The nomination list for the 2010 ALSO Awards has been released today and voting is now open.

Get online and select who you think deserves to win an award for the biggest, brightest and best contribution to Melbourne’s GLBTI community over the past year.

A ‘first past the post’ system is in place for winners in the Most Popular section below.

A panel of judges selected by the ALSO Foundation will deliberate on the remaining nine categories (of a total 22), with winners to be announced on awards night.

Voting closes at midnight, Saturday, June 26, so get voting!

Those who made the grade this year were:

1. Most Outstanding Volunteer (recognising outstanding contribution by an individual volunteer to any GLBTIQ event, organisation or initiative held in the last 12 months)

Ali Hogg
Micah Scott
Rodney Cruise
Tracey Cocks

2. Most Outstanding Community Event (Acknowledges the most outstanding community event of the last 12 months, by and for the queer community)

Equal Love
Midsumma Festival
Minus 18 Same Sex Formal
Pride March

3. Best Overall Community Reporting by a Media Outlet (Acknowledges a consistently excellent level of reportage by a queer media outlet over the last 12 months)

JOY 94.9
Southern Star
Q Magazine

4. Most Popular DJ (Nominees must have played in Victorian venues or events within the last 12 months, whether they be regular residencies or as guests)

DJ Argonaut
DJ Eleni
DJ Rod

5. Most Popular Venue (Nominees must cater for the GLBTIQ community and be located in Victoria)
Glasshouse Hotel

GH (formerly Greyhound Hotel)
The Market
Sircuit Bar

6. Most Popular One-Nighter or Alternative Venue (Nominees must cater for the GLBTIQ community and be located in Victoria)

Bitch Fridays

7. Most Outstanding Costumier (Acknowledges outstanding work and craftsmanship of costumier’s for Victoria’s vibrant queer arts and performance scene)

Nova China
Polly Filla
Rita La Coque Eater
Venus Envy

8. Most Popular Artist, Group or Entertainer (Open to non-drag performing artists and entertainers)

Andy & Adrian
Jade Leonard
Luke Gallagher
Yana Alana & the Paranas

9. Most Popular Drag Queen Performer (Victorian-based)

Anita Bier
Bumpa Love
Dulcie Du Jour
Monte Diamonte

10. Most Popular Drag King Performer (Victorian-based)

Nik Willmott
Rocco D’Amore
Scott Twat

11. Most Popular Live Show or Performance (including drag) (Victorian-based)

All Dragged Up and noWHERE to Show (Neverwhere)
The Classics (GH)
Le Femme Garcon
Radio Husbands (Andy & Adrian)

12. Most Outstanding Business or Organisation (Victorian-based)

JOY 94.9
Hares & Hyenas
David Williams Fund

13. Most Significant Straight Supporter (Acknowledges the support and respect provided by a person, group or entity from the non-queer community)

Carol Nader
Haans Siver
Sally Dempster
Sgt Scott Davis

The ALSO Awards are on June 28 at St Kilda’s National Theatre.

Tickets are $40 full, $25 conc, $30 for ALSO members and group purchases of eight people and more receive a discount.


info: To vote or buy tickets, visit

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