Curious oversights and great triumphs in 2019 Helpmann Awards nominations

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Richard Watts

The Belvoir/Co-Curious production Counting & Cracking, an epic story of people, politics and migration, is competing with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2 for the most nominations for a single production.

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The Belvoir/Co-Curious production Counting & Cracking, presented at Sydney Festival and Adelaide Festival, has been nominated for eight Helpmann Awards. Image supplied.

About the author

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM.

The founder of the Emerging Writers' Festival, Richard currently serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's Committee of Management and on the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel.

He is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and in 2017 was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend.

Twitter: @richardthewatts