Monday, April 16, 2018

The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award Winners

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Chris Stapleton

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Old Dominion

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Lauren Alaina

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Young

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Midland

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Chris Stapleton “From A Room Vol. 1”

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
Sam Hunt “Body Like a Back Road”

SONG OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall “Tin Man”

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne “It Ain’t My Fault”

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
 Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood “The Fighter”

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Rhett Akins

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Oscar Narrative: First 2019 Predictions - Best Actress

First 2019 Predictions
Cate Blanchett "Where'd You Go Bernadette?"
Glenn Close "The Wife"
Viola Davis "Widows"
Saoirse Ronan "Mary, Queen of Scots"
Michelle Williams "Rio"

Other Contenders - Renee Zellweger "Judy",  Felicity Jones "On the Basis of Sex", Melissa McCarthy "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", Penelope Cruz "Everybody Knows", Lady Gaga "A Star is Born", Kiki Layne "If Beale Street Could Talk", Emma Stone "The Favourite", Emily Blunt "Mary Poppins Returns", Emily Blunt "A Quiet Place", Chloe Grace Moretz "The Miseducation of Cameron Post", Toni Collette "Hereditary", Kristen Stewart "JT Leroy", Olivia Wilde "Life Itself", Hilary Swank "Where They Had", Natalie Portman "Annihilation", Keira Knightley "Collette", Julianne Moore "Gloria", Judi Dench "Red Joan", Charlize Theron "Tully", Melissa McCarthy "Life of the Party", Elle Fanning "Mary Shelley", Rosamund Pike "Beirut", Rachel McAdams "Game Night", Leslie Mann "Blockers", Amy Schumer "I Feel Pretty", Anna Faris "Overboard", Sandra Bullock "Oceans 8", Constance Wu "Crazy Rich Asians", Anna Kendrick "A Simple Favor", Anne Hathaway "Serenity", Jamie Lee Curtis "Halloween", Claire Foy "The Girl in the Spider's Web"

Commentary - This year's race is stacked with so many previous nominees and winners, I wonder if any newcomers can breakthrough. I am going to start with Saoirse Ronan playing Mary Stuart in Mary, Queen of Scots opposite Margot Robbie. It would be her fourth nomination, and it might be the right time for the Academy to recognize her. Still looking for her Oscar, Glenn Close could score her seventh nomination for The Wife. It is not a big movie, and doesn't have a lot of buzz outside of her performance, but that has actually been a winning formula for overdue veterans lately. Christopher Plummer in Beginners, Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart, Julianne Moore in Still Alice. If they can play up the narrative that she has never one, and once again knocks it out of the park, she might finally win an Oscar. Michelle Williams joins Close and Ronan as another overdue vet, this time pairing up with Luca Guadagnino, who has finally got the notice of the Academy, for Rio opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch. In the final two slots, I am going with recent winners in buzzed projects. Viola Davis is starring in Widows, Steve McQueen's first big project since 12 Years a Slave. Finally, perennial nominee Cate Blanchett has a great role in Richard Linklater's adaptation of the hugely popular novel Where'd You Go Bernadette. This race though has tons of contenders, and will once again be a tight race, which is fantastic after all those years of not enough quality leading roles for women. Renee Zellweger has been out of this circuit for a long time, but the former Oscar winner is returning playing Judy Garland, while Lady Gaga takes on a role once helmed by Garland herself. Both roles look like Oscar bait, but are going to have to be seen to be believed. Felicity Jones is tackling Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a role that could land her a second nomination. Melissa McCarthy, who is a previous nominee, has a baity dramedy role in Marielle Heller's latest with Nicole Holofcener writing the script. Mostly comedic actors who have tried more dramatic roles have caught the eye of voters before, and this looks intriguing. Penelope Cruz stars in Asghar Farhadi's latest which will premiere at Cannes in a few weeks, Emily Blunt has two major roles in contention, and Life Itself could be the This is Us of Oscars with Hilary Swank and Olivia Wilde as possibilities. Kristen Stewart has been flirting with Oscar since she made the switch from Twilight movies to indies, and actresses like Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Rachel McAdams, Leslie Mann, Anne Hathaway, Claire Foy, Keira Knightley, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, and Toni Collette are sure to be on people's minds. Finally, Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk could have this year's Oscar breakthrough with Kiki Layne.

Friday, April 13, 2018

The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Award Winners: Part 1 (Los Angeles)

The other half of the awards will take place on May 5th in New York. 

