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Monday
Feb182013

And the trophy goes to . . .  

MUSIC

Best Rock: Snake Island!

 Best Hard Rock: Bloodcow

Best Alternative/Indie: Cursive
Best Singer-Songwriter/Folk: All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
Best DJ/Electronic: BASStoven
Best Country/Americana: Matt Cox
Best R&B/Soul/Gospel: The 9’s
Best Hip Hop/Rap: Galvanized Tron
Best Blues: Kris Lager Band
Best Jazz: Steve Raybine
Best Progressive Rock/Funk/Experimental: Satchel Grande
Best Ethnic: The Bishops
Best Cover Band: Secret Weapon
Local Album of the Year: Icky Blossoms, Self-Titled
Artist of the Year: Icky Blossoms
Best New Artist: Universe Contest

VISUAL ARTS
Best Visual Artist: Bart Vargas
Best Emerging Visual Artist: Gerard Pefung
Best 2-D Artist: Kim Reid Kuhn
Best 3-D Artist: Ying Zhu
Best New Media Artist: Calab Coppock
Best Group Show: Golden Guts, BEMISunderground
Best Solo Show: Mary Day, Sculpture

PERFORMING ARTS
Best Director (Play): Amy Lane - August: Osage County, Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Director (Musical): Susan Clement-Toberer - Spring Awakening, Blue Barn Theatre
Best Actor (Play): Brian Zealand - Bug, Blue Barn Theatre
Best Actor (Musical): Matthew Uehling - Avenue Q, SNAP! Productions
Best Actress (Play): Moira Mangiameli - August: Osage County, Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Actress (Musical): Kate Johnson - Spring Awakening, Blue Barn Theatre
Best Premier of a New, Original, Local Script: Crash! Boom! Pow! - Ben Beck and Molly Welsh, Shelterbelt Theatre
Best Dramatic Play: August: Osage, County Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Comedic Play: Lend Me a Tenor, Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Musical: Avenue Q, SNAP! Productions
Best Local Slam Poet: Katie F-S
Best Supporting Actor (Play): Randy Vest - August: Osage County, Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Supporting Actor (Musical): Homero Vela - Avenue Q, SNAP! Productions
Best Supporting Actress (Play): Laura Leininger - Lend Me a Tenor, Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Supporting Actress (Musical): Mary Carrick - Seussical, The Rose
Achievement in Scenic Design: Martin Scott Marchitto - In the Next Room, (or, the Vibrator Play) Blue Barn Theatre
Achievement in Lighting Design: Carol Wisner - Spring Awakening, Blue Barn Theatre
Achievement in Sound Design: Martin Magnuson - Bug, Blue Barn Theatre
Achievement in Costume Design: Sherri Geerdes - Seussical, The Rose
Achievement in Choreography: Melanie Walters - Altar Boyz, Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Local Dance Production: Momentum, Ballet Nebraska
Best Featured Dancer: Alyssa Harrington - Spring Showcase, The Moving Company
Best Musical Direction: Mitch Fuller - Spring Awakening, Blue Barn Theatre
Best Performance by A Young Actor: Kevin Mikuls - Seussical, The Rose
Best Performance for a Young Audience: James and the Giant Peach, The Rose

 

Wednesday
Feb062013

Show Discount Codes

There's been some confusion on the use of the promotional codes and the system not accepting them. We've worked to change those settings so all codes should be working fine now. If you have any issues, please let us know at oea-awards@gmail.com.

And as a note, your all-volunteer board here does everything we can to keep costs down and still put on a good show recognizing all our community's artists give. Our Benson showcases and donations make up about 3/4 of the show budget, but we do ask for a nominal fee to cover the rest in the ticket price. Thank you to the all of the nominees in every category that have helped us cover our expenses with their ticket purchases.

It's our hope and goal to make this event free for nominees, but we're just not quite there yet. We appreciate you more than you can ever know!

Thursday
Jan242013

Invites Are on Their Way, Get Your Tickets Today!

We've been doing our best to send all of our nominees a nice invitation, so if you hear we're looking for your address, please reply! You don't have to wait for the invite, or if you would just like to come to the show, you can also order tickets online here:

We have an incredible line-up featuring Voodoo Method, Bloodcow with All Young Girls Are Machine Guns (think of that combo), aetherplough and Icky Blossoms! Plus, this year's Lifetime Achievement in Music will be a very, very special award.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Hilton Omaha in North Downtown!

