2020 Evie Awards: Live Broadcast on November 2nd

Physically Apart, But Celebrating Together

The 2020 Evie Awards will be held via Live Broadcast on November 2nd

Winnipeg, June 3, 2020 : The 2020 theatre season has been unlike any other, and the annual gathering to celebrate outstanding achievements will reflect the current need for physical distancing amidst Covid-19. The Evies will take place on Monday, November 2nd and this year's event will be a Live Broadcast directly into viewers' homes. Instead of ticket sales, the event will serve as a fundraiser for the Actors' Fund of Canada and Winnipeg Harvest.

"It's heartbreaking to see the impact of the pandemic on our live performance industries" says Chris Johnson, Chair of the Organizing Committee. "Our hope is to shine the spotlight on the fantastic moments we had prior to the Covid-19 shut-down, while reflecting on the sad reality that many of the cancelled productions will not be seen in Winnipeg. We hope the fundraising aspect of the event will alleviate some hardship, and that we can host a fun, uplifting night to bring the community together to look towards brighter days ahead."

Details are being coordinated for the November event and more announcements are forthcoming.

Honorary Awards

Artists and fans are invited to make nominations for the Honorary Awards. These awards recognize outstanding individuals in four categories: Career Contribution, Behind The Scenes, Theatre Champion and Theatre Educator. To make a nomination, visit: http://www.winnipegtheatreawards.com/thehonoraryawards. The deadline to nominate is June 30th.

Nominees for the general award categories will be announced in September.

High Resolution photos from the 2019 event can be found here.

**All photo credits to Leif Norman**