Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Outer Critics Circle Awards

The Outer Critics Circle have handed out their 2011 awards. Best Play was given to the Lincoln Center production of War Horse, which beat out Good People, The Motherfucker with the Hat, and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. This continues the awards rivalry between War Horse and Good People for the Best Play Tony. Good People won the Drama Critics Circle award for best play, which may give it the edge come Tony time because that organization's members can vote for the Tony Awards, while Outer Critics Circle awards do not. War Horse also won for best direction of a play.

The Book of Mormon won for Best Musical, Director, Score, and lead actor for Josh Gad. Anything Goes and The Normal Heart won in the categories of best revival of a musical and of a play, respectively.

Mark Rylance won for lead actor in a play for Jerusalem. The best actress in a play award went to both Nina Arianda for Born Yesterday and Frances McDormand for Good People. Brian Bedford and Elizabeth Rodriguez won the supporting actor and actress in a play categories for The Importance of Being Earnest and The Motherfucker with the Hat respectively.

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