Wednesday
Dec052012

Save the Date - The 7th Annual Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards

We are returning to the wonderful Hilton Omaha, home to one of Omaha's largest local art collections, on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Nominees will be receiving their invitations in the mail. Tickets to the general public will go on sale in early January. Thanks for a wonderful year of culture and looking forward to handing out some trophies!

Tuesday
Nov202012

7th Annual OEAA Nominees

 

Music

 

Best Hard Rock

The End In Red

Cannonista

The Wreckage

Screaming For Silence

Save The Hero

Bloodcow

 

Best Rock

The Seen

The Minnahoonies

Voodoo Method

Rock Paper Dynamite

Moses Prey

Snake Island!

 

Best Songwriter/Folk

All Young Girls Are Machine Guns

Tara Vaughan Band

Mitch Gettman

Edge of Arbor

Great American Desert

Daniel Christian

 

Best Album

The End In Red

Cannonista

The Mynabirds

Rock Paper Dynamite

Icky Blossoms

Conduits

 

Best Blues

Kris Lager Band

Hector Anchondo

Levi William Band

The Lil Slim Blues Band

Honeyboy Turner Band

Brad Cordle Band

 

Best Soul/R&B

Dominique Morgan

JaSoulo

Jus. B

The 9’s

Enjoli

Taggiz

 

Best Country/Americana

The Electroliners

Brad Hoshaw & The Seven Deadlies

Belles & Whistles

The Whipkey Three

Traveling Mercies

Matt Cox

 

Best DJ/EDM

E Babbs

Surreal The Mc

Wrekafekt

$penclove

BASStoven

inflect

 

Best Indie

The Mynabirds

Conduits

Icky Blossoms

Universe Contest

Lonely Estates

Cursive

 

Best New Artist

Good Show Great Show

Field Club

Universe Contest

DJEM

ShiShi Sakari

AZP

 

Best Artist

Snake Island!

Rock Paper Dynamite

The Mynabirds

Icky Blossoms

The End In Red

Dominique Morgan

 

Best Cover Band

Secret Weapon

Hi-Fi Hangover

3D In Your Face

The Confidentials

Charm School Dropouts

Lemon Fresh Day

 

Best Ethnic

Cornerstone Dub

The Bishops

Rhythm Collective

Rosendo Robles

Ellis Island

Mariachi Luna y Sol

 

Best Progressive/Experimental/Funk

Funk Trek

Satchel Grande

The Midland Band

Touch People

Blue Martian Tribe

InDreama

 

Best Jazz

Steve Raybine

Towne/Murray

Matt Amandus

Luigi Inc.

Todd Campbell

Omaha Guitar Trio

 

Best Hip-Hop

Jamazz

Jimmy Hooligan

Galvanized Tron

ShiShi Sakari

Purveyors of the Conscious Sound

Scru Face Jean

 

 

Visual Arts

 

Best Visual Artist
Bart Vargas
Mike Tegland
Kim Reid Kuhn
Christina Narwicz
James Freeman
Mary Day

Best Emerging Artist
Gerard Pefung
Mike Tegland
Christina Vogel
Heidi Bartlett
Josh Powell


Best 2-D Artist
Kim Reid Kuhn
James Freeman
Mike Tegland
Troy Muller
Eliska Greenspoon


Best 3-D Artist
Tom Swanson
Mary Day
Susan Knight
Ying Zhu
Justin Beller
Paul Konchagulian


Best New Media Artist
aetherplough
Calab Coppock
Drift Station
Michael Burton
Joe Pankowski

 

Best Group Show

Golden Guts, Kim Reid Kuhn Josh Powell - BEMISunderground

Breathing Room, Coppock Kalk Eck Rasp Oglesby - Peerless Gallery

Crush , Amy Morin Quinn Rob Quinn Nolan Treadway - RNG Gallery

New Works: Stephen Azevedo Christina Vogel - RNG Gallery

 

Best Solo Show Visual Artist

Kim Reid Kuhn, Sophisticated Beasts 

Mike Tegland, Selected Works 2007 - 2011

Josh Powell, Borders and Fences

Troy Muller, Pieceable Kingdom

Mary Day, Sculpture

Susan Knight, Glimpses

 

