The Benny Award
Nominations for the Benny Award are accepted from VAC members and the recipient ultimately decided upon by past Benny recipients, making its presentation recognition as one of the highest degree by the New Zealand entertainment industry.
The Benny Award was named after its first recipient, New Zealand variety performer Edgar Benyon (1902-1978) in 1969. The Benny statuette was designed and sculptured by magician Jon Zealando which features Greek muses Melpomene and Thalia - the traditional symbols of comedy and tragedy.
- 2006 - Alan Watson
- 2005 - Elaine Bracey
- 1995 - Guy Cater
- 1980 - Peter Evans
- 1972 - Jon Zealando
- 1969 - Edgar Benyon
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