Ladies and gentleman, put on your gowns and your black ties and host a watch party. The Carbonell Awards is having a virtual awards ceremony on Monday, Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Yes, we are happy that this storied theater institution won't be halted by COVID, but weall know the Carbonells, for those of us who plan our social calendar around it, is about the gathering outside. the photographs, the cheek kisses, where it feels like a night at the Kodak Theater Oscars, is as magical as the ceremony itself.
But, we're not complaining. I will be donning my gown anyway.
So, now on with the details: The 44th awards ceremony will be viewing through the Carbonell's Facebook page and website hosted through the YouTube Channel of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
The live ceremony was postponed, scheduled for April 6, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ceremony will be viewable as of 7:30 pm on Aug. 3 via:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarbonellAwardsInc
- YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCwYGa-RlNvCuRe34c0TxntA
The virtual ceremony is being produced by Caryl Fantel and Alysa Fantel of Fantel Music.
For the upcoming Carbonell Awards, Palm Beach Dramaworks shows earned a record-breaking 29 nominations overall, the most of any theater in the tri-county region. Zoetic Stage received 20 nominations, the most for any theater in Miami-Dade County, and Slow Burn Theatre Company in Fort Lauderdale earned 12 nominations, the most of any theater in Broward County. Out of more than 80 shows that opened in 2019 at regional theaters, 62 were eligible for nominations.
Carbonell Awards will be presented in 20 competitive categories, featuring 100 different nominations.
Four special honors, including the prestigious George Abbott Award, will also be presented.
And the nominees are . . .
For a complete list of this year’s nominees, check out the list at: carbonellawards.org/news/44th-annual-carbonell-award-nominations.