2014, the verdict


Event(s) of the Year
The Seagull – STCSA, Adelaide Festival
Tartuffe; Henry V Bell Shakespeare
William Shakespeare’s Reservoir Dogs – Russall S. Beattie at The Vanguard
Children of the Sun – Sydney Theatre Company
Once – Melbourne Theatre Company, Gordon/Frost

Honourable Mention
On The Shore of the Wide World – Pantsguys & Griffin Independent
Noises Off; Switzerland – Sydney Theatre Company
Jump for Jordan – Griffin Theatre Company
Platonov – ATYP, MopHead & Catnip Productions
The Legend of King O’Malley – Don’t Look Away
Sweeney Todd – New Theatre
A Streetcar Named Desire – Young Vic (NTLive)

Dishonourable Mention
Cain and Abel – THE RABBLE, Belvoir
Hedda Gabler – Belvoir
Nora – Belvoir
Oedipus Rex – Belvoir
Rupert – Melbourne Theatre Company, David Sparrow Productions
Truth, Beauty and A Picture of YouHayes Theatre Company

Best (New) Play
Jump for Jordan, Donna Abela
The Effect, Lucy Prebble
Procne & Tereus, Saro Lusty-Cavallari
Joan, Again, Paul Gilchrist

Henry V (dir. Damien Ryan)
All’s Well That Ends Well (dir. Damien Ryan)
Richard III (dir. Mark Kilmurry)

The Red Curtain Award for Most Prodigious Use of Red Curtains
Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin & Co. – Strictly Ballroom The Musical

The Most Restrained Deployment of Trademark Style
Benedict Andrews, A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Vic; NTLive)


Film(s) of the Year

Honourable Mention
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
God Help The Girl
20,000 Days on Earth
Jimmy’s Hall

Dishonourable Mention
Blue Is The Warmest Colour
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him

The Empty Shell Award
Mr Turner

The ‘Didn’t Live Up To The Hype’ Award
The Book Thief

The Break-neck Award
The Grand Budapest Hotel


Book(s) of the Year
A Dead Man in Deptford; Shakespeare, Anthony Burgess
The Double, José Saramago
Labyrinths, Jorge Luis Borges
Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel
Hopscotch, Julio Cortázar

Honourable Mention
Down and Out in Paris and London, George Orwell
The Tunnel, Ernesto Sábato
Nothing Like The Sun, Anthony Burgess
The Secret History, Donna Tartt

The Six Months In A Book Award
Hopscotch, Julio Cortázar

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