of those who nominated did not nominate in all categories nor did they nominate more than one candidate in each category. This is probably because individuals felt they were unable to nominate in categories for which they had no interest or information. Fair enough. The fan base in the Actor, Actress, Director, and Production categories is very clear! Continue reading 2012 Groundlings Nominees … some stats
You'd have to be living under a rock not to be aware that in a rush of blood and self-congratulation the entertainment industry in Australia and elsewhere is having a love-fest and celebrating itself over and over with awards ceremonies. It's that time of year. The Groundlings - the people's choice awards for excellence in Queensland theatre in 2010 - is now done and dusted. The winners were published today. Today the Queensland theatre's Matilda Awards' nominees were announced. Congratulations to all nominees and to the committee and judges who work to support the industry in our state. What's certain is that with the talent we have in Queensland we have a lot to celebrate and a theatre future that is looking bright.
... and we're counting! No more nominations can be accepted for the inaugural 2010 Groundling Awards. Thanks to all who sent in their favourites - even to those who sent them in after the deadline! Sorry, but we can't count these. We're now collating the nominations to determine the top 3 in every category. We will have these ready for you to cast your votes from next week. The winners will be announced with much fanfare (here) on 14 February. Stand by!
We've been thrilled with the response to a call for nominations for the inaugural Groundling awards. They've been coming in steadily since nominations opened at the start of December, but there are only seven days to go now before we close the door and start the count to decide the people's choice for outstanding contributions in acting, directing, writing, design and contributions to the industry in Queensland. You can nominate up to three in every one of the twelve categories. You don't have to of course but, whether you choose to nominate only one person in one category or go for the lot, do get your nomination in before midnight next Tuesday, February 1, 2011. That's when nominations close. At this point the nominations will be collated, and the top three in each category will go forward to the vote. Voting will commence on Monday 7th February and close at midnight on Sunday February 13th. The winners will be announced here and on other social networks on February 14th. Click the big green button up there on the right and go for it!
- The 2010 Groundling Awards: time to nominate (actorsgreenroom.net)
The Groundlings are a people's choice award. You nominate the individuals or productions or programs for each category.You can submit up to 3 (three) nominations beside each of the 12 (twelve) categories listed below, but only once please. When nominations close on February 1, 2011, Greenroom will collate and post the three highest scoring nominees in each category and publish them here. At this stage the voting process will begin, and you will be the voters. The winners of the inaugural Groundlings will be announced on February 14, 2011. But first, the nominations ... Please note that Groundlings will only be awarded to Queensland theatre-makers. Yes, we're proudly parochial. Greenroom's focus, as per its byline, is on Professional and Independent theatre in Queensland. Amateur and community theatre productions are not eligible for an award. Co-productions qualify but only insofar as nominees are Queensland residents. There is a separate category for the Best Co-production anyway. CATEGORIES All categories refer to work during the calendar year of Season 2010.
- Outstanding contribution by an Actor
- Outstanding contribution by a Director
- Outstanding contribution by an individual to Set Design
- Outstanding contribution by an individual to Costume Design
- Outstanding contribution by an individual to Lighting Design
- Outstanding contribution by an individual to Sound Design
- Best new play in an inaugural Queensland production
- Best Production by a Queensland Independent or Subsidised Company
- Best Co-Production
- Outstanding contribution by an organisation to the Independent theatre sector in Queensland
- Best Community Outreach Program by any Company or group
- Best Use of Social Media by any company or group