Fleur du Cap Nominees for 2012

Fleur du Cap Nominees for 2012

The nominees have been announced for the prestigious 48th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards that will take place on Sunday March 17 at 6pm at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.
The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards is the premier event of its kind in South Africa. For more than four decades, the awards have been given to outstanding individuals for theatre excellence, specifically focusing on professional theatre productions staged in the Cape Town Metropole and surrounds, over the period of one calendar year. Each award carries a R15 000 cash prize as well as a silver medallion, making it one of the most coveted theatre awards in the industry.

Awards are given in 21 different categories and the judges for the 2012 productions were Africa Melane, Coreen Lloyd, Denise Bester, Dr Beverley Brommert, Dr Gabriel Bothma, Gillian Mitchell, Herman van der Westhuizen, Jill Makram, Len Ashton, Mariana Malan, Marina Griebenow, Peter Tromp, Rone Arendse and Wayne Muller. All voting processes are audited and are overseen by the legal firm Cluver Markotter Inc. The nominees in the various categories are as follows:

1. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR /  BESTE VERTOLKING DEUR ‘N AKTEUR
• Bongile Mantsai for ‘Mies Julie’ as John
• Elton Landrew for ‘Boesman & Lena’ as Boesman
• Gideon Lombard for ‘The View’ as Young Man
• Jeremy Crutchley for ‘Sacred Elephant’ as Everyman

2.  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS / BESTE VERTOLKING DEUR ‘N AKTRISE
• Anthea Thompson for ‘Kingdom of Earth’ as Myrtle
• Bo Petersen for ‘Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act’ as Frieda Joubert
• Hilda Cronjé for ‘Mies Julie’ as Julie
• Quanita Adams for ‘Boesman & Lena’ as Lena

3.  BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR / BESTE ONDERSTEUNENDE AKTEUR
• Adam Neill for ‘Champ’ as Waldo
• David Dennis for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as Nick Bottom/Pyramus
• Gideon Lombard for ‘Special Thanks to Guests from Afar’ as Markus Weitig
• Mbulelo Grootboom for ‘Just Business’ as Mabuso

4.  BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS / BESTE ONDERSTEUNENDE AKTRISE
• Ella Gabriel for ‘The View’ as Various Characters
• Emily Child for ‘King Lear (This Time it Hurts)’ as Regan
• Jennie Reznek for ‘Autopsy’ as Madam Shu and Others
• Thoko Ntshinga for ‘Mies Julie’ as Christine

5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN MUSIC THEATRE AND/OR A MUSICAL/ BESTE SPEL DEUR ‘N AKTEUR IN MUSIEKTEATER EN/OF ‘N MUSIEKBLYSPEL
• Danny Butler for ‘Kat and the Kings’ as Kat Diamond
• Dean Balie for ‘Kat and the Kings’ as Young Kat Diamond
• Jonathan Roxmouth for ‘Topsy Turvy’ as Various Characters
• Sasha Halhuber for ‘Cabaret’ as Emcee

6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN MUSIC THEATRE AND/OR A MUSICAL/ BESTE SPEL DEUR ‘N AKTRISE IN MUSIEKTEATER EN/OF ‘N MUSIEKBLYSPEL
• Aviva Pelham for ‘Santa’s Story’ as Various Characters
• Kate Normington for ‘Menopause the Musical’ as Soap Star
• Samantha Peo for ‘Cabaret’ as Sally Bowles
• Sivan Raphaely for From the Mouths of Babes as Herself

7. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN MUSIC THEATRE AND/OR A MUSICAL/ BESTE SPEL DEUR ‘N ONDERSTEUNENDE AKTEUR IN MUSIEKTEATER EN/OF ‘N MUSIEKBLYSPEL
• Carlo Daniels for ‘Kat and the Kings’ as Ballie
• Grant Peresfor ‘Kat and the Kings’ as  Bingo
• Peter Court for ‘Cabaret’ as Herr Schultz
• Zakariyah Toerien for ‘Kat and the Kings’ as Magoo

8. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN MUSIC THEATRE AND/OR A MUSICAL/ BESTE SPEL DEUR ‘N ONDERSTEUNENDE AKTRISE IN MUSIEKTEATER EN/OF ‘N MUSIEKBLYSPEL
• Amy Trout for Kat and the Kings as Lucy Dixon
• Charon Williams-Ros for ‘Cabaret’ as Fräulein Schneider
• Kate Normington for ‘Cabaret’ as Fräulein Kost
• Londiwe Dhlomo for ‘Cabaret’ as Texas

9. BEST PERFORMANCE IN A CABARET/REVUE/ONE PERSON SHOW/ BESTE SPEL IN ‘N KABARET/REVUE/SOLOVERTONING
• Daneel van der Walt for ‘Big Girl’ as Big Girl
• James Cuningham for ‘Sunday Morning’ as Mat
• Jeremy Crutchley for ‘Sacred Elephant’ as Everyman
• Lynita Crofford for ‘An Audience with Miss Hobhouse’ as Emily Hobhouse and Others

10. MOST PROMISING STUDENT AWARD / MEES BELOWENDE STUDENT TOEKENNING
• Ella Gabriel (UCT)
• Roelof Storm (UCT)
• Chrisma Van Zyl (University Stellenbosch)
• Stefan Erasmus (UCT)

11. BEST DIRECTOR / BESTE REGISSEUR
• James Ngcobo for ‘Boesman & Lena’
• Mandla Mbothwe for ‘Did We Dance: The Sinking of the SS Mendi’
• Matthew Wild for ‘The Comedy of Errors’
• Yael Farber for ‘Mies Julie’

12. BEST LIGHTING DESIGN / BESTE BELIGTINGSONTWERP
• Faheem Bardien for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
• Kobus Rossouw for ‘The Comedy of Errors’
• Patrick Curtis for ‘Did We Dance: The Sinking of the SS Mendi’
• Paul Abrams for ‘Mies Julie’

13. BEST SET DESIGN / BESTE STELONTWERP
• Fred Abrahamse for ‘Kingdom of Earth’
• Leopold Senekal for ‘Did We Dance: The Sinking of the SS Mendi’
• Patrick Curtis for ‘Doodsnikke’
• Patrick Curtis for ‘Mies Julie’

14. BEST COSTUME DESIGN / BESTE KOSTUUMONTWERP
• Angela Nemov for ‘The Comedy of Errors’
• Illka Louw for ‘Sacred Elephant’
• Marcel Meyer for ‘Kingdom of Earth’
• Neil Stuart-Harris for ‘Cabaret’

15. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE and/or SOUND DESIGN / BESTE MUSIEKPARTITUUR of KLANKONTWERP
• Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (original score) for ‘Kingdom of Earth’
• Charl-Johan Lingenfelder for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
• Daniel Pencer and Matthew Pencer (original music) for ‘Mies Julie’
• David Kramer and Taliep Petersen (original score) for ‘Kat and the Kings’

16. BEST PUPPETRY DESIGN / BESTE MARIONET-ONTWERP
No Award

17. BEST NEW SA SCRIPT/BESTE NUWE SA TEKS
• ‘Bench’ by Brent Palmer
• ‘Champ’ by Louis Viljoen
• ‘Mies Julie’ by Yael Farber
• ‘Sunday Morning’ by Nick Warren

18. ROSALIE VAN DER GUCHT PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTORS/ ROSALIE VAN DER GUCHT  PRYS VIR NUWE REGISSEURS
• Greg Karvallas for ‘Champ’
• Kim Kerfoot for ‘Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act’
• Michael Kirch for ‘Bench’
• Philip Rademeyer for ‘The View’

The following awards will be announced at the ceremony: the Award for Innovation in Theatre, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Peoples Choice Award.
Those wishing to vote for the People’s Choice Award should SMS FDC to 33783, click on the link and select their favorite play of 2012. Each SMS costs R1,50 (none are free) and T’s & C’s apply. Those who vote stand a chance to win a gourmet dinner for four in the privacy of their home, prepared by a chef from DISH Food & Social and paired with Fleur du Cap wines. Please note this is the only way for the public to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Voting closes on March 9.

* Tickets for the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards at Artscape cost R150 per person and include canapés and Fleur du Cap wines. Follow the awards on Twitter @FDCTheatreAward and on Facebook:  http://on.fb.me/YuZtCk.