The Adelaide Critics Circle has announced the shortlist for its 2014 annual awards. The shortlisted finalists for awards in the performing arts are:

Individual Award
Douglas McNicol - bass, Otello (State Opera of SA)
Nathan O’Keefe - actor, The Importance of Being Earnest (State Theatre Company of SA)
Rory Walker - actor, The Importance of Being Earnest (State Theatre Company of SA)

Group Award
Restless Dance Theatre - Salt
State Opera of South Australia – Philip Glass Trilogy
State Theatre Company of SA- Between Two Waves
State Theatre Company of SA - The Importance of Being Earnest

Emerging Artist of the Year
Sam Calleja - actor, Orphans (Bluefruit Theatre), Man in a Bag (Polygraph)
Marianna Grynchuk - pianist, Only Chopin (Fringe 2014); The Firm solo concert
Joshua Oates - oboeist
Benji Riggs - actor, “Master Harold” … and the boys (Independent Theatre)

Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation
Sound Introversion Radio (Jason Sweeney/Yuri Tománek/Dale Wright) - Notoriously Yours
Lina Limosani - A Delicate Situation
Joe Felber: Kontaktraum Ausländer (Actors: David Geddes, Mikaela Davis)

Amateur Theatre - Individual Award
Michael Baldwin - actor, No Man’s Land, Theatre Guild
Elliot Howard - actor, Death in Bowengabbie, Bakehouse Theatre Company
Patrick Klavins - actor, Timon of Athens, AC Arts
Cate Rogers - actor, Romeo & Juliet, Theatre Guild

Amateur Theatre - Group Award
Adelaide Repertory Theatre – August: Osage County
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild - Miss Julie/After Miss Julie
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild - No Man’s Land

Awards for Visual Arts
The Award for Visual Arts will also be announced. There are no finalists, with a single winner, decided by the visual arts critics.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Finally, the ceremony will also see the announcement of the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. The identity of the recipient is a closely guarded secret - revealed only on the night.

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