Whale performance dominates

BIG WINNER: The Whales
BIG WINNER: The Whales

The NZ Fringe Festival 2013 Awards were held yesterday afternoon. Judges said they were impressed with the level of audience interaction, social awareness, clever lo-tech production design and the massive use of cardboard in the past few weeks.

Best Outdoor Award

Nominated: Campground Chaos

Winner: The Whales

Best Comedy Award

Nominated: Gobsmacked: Showbiz and Dating, Signfeld and Friendz

Winner: Corner Diary

Best Dance Award

Nominated: Feet of Clay, Gizza Hoon

Winner: How to Make Friends and Still Appear Normal

Best Visual/Digital Art Award

Nominated: BYOB Wellington, Resonant Beings

Winner: The Cuba Street Project

Best Theatre Award

Nominated: A Cry Too Far From Heaven, The Road That Wasn't There

Joint Winners: Madam X and Mister Q, Affinity

Best Production Design Award

Nominated: Feet of Clay, Light Sleepers Wake, Madam X and Mister Q

Winner: A Play About Space

Stand Out Performer Award

Nominated: Emily Taylor (Cannonball), Fern Wallingford (Madam X and Mister Q), Jade Gilles (A Cry Too Far From Heaven), Melissa Phillips (Gizza Hoon), Neenah Dekkers-Reihana (Affinity)

Winner: Anna Renzenbrink (Spider Dance)

Best Newcomer Award

Nominated: Jade Gilles (A Cry Too Far From Heaven), Making Friends Collective (Rageface)

Winner: Natalie Clark (How to Make Friends and Still Appear Normal)

Best Solo Award

Nominated: Adam Page (Adam Page), Debs Rea (Take Back the Hood)

Winner: Emily Taylor (Cannonball)

Best Ensemble Award

Nominated: A Play About Space, Madam X and Mister Q

Winner: Little Town Liars: A Musical

Best Promotion Award

Nominated: Gizza Hoon, Take Back the Hood, The Lady Garden

Winner: Corner Diary

CNZ Innovation Award

Nominated: Beep Test, For Your Future Guidance, The Lady Garden

Winner: The Whales (Binge Culture Collective)

Servicing the Fringe Award

Winner: Uther Dean

Best of the NZ Fringe 2013

Winner: The Whales (Binge Culture Collective)

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