Outstanding Film - Limited Release
A Fantastic Woman 

Outstanding Drama Series
This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Outstanding Individual Episode
Master of None - Thanksgiving

Outstanding TV Movie/Limited Series
We We Rise

Outstanding Daily Drama
The Bold and the Beautiful 

Outstanding Kids and Family Programming
Andi Mack

Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language)
Las chicas del cable

Outstanding Comic Book
Black Panther: World of Wakanda - Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Yona Harvey, and Rembert Browne

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
Samantha Allen "Why Bisexual Men are Still Fighting to Convince Us They Exist" (Splinter)

Outstanding Digital Journalism (Spanish Language)
Tres hermanos para dos papas (laopinion.com)

Outstanding Blog
Transgriot

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Oscar Narrative: First 2019 Predictions - Best Supporting Actor

First 2019 Predictions
Timothee Chalamet "Beautiful Boy"
Benedict Cumberbatch "Rio"
Al Pacino "The Irishman"
Joe Pesci "The Irishman"
Sam Rockwell "Backseat"

Other Contenders - Corey Stoll "First Man", Kyle Chandler "First Man", Jesse Plemmons "The Irishman", Bobby Cannavale "The Irishman", Harvey Keitel "The Irishman", Russell Crowe "Boy Erased", Joel Edgerton "Boy Erased", Billy Crudup "Where'd You Go Bernadette", Michael B. Jordan "Black Panther", Donald Glover "Solo: A Star Wars Story", J.K. Simmons "The Front Runner", Colin Farrell "Widows", Liam Neeson "Widows", Robert Duvall "Widows", Andre Holland "Widows", Sam Elliott "A Star is Born", Andrew Dice Clay "A Star is Born", Dave Chappelle "A Star is Born", Adam Driver "BlackkKlansman", Corey Hawkins "BlackkKlansman", David Tennant "Mary, Queen of Scots", Antonio Banderas "Life Itself", Samuel L. Jackson "Life Itself", Mandy Patinkin "Life Itself", Hugh Grant "Paddington 2", Lin-Manuel Miranda "Mary Poppins Returns", Jonah Hill "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot", Jack Black "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot", Jacob Tremblay "The Life and Death of John F. Donovan", Nicholas Hoult "The Favourite", Joe Alwyn "The Favourite", Sylvester Stallone "Creed II", Armie Hammer "On the Basis of Sex", Sam Waterston "On the Basis of Sex", Woody Harrelson "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

Commentary - On the surface, this race feels lighter than normal, but it is most likely because there are a lot of contenders in the same movies, and it will take seeing the films to figure out which one will rise to the top. The biggest cast is probably The Irishman. I feel like this is going to be a huge Oscar contender, and will rack up a bunch of nods. This is a category where two folks from the same film can easily get in (just ask Rockwell and Harrelson last year), so I think both Pacino and Pesci, previous Oscar winners and gangster film veterans will make enough of a splash to return to this race. Sam Rockwell could be the first actor since Tom Hanks to win back to back Oscars. He is playing President Bush in the new Dick Cheney biopic with Adam McKay at the helm. Something tells me this will be an easy and awesome role for Rockwell, who is finally on the Academy's radar. After gaining a huge following and working the circuit like crazy, Timothee Chalamet may capitalize on his new found stardom opposite Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy. Finally, Luca Guadgnino's follow-up Rio could have tons of Oscar potential, and Benedict Cumberbatch is due for a second nomination. From there you have to start sorting out the large casts. The Irishman, First Man, Boy Erased, Widows, A Star is Born, Life Itself, Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot, The Favourite, BlackkKlansman, and On the Basis of Sex all have multiple contenders that could breakthrough. J.K. Simmons, Jacob Tremblay, Sly Stallone, Billy Crudup, and David Tennant are all possibilities. And this year could prove fruitful to some of the blockbusters with performances from Michael B. Jordan, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, and Lin-Manuel Miranda gaining a lot of buzz.

