YARMOUTH - Judging by the enthusiastic applause that greeted Jeremy Watkins on May 19 when he sprang onto the stage in character as Lumière from Beauty & the Beast, it's no wonder he received the most coveted award of the evening - Performer of the Year.
The 12th annual ACT awards at Th'YARC carried on the tradition of recognizing crowd-chosen favourites.Last year at the end of each locally directed play, the audience was asked to pick their favorite female and male actor. The awards evening recognizes the winners in addition to providing much-appreciated entertainment between award announcements. This year MacKenzie School of Dance dancers, KIDZACT, soloist Bailey Cooke, The Chunk of Funk, soloist Sarah Turpin and dancer Allison Randall, as well as the Farce Group Performers provided the entertainment.
Watkins also received Favourite Actor for his performance in Beauty & the Beast.
Following are the other winners:
Danica Nakpil: Favourite actress in Aladdin Jr.
Ryan Nakpil: Favourite actor in Aladdin Jr.
Jessica DeMille: Favourite actress in Let's Murder Marsha
David Doucette: Favourite actor in Let's Murder Marsha
Oliver Richard: Favourite actor in Your Life is a Feature Film
Holly Mount: Favourite actress in Maud
Brian Isles: Favourite actor in Maud
Tanya Wallace: Favourite actress in The Sensuous Senator
Rob Allain: Favourite actor in The Sensuous Senator
Camille Cramm: Favourite actress in Beauty & the Beast
Flo Maynard Award, presented to a "behind the scenes" volunteer: Brenda O'Connell