And the Ovation Award Nominees Aren't...

Some members of the Los Angeles theater community awoke Friday to news that their nomination for an Ovation Award had been revoked. The La Stage Alliance, which bestows the peer-judged theater honors, announced Thursday that several of the 2011–12 nominees were, it turns out, ineligible for the award. Alvin Colt, who was nominated in the Costume Design, Large Theatre category for "Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits, Part Two" at Theatre West, was ruled out because his work was not "original." The Alliance said that Colt "created the costumes for a previous production a number of years ago. As a result, those costumes are not eligible for Ovation Awards consideration. Respecting Mr. Colt's excellent work, he will remain a nominee in this category, but will no longer be eligible to receive the award." Even if he'd remained in contention, Colt wouldn't have been able to collect the honor himself. He passed away in
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