2018 Cannes Film Festival Lineup

OPENING NIGHT FILM
Everybody Knows, dir: Asghar Farhadi

COMPETITION
Le Livre D’Image, dir: Jean-Luc Godard
Blackkklansman, dir: Spike Lee
Three Faces, dir: Jafar Panahi
Cold War, dir: Pawel Pawlikowski
Leto, dir: Kirill Serebrennikov
Lazzaro Felice, dir: Alice Rohrwacher
Under The Silver Lake, dir: David Robert Mitchell
Capernaum, dir: Nadine Labaki
At War, dir: Stephane Brizé
Asako I&II, dir: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Sorry Angel, dir: Christophe Honoré
Dogman, dir: Matteo Garrone
Girls Of The Sun, dir: Eva Husson
Yomeddine, dir: A.B Shawky
Burning, dir: Lee-Chang Dong
Shoplifters, dir: Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Ash Is Purest White, dir: Jia Zhang-Ke

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Dead Souls, Wang Bing
10 Years In Thailand, dirs: Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Sriphol & Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word, dir: Wim Wenders
La Traversée, dir: Romain Goupil
To The Four Winds, dir: Michel Toesca
Le Grand Cirque Mystique, dir: Carlos Diegues
The State Against Mandela And The Others, dirs: Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
Arctic, dir: Joe Penna
The Spy Gone North, dir: Yoon Jong-Bing

OUT OF COMPETITION
Le Grand Bain, dir: Gilles Lellouche
Solo: A Star Wars Story, dir: Ron Howard

UN CERTAIN REGARD
Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Bi Gan
Little Tickles, dir: Andréa Bescond & Eric Métayer
Sofia, dir: Meyem Benm’Barek
Border, dir: Ali Abbasi
Sextape, dir: Antoine Desrosières
The Gentle Indifference Of The World, dir: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
El Angel, dir: Luis Ortega
In My Room, dir: Ulrich Kohler
The Harvesters, dir: Etienne Kallos
My Favorite Fabric, dir: Gaya Jiji
Friend, dir: Wanuri Kahiu
Euphoria, dir: Valeria Golino
Angel Face, dir: Vanessa Filho
Girl, dir: Lukas Dhont
Manto, dir: Nandita Das

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

77th Annual Peabody Award Nominations

CHILDREN’S & YOUTH PROGRAMMING
“Andi Mack”
“A Series of Unfortunate Events”

DOCUMENTARY
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
“America ReFramed: Deej”
“Chasing Coral”
“City of Ghosts”
“Heroin(e)”
“I Have A Message For You”
“Indivisible”
“Last Men in Aleppo”
“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”
“Motherland”
“Newtown”
“Planet Earth II”
“Strong Island” Y
“The Bad Kids”
“The Defiant Ones”
“The Islands and the Whales”
“Time: The Kalief Browder Story”
“Tower”
“Oklahoma City”

ENTERTAINMENT
“Alias Grace”
“American Vandal”
“Bala Loca”
“Better Call Saul”
“Halt and Catch Fire”
“Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King”
“Insecure”
“Jazz Night in America”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Legion”
“One Day at a Time”
“Saturday Night Live: Political Satire 2017”
“Star Trek: Discovery”
“The Good Place”
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

NEWS
“Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride” NBC5/KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth
“Charlottesville: Race & Terror” VICE Media (HBO)
“Cracking the Code” & “Medical Waste” WVUE-TV, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune/Clear Health Costs (WVUE-TV)
“Fall of ISIS in Iraq and Syria” CNN (CNN)
“Human Toll in Yemen” BBC News (BBC World News/BBC World News America)
“Inside Putin’s Russia” PBS NewsHour (PBS, WETA)
“Leyla Santiago’s Hurricane Maria Coverage” CNN (CNN)
“My Reality: A Hidden America” ABC News 20/20 (ABC)
“Plight of Rohingya Refugees” BBC News (BBC World News)
“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: The Strongman-Ramzan Kadyrov” HBO Sports (HBO)
“The Whistleblower” CBS News 60 Minutes (CBS)
“USA Gymnastics” CBS News 60 Minutes (CBS)

PUBLIC SERVICE
“The Cut: Exploring FGM” Al Jazeera Correspondent (Al Jazeera)
“Predator In My Phone” R.AGE, Star Media Group (R.AGE)
“Sex.Right.Now. with Cleo Stiller” Fusion Media Group (FUSION)

RADIO/PODCAST
“Ear Hustle” Radiotopia from PRX (Radiotopia from PRX)
“Lost Mothers: Maternal Mortality in the U.S.” NPR and ProPublica (NPR)
“74 Seconds” Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media (MPR News)
“S-Town” Serial and This American Life (stownpodcast.org)
 “Scene on Radio: Seeing White” The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (podcast.cdsporch.org)
“The Pope’s Long Con” Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Louisville Public Media (Louisville Public Media)
“The View from Room 205” WBEZ-Chicago Public Media (WBEZ)
“Uncivil: The Raid” Gimlet Media (Gimlet Media)

