London Buzz - Olivier Nominations Announced

 

londonExciting news for West End fans today, as the Laurence Olivier Award nominations were announced from London. According to the BBC, the stage version of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time leads the pack for this year's Awards with eight nominations.

The National Theatre production, now in the West End, is up for best new play, with Luke Treadaway up for best actor.

Curious Incident is joined in the best new play category by Nick Payne's multi-verse drama Constellations, Peter Morgan's The Audience, and This House, James Graham's political drama at the National Theatre.

Dame Helen Mirren is nominated for best actress for reprising her Oscar-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, alongside Hattie Morahan for A Doll's House, Billie Piper for The Effect and Kristin Scott Thomas for Old Times. Dame Helen won the best actress Oscar in 2007 for her performance in the film The Queen, also written by Peter Morgan.

The best actor race sees Curious Incident's Treadaway up against Rupert Everett's Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss, James McAvoy's Macbeth, Mark Rylance for Twelfth Night and Rafe Spall for Constellations.

Both Macbeth and Twelfth Night are up for best revival, along with with Long Day's Journey Into Night and Old Times.

Winners will be announced at the Royal Opera House on 28 April.

The ceremony will be hosted by Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville and West End star Sheridan Smith.

MOST NOMINATED SHOWS

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time - 8

Top Hat (pictured) - 7

Sweeney Todd - 6

The Audience - 5

Kiss Me, Kate - 5

Constellations - 4

 

 

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