@Actor_Friend Announces Award Nominations for Things "The Tonys Leave Out"

News   @Actor_Friend Announces Award Nominations for Things "The Tonys Leave Out" Nominations for the first annual Awaresie Awards, honoring excellence on Broadway, Broadway Internet and more specifically: "Sh*t the Tonys Leave Out," have been announced.

All nominees were handpicked by Annoying Actor Friend, and winners will be voted on by the Awaresie Academy — a group of industry professionals and random friends chosen by Annoying Actor Friend.

According to Actor Friend, "We can not confirm that the entire Awaresie Academy has seen every play or musical on Broadway this season, but Annoying Actor Friend trusts them with their identity, so you should trust them with their opinion. WE AREN'T THE DRAMA DESKS OR OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE."

The Awaresie Awards will be presented June 1 or "whenever" Actor Friends "feels like it." The reason behind the awards is to celebrate elements such as sound design, rather than to ignore art altogether.

Nominees follow:

Best Sound Design of a Play Ian Dickinson and Autograph, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Jill B.C. Du Boff, Hand to God
Nick Powell, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Fitz Patton, Airline Highway

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Scott LehrerThe King and I
Kai Harada, Fun Home
Peter HylenskiSomething Rotten!
Jon Weston, On the Twentieth Century

Best Casting of a Play

It's Only A Play, Carparelliotis Casting
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Daniel Swee CSA and Cindy Tolan CSA
Hand to God, Telsey + Company and William Cantler CSA
The Elephant Man, Calleri Casting

Best Casting of a Musical

It Shoulda Been You, Tara Rubin Casting
Fun Home, Jim Carnahan Casting
The Visit, Calleri Casting
Something Rotten!, Casey Nicholaw's Phone

Best Replacement in a Play or Musical 

Martin ShortIt's Only A Play
Emma Stone, Cabaret
The Hedwigs, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Everyone, Finding Neverland

Best Production to Close Before the Tonys

Side Show
The Last Ship
The Heidi Chronicles
Love Letters
Holler if Ya Hear Me

Play or Musical that Best Passes the BECHDEL Test

Fun Home
It Shoulda Been You
Side Show
Airline Highway

Most Random Concert at 54 Below 

Sondheimas
This Will Be Our Year
Lost Boys Live!

Best at Keeping SMASH Relevant

Jennifer Ashley Tepper
Annoying Actor Friend
Blessedterns
Neil Meron and Craig Zadan

Karen or Ivy

Karen
Ivy
Ana Vargas

The Ana Vargas Award for Overall Badassery

Roma Torre
Helen Mirren
Krysta Rodriguez

Best Fan of Annoying Actor Friend

Blessedterns
Rachel Dratch
Angela Lansbury
Barack Obama
Andy Mientus

Best Theatre Related YouTube Video I Watched at 2:30 in the Morning

Tituss Burgess sings "Meadowlark"
Patty & Emily Watch the 2014 Tony Awards
Opening Night of Fun Home with Broadway Style Guide hosted by Hayley Podschun 
Choosing the Right Font for Your Acting Resume
ALL THE WICKED VIDEOS

Best Performance by Kelli O'Hara

Chita RiveraThe Visit
Kristin ChenowethOn the Twentieth Century
Beth MaloneFun Home
Lisa HowardIt Shoulda Been You
Kelli O'HaraThe King & I

Best Performance on Twitter

Laura Benanti@LauraBenanti
Lesli Margherita@QueenLesli
Jordan Roth@Jordan_Roth
Chelsea Nachman, @chelseanachman
Alex Wyse@alexwyse
Jeff Heimbrock, @jheimbrock
HONORABLE MENTION: Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) and Everyone She Retweets

Best Performance by a Hashtag

#Dim4Joan
#JenTepperProblems
#BroadwayConPanels
#Dim4Corn

The Elaine Stritch Unemployment Avoidance Award

Aaron Albano
Cameron Adams
Charlie Sutton
Laura Osnes

Best Performance By Something That Makes You Want to Kill Yourself

Actors Who Still Say Shit Like "When it Rains, it Pours" on Social Media Like It's 2011
The AEA 99-Seat Theatre Agreement Debate
Dream Casting
Broadway.com's "Smack Down"
The Today Tix Hamilton Lottery

Best Broadway Internet Brand/Organization

Playbill
The Book of Mormon
Iain Loves Theatre
Patty & Emily: Comedy and Opinions from Two Broadway Fans
The Interval: Smart Girls' Guide to Theatricality

Best Marketing/Advertising Department for a Play or Musical

Hand to God, AKA
Something Rotten!, SPOTCo, Inc.
It's Only a Play, AKA, DTE Agency
Fun Home, SPOTCo, Inc.
Hamilton, The Internet

Best Press Department for a Play or Musical

Fun Home, O&M Co.
Something Rotten! Boneau / Bryan-Brown
Hand to God, O&M Co.
On the Town, Matt Ross Public Relations
Hamilton, The Internet

The ENSEMBLIST's Award for Best Ensemble in a Musical

I spend most of my time on white contracts, so I'm going to defer the nominating responsibilities in this category to the professionals: Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Mo Brady of The Ensemblist.

An American in Paris
On the Town
Side Show
Something Rotten!

DETAILS REGARDING SEPARATE VOTING RULES FOR THIS CATEGORY WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

Visit AnnoyingActorFriend.com/Nominees-2015-Awaresies