The Seff Awards, which are named for the well-regarded character actor and former Broadway agent, were established last year to compliment the Derwent Awards and to "honor a female and male character actor, 50 years of age or older, for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production." Romance and Twelve Angry Men's Larry Bryggman and The Rivals's Dana Ivey were given the awards for 2005.
First given sixty-one years ago and named for the former AEA president, the Derwent Awards are given to "the most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene", this year the union chose Ari Graynor of Brooklyn Boy and Christian Borle of Spamalot for the honors.
Below, the winners are seen just after receiving their awards at the Actors' Equity Association headquarters on West 46th Street in New York City.
Photo by Aubrey Reuben