Award Categories
There are 10 Winnipeg Theatre Awards under the juried system, with three additional honourary awards.  The public is welcome to submit suggestions for future awards for future award seasons.  Suggestions will be brought to the next season’s Organizing Committee for consideration. 

Performance Awards
1. Outstanding performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Production
From a musical or play (drama or comedy), all leading roles by a male actor are eligible. The Awards Jury will determine whether a role is considered a leading or supporting role.
2. Outstanding performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Production
From a musical or play (drama or comedy), all leading roles by a female actress are eligible. The Awards Jury will determine whether a role is considered a leading or supporting role.
3. Outstanding performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
From all eligible productions (play or musical), all supporting roles by a male actor are eligible. The Awards Jury will determine whether the role is considered a leading or supporting role.
4. Outstanding performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
From all eligible productions (play or musical), all supporting roles by a female actress are eligible. The Awards Jury will determine whether the role is considered a leading or supporting role.
5. Outstanding Ensemble in a Production
From a musical or play (drama or comedy). 

Production Awards
1. Outstanding Production
All eligible productions categorized as a “play” or “musical” are eligible, including dramas, comedies and new works.  
2. Outstanding New Work (awarded to a playwright/librettist/composer of a new work) All productions that are world-premieres are eligible. Productions must not have had any previous professional productions (excepting previous workshop or Fringe productions).  The award will be awarded to the playwright, librettist, composer of the new work.  In all cases, only one physical award will be awarded to all members of the writing team together.

Production Element Awards
In all instances where a production has a team in a category below, they will be eligible as a group, and one physical trophy will be awarded only.
1. Outstanding Direction
All directors from all eligible productions, are eligible.
2. Outstanding Choreography or Fight Direction
All choreographers, associate choreographers and fight directors from all eligible productions are eligible. In the event that a production has both a choreographer and a fight director, the individuals may be nominated for their work individually.
3. Outstanding Design
Allproduction elements (e.g. set, lighting, sound, and costume) from all eligible productions are eligible. 

Honorary Awards - FULL DETAILS CLICK HERE
The Winnipeg Theatre Awards seeks to unite the performing arts community to celebrate the great work done by artists each season.  Aside from the traditional juried award categories, the Winnipeg Theatre Awards Organizing Committee will honor additional members of our community who have contributed to making the performing arts community so vibrant and successful.  These honorary awards are governed by a separate committee, and do not fall under the umbrella of the jury. The Honorary categories and nomination process will be released in the coming months.