March 26, 2013 at 6:53 pm #431590
And the nominees are:
Rupert Everett – The Judas Kiss
James McAvoy – Macbeth
Mark Rylance – Twelfth Night
Rafe Spall – Constellations
Luke Treadaway – The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Helen Mirren – The Audience
Hattie Morahan – A Doll’s House
Billie Piper – The Effect
Kristin Scott Thomas – Old Times
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Paul Chahidi – Twelfth Night
Richard McCabe – The Audience
Adrian Scarborough – Hedda Gabler
Kyle Soller – Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Janie Dee – NSFW
Anastasia Hille – The Effect
Cush Jumbo – Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse)
Helen McCrory – The Last Of The Haussmans
Nicola Walker – The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
MasterCard Best New Play
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Stephen Daldry – The Audience
Marianne Elliott – The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Jeremy Herrin – This House
Simon McBurney – The Master And Margarita
Best Actor in a Musical
Michael Ball – Sweeney Todd
Alex Bourne – Kiss Me, Kate
Tom Chambers – Top Hat
Will Young – Cabaret
Best Actress in a Musical
Heather Headley – The Bodyguard
Imelda Staunton – Sweeney Todd
Summer Strallen – Top Hat
Hannah Waddingham – Kiss Me, Kate
Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Adam Garcia – Kiss Me, Kate
Debbie Kurup – The Bodyguard
Siân Phillips – Cabaret
Leigh Zimmerman – A Chorus Line
Best New Musical
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Best Musical Revival
A Chorus Line
Kiss Me, Kate
Best Entertainment and Family
Cinderella (St James theatre)
Goodnight Mister Tom
Hansel And Gretel
Room On The Broom
White Light Award for Best Lighting Design
Paul Anderson – The Master And Margarita
Paule Constable – The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Lee Curran – Constellations
Mark Henderson – Sweeney Todd
Best Sound Design
Ian Dickinson – The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Paul Groothuis – Sweeney Todd
David McSeveney – Constellations
Gareth Owen – Top Hat
Best Costume Design
Bob Crowley – The Audience
Jon Morrell – Top Hat
Jenny Tiramani – Twelfth Night
Anthony Ward – Sweeney Todd
XL Video Award for Best Set Design
Hildegard Bechtler – Top Hat
Miriam Buether & Wang Gongxin – Wild Swans
Bunny Christie & Finn Ross – The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Tim Hatley – The Bodyguard
Best New Dance Production
Aeternum by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon
Cacti by Nederlands Dans Theatre 2 at Sadler’s Wells, choreographed by Alexander Ekman
A Streetcar Named Desire by Scottish Ballet at Sadler’s Wells
Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Lez Brotherston for the set and costumes for Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, New Adventures at Sadler’s Wells
ILL-Abilities company in Breakin’ Convention at Sadler’s Wells
Marianela Nunez for Aeternum, Diana & Actaeon and Viscera, The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House
Best Theatre Choreographer
Scott Ambler – Chariots Of Fire
Bill Deamer – Top Hat
Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett – The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Stephen Mear – Kiss Me, Kate
Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre
Caroline Horton for You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy at the Bush theatre
The production of Red Velvet at the Tricycle theatre
The season of new writing at the Royal Court Upstairs
Kate Bond and Morgan Lloyd for You Me Bum Bum Train, presented by Theatre Royal Stratford East
Best New Opera Production
Billy Budd, English National Opera at the London Coliseum
Caligula, English National Opera at the London Coliseum
Einstein On The Beach at the Barbican theatre
La Traviata, English National Opera at the London Coliseum
Outstanding Achievement in Opera
Edward Gardner for his conducting of The Flying Dutchman and Billy Budd at the
English National Opera, London Coliseum
Bryan Hymel for his performances in Les Troyens, Robert Le Diable and Rusalka at the
Royal Opera House
Music Theatre Wales for In the Locked Room/Ghost Patrol at the Linbury Theatre, the
Royal Opera House
The Stage Management teams at English National Opera, London Coliseum and the Royal Opera House
BBC Radio 2 Audience Award
Billy Elliot The Musical
Matilda The Musical
The Phantom Of The Opera
Michael FraynMarch 26, 2013 at 7:22 pm #431592
I think it’s ok to post this since we can post BAFTA at the Oscar’s thread, right? I don’t know if anyone cares, but it’s about theatre after all.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is the front-runner to win New Play and has a great chance of translate in a Broadway production very soon.
Twelfth Night is the favorite to Best Revival and Sweeney Todd for Musical Revival.
Top Hat will win New Musical.
Staunton and Ball are near locks for Actor and Actress in Musical. But in a upset we can see Headley beating Staunton for critically acclaimed performance in Bodyguard.
Everett, in his career-defining performance, is the favorite for Actor, but Treadaway is a possible spoiler. Also, Rylance is nominated for the second time for the same role, is this ever happened at Tony’s?
Morahan and Pipper will fight for this award, Mirren underperformed at expectations (I heard).
