The first ever Broadway World UK Award Winners were announced today and Wicked London put in a respectable showing in a list dominated by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies.
Wicked won Best Long-Running West End Show with 24% of the vote, slightly ahead of Phantom of the Opera on 23%. The result was no doubt boosted by some fantastic social networking campaigning by fans of the show!
Former Glinda, Dianne Pilkington, scooped an impressive and somewhat apt 39% of votes for her role in 39 Steps in the “Best Leading Actress in a Play”, her co-stars also triumphing in the Best Featured Actor in a Play and Best Leading Actor in a Play categories.
Although the best Leading Actor in a Musical was won by Ramin Karimloo from Love Never Dies, current Fiyero, Lee Mead came a respectable third place with 14% of the votes. In the best Leading Actress in a Musical (won by the wonderful Sheridan Smith of Legally Blonde), current Elphaba Rachel Tucker got 12% off the votes, current Glinda, Louise Dearman 6% and Wicked favourite Kerry Ellis got 13% for her performances as Nancy in Oliver!
Fellow Ozzians It’s very simple to vote for our favorite show, Wicked The Musical as they are part of the Visit London Awards.
There is only one week left so hurry up! Let’s make our West End Ozians Win!
The special Audience Award is the only Laurence Olivier Award to be decided on solely by the theatre-going public. More than 58,000 votes were cast.
Last month (14 February) the public also voted WICKED London’s ‘Best West End Show’ at the 2010 Whatsonstage.com Awards. The musical has won over 35 awards around the world.
Executive Producer Michael McCabe said in a statement: “It is an incredible honour that the public have recognised WICKED as London’s ‘Most Popular Show’. We feel an enormous sense of validation for the passion and efforts of everybody involved in the show, as this award is a testament to the fact that three and a half years and almost 3 million people later, audiences still have the same enthusiasm and love for WICKED as when we first opened. A huge thank you to every single one of those people for their ongoing support and to the public for their votes”.
The Audience Award was presented to WICKED on 21 March at the star-studded ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel and accepted by Executive Producer Michael McCabe, together with the show’s new stars Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman. The four other shows that made the shortlist were Billy Elliot, The Phantom of the Opera, War Horse and We Will Rock You.
Recently acclaimed as “one of the biggest hits of our era” (The Observer, March 2010), WICKED has already been seen by almost 3 million theatregoers and grossed in excess of £95 million at the UK Box Office since its London premiere in September 2006.
Wicked was named “Best West End Show” by the theatre website’s readers Whatsonstage.com. This UK’s theatre website today revealed the winners for its 10th annual Whatsonstage.com Awards, the only prize-giving event for the theatre industry voted for purely by the ticket-buying public.
Wicked took the title of Best West End Show, following a closely fought battle with War Horse, the only play nominated in the category.
Congratulations to the whole cast of Wicked in West End
The 61st Emmy Awards took place last night bringing some surprises and some deja vu moments.
On the surprises side, Tina Fey, for example, loosing the statuette to Toni Collette in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy category, and Kristin Chenoweth winning the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for he role in Pushing Daises.
Deja vus included The Amazing Race, as Best Reality Competition, 30 Rock as Outstanding Comedy and Mad Men for Outstanding Drama.
Outstanding Drama Series
Mad Men (AMC)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Glenn Glose as Patty Hewes in Damages (FX)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Cherry Jones, 24 (Fox)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
Michael Emerson, Lost (Fox)
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Kater Gordon and Matthew Weiner, “Meditations in an Emergency,” Mad Men (AMC)
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Rod Holcomb, “And in the End,” ER (NBC)
Outstanding Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Toni Collette as Tara Gregson in United States of Tara (Showtime)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook in Pushing Daisies (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in Two And A Half Men (CBS)
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Matt Hubbard, “Reunion,” 30 Rock (NBC)
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Jeffery Blitz, “Stress Relief,” The Office (NBC)
VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Outstanding Directing for Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Bruce Gowers, American Idol (Fox)
MINISERIES AND MADE FOR TV MOVIE
Little Dorrit (PBS)
Outstanding Made for TV Movie
Grey Gardens (HBO)
Oustanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens (HBO)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries of Movie
Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm (HBO)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries of Movie
Shohreh Aghdashloo as Sajida in House of Saddam (HBO)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries of Movie
Ken Howard as Phelan Beale in Grey Gardens (HBO)
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Andrew Davies, Little Dorrit (PBS)
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Dearbhla Walsh, Little Dorrit (PBS)
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Outstanding Host For A Reality or a Reality-Competition Program
Jeff Probst, Survivor (CBS)
The Helpmann Award winners were announced yesterday in Australia at the Sydney Opera House.
Wicked won for Best Musical! Congratulation to all the Cast and Production Team.
We had some more Wicked winners during the night, and they are:
Best Costume Design
Best Scenic Design
Best Choreography in a Musical
Best Direction in a Musical
Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Unfortunately, our Witches, Lucy and Amanda, didn’t obtained the award. Still, they have surely gained a special place in all of our hearts.