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    The 2020 Olivier Awards will take place on April 5 at London’s Royal Albert Hall. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/197563/olivier-awards-set-2020-date-at-londons-royal-albert-hall/

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    Jason Manford will once again be hosting the ceremony. The nominations will be announced on March 3. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/198149/jason-manford-to-return-as-host-for-2020-olivier-awards/

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    Since there’s only two more days until the nominations announced, what do you think will be the biggest contenders? On the plays side, I think it will be Leopoldstadt. On the musicals side, i think it will be Dear Evan Hansen.

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    And the nominees are…

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical:
    David Bedella-& Juliet
    Stewart Clarke-Fiddler On The Roof
    Jack Loxton-Dear Evan Hansen
    Rupert Young-Dear Evan Hansen

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical:
    Lucy Anderson-Dear Evan Hansen
    Petula Clark-Mary Poppins
    Cassidy Janson-& Juliet
    Lauren Ward-Dear Evan Hansen

    Best Original Score or New Orchestrations:
    & Juliet-New Orchestrations by Bill Sherman and Dominic Fallacaro
    Amélie The Musical-Musical Supervisor and Arrangements by Barnaby Race
    Dear Evan Hansen-Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Orchestration by Alex Lacamoire
    Fiddler On The Roof-New Orchestrations by Jason Carr
    WaitressMusic & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles

    Best New Dance Production:
    La Fiesta-Israel Galván
    Ingoma-Mthuthuzeli November for Ballet Black
    MÁM-Michael Keegan-Dolan for Teaċ Daa??sa
    Vessel-Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa

    Outstanding Achievement in Dance:
    Sara Baras for her choreography and performance in Ballet Flamenco – Sombras
    Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker for her performance in Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten
    Gisèle Vienne for her choreography of Crowd, presented by Dance Umbrella

    Noel Coward Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play:
    Emilia
    Fleabag
    Magic Goes Wrong
    The Upstart Crow

    Best Theatre Choreographer:
    Fabian Aloise-Evita
    Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear-Mary Poppins
    Jerome Robbins and Matt Cole-Fiddler On The Roof
    Jennifer Weber-& Juliet

    Magic Radio Best Musical Revival:
    Evita
    Fiddler On The Roof
    Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    Mary Poppins

    Best Actor in a Musical:
    Andy Nyman-Fiddler On The Roof
    Charlie Stemp-Mary Poppins
    Sam Tutty-Dear Evan Hansen
    Jac Yarrow-Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Best Actress in a Musical:
    Audrey Brisson-Amélie The Musical
    Judy Kuhn-Fiddler On The Roof
    Miriam-Teak Lee-& Juliet
    Zizi Strallen-Mary Poppins

    Cunard Best Revival:
    Cyrano De Bergerac
    Death Of A Salesman
    Present Laughter
    Rosmersholm

    Best Family Show:
    Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear – The Musical!
    Oi Frog & Friends!
    To The Moon And Back
    The Worst Witch

    Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre:
    Baby Reindeer
    Blues In The Night
    Our Lady Of Kibeho
    Seven Methods Of Killing Kylie Jenner
    Upstairs
    Warheads

    White Light Award for Best Lighting Design:
    Neil Austin-Rosmersholm
    Paule Constable-The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
    Howard Hudson-& Juliet
    Bruno Poet-Uncle Vanya

    Royal Albert Hall Award for Best Sound Design:
    Gregory Clarke-Rosmersholm
    Emma Laxton-Emilia
    Ben and Max Ringham-ANNA
    Ben and Max Ringham-Cyrano De Bergerac

    Best Costume Design:
    Hugh Durrant-Goldilocks And The Three Bears
    Jonathan Lipman-Fiddler On The Roof
    Joanna Scotcher-Emilia
    Paloma Young-& Juliet

    Blue-I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design:
    Bob Crowley-Mary Poppins
    Soutra Gilmour-& Juliet
    Rae Smith-Rosmersholm
    Rae Smith-Uncle Vanya

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
    Arinzé Kene-Death Of A Salesman
    Colin Morgan-All My Sons
    Adrian Scarborough-Leopoldstadt
    Reece Shearsmith-A Very Expensive Poison

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
    Michele Austin-Cyrano De Bergerac
    Sophie Thompson-Present Laughter
    Indira Varma-Present Laughter
    Josie Walker-The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

    Best New Opera Production:
    Berenice at Royal Opera House
    Billy Budd
    Hansel And Gretel
    Noye’s Fludde

    Outstanding Achievement in Opera:
    Jette Parker Young Artists for their performances in Berenice, Death In Venice and Phaedra
    The Children’s Ensemble for their performance in Noye’s Fludde
    Martyn Brabbins and James Henshaw for their conducting of The Mask Of Orpheus

    Best Actor:
    Toby Jones-Uncle Vanya
    James McAvoy-Cyrano De Bergerac
    Wendell Pierce-Death Of A Salesman
    Andrew Scott-Present Laughter

    Best Actress:
    Hayley Atwell-Rosmersholm
    Sharon D. Clarke-Death Of A Salesman
    Juliet Stevenson-The Doctor
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge-Fleabag

    Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director:
    Marianne Elliott & Miranda Cromwell-Death Of A Salesman
    Jamie Lloyd-Cyrano De Bergerac
    Trevor Nunn-Fiddler On The