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Who Voted for What at the Drama Critics' Circle 2010-11 Awards

The New York Drama Critics' Circle met on May 9, 2011, at the offices of Time Out New York Magazine, to determine the winners of its 76th annual awards. The results were as follows:

Best Play: Good People, by David Lindsay-Abaire
Best Foreign Play: Jerusalem, by Jez Butterworth
Best Musical: The Book of Mormon, by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez
Special Citations: The Broadway revival of The Normal Heart; Mark Rylance for La Bête or Jerusalem; and the direction, design and puppetry of War Horse.

The first ballot for Best Play was radically fractured, with no single candidate garnering more than five of the 24 total votes. On the third (weighted) ballot, the race remained competitive, with Good People and Jerusalem winning 23 points and Other Desert Cities running just behind them with 22 points. Since no play reached the necessary threshold of 37 points, the Circle moves to a fourth ballot-newly approved in a bylaw change in January-that reduced the field to the third ballot's top four vote-getters (including The Motherf**ker with the Hat, which had received 11 points, narrowly edging out such contenders as Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, War Horse and The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures). On this ballot, in which previous proxy voters did not participate, Good People won with 34 points, with Other Desert Cities in second place with 30 points.

The Circle then moved to the award for Best Foreign Play. After narrowly failing to win a majority on the first ballot, winning 12 votes to War Horse's eight, Jerusalem won on the third ballot with 49 points to War Horse's 37.

In the vote for Best Musical, The Book of Mormon won a decisive majority in the first round of voting, with 17 of the 24 votes cast.

After a lively discussion of many eligible candidates, the Circle voted to award three Special Citations: to the production of The Normal Heart, to actor Mark Rylance and to the direction, design and puppetry of War Horse. The awards will presented at a private ceremony at Angus McIndoe Restaurant on May 16, 2011.

Best Play, first ballot:

Hilton Als: The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Melissa Rose Bernardo: August: Other Desert Cities
Scott Brown: The School for Lies
David Cote: Jerusalem
Joe Dziemianowicz: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Michael Feingold: Go Back to Where You Are
Robert Feldberg: Jerusalem
Adam Feldman: Good People
David Finkle: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
Elysa Gardner: Other Desert Cities
Erik Haagensen: Other Desert Cities
Mark Kennedy: Good People
Jesse Oxfeld: Other Desert Cities
David Rooney: Jerusalem
Frank Scheck: Good People
David Sheward: Passion Play
John Simon: Jerusalem
Alexis Soloski: Jerusalem
Marilyn Stasio: Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo
Steven Suskin: War Horse
Terry Teachout: The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Elisabeth Vincentelli: Good People
Linda Winer: The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Richard Zoglin: War Horse

Best Play, third ballot:

Hilton Als:
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
A Free Man of Color

Melissa Rose Bernardo:
Other Desert Cities
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Good People

Scott Brown:
The School for Lies
Jerusalem
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures

David Cote:
Jerusalem
Good People
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures

Joe Dziemianowicz:
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Other Desert Cities
Good People

Michael Feingold:
Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo
Good People
Go Back to Where You Are

Robert Feldberg:
Jerusalem
War Horse
Other Desert Cities

Adam Feldman:
Good People
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
In the Wake

David Finkle:
Jerusalem
Other Desert Cities
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Elysa Gardner:
Other Desert Cities
Good People
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Erik Haagensen:
Other Desert Cities
Born Bad
Me, Myself & I

Mark Kennedy:
Good People
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
Jerusalem

Jesse Oxfeld:
Other Desert Cities
Good People
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

David Rooney:
Jerusalem
Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo
Good People

Frank Scheck:
Good People
Kin
Other Desert Cities

David Sheward:
Passion Play
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures

John Simon:
Jerusalem
Other Desert Cities
After the Revolution

Alexis Soloski:
Jerusalem
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo

Marilyn Stasio:
Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo
Jerusalem
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures

Steven Suskin:
War Horse
Other Desert Cities
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures

Terry Teachout:
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
A Free Man of Color
The Grand Manner

Elisabeth Vincentelli:
Good People
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

