And the Nominees Are



The public has voted and chosen the best of the best for the 2014-2015 season! Don't shoot the messenger. 

We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and turnout for this year's ceremony. We had a large amount of turn out for our final categories that were picked by the HKELD readers: Best Ticketing Provider and Best Local Band. Thank you to everyone who helped us spread the word about the nominations. 

Diversity in the voting pool is key in helping The Hecklers stay a fair representation of what audiences in Hong Kong love, so please help us spread the word on how to receive a final ballot.

This year has turned out to be a very interesting ballot. We've had 50 different productions nominated, in 6 different languages, with over a dozen different styles of performance and a variety of different nationalities and languages represented in the acting categories. This year's Hecklers are a perfect representation of the beautiful melting pot that is Hong Kong's art scene. 

To get access to the ballot to vote you need to enter your email into the box on the original post about the awards. The link to the ballot will be sent to your email address. You may only vote once. We will get all the ballots out and into your emails by August 6th. (Please let us know if you have requested a ballot and not received it by this date.) Voting on the Final Ballot will close on September 4th.

Save the date for the ceremony at Orange Peel on September 7th at 8pm! Invitations will be going out shortly.

Congrats to all the nominees!


The Nominees


Best Show (Non-Musical)

Waiting for Godot, Theatre du Pif
Romance, Aurora Theatre
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Naiad Productions
Jekyll and Hyde, Chung Ying Theatre
Macbeth, Sweet and Sour Productions


Best Show (Musical)

Puss in Boots: The Panto, Hong Kong Players
Assassins, Hong Kong Singers and Perilous Mouths
I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change, Hong Kong Singers
Legally Blonde, Face Productions
The Golden Lotus


Best Non-English Show

On the Way to the Front, Le French May
Hedda Gabler, Theatre du Pif
The Lu Tings, Theatre Horizon
Salome, Opera Hong Kong
Contempt 2014, Zuni Icosahedron


Best Dance Production

Happy Birthday?, CCDC
All Stars Cabaret, Sirio Dance Studio
Don Quixote, Hong Kong Ballet
Boys Story/Reborn, Unlock Dancing Plaza
Storm Clouds, Hong Kong Dance Company


Best Original Work

What is Sex?, Edward Lam, Edward Lam Dance Company
The Golden Lotus, George Chiang
The Lu Tings, Wong Kwok-kui
, Theatre Horizon
Puss in Boots: The Panto, Teri Fitsell and
 Katy Forse, Hong Kong Players
Small Eyes for a Black Face, African Ventures, Brave Heart Theatre


Best Alternative Art Event
Secret Walls x Hong Kong
Peel Street Poets
Liars' League
Hong Kong Stories
The 24 Hour Play Festival


Best Director

Lisa Middleton and David Tobin, Mother Matters, Apple Pie Productions
Candice Moore, Macbeth, Sweet and Sour Productions
Mandy Petty, How to Suceed in Business (Without Really Trying), Hong Kong Singers
Andrew Swift, Puss in Boots: The Panto, Hong Kong Players
Nicole Garbellini, Romance, Aurora Theatre


Best Actor

Rob Archibald, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Naiad Productions
Ryan Dawley, Assassins, Hong Kong Singers and Perilous Mouths
Harry Oram, Three Little Men, Brave Heart Theatre
Nathan Koval, Legally Blonde, Face Productions
Nicholas Atkinson, Macbeth, Sweet and Sour Productions


Best Actress

Alexandra Jacobs, Lear, Shakespeare in the Port
Muriel Hofmann, Macbeth, Sweet and Sour Productions
Harriet Chung, The Golden Lotus
Bonni Chan, Hedda Gabler, Theatre du Pif
Andrea Nodroum-Ellinger, Thinner Than Water, Aurora Theatre


Best Supporting Actor

Ben Margalith, Waiting for Godot, Theatre du Pif
Nikil Inaya, Lear, Shakespeare in the Port
Tom McLean, Lear, Shakespeare in the Port
Hamish Campbell, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Naiad Productions
Joms Ortega, Legally Blonde, Face Productions


Best Supporting Actress

Moe Moss, Legally Blonde, Face Productions
Carinna Chamberlain, The Bluebird of Happiness, MQ Musical Theatre
Micha Sparrow, Puss in Boots: The Panto, The Hong Kong Players
Jennie Davies, VDAY 2015
Vicki Rummun, Macbeth, Sweet and Sour Productions


Best Designer

Minna Cheung, Set and Costume Design, The Real Inspector Hound, Shadow Players
Lara Genovese, Set Design, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Naiad Productions

Yeung Tsz-yan, Light Design, Storm Clouds, Hong Kong Dance Company
Katy Scott, Costume Design, Puss in Boots: The Panto, Hong Kong Players
Mandy Tam, Costume Design, Hello, Dolly!, Hong Kong Rep


The Heart Award
Aaron Michelson for his dedication to the art scene and his offer to film everything.
Tom Tiding for his outstanding commitment to Hong Kong Stories.
The local children playing the Von Trapps in The Sound of Music tour.
Adam Walker for his outstanding commitment to the Hong Kong Players.
Henrik Hoeg for his outstanding commitment to the Peel Street Poets.


The Revolution Award
Julia Mok for The Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival
The Artists of Occupy Hong Kong
Hong Kong Walls
Brave Heart Theatre
Kate March for I AM


Best Local Band
The Annello
The David Bowie Knives
Western District
Kestrels and Kites


Best Ticketing Provider
HK Ticketing


Best Post-Show Hot Spot
Orange Peel
Collette's at the Fringe Club
Delaney's Wachai
Queen Cafe
The Globe