If we were over the moon when we heard 25 Sydney Festival artists had scored nominations in the Helpmann Awards, imagine how excited we were when nine of them were announced as winners!

A huge congratulations to all the nominees and winners. You’re an exceedingly brilliant bunch.

The Secret River
– Best Play!
– Ian Grandage: Best Music Direction
– Ian Grandage: Best Original Score
– Neil Armfield: Best Direction of a Play
– Colin Moody – Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play
– Kate Grenville: Best New Australian Work

The Secret River

Masked Ball
– Alex Ollé – Best Direction of an Opera
A Masked Ball

School Dance
– Best Presentation for Children
– Amber McMahon: Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play
Windmill Theatre's School Dance