Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:01 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:51 AM
Best actor - someone famous off the telly
Best actress- Sheridan smith
Best supporting actress- Sheridan smith
Best director- someone who directed Sheridan smith
Best play- something starring Sheridan Smith
Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:21 AM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:01 AM
I don't deny Sheridan Smith was good in Hedda Gabler but she wasn't the best actress. What about Sally Hawkins or better still, Hattie Morahan??
These awards are a complete joke and a waste of time
Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:20 AM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:49 AM
These awards are always very populist & the star names & big shows always win, but they are enjoyable nontheless. The musical numbers we saw in the theatre were almost all very good - especially the Arts Ed section & David Bedella. Taboo, Spamalot, Top Hat, The Bodyguard, all very slick, although I didn't think the Soho Cinders number worked. Sheridan Smith doing 'Stagey & Proud' was an unexpected treat. JC Superstar confirmed to me that I would rather have seen it in a proper theatre than an arena.
Some categories were very odd - American Idiot a "regional" production? Touring production maybe. And funny to see Maria Friedman nominated as a "newcomer" (I know, it is as a director...but still.)
The organisation of the slide show (and that's literally all it was) announcing the nominations was poor though, looked very amateur. And not to be able to show the sponsors' logos - OMG - I can imagine the grief that would have caused in my business! Also thought Ms Paddock very discourteous to chide Mel & Rufus for swearing, sighing & saying she hoped the sponsors didn't mind - and then swearing like a sailor herself! The poor MD was behind this screen most of the time, funny to see him trying to peer round (and sometimes under) it in order to see whether the winner had arrived on stage yet...!
Nice to see olympic gold medalist Peter Wilson interacting with Rufus Hound & Danny Boyle accepting his award for 'event'. That felt quite special.
I do feel it a shame that a lot of hardworking, lesser known people working in theatre both on & behind the stage don't stand a chance at these awards, but accepting that, it was a great evening and we certainly got to see some stars.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:02 AM
I dont mind a touring show being classed as regional as it is in the regions, and not everyone has a regional producing house near them.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:47 AM
Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.
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