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Categories For the 40th MO Awards

  1. Solo Performer:

For a solo performer who is self-contained and plays one or more instruments and works with or without backing tracks as an instrumentalist or vocal/instrumentalist

 

2. Duo of the Year:

For two performers who are self-contained and play one or more instruments and work with or without backing tracks as instrumentalist or vocal/instrumentalists

 

3. Masterton Homes .Junior Performer of the Year:

Best new junior solo performer or ensemble of performers, 18 years of age or under. This award can only be won once by any one performer or ensemble of performers. The recipient of the award cannot be nominated more than once.

 

4. Dance Band for 2016:

For an ensemble of three or more performers/Musicians who play for listening and dancing entertainment.(All genres of music, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Swing etc)

 

5. Tribute Show of the Year:

For a show, either solo or ensemble, who recreate or pay tribute to the work of other performers, or genres.

 

6. The John Campbell Fellowship Award:

For any individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the community outside his/her normal career in the entertainment industry. Submissions are to be made, in writing, to The Committee, Australian Entertainment ‘MO’ Awards Inc. Po Box 26 Windale NSW 2306. Alternatively, submissions may be emailed to secretary@moawards.com

 

7. The Johnny O’Keefe Encouragement Award:

Best new solo performer or ensemble of performers who have worked in that capacity for less than two years.

 

8. Children’s Show for 2016:

For solo or ensemble performers who provide live entertainment specifically for children.

 

9. Sight Act of the Year:

For one or more performers who specialize as a ‘sight’ act, e.g. jugglers, acrobats, magicians, circus acts, illusionists, puppeteers, ventriloquists, etc.

 

10. Versatile/Variety/Harmony Act of the Year:

For one or more performers who performs as an act which contains more than one performance element; e.g. vocals, instrumental/multi instrumentalist and/or dance, comedy etc.

 

11. International Theme Show/Performer:

For solo or ensemble performers who present entertainment with an international reference.

 

12. The Hall of Fame Award:

For any individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry over the past three decades.

Submissions are to be made, in writing to;

The Committee, Australian Entertainment ‘MO’ Awards Inc. Po Box 4068 Bay Village NSW 2261. Alternatively, submissions may be emailed to the committee@moawards.com

The Committee will select the winner from the candidates that have been submitted for the Hall of Fame Award

 

13. Variety Production Show of the Year:

For produced shows featuring several performers displaying a variety of performance skills or a package show presenting four or more performers and a rehearsed choreographed group of dancers. (This does not include international themed show’s).

 

14. Compere of the Year:

For a solo performer who acts as a compere/host or M.C. at live shows or other presentations both corporate and variety. Both resident and non-resident comperes are eligible.

 

15. Accompanying Band:

For an accompanying band which, provides the highest standards of musicianship and musical support to performers. Bands from all genres are eligible.

 

16. Country Group/Band of the Year

A Band or group of performers who performs only country music.


17. Country Male Performer of the Year

 Best male performer who performs only country music.


18. Country Female Performer of the Year

Best female performer who performs only country music.


19. Original Rock Act of the Year:

For a band or performer that performs rock material with some original content.

 

20. Technical Support for 2016:

For a venue who consistently provides the highest standard of technical support in lighting and sound.

Please include club name, plus the lighting and/or sound technician/s

 

21. Best Venue for 2016:

For a venue providing the best facilities overall for performers and the presentation of shows. All types of venue are eligible.

 

22. Rodney Rude Best  Stand-Up Comedian of the Year:

For solo performers who delivers a stand-up comedic performance without use of props or costume.

 

23. The ‘MO’ Comedy Act of the Year:

For solo or ensemble of performers whose performance is primarily comedic and mainstream.

 

24. Female Vocal Performer of the Year:

For the best female performer who is primarily a vocalist.

 

25. Male Vocal Performer of the Year:

For the best male vocal performer who is primarily a vocalist

 

26. Entertainer of the Year:

For any individual or group who has scored among the highest in any category.

To be announced on the Presentation Night.