Sunday, April 8, 2018

2018 Olivier Awards

Best New Musical
Hamilton

Best New Play
The Ferryman

Best Musical Revival
Follies

Best Revival
Angels in America

Best New Comedy
Labour of Love

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston "Network"

Best Actress
Laura Donnelly "The Ferryman"

Best Supporting Actor
Bertie Carvel "Ink"

Best Supporting Actress
Denise Gough "Angels in America"

Best Actor in a Musical
Giles Terera "Hamilton"

Best Actress in a Musical
Shirley Henderson "Girl from the North Country"

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Michael Jibson "Hamilton"

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Sheila Atim "Girl from the North Country"

Best Director
Sam Mendes "The Ferryman"

Best New Dance Production
Flight Pattern

Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Francesca Velicu "Le Sacre Du Printemps"

Best Entertainment and Family
Dick Whittington

Best New Opera Production
Semiramide

Outstanding Achievement in Opera
Joyce Didonato and Daniela Barcellona "Semiramide"

Best Choreographer
Andy Blakenbuheler "Hamilton"

Best Costume Design
Vicki Mortimer "Follies"

Best Lighting Design
Howell Binkley "Hamilton"

Best Music
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Lacamoire "Hamilton"

Best Set Design
Bob Crowley and 59 Productions "An American in Paris"

Best Sound Design
Nevin Steinberg "Hamilton"

Best Achievement in Affiliate Theater
Killology

The Oscar Narrative: First 2019 Predictions - Best Supporting Actress

First 2019 Predictions
Amy Adams "Backseat"
Vera Farmiga "The Front Runner"
Claire Foy "First Man"
Regina King "If Beale Street Could Talk"
Margot Robbie "Mary, Queen of Scots"

Other Contenders - Nicole Kidman "Boy Erased", Julia Roberts "Ben is Back", Kristen Wiig "Where'd You Go Bernadette?", Judy Greer "Where'd You Go Bernadette?", Katherine Waterston "Mid '90s", Leslie Mann "The Women of Marwen", Janelle Monae "The Women of Marwen", Gwendoline Christine "The Women of Marwen", Meryl Streep "Mary Poppins Returns", Angela Lansbury "Mary Poppins Returns", Emily Mortimer "Mary Poppins Returns", Anna Deveare Smith "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", Laura Dern "JT Leroy", Amy Ryan "Beautiful Boy", Annette Bening "Life Itself", Uma Thurman "The House that Jack Built", Natalie Portman "The Life and Death of John F. Donovan", Rachel Weisz "The Favourite", Danai Gurira "Black Panther", Lupita Nyong'o "Black Panther", Michelle Rodriguez "Windows", Elizabeth Debicki "Widows", Kathy Bates "On the Basis of Sex", Sissy Spacek "Old Man and the Gun", Tatiana Maslany "Destroyer", Jennifer Ehle "The Miseducation of Cameron Post", Riley Keough "Under the Silver Lake", Elizabeth Marvel "The Last of Steady Habits", Edie Falco "The Land of Steady Habits", Emilia Clarke "Solo: A Star Wars Story", Maya Rudolph "Life of the Party", Catherine Keener "Sicario: Day of the Soldado", Diane Lane "Serenity"

