The best of the South Florida theatre season will be celebrated Nov. 19 at the 26th Annual Carbonell Awards, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.

Florida Stage and The Actors' Playhouse lead nominees with 22 nominations each. The yearly celebration is presented by the center, the South Florida Critics Circle and the Theatre League of South Florida. Nominations for South Florida's 2003-2004 theatre year (which ended Labor Day) were announced Sept. 18 and the nominees in the design categories are:

Best Costumes:
Bernard Grenier, As Thousands Cheer, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Mary Lynne Izzo, Evita, The Actors' Playhouse
Suzette Pare, At Wit's End, Florida Stage
Penny Koleos Williams, The Laramie Project, Caldwell Theatre Company
Penny Koleos Williams, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Caldwell Theatre Company

Best Lighting:
Ginny Adams, Evita, The Actors' Playhouse
Jim Fulton, The Music Lesson, Florida Stage
Jim Fulton, At Wit's End, Florida Stage
Jeff Quinn, The Blue Room, GableStage
Thomas Salzman, The Laramie Project, Caldwell Theatre Company

Best Set Design:
Lyle Baskin, Evita, The Actors' Playhouse
Tim Bennett, The Laramie Project, Caldwell Theatre Company
Tim Bennett, Lobby Hero, Caldwell Theatre Company
James Morgan, At Wit's End, Florida Stage
Klara Zieglerova, The Music Lesson, Florida Stage

Best Sound:
Nate Rausch, Citizen Tom Paine, GableStage
Nate Rausch, Mindgame, GableStage
Steve Shapiro/Nate Rausch, Evita, The Actors' Playhouse
Steve Shapiro, Far East, New Theatre
Steve Shapiro, The Laramie Project, Caldwell Theatre Company