Linda Winer:
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
War Horse
Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo

Richard Zoglin:
War Horse
Passion Play
Mistakes Were Made

Best Play, fourth ballot:

Melissa Rose Bernardo:
Other Desert Cities
Good People
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

David Cote:
Jerusalem
Good People
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Joe Dziemianowicz:
Other Desert Cities
Good People
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Michael Feingold:
Good People
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Other Desert Cities

Robert Feldberg:
Jerusalem
Other Desert Cities
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Adam Feldman:
Good People
Jerusalem
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

David Finkle:
Jerusalem
Other Desert Cities
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Elysa Gardner:
Other Desert Cities
Good People
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Mark Kennedy:
Good People
Jerusalem
Other Desert Cities

Jesse Oxfeld:
Other Desert Cities
Good People
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Frank Scheck:
Good People
Other Desert Cities
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

David Sheward:
Good People
Jerusalem
Other Desert Cities

John Simon:
Jerusalem
Other Desert Cities
Good People

Alexis Soloski:
Jerusalem
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Good People

Marilyn Stasio:
Jerusalem
Good People
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Steven Suskin:
Other Desert Cities
Good People
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Elisabeth Vincentelli:
Good People
Other Desert Cities
The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Linda Winer:
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Other Desert Cities
Jerusalem

Best Foreign Play, first ballot:

Hilton Als: War Horse
Melissa Rose Bernardo: August: War Horse
Scott Brown: Jerusalem
David Cote: Jerusalem
Joe Dziemianowicz: War Horse
Michael Feingold: Invasion!
Robert Feldberg: Jerusalem
Adam Feldman: Jerusalem
David Finkle: Jerusalem
Elysa Gardner: Abstain
Erik Haagensen: Born Bad
Mark Kennedy: Jerusalem
Jesse Oxfeld: Jerusalem
David Rooney: Jerusalem
Frank Scheck: War Horse
David Sheward: Jerusalem
John Simon: Jerusalem
Alexis Soloski: Jerusalem
Marilyn Stasio: Jerusalem
Steven Suskin: War Horse
Terry Teachout: The Pitmen Painters
Elisabeth Vincentelli: War Horse
Linda Winer: War Horse
Richard Zoglin: War Horse

Best Foreign Play, third ballot:

Hilton Als:
War Horse
Jerusalem
Elling

Melissa Rose Bernardo:
War Horse
The Pitmen Paintiners
Jerusalem

Scott Brown:
Jerusalem
Invasion!
The Great Game: Afghanistan

David Cote:
Jerusalem
War Horse
The Great Game: Afghanistan

Joe Dziemianowicz:
War Horse
Born Bad
Jerusalem

Michael Feingold:
Invasion!
Born Bad
The Pitmen Painters

Robert Feldberg:
Jerusalem
War Horse
The Pitmen Painters

Adam Feldman:
Jerusalem
The Great Game: Afghanistan
Gabriel

David Finkle:
Jerusalem
The Pitmen Painters
The Great Game: Afghanistan

Elysa Gardner:
War Horse
Jerusalem
This Wide Night

Erik Haagensen:
Born Bad
This Wide Night
The Great Game: Afghanistan

Mark Kennedy:
Jerusalem
War Horse
The Pitmen Painters

Jesse Oxfeld:
Jerusalem
That Face
Elling

David Rooney:
Jerusalem
War Horse
This Wide Night

Frank Scheck:
War Horse
Jerusalem
The Pitmen Painters

David Sheward:
Jerusalem
The Great Game: Afghanistan
Born Bad

John Simon:
Jerusalem
War Horse
The Pitmen Painters

Alexis Soloski:
Jerusalem
Invasion!
Born Bad

Marilyn Stasio:
Jerusalem
The Pitmen Painters
War Horse

Steven Suskin:
War Horse
The Pitmen Painters
Jerusalem

Terry Teachout:
The Pitmen Painters
War Horse
Jerusalem

Elisabeth Vincentelli:
War Horse
This Wide Night
Jerusalem

Linda Winer:
War Horse
Jerusalem
That Face

 

 


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