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.
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
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
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
An American in Paris
On the Town
DETAILS REGARDING SEPARATE VOTING RULES FOR THIS CATEGORY WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.