Helen Hayes? How about Helen Keller instead.

I hadn’t gotten to writing on the issue since my friend told me on Monday night that Fat Pig had been completely snubbed, but I’m glad to see the Post has opined on this year’s Helen Hayes nominations and their omitting Fat Pig at all levels. Personally I’ve always found what the HH choses to laud and what it ignores a little odd, but this year’s inclusions and exclusions are flat-out whack.

Obviously I think the complete snub of Fat Pig is insane, but other bits of whackyness stand out too. There’s a single non-resident Supporting Performer nomination for someone in a show other than Spamalot. Really? One show? You managed to come up with five non-Resident Productions to nominate, yet none of those other three yielded supporting players that stand out?

My understanding is that the nomination process got revamped around 2003. Maybe they need to take another look at it.

1 Comment so far

  1. anonymous (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 4:30 pm

    Whack, indeed.

    No Jennifer Mendenhall, Susan Lynskey, or Alexander Strain? Or how about the fact that 2 of 3 actors in “Frozen” got nods, but not the director or show?

    Forget the Helen Hayes awards! A true celebration of artistic merit will happen at Zarfcon!

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