How are The Montie Awards nominees and winners chosen?
- The ballot integrity team attends every show and decides what is a major role, minor role, leading role, etc.
- The list is taken to the show’s director, who will then sign off on the list barring no major objections.
- The ballots are then produced, sealed and handed to the box office of the respective theaters.
- Seven golden ticket holders will pick up the ballots and watch the show.
- The golden ticket holders are entertainment professionals or leaders in non-profit fine ares sector that are non-interested parties. These seven professionals are chosen by the executive director and two representatives from each theater.
- Once the performance is over, the ballots will be filled out and sealed before being hand-delivered to The Montie’s certified public accountant. They will be kept under lock and key until the final ballots of the final show are turned in.
- The CPA will tally all of the scores, determine the nominees and winners, and place that list in a sealed envelope that is only to be opened the night of the awards show where they will be announced. The executive producer will be aware of the nominees for planning purposes.
- The top three highest averages in each category are the nominees that will be publicly announced about a week after the last show’s last performance has run. The highest average will be the winner.
- The average is based on a point scale from one to 10. A score of one is the worst possible score and 10 the best. A score of five is described as what the judges expect going into the show. A score of 10 would be the judges “wanting to pay to hire the performer themselves to go on Broadway.” Judges also have the option to award fractions of points (i.e. 4.5, 9.5, etc.), which will likely prevent a tie.
- In the case of a tie, two winners will be given The Montie Award.
- The awards are $900 bronze statues paid for with donations and in-kind services from local businesses.
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