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2017 Matilda Awards - all the winners

Above: American idiot. Below right Merlynn Tong

The 2017 Matildas Award was held at the Brisbane Powerhouse before a capacity audience Hosted by Bridget Boyle & Bryan Probets and directed by Kris Stewartand.

The night was a triumph for smaller companies and Merlynn Tong in particular.

Her solo play Blue Bones won six Matilda awards and helped Playlab to take out the Good Matilda. Blue Bones, performed at the Brisbane Powerhouse, won best mainstage production, Best Director for Ian Lawson, Best Audio Visual Design for Nathan Sibthorpe, Best Lighting Design for David Walters, while Merlynn herself too out two personal awards - The Lord Mayor’s Award For Best New Australian Work and Best Female Actor in a Leading Role.

Queensland Theatre had two wins – Best Male Actor in a Leading Role for Colin Smith in An Octoroon and Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Anthony Standish.

Shake&stiry/QPAC took out Best Musical or Cabaret for Green Day’s American Idiot and Josh McIntosh took out Best Set Design for the same show.

ABOVE: The winner of the Bille Brown Award - Meghan Bowden in The Winter’s Tale. Below: Colin Smith in An Octoroon

Deanne Scott's after party pictures tomorrow

The full list of winners is:

GOLD MATILDA

Playlab

SILVER MATILDAS

BEST MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

Blue Bones, Playlab in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

BEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

The Forwards, Shock Therapy Productions, Zeal & Brisbane Powerhouse

BEST MUSICAL OR CABARET

Green Day’s American Idiot, shake & stir theatre co & QPAC

BEST CIRCUS OR PHYSICAL THEATRE WORK

Humans, Circa Contemporary Circus

THE LORD MAYOR’S AWARD FOR BEST NEW AUSTRALIAN WORK

Blue Bones, Merlynn Tong

BEST DIRECTOR

Ian Lawson, Blue Bones

BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Merlynn Tong, Blue Bones

BEST MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Colin Smith, An Octoroon

BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Elise Greig & Helen O’Leary (tie), Swallow

BEST MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Anthony Standish, An Octoroon

BILLE BROWN AWARD FOR BEST EMERGING ARTIST

Meghan Bowden, The Winter’s Tale

BEST DESIGN – AUDIO VISUAL

Nathan Sibthorpe, Blue Bones

BEST DESIGN – COSTUME

GUSH, Monsteria

BEST DESIGN – LIGHTING

David Walters, Blue Bones

BEST DESIGN – SET

Josh McIntosh, Green Day’s American Idiot

BEST DESIGN – SOUND

Sam Cromack, Ball Park Music (Composer) & Tony Brumpton (Sound Design), Laser Beak Man

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