Congratulations to the 11th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award Winners!

Music Winners

Best Rock: FREAKABOUT
Best Hard Rock: Bloodcow
Best Alternative/Indie: See Through Dresses
Best Singer-Songwriter: CJ Mills
Best DJ: Spencelove
Best Americana/Folk: Jack Hotel
Best Country: Belles & Whistles
Best R&B/Soul: Rothsteen
Best Hip Hop/Rap: Conchance
Best Blues: The Rex Granite Band featuring Sarah Benck
Best Jazz: Mitch Towne
Best Progressive Rock/Experimental/EDM: Chemicals
Best World: The Bishops
Best Cover Band: Secret Weapon
Album of the Year: Jack Hotel – Voices from the Moon
Artist of the Year: CJ Mills
Best New Artist: A Ferocious Jungle Cat
Best Recording Studio: ARC Studios
Best Live Music Sound Engineer: Dan Brennan

Performing Arts Winners

Best Director (Play): Noah Diaz “The Feast” Shelterbelt Theatre
Best Director (Musical): Susie Baer Collins “Caroline, or Change” Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Leading Actor (Play): Michal Simpson “The Quality of Life” SNAP! Productions
Best Leading Actor (Musical): Steve Krambeck “The Producers” Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Leading Actress (Play): Mary Kelly “The Feast” Shelterbelt Theatre
Best Leading Actress (Musical): Echelle Childers “Caroline, or Change” Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Supporting Actor (Play): Nils Haaland “The Grown-Up” Blue Barn Theatre
Best Supporting Actor (Musical): Nik Whitcomb “Caroline, or Change” Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Supporting Actress (Play): Kaitlyn McClincy “The Christians” Blue Barn Theatre
Best Supporting Actress (Musical): Aguel Lual “Caroline, or Change” Omaha Community Playhouse
Performance by a Youth Performer: Danny Denenberg “Caroline, or Change” Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Dramatic Play: “The Feast” Shelterbelt Theatre
Best Comedic Play: “Untitled Series #7” Shelterbelt Theatre
Best Premier of a New, Original, Local Script: “Untitled Series #7” by Ellen Struve, Shelterbelt Theatre
Best Musical: “Caroline, or Change” Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Dance Production: “Cleopatra” Ballet Nebraska
Best Performance Poet: Devel Crisp
Best Comedian: David Burdge
Best Comedy Ensemble: Badland Girls
Technical: Outstanding Lighting Design: Carol Wisner “Heathers” Blue Barn Theatre
Technical: Outstanding Prop Design: Darin Kuehler “The Producers” Omaha Community Playhouse
Technical: Outstanding Scenic Design: Sharon Diaz “The Feast” Shelterbelt Theatre
Technical: Outstanding Costume Design: Georgiann Regan “Man of La Mancha” Omaha Community Playhouse
Technical: Outstanding Sound Design: Hannah Mayer and Shannon Smay “The Feast” Shelterbelt Theatre
Technical: Outstanding Choreographer: Julian Adair “Man of La Mancha” Omaha Community Playhouse
Technical: Outstanding Music Direction: Doran Schmidt “Caroline, or Change” Omaha Community Playhouse

Visual Arts Winners

Best Visual Artist: Susan Knight
Best Emerging Visual Artist: Hugo Zamarano
Best 2-D Artist: Joseph Broghammer
Best 3-D Artist: Phil Hawkins
Best New Media Artist: Susan Knight
Best Group Show“Nebraska Rising” at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art
Best Solo Show: Phil Hawkins “Paradox” at Sunderland Gallery
Best 2-Person Show: Jacqueline Kluver & Larry Roots “Common Origins/Separate Destinations” at Modern Arts Midtown
Best Public Art: “Del Futuro al Pasado” Mural at Plaza de la Raza

 

Congratulations to this year’s winners. For more information about the voting process and how winners are selected, click here. Voting is now open year round. Place your votes for the 12th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards now at http://vote.oea-awards.com.

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