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2018 Matilda Awards: All the winners

February 18, 2019

Above: Paul Bishop with co-star Elise Greig in Poison, Below: Noni Hazlehurst in Mother.


It was winners’ night at the Brisbane Powerhouse for the sell-out 2018 Matilda Awards on Wednesday night. One of them, Judy Hainsworth, was compering the show along with Lewis Jones. She was up there to collect the trophy for herself and her cohorts from Babushka who were nominated in two categories, Best design/composition and Best Independent Production. They won the gong for sound design.

shake&stir’s A Christmas Carol had eight nominations and picked up a couple of awards.

The award for Best Mainstage Production was a tie between The Prize Fighter and The Longest Minute and Debase Theatre Company was awarded the Gold Matilda.

Top honours for actors in a lead role went to Paul Bishop for his role in Poison and Noni Hazlehurst in her one –woman performance in Mother. The Best Emerging artist was Carly Skelton for her performance in The Hatpin from. Oz Theatricals.

All the winners and nominees are listed below. Look out tomorrow for all the after party photos.

 

MATILDA AWARDS 2018 NOMINEES AND WINNERS

Best Video Design

Craig and Karl (vision), Pete Foley (animation) Privacy Settings
Craig Wilkinson, I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You

Craig Wilkinson, A Christmas Carol

Counterpilot, Crunch Time

WINNER: Craig Wilkinson, A Christmas Carol

 

Best Lighting Design

Jason Glenwright,The Longest Minute,Jute, Debase and Queensland Theatre

Ben Hughes,Good Muslim Boy,Queensland Theatre and Malthouse

David Walters, Prize Fighter,La Boite and Brisbane Festival

David Walters, Nearer The Gods, Queensland Theatre
Jason Glenwright, A Christmas Carol, shake and stir

WINNER: David Walters, Nearer the Gods

 

Best Sound Design/Composition

Phil Slade, Good Muslim Boy,Queensland Theatre and Malthouse

Babushka, Happily Ever After, Babushka

Lisa Cheney, The Owl and the Pussycat, Little Match
Chris Perren and  Salliana Campbell, A Christmas Carol, shake and stir

WINNER: Babushka, Happily Ever After

 

Best Costume Design

Penny Challen, Happily Ever After, Babushka

Josh McIntosh, A Christmas Carol, shake and stir
Penny Challen, The Owl and the Pussycat, Diana Eden, Luisa

Diana Eden, Luisa Bannah, Gayle MacGregor, Alice in Wonderland,

Brisbane Powerhouse, Boyd and Rapid Fire

WINNER: Penny Challen ,The Owl and the Pussycat

 

Best Set Design

Sarah Winter, The Sound of a Finished Kiss Now Look,Here and Electric Moon

Anna Straker, Umami Mermaids, Anna Straker and Brisbane Festival

Bill Haycock, Prize Fighter,La Boite and Brisbane Festival

Josh McIntosh, A Christmas Carol, shake and stir

WINNER: Josh McIntosh, A Christmas Carol

 

Best Director

Catarina Hebbard, Poison, Elise Greig and Metro Arts

Bridget Boyle, Natano Fa’anana, The Longest Minute, Queensland Theatre

Tim Hill and Bridget Boyle, We Live Here, Flipside and Metro Arts

Spring Awakening, Underground Broadway

Daniel Evans, I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You, The Good Room

WINNER: Natano Fa’anana and Bridget Boyle, We Live Here

 

Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Joey Kohnke, Yielding,THAT Production Co. and Metro Arts

Andrea Moor, Hedda,Queensland Theatre

Kimi Tsukakoshi, Nearer the Gods, Queensland Theatre

Carly Skelton,The Hatpin,Oz Theatricals

WINNER: Andrea Moor, Hedda


Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Jeremy Ambrum, The Longest Minute,Jute, Debase, Queensland Theatre

Gideon Mzembe, Prize Fighter, La Boite

Bryan Proberts, A Christmas Carol, shake and stir
Jackson McGovern, The Owl and the Pussycat, Little Match Productions

WINNER: Jackson McGovern, The Owl and the Pussycat

 

Best Female Actor in a Leading Role

Noni Hazlehurst, Mother, QPAC

Jessica Veurman, Yielding, THAT Production Co. and Metro Arts
Sarah Murr, The Owl and the Pussycat, Little Match
Chenoa Deemal, The Longest Minute, Jute, Debase and Queensland Theatre

WINNER: Noni Hazlehurst, Mother

 

Best Male Actor in a Leading Role

Pacharo Mzembe, Prize Fighter,La Boite

Eugene Gilfedder, A Christmas Carol,shake and stir

Paul Bishop, Poison,Elise Greig and Metro Arts

Jason Klarwein, Hedda,Queensland Theatre

WINNER: Paul Bishop, Poison

 

Bille Brown Award – Best Emerging Artist

Sarah Whalen, BARE, Understudy Productions

Ruby Clark, Body of work, Metro Arts

Wightman and Stark, Love Letters to Fuckbois, Metro Arts

Carly Skelton, The Hatpin, Oz Theatricals

WINNER: Carly Skelton

 

Best Circus or Physical Theatre Work

Aura, Circa

We Live Here, Flipside and Metro Arts

Chasing Smoke, Casus

Invisible Things,Vulcana

WINNER: We Live Here,  Flipside and Metro Arts

 

Best Independent Production

I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You, The Good Room
The Sound of a Finished Kiss, Now Look Here and Electric Moon
We Live Here, Flipside and Metro Arts

Happily Ever After, Babushka

WINNER: The Sound of a Finished Kiss, Now Look Here and Electric Moon

 

Best Musical or Cabaret

Happily Ever After, Babushka

Twelfth Night, Queensland Theatre

Spring Awakening, Underground Broadway

The Sound of a Finished Kiss, Now Look Here and Electric Moon

WINNER: The Sound of a Finished Kiss, Now Look Here and Electric Moon

 

Best Mainstage Production

Hedda, Queensland Theatre

The Longest Minute,Jute, Debase and Queensland Theatre

Prize Fighter, La Boite

A Christmas Carol, shake and stir
Nearer the Gods, Queensland Theatre

WINNER: TIE: Prize Fighter (La Boite)  and The Longest Minute (Jute, Debase and QT)

 

The Lord Mayor’s Award for Best New Australian Work

Nearer the Gods, David Williamson

Crunch Time  Counterpilot

The Sound of a Finished Kiss, Kate Wild

Yielding,Emma Workman

WINNER: Crunch Time, Counterpilot

 

Gold Matilda and Emerging Female Arts Leader Award
Debase Theatre Company

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