Dolphin Tale Sweeps Awards Ceremony!
“Dolphin Tale swept 16 categories at the Crystal Reel awards on Saturday held in Orlando’s Florida Hotel Nov. 9 and 10.
The Crystal Reel Awards are held annually to honor and highlight outstanding achievements in motion picture, television, audio recording and digital media productions created in Florida over the past year. The Official Judges of the CRA are Emmy, Grammy, and/or Oscar recipients from across the country with no affiliation to the host organization, Florida Motion Picture and Television Association (FMPTA).
Highlighting the success of the Florida Tax Credit Program and the productions it has brought to Florida were nominees in two key categories: For Best TV Series, nominees “Burn Notice” and “The Glades” were represented. For Best Feature, the nominees were Dolphin Tale and Renee.
Dolphin Tale was represented on the Red Carpet by cast members Harry Connick, Jr., Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Austin Highsmith. Additionally, Dolphin Tale producers Broderick Johnson and Richard Ingber of Alcon Entertainment and co-producer David Yates of Clearwater Marine Aquarium walked the red carpet.
Dolphin Tale walked away the big winner of the evening, winning in the following categories:
- Best Feature: Robert Engelman, Steven Wegner, David Yates, Yolanda Cochran, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Richard Ingber
- Best Adolescent Actor, Feature Film: Nathan Gamble
- Best Adolescent Actress, Feature Film: Cozi Zuehlsdorff
- Best Supporting Actress, Feature Film: Austin Highsmith
- Best Actor, Feature Film: Harry Connick, Jr.
- Best Editing: Harvey Rosenstock
- Best Art Direction/Set Design, Feature Film: Michael Corenblith
- Best Special Effects (Mechanical): Howard Berger
- Best Make-Up, Feature Film: Erin Brasfield-Koplow
- Best Hair: Jane Hassinger
- Best Costumes: Hope Hanafin
- Best Original Soundtrack: Mark Isham
- Best Original Score: Mark Isham
- Best Script (Produced), Feature Film: Karen Janszen & Noam Dromi
- Best Director, Feature Film: Charles Martin Smith
- Best Trailer: Robert Engelman, Steven Wegner, David Yates, Yolanda Cochran, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson”