2016, the verdict

Event(s) of the Year
A Midsummer Night’s DreamShakespeare’s Globe
Golem – 1927, presented by STC
Fase, four movements to the music of Steve Reich – Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Sydney Festival
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre for A New Audience

Honourable Mention
Thomas Murray and the Upside Down RiverStone Soup & Griffin Independent
Inner Voices Don’t Look Away
The Literati – Bell Shakespeare & Griffin Theatre Company
Babes in the Woods Don’t Look Away

Dishonourable Mention (or The Shovel)
The Great Fire Belvoir
Twelfth NightBelvoir
Power Plays – STC

Best (New Australian) Play
Skylab, Melodie Reynolds-Diarra (National Play Festival)
The Turquoise Elephant, Stephen Carleton
Picnic at Hanging Rock, Tom Wright, after Joan Lindsay

Best Design (Set, Costume, Lighting, Sound, Other)
David Fleischer (set & costume) – The Golden Age
1927 (projections/lighting/set) – Golem
Andrew Bailey (‘set’) – Lungs
Zjarie Paige-Butterworth (costumes) – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Gabriella Tylesova (set & costume) – A Flea in Her Ear
Luke Smiles (motion laboratories) (soundtrack) – Girl Asleep

A Midsummer Night’s DreamShakespeare’s Globe (live web-stream)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre for A New Audience (filmed)

The ‘Room Temperature’ Award
Things I Know To Be True STCSA & Frantic Assembly

Film(s) of the Year

Honourable Mention

The Empty Shell award
The Hateful Eight
Hail, Caesar
Burn Burn Burn
Finding Dory
Swiss Army Man

Book(s) of the Year
How to be both; Girl Meets Boy; There but for the; Artful, Ali Smith
The Good People, Hannah Kent
Gotham (Wisdom Tree #1), Nick Earls
Blindness, José Saramago
Melbourne, Sophie Cunningham
The Islanders, Christopher Priest
Chimerica; The Children (plays), Lucy Kirkwood
Sea-Hearts, Margo Lanagan

Honourable Mention
Freya, Anthony Quinn
The Tattooed Map, Barbara Hodgson
Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
Like; Autumn, Ali Smith
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Jay Fowler

The Almost Award
The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner

‘Book-Running’ (or Potter-moreplease)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (play), J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne

Dishonourable Mention
Here at the End of the World, We Learn to Dance, Lloyd Jones
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers

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