Commentary -  Is this the year that Amy Adams finally wins an Oscar? This race doesn't feel particularly strong this year when looking at the totality of the contenders, and she is way overdue for a gold statue. She is playing Lynne Cheney in Adam McKay's first film since he won an Oscar for The Big Short. On paper, this looks like a perfect Oscar role. Margot Robbie could return to this race as she faces off against her competitor last year, Saoirse Ronan, in Mary, Queen of Scots. Barry Jenkins is returning after his Oscar-winning Moonlight with the adaptation of Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk. Regina King looks to have a prominent role. Now that the Emmys have finally recognized her after years of quality television work, she might be in the perfect moment to capture the film industry's attention as well. Claire Foy has become an overnight sensation with her Emmy-nominated role in Netflix's The Crown. This time she will play the wife of Neil Armstrong, Janet, in Damien Chazelle's La La Land follow-up First Man, opposite Ryan Gosling. Like King, she might make the jump from Emmy favorite to Oscar favorite. Finally, it has been almost a decade since Vera Farmiga earned her first Oscar nomination. Since then, she has largely been off of the Oscar circuit playing more genre fair, and earning praise for her television series Bates Motel. Now that the show is off the air, she looks to rejoin the Oscar conversation re-teaming with Jason Reitman to play Gary Hart's wife Lee Hart opposite Hugh Jackman. These five though are all big question marks, which leaves plenty of room for other contenders. Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts are Oscar winners playing mom roles, which often do well in this race. Kristen Wiig and Judy Greer are hoping to bring humor to this category with their roles in Linklater's adaptation of Where'd You Go Bernadette. Robert Zemeckis The Women of Marwen brings Janelle Monae, Leslie Man, and Gwendoline Christie into the fold. Mary Poppins returns could add to Meryl Streep's nomination total, or voters could go for Angela Lansbury or Emily Mortimer instead. Plenty of former winners and nominees are joining the mix including Laura Dern, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Diane Lane, Annette Bening, Uma Thurman, and Amy Ryan. I think Katherine Waterston could be this year's Laurie Metcalf, as Mid '90s is going to be Jonah Hill's version of Lady Bird with A24, Anna Deveare Smith could shine against Melissa McCarthy, and the dynamic duos in Widows and Black Panther could break through.

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Oscar Narrative: First 2019 Predictions - Best Original Screenplay

First 2019 Predictions
Adam McKay "Backseat"
Jonah Hill "Mid '90s"
Mike Leigh "Peterloo"
Tamara Jenkins "Private Life"
Benh Zeitlin "Wendy"

Other Contenders - Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara "The Favourite", Asghar Farhadi "Everybody Knows", Julian Schnabel and Jean-Claude Carriere "At Eternity's Gate", Steven Knight "Rio", Woody Allen "A Rainy Day in New York", Justin Haythe, Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan, Stephen J. Rivele, and Christopher Wilkinson "Bohemian Rhapsody", Elijah Bynum "Hot Summer Nights", Caroline Thompson and Robert Zemeckis "The Women of Marwen", Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura "Isle of Dogs", Nicole Holofcener "The Land of Steady Habits", Xavier Dolan and Jacob Tierney "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan", Diablo Cody "Tully", James Gray and Ethan Gross "Ad Astra", Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Wash Westmoreland "Colette", Ari Aster "Hereditary", Oja Kodar and Orson Welles "The Other Side of the Wind", Daniel Stiepleman "On the Basis of Sex", Lars Von Trier "The House that Jack Built", Terrence Malick "Raegund", David Robert Mitchell "Under the Silver Lake", Dan Fogelman "Life Itself", David Auburn "Georgetown", Mark Burton, James Higginson, Nick Park "Early Man", Cory Finley "Thoroughbreds", Brian and Jim Kehoe "Blockers", Paul Schrader "First Reformed"

Commentary - When we star this process, it is so easy to stick to known quantities. We know that there is going to be a first time or a surprise entry, but it is so hard to guess which one it is going to be. So, that being said, my first predictions in this category are probably playing it safe. Mike Leigh gets nominations here all the time, even if his films inspire enough support for Best Picture. Tamara Jenkins has not made a movie since The Savages, and her last film earned her an Oscar nod. Word of of Sundance was positive. Adam McKay's The Big Short was a surprise Oscar breakthrough for the director of the Anchorman movies, and it earned him a screenwriting Oscar. It looks like he is sticking with prestige pictures, as his Dick Cheney biopic looks to be a big contender. Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild was one of the Cinderella stories of the 2012 Oscar season, and he looks to return with his first feature since, Wendy. Now that he is on the map, I think voters will be paying attention. Finally, A24 looks to repeat on its Lady Bird success, with Mid '90s. This time it is Jonah Hill who is tackling his teenage years in Los Angeles. Hill is a two-time Oscar nominee, and A24 knows what it is doing. Beyond those five, there are plenty of recent Oscar favorites with potentials. Luca Guadagnino (Rio), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), Asghar Farhadi, Julian Schnabel, Woody Allen (although I think his Oscar days are over), Robert Zemeckis, and Wes Anderson all have films returning to this race, and all are the kind of auteurs and esoteric picks the writers love to honor. Bohemian Rhapsody has had a lot of setbacks in production, but there are some interesting names on its screenplay credits. Elijah Bynum could score with Hot Summer Nights starring Timothee Chalamet, Nicole Holofcener could score double nominations in both original and adapted, Hereditary could follow Get Out's Sundance trajectory, Xavier Dolan could finally get into this race, and Orson Welles could win a posthumous Oscar if his long lost film is as good as his work in his life. Also watch out for Terrence Malick, David Robert Mitchell, Dan Fogelman, Wash Westmroeland and Richard Glatzer, and Lars Von Trier.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

