In the brawl that produced our nominees and winners, we agreed to disagree about others. We call them honorable mentions. They are reprinted here courtesy of Weekly theater writers Dave Barton, Joel Beers, Joseph Sirota, Roz Taucher and Chris Ziegler:
BEST ACTOR: Landon Beard, 24 Hours (Cal State Fullerton); Mike Brainard, Prophets, Profits and William Blake(Stages); Gavin Carlton, Prophets, Profit and William Blake(Stages); David Cramer, Kiss of the Spider Woman(Rude Guerrilla); Stu Eriksen, Foxfire (Vanguard Theatre Ensemble); Jacob Hulthage, Greetings(Vanguard Theatre Ensemble); Mitchell Nunn, Six at Eight (Vanguard Theatre Ensemble); Martin Winslow, Oleanna (Orange Coast College). BEST ACTRESS: Jennifer Bishton, Prophets, Profit and William Blake and The Elephant Man(Stages); Patti Cumby, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 (Stages); Della Lisi, Foxfire (Vanguard Theatre Ensemble); Jami McCoy, Madame Guignol/Big Table (Hunger Artists); Eileen T'Kaye, Death Defying Acts (International City Theatre). BEST DIRECTION: David Emmes, The Beard of Avon (South Coast Repertory); Rebecca Gilman, Spinning Into Butter (Laguna Playhouse); Patrick Gwaltney, Going to Greenland (Stages); Laura Marchant, Midsummer Night's Dream, (loud*R*mouth Theater Co.); Wade Williamson, Noises Off(Vanguard Theatre Ensemble). BEST PRODUCTION: The Beard of Avon (SCR); The Big Table (Hunger Artists); House of Yes (Rude Guerilla); Noises Off, (Vanguard Theatre Ensemble); Prophets, Profit and William Blake (Stages).
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