All nominees were handpicked by Annoying Actor Friend, and winners were voted on by the Awaresie Academy — a group of industry professionals and random friends chosen by Annoying Actor Friend.
The reason behind the awards is to celebrate elements such as sound design, rather than to ignore art altogether.
Presenters include Aaron Albano, Iain Armitage, Mo Brady, Frank DiLella, Brian Gallagher, Megan Hilty, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Ashlee Latimer, Lesli Margherita, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Kyle Dean Massey, Julia Murney, Chelsea Nachman, Cesar Rocha, Krysta Rodriguez, Jordan Roth, Nic Rouleau, Tara Rubin, Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Alex Wyse.
Watch the ceremony below.
Winners (in bold preceded by an asterisk) follow:
Best Sound Design of a Play
Best Sound Design of a Musical
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
Best Replacement in a Play or Musical
Best Production to Close Before the Tonys
The Last Ship
The Heidi Chronicles
Holler if Ya Hear Me
Play or Musical that Best Passes the BECHDEL Test
It Shoulda Been You
Most Random Concert at 54 Below
This Will Be Our Year
*Lost Boys Live!
Best at Keeping SMASH Relevant
Karen or Ivy
The Ana Vargas Award for Overall Badassery
Best Fan of Annoying Actor Friend
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
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
The Elaine Stritch Unemployment Avoidance Award
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
Broadway.com's "Smack Down"
The Today Tix Hamilton Lottery
Best Broadway Internet Brand/Organization
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
AWARESIE of the Year
*Annoying Actor Friend - "Wow! I can't believe I won! This is such a surprise! When I created the Awaresie Awards with the soul intention of awarding myself the top prize, I never imagined that dream would actually become a reality. I'm so incredibly humbled. I'd like to thank Twitter, Broadway, my fans, the Awaresie Academy, and most of all, Me, for without whom, none of this would have been possible. Goodnight, and see you all next year."