Performing Arts

 

BEST DIRECTOR - PLAY
Carl Beck Lend Me a Tenor Omaha Community Playhouse
Vincent Carlson-Brown
The Comedy of Errors Nebraska Shakespeare Festival
Cathy Kurz
Tartuffe Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company
Amy Lane August:
Osage County Omaha Community Playhouse
M. Michele Phillips
The Paris Letter SNAP! Productions
Susan Clement-
Toberer Bug Blue Barn Theatre

 

BEST DIRECTOR - MUSICAL
Susan Baer Collins
Altar Boyz Omaha Community Playhouse
Susan Baer Collins
Hairspray Omaha Community Playhouse
D. Scott Glasser
Assassins University of Nebraska-Omaha
Jennifer Holcombe
Seussical The Rose
Daena Schweiger
Avenue Q SNAP! Productions
Susan Clement-Toberer
Spring Awakening Blue Barn Theatre

 

BEST ACTOR - PLAY
Dennis Collins
On Golden Pond Omaha Community Playhouse
Thomas Becker Krapp's
Last Tape Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company
Anthony Clark-Kazmarek
Lend Me a Tenor Omaha Community Playhouse
Randy Vest
The Paris Letter SNAP! Productions
Brian Zealand
Bug Blue Barn Theatre

 

BEST ACTOR-MUSICAL
Seth Fox
Chicago Omaha Community Playhouse
Seth Fox
The Fanstasticks Omaha Community Playhouse
Jim McKain
Hairspray Omaha Community Playhouse
Sam Swerczek
Spring Awakening Blue Barn Theatre
Matthew Uehling
Avenue Q SNAP! Productions

BEST ACTRESS - PLAY
Denise Chapman Flyin' West Omaha Community Playhouse
Susan Baer Collins
August: Osage County Omaha Community Playhouse
Kim Gambino
Bug Blue Barn Theatre
Laura Leininger
Tartuffe Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company
Moira Mangiameli
August: Osage County Omaha Community Playhouse

BEST ACTRESS - MUSICAL
Kate Johnson
Spring Awakening Blue Barn Theatre
Kirstin Kluver
Chicago Omaha Community Playhouse
Ariel Talacko
Urinetown: The Musical Creighton University
Jennifer Tritz
The Fantasticks Omaha Community Playhouse
Melanie Walters
Chicago Omaha Community Playhouse

BEST NEW, ORIGINAL, LOCAL SCRIPT
Crash! Boom! Pow! Ben Beck and Molly Welsh Shelterbelt Theatre
Gone the Rainbow, Return the Dove Michael McCandless Creighton University
Intelligentsia Aaron Zavitz Shelterbelt Theatre
Now You Are Dead Bill Grennan, Greg Jaxies,Shannon Jaxies, Andrew Yolland Blue Barn's Witching Hour
[Space]; or, The Gods are Dangerous Ensemble authorship ætherplough

BEST DRAMA
A Streetcar Named Desire Omaha Community Playhouse
August: Osage County Omaha Community Playhouse
Bug Blue Barn Theatre
Flyin' West Omaha Community Playhouse
The Paris Letters SNAP! Productions

BEST COMEDY
In the Next Room (or, the Vibrator Play) Blue Barn Theatre
Lend Me a Tenor Omaha Community Playhouse
On Golden Pond Omaha Community Playhouse
The Seafarer Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company
Tartuffe Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company

BEST MUSICAL
Avenue Q SNAP! Productions
Hairspray Omaha Community Playhouse
The Fantasticks Omaha Community Playhouse
Urinetown: The Musical Creighton University
Spring Awakening Blue Barn Theatre

BEST SLAM POET
Gage Wallace
Katie F-S
Matt Mason
Frank O'Neal
Ben Wenzl

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - PLAY
Thomas Becker The Seafarer Brigit Saint Brigit
Dennis Collins
Lend Me a Tenor Omaha Community Playhouse
Noah Diaz
Lend Me a Tenor Omaha Community Playhouse
Jim McKain
August: Osage County Omaha Community Playhouse
Randy Vest
August: Osage County Omaha Community Playhouse