Scarborough and Walk are locks in the supporting categories, her in a lesser extent.
Zimmerman will probably win the supporting role in a musical. Daldry is a lock too.
Also: Michelle Ryan faced the backlash of her performance in Cabaret with no nomination. The biggest snub is Sally Hawkins that received much more praise than Rafel Spall and was left out of the nominees.April 29, 2013 at 7:55 am #431593
Helen Mirren reigns at London’s Olivier Awards
by Associated Press
Apr 29 2013 10:10 AM ET
Helen Mirren was crowned queen of the London stage at the Olivier Awards Sunday, while compelling, canine-titled teen drama The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time emerged as best in show with seven trophies.
Mirren, 67, was a popular and expected best actress choice for her regal yet vulnerable Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience,” Peter Morgan’s behind-palace-doors drama about the relationship between Britain’s queen and its prime ministers.
The actress, who won an Academy Award in 2007 for playing Britain’s monarch in The Queen, quipped that it was 87-year-old Elizabeth who deserved an award, “for the most consistent and committed performance of the 20th century, and probably the 21st century.”
Backstage, it turned out she wasn’t kidding. Mirren, who has been Olivier-nominated three times before, said that finally winning “doesn’t mean that I was the best actor. There were so many incredible performances out there.”
“I was making a joke about the queen winning, but I think actually it is a reflection of the kind of respect the queen is held in,” she said.
Her Audience co-star, Richard McCabe, who won the supporting actor trophy for playing 1960s and 70s Prime Minister Harold Wilson, said Mirren was a joy to work with.
“It’s important as an actor to be absolutely fearless, and she is,” he said.
While the queen herself hasn’t been to see the Stephen Daldry-directed show – rumored to be Broadway-bound – McCabe said “a lot of people in the royal household have been coming in and watching incognito, and they must be reporting back.”
The surprise of the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House was Curious Incident, an adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling young-adult novel about a teenage math prodigy with Asperger’s Syndrome who sets out to find the killer of his neighbor’s dog, with destabilizing results.
The show, which premiered at the state-subsidized National Theatre last year before transferring to a commercial West End playhouse, has won praise for its creative use of movement and technology to make the leap from page to stage.
The Simon Stephens-scripted drama was named best new play, and 28-year-old Luke Treadaway was crowned best actor, beating a strong list of contenders including Rupert Everett, Mark Rylance and James McAvoy.
Treadaway said the Curious company knew they had created “something really special” with the show about a teenager “who sees the world differently to a lot of people.”
“I think people could kind of see themselves in him,” Treadaway said.
“This is not even necessary,” he said, holding his trophy, a bust of the late actor Laurence Olivier. “I enjoy doing it so much anyway.”
The play also won prizes for director Marianne Elliott and supporting actress Nicola Walker, as well as for set, lighting and sound.
Walker said the play had, through some “magic,” succeeded in creating an onstage world as seen through the eyes of a teenage hero with autism.
“You start out thinking (it) is completely different to our world, and you end up thinking `No, there are parts of this world I understand.’”
The Olivier awards honor achievements in London plays, musicals, dance and opera. Winners in most categories are chosen by a panel of stage professionals and theatergoers.
Founded in 1976, the Oliviers have been laying on the glitz in recent years, with glossy ceremonies modeled on Broadway’s Tony Awards.
Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville and West End star Sheridan Smith – an Olivier winner in 2011 and 2012 – hosted a sparky ceremony that included performances by Glee star Matthew Morrison, Tony-winning Wicked diva Idina Menzel and 60s songstress Petula Clark.
The best new musical category had a retro feel, with the trophy going to Top Hat – a tap-dancing, tail-coated homage to Hollywood’s Golden Age based on the 1935 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie. It also won awards for costume design and choreography.
Blood-soaked musical Sweeney Todd took the prize for best musical revival, with its stars Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball named best actress and actor in a musical.
“I’m not sure I deserve this,” Ball said. “But I’ve also got sciatica, and I don’t deserve that either.”
Royal Ballet principal dancer Marianela Nunez took the prize for outstanding achievement in dance, while the same company’s Aeternum was named best new dance production.
An immersive staging of the Philip Glass opera Einstein on the Beach at London’s Barbican Centre was named best new opera production. American tenor Bryan Hymel won the outstanding achievement in opera prize for performances at the Royal Opera House.
Special achievement awards went to choreographer Gillian Lynne – best known for her work on Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals including Cats and The Phantom of the Opera – and playwright Michael Frayn, whose classic backstage farce Noises Off is still going strong 30 years after its debut.April 29, 2013 at 9:08 am #431594
I wonder if The Audience will go to broadway next year giving Mirren the Tony. She would need a grammy for EGOT.April 29, 2013 at 6:46 pm #431595
I heard The Audience and Curious Incident are going to Broadway. It’s unbelievable that Mirren didn’t have an Olivier by this point of her career. But her win kinda shocked me, I was expecting Morahan to win this. And Everett losing? Poor guy.
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