33rd Annual Off-Broadway League's Lucille Lortel Award Nominations

The ceremony celebrating the best of Off-Broadway will be held May 6th:

Outstanding Play
Cost of Living
Miles for Mary
Pipeline
School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
The Treasurer

Outstanding Musical
Bella: An American Tall Tale
Desperate Measures
Hundred Days
Jerry Springer - The Opera
KPOP

Outstanding Revival
Fucking A
In The Blood
Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train
The Government Inspector
Torch Song

Outstanding Solo Show
Harry Clarke
Who's Holiday!

Outstanding Director
Lileana Blain-Cruz, Pipeline
Michael Greif, The Low Road
Anne Kauffman, Mary Jane
Lila Neugebauer, Miles for Mary
Leigh Silverman, Harry Clarke

Outstanding Choreographer
Camille A. Brown, Bella: An American Tall Tale
Bill Castellino, Desperate Measures
Byron Easley, X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation
Sonya Tayeh, The Lucky Ones
Jennifer Weber, KPOP

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Sean Carvajal, Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train
Peter Friedman, The Treasurer
Chukwudi Iwuji, The Low Road
Namir Smallwood, Pipeline
Michael Urie, Torch Song

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Quincy Tyler Bernstine, The Amateurs
MaameYaa Boafo, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
Carrie Coon, Mary Jane
Cristin Milioti, After the Blast
Karen Pittman, Pipeline

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Marc Bovino, Miles for Mary
Edi Gathegi, Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train
Gregg Mozgala, Cost of Living
Paul Sparks, Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo: Homelife and The Zoo Story
John Tufts, Pride and Prejudice

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Vanessa Aspillaga, Amy and the Orphans
Quincy Tyler Bernstine, As You Like It
Liza Colón-Zayas, Mary Jane
Mirirai Sithole, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
Katy Sullivan, Cost of Living

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Damon Daunno, The Lucky Ones
Steven Eng, Pacific Overtures
Terrence Mann, Jerry Springer – The Opera
Wade McCollum, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me
James Seol, KPOP

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Abigail Bengson, Hundred Days
Ashley D. Kelley, Bella: An American Tall Tale
Julia Knitel, A Letter to Harvey Milk
Lauren Molina, Desperate Measures
Ashley Park, KPOP

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Sean Patrick Doyle, Jerry Springer – The Opera
Brandon Gill, Bella: An American Tall Tale
Paolo Montalban, Bella: An American Tall Tale
Thom Sesma, Pacific Overtures
Jason Tam, KPOP

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Vanessa Kai, KPOP
Tiffany Mann, Jerry Springer – The Opera
Maryann Plunkett, The Lucky Ones
Myra Lucretia Taylor, The Lucky Ones
Adina Verson, The Lucky Ones

Outstanding Scenic Design
Gabriel Hainer Evansohn, KPOP
Anna Fleischle, Hangmen
Laura Jellinek, Mary Jane
Amy Rubin, Miles for Mary
Louisa Thompson, In The Blood

Outstanding Costume Design
Dede M. Ayite, Bella: An American Tall Tale
Dede M. Ayite, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
Tricia Barsamian, KPOP
Tilly Grimes, The Government Inspector
Emily Rebholz, The Low Road

Outstanding Lighting Design
Alan C. Edwards, Harry Clarke
Bradley King, The Treasurer
Ben Stanton, The Low Road
Japhy Weideman, Mary Jane
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, KPOP

Outstanding Sound Design
Mikhail Fiksel, The Treasurer
Leah Gelpe, Mary Jane
Bray Poor, The Last Match
Bray Poor, Office Hour
Brandon Wolcott, After the Blast

Outstanding Projection Design
Lucy Mackinnon, After the Blast
Alexander V. Nichols, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me
Brad Peterson, The Stone Witch
Hannah Wasileski, Pipeline
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, Relevance

Lifetime Achievement Award
Eve Ensler

Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee
Michael Friedman

Outstanding Body of Work
WP Theater