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - MUSICAL
David Ebke
Spring Awakening Blue Barn Theatre
Steve Hartman
Assassins University of Nebraska-Omaha
Luther Simon
Hairspray Omaha Community Playhouse
Jerry Van Horn
Hairspray Omaha Community Playhouse
Homero Vela
Avenue Q SNAP! Productions

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - PLAY
Leanne Hill Carlson
A Streetcar Named Desire Omaha Community Playhouse
Teri Fender
In the Next Room (or, the Vibrator Play) Blue Barn Theatre
Kim Jubenville
August: Osage County Omaha Community Playhouse
Mary Kelly
In the Next Room (or, the Vibrator Play) Blue Barn Theatre
Laura Leininger
Lend Me a Tenor Omaha Community Playhouse

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - MUSICAL
Bailey Carlson
Hairspray Omaha Community Playhouse
Mary Carrick
Seussical The Rose
Analisa Swerczek
Spring Awakening Blue Barn Theatre
Kathy Tyree
Beehive Performing Artitists Repertory Theatre
Kathy Tyree
Hairspray Omaha Community Playhouse


ACHIEVEMENT IN SCENIC DESIGN
Robbie Jones Assassins University of Nebraska-Omaha
Martin Scott Marchitto
Bug Blue Barn Theatre
Martin Scott Marchitto
In the Next Room (or, the Vibrator Play) Blue Barn Theatre
Jim Othuse
Hairspray Omaha Community Playhouse
Steven L. Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire Omaha Community Playhouse


ACHIEVEMENT IN LIGHTING DESIGN
Jim Othuse
August: Osage County Omaha Community Playhouse
Bill Van Deest
In the Next Room (or, the Vibrator Play) Blue Barn Theatre
Carol Wisner
Bug Blue Barn Theatre
Carol Wisner
Spring Awakening Blue Barn Theatre
Steven L. Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire Omaha Community Playhouse

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND DESIGN
Todd Brooks Next Fall SNAP! Productions
John Gibilisco
Lend Me a Tenor Omaha Community Playhouse
John Gibilisco
A Streetcar Named Desire Omaha Community Playhouse
Martin Magnuson
Bug Blue Barn Theatre
Molly Welsh
The Comedy of Errors Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Deborah Overturff Momentum Ballet Nebraska
Sherri Geerdes
Seussical The Rose
Jennifer Pool
In the Next Room (or, the Vibrator Play) Blue Barn Theatre
Jennifer Pool
Spring Awakening Blue Barn Theatre
Georgiann Regan
The Fantasticks Omaha Community Playhouse

ACHIEVEMENT IN CHOREOGRAPHY
Roxanne Nielsen
Spring Awakening Blue Barn Theatre
Erika Overturff
Momentum Ballet Nebraska
Sue Gillespie Booton 
Beehive Performing Artitists Repertory Theatre
Melanie Walters
Altar Boyz Omaha Community Playhouse
Kathy Wheeldon
Hairspray Omaha Community Playhouse

BEST DANCE PRODUCTION
45° Celsius Omaha Modern Dance Collective
Momentum Ballet Nebraska
The Nutcracker Creighton University
[Space]; or, The Gods are Dangerous ætherplough
Spring Showcase The Moving Company


BEST FEATURED DANCER
Erin Alarcón Momentum Ballet Nebraska
Natasha Grimm Momentum Ballet Nebraska
Alyssa Harrington Spring Showcase The Moving Company
Bret Samson Momentum Ballet Nebraska
Sasha York Momentum Ballet Nebraska


BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION
John Bennett The Fantasticks Omaha Community Playhouse
Jim Boggess Altar Boyz Omaha Community Playhouse
Jim Boggess Hairspray Omaha Community Playhouse
Mitch Fuller Avenue Q SNAP! Productions
Mitch Fuller Spring Awakening Blue Barn Theatre

PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNG ACTOR
Tyler Butler
Happy Days Chanticleer Community Theater
Max Hauze
On Golden Pond Omaha Community Playhouse
Shelby Larson
Girl's Room Bellevue Little Theatre
Kevin Mikuls
Seussical The Rose
Zachary Prawl
Over the Tavern Bellevue Little Theatre

PERFORMANCE FOR A YOUNG AUDIENCE
A Christmas Carol Omaha Community Playhouse
James and the Giant Peach The Rose
The Nutcracker Creighton University
The Nutcracker Ballet Nebraska
Seussical: The Musical The Rose