We just recently attended “The Cammies” and what an amazing night it was. Themed the “roaring 20’s” the 9th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards night, held at the One world hotel, Petaling Jaya was a roaring success. The purpose of the 9th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards is to recognize the achievements in the performing arts. This year saw the introduction of new categories such as technical categories like lighting, set design and costume. These awards are aimed at boosting not just the awards but also the sustainability of the arts industry. The 9th Cammies saw nominees in the fields of dance, music, theatre and musical theatre competing for 26 awards and RM1,000 each. Four special awards, which were based on an online poll, were also given out during the ceremony.
roaring 20’s glamour puss..
Many ladies took the opportunity to dress up in that 20’s glamour- think A-line dresses with tassles, straight-line chemise topped by the close-fitting cloche hat, scalloped hemlines, sequined jewelled feather headbands and pearls accessories and you would not be far off the mark. Accompanied by the sassy drone of jazz music from the roaring 20s era, there was great anticipation in the air that night, as the who’s who in the performing arts gathered to welcome the prestigious awards. The Cammies, organised by online arts magazine Kakiseni, had returned after a one-year hiatus to honour and reminisce the best dance, music, musical theatre and theatre performances for 2011.
ladies in straight-line chemise topped by the close-fitting cloche hat, scalloped hemlines, sequined jewelled feather headbands and pearls accessories, dancing the night away
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Bernie Chan in costume looking very handsome indeed!
Hosted by the sexy and larger than life, “Shelah” i.e. Edwin Sumun in his looming drag alter ego, the glamorous event had famous artists in their midst such as the likes of Harith Iskander, Afdlin Shauki, Datuk Rahim Razali, Datuk Zahim Albakri, Carmen Soo and Jo Kukathas (who reprised her alter-ego Yang Berhormat role.. a very entertaining and funny act!). Music director Nish Tham led musicians Aubry Chong, Firdaus Zainal, Hiran Benton, Kevin Theseira and Yow Weng Wai to provide the audience with rousing entertainment.
entertainment before the awards
the prestigious cammy awards!
7 rounds.. and you’re OUT!
do the charleston!
The fabulous “Shelah” , Edwin Sumun’s drag alter ego, as MC for the night
the lovely Carmen Soo and Jo Kukathas who did a fantastic job as the randy Yang Berhormat!
Shelah, in her element!
Lat: Kampung Boy Sebuah Musical led the pack with 12 nominations and bagged six awards in the musical theatre category. Winners included Awie who netted Best Performance In A Leading Role (he had also scooped the award in the same category at the 8th Boh Cameronian Awards) and Michael Veerapen for Best Original Music.
Stephanie Van Driesen won for Best Performance In A Supporting Role for The Secret Life Of Nora while Michael Xavier Voon bagged for best choreographer for Dreamgirls. Chris Ling celebrated in style with Best Director award for The Last Five Years.
Best Featured Performer: Wong Jyh Shyong for Fragile (JSDance Theatre)
Best Choreographer In A Mixed Bill: Foong Siew Ching for Heart Beat in Wandering Within (Kwang Tung Dance Company)
Best Choreographer In A Full-Length Work: Lee Su-Feh for The Whole Beast (Five Arts Centre and Battery Opera Performance)
Best Solo Performance (Instrumental): Jimmy Ch’ng for Knocking(Hands Percussion)
Best Solo Performance (Vocal): Junji Delfino for Lush Life (Jazz Works andKLPac)
Best Group Performance (Vocal): The Canticle Singers
Best Original Composition: Jimmy Ch’ng for Striking Gold (Hands Percussion)
Best Musical Direction: Bernard Goh for Knocking (Hands Percussion)
Best Original Music: Michael Veerapen for Lat Kampung Boy Sebuah Muzikal (Institute Terjemahan Negara Malaysia and Tall Order Productions)
Best Performance In A Supporting Role: Stephanie Van Driesen forThe Secret Life Of Nora (Enfiniti Vision Media)
Best Performance In A Leading Role: Awie for Lat Kampung Boy Sebuah Muzikal (Institute Terjemahan Negara Malaysia and Tall Order Productions)
Best Choreographer: Michael Xavier Voon for Dreamgirls (Broadway Academy)
Best Direction: Christopher Ling for The Last Five Years (KLPac)
Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Naque Ariffin for Short Eyes (RAT Production)
Best Actor In A Leading Role: Rosnan Rahman for Rebab Berbisik(Jay Jazuli Entertainment and Istana Budaya)
Best Director: Ayam Fared for Short Eyes (RAT Production)
Distinguished Patron Of The Arts Awards: Yayasan Sime Darby
Kakiseni Audience Choice Awards for Dance: Farewell, My Concubine – The Movement Of The Martyr (Lee Wushu Arts Theatre and The Actors Studio)
Kakiseni Audience Choice Awards for Music: Ri Yue Chu Yin(Hands Percussion).
Kakiseni Audience Choice Awards For Musical Theatre: The Secret Life Of Nora (Enfiniti Vision Media)
Kakiseni Audience Choice Awards For Theatre: Projek Disko Baldi(Playground Productions)
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