Sydney: 2014 Drag Industry Variety Awards Felt Like the Tony Awards (VIDEO)

2014 DIVA Drag Industry Variety Awards Sydney Australia

The 2014 DIVAs were held on Oct. 27 at the UNSW Roundhouse in Kensington to celebrate the achievements of the Sydney drag industry.

The colorful and fabulous award ceremony was a wild night of fun and glamour hosted by the fierce Minnie Cooper.

“I was lucky enough to host the event this year,” Minnie told us. “I wanted it to feel like the Tony or Academy Awards.” Minnie opened the ceremony with a hilarious spoof of ‘Anything Goes,’ backed by a tap-dancing ensemble that set the tone for the whole night.

Watch: Minnie Cooper – ‘Anything Goes’ DIVAs Opening Number

As part of the award ceremony, Minnie also put together a hilarious parody version of Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Mean Tweets’ segment, which featured Vanity Faire, Courtney Act, Bianca Del Rio and a several other queens.

2014 DIVAs: Award Winners

The most prestigious award of the evening, Entertainer of the Year, went to Charisma Belle (pictured below).

Charisma Belle Australian Drag Queen Entertainer of the Year 2014 Drag Industry Variety Awards DIVAs Sydney
Charisma Belle – Image Credit: Facebook

Queen of Hearts Award: House of Priscilla – Chelsea Bunn

Best Costumed Show: Tworking Girls

Miss Congeniality: Minnie Cooper

Variety Show: Meals on Heels

Most Popular Male Performer: Ripley Waters

Most Popular Venue: Stonewall Hotel

Sydney’s Favorite Drag Personality: Karen Kardashian

Most Popular DJ: Shane Davidson

Most Popular Show: Cirque Du So Gay – Imperial Hotel

Bitch of the Year: Minnie Cooper

DIVA Rising Star: Nikita Van Der Camp

DIVA Hall of Fame: Keren St James

Show of the Year: Tworking Girls – Arq

Technical Achievement: Airhead Audio – Sound

The DIVA Moment: The Little Merdrag Tribute – Stonewall Hotel