12th Helpmann Awards

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

12th Helpmann Awards
Date 24 September 2012
Location Sydney Opera House,
Sydney, New South Wales
Hosted by Simon Burke
Television/radio coverage
Network STUDIO

The 12th Annual Helpmann Awards was held on 24 September 2012 at the Sydney Opera House, in Sydney, New South Wales.[1] Administered by Live Performance Australia (LPA), accolades were presented for achievements in disciplines of Australia's live performance sectors, for productions during the season between 1 March 2011 – 31 May 2012.[2]

Awards were handed out in forty-two categories for achievements in theatre, musicals, opera, ballet, dance and concerts.[3]

In 2012, LPA established the Helpmann Awards Travel Fund which seeks to provide a greater opportunity for productions outside of Melbourne and Sydney to become Nominated for an Award. The Fund provides travel assistance to members of the voting panel, allowing them to attend productions outside of their home states.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Deadline
Monday, 13 August 2012 Helpmann Awards nomination announcement and media launch
Monday, 24 September 2012 12th Annual Helpmann Awards ceremony at the Sydney Opera House

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following tables, winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Theatre[edit]

Best Play Best Direction of a Play
Best Female Actor in a Play Best Male Actor in a Play
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play

Musicals[edit]

Best Musical
Best Direction of a Musical Best Choreography in a Musical
Best Female Actor in a Musical Best Male Actor in a Musical
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Opera[edit]

Best Opera Best Direction of an Opera
Best Female Performer in an Opera Best Male Performer in an Opera
Best Female Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera Best Male Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera

Dance and Physical Theatre[edit]

Best Ballet or Dance Work Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production
Best Choreography in a Ballet or Dance Work
Best Male Dancer in a Ballet or Dance Work Best Female Dancer in a Ballet or Dance Work

Classical Music[edit]

Best Symphony Orchestra Concert Best Chamber and Instrumental Ensemble Concert
Best Individual Classical Performance

Contemporary Music[edit]

Best International Contemporary Concert Best Australian Contemporary Concert
Best Contemporary Music Festival

Other[edit]

Best Presentation for Children Best Regional Touring Production
Best Cabaret Performer Best Comedy Performer
Best Special Event

Industry[edit]

Best New Australian Work
Best Original Score Best Musical Direction
Best Costume Design Best Scenic Design
Best Lighting Design Best Sound Design

Special awards[edit]

The JC Williamson Award, a lifetime achievement award, was awarded to the late Indigenous Australian musician Jimmy Little (1 March 1937 – 2 April 2012) and Katharine Brisbane, a theatre journalist and publisher.[5][6] The Brian Stacey Award, for emerging conductors of live theatre, opera and ballet, was given to Daniel Carter.[7]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

A^ : The full producing credit for Rock of Ages is Rodney Rigby, Michael Cohl, Reagan Silber, Peter Gordon, Barry Habib, Matthew Weaver, Scott Prisand, Carl Levin, Jeff Davis, S2BN Entertainment in association with Janet Billing Rich, Sar Mercer, Michael Minarik, Mariano Tolentino and Hilary Weaver.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (15 December 2011). "Save the date". Helpmann Awards. Live Performance Australia. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Important dates". Helpmann Awards. Live Performance Australia. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Award Categories". Helpmann Awards. Live Performance Australia. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Staff (12 March 2012). "Helpmann Awards travel fund announced". Helpmann Awards. Live Performance Australia. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Staff reporter (3 May 2012). "Jimmy Little farewelled at Opera House". Herald Sun. The Herald and Weekly Times (News Corporation). Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Bevis, Stephen (8 August 2012). "Lifetime award for visionary Brisbane". The West Australian. West Australian Newspapers Limited (Seven West Media). Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Bennett, Sally (10 August 2012). "Victorian Opera on fresh turf". Herald Sun. The Herald and Weekly Times (News Corporation). Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 

External links[edit]