This is a wonderful initiative.
It’s the only real, credible broad-based
industry awards program in Australia
and it brings the whole industry together.
The longer we can keep this thing going
the better it’ll be and it’ll bring
more credibility to the industry.
MERI TOOK. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT 2015
Taking inspiration from the “art of the unexpected”, the first ever Australian Event Awards to be held in a theatre was filled with unexpected moments which delighted the audience throughout the night.
The night began with a fake MC appearing on a rather modest stage and missing pages of her script before a spectacular reveal with the help of pyrotechnics unveiled a much more impressive and significantly larger stage at the other end of the room which the opening act, string trio Maske quickly took to, accompanied by more pyrotechnics. The real MC, award-winning actor, producer and director of theatre, film and television, television host and radio announcer Cameron Daddo led the night without a hitch (or losing any pages of his script).
23 Event Awards were presented throughout the night, with the Lifetime Achievement Award received by Ignatius Jones, who held the room spellbound as he urged the industry to keep pursuing new heights.