Will Woolly Mammoth's "Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play" score any Helen Hayes Award nominations? Find out tonight. (Scott Suchman)

Awards season is here and not just on a national level. Tonight, you can forget about the Oscar buzz and the Grammy hype and look back at the best in Washington theater in 2012. The nominations for the Helen Hayes Awards are announced tonight, and you can watch live online.

Who will make the short list? Find out at 6:45 p.m. In the meantime, you can jog your memory about 2012's stage stand-outs by reading Peter Marks's favorites from last year.