Matilda Awards - 2010 Winners
In a red carpet performance, and in front of nearly 300 arts practioners on March 7, Hon. Rachel Nolan MP, Minister for Finance and the Arts, announced the winners of Queenslands five Matilda Awards. whilst Matilda Award and AFI winner Russell Dykstra presented the 10 Matilda Commendations.
Guests were entertained by the talented young students of the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts whose singing, dancing performance started the night off on the right foot. MC’s for the event were the very funny and highly talented Karen Crone and Daniel Evans.
Also in attendance was the Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek MP, Queensland stage legend Bille Brown, esteemed indigenous actor and playwright Leah Purcell and Queensland Theatre Company’s new Artistic Director Wesley Enoch.
MATILDA AWARDS (Trophies)
Leon Cain: for his performance in I Love You, Bro
The Escapists: for devising and producing boy girl wall
Eugene Gilfedder: for his body of performance work in 2010 including Grimm Tales, Hamlet and The Chairs.
Leah Purcell :for her artistic direction of the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts and directing and acting in The Story of the Miracles at Cookies Table.
David Berthold: for his repositioning of La Boite and directing Hamlet and I Love You, Bro.
COMMENDATIONS Shortlist (Certificates)
Best Emerging Artist: Amy Ingram for acting in Fat Pig and Single Admissions
Best Design (set, lighting, sound or costume): Greg Clarke for design on Grimm Tales
Best Independent Production: boy girl wall (The Escapists at Metro Arts)
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Melanie Zanetti inThe Little Dog Laughed
Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Dan Crestani in Grimm Tales
Best New Australian Work: The Bitterling by Sven Swenson
Best Female Actor in a Lead Role: Leah Purcell in The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table
Best Male Actor in a Lead Role: Leon Cain in I Love You, Bro
Best Direction: Michael Futcher for Grimm Tales
Best Mainstage Production: Hamlet (La Boite)
Images: Hamlet (Top) and I Love you Bro