They are the only awards to focus solely on acting, and this year’s awards saw 10 accolades given out across the fringe.
Among the winners were Caroline Horton, whose award for All of Me means she is now a three-time winner of The Stage Edinburgh Awards, having previously been recognised in 2012 and 2010. Another repeat winner was Sophie Melville, who first won in 2015 and this year was given an award alongside Nigel Barrett for their performance in Pops.
Nigel Barrett and Sophie Melville for Pops at Assembly Roxy
Richard Gadd for Baby Reindeer at Summerhall
Breffni Holahan for Collapsible at Assembly Roxy
Caroline Horton for All of Me at Summerhall
Shauna Macdonald and Angus Taylor for Mouthpiece at Traverse Theatre
Dael Orlandersmith for Until the Flood at the Traverse
Lee Sang-hee for Macbeth at C South
Alice Vilanculo for E8 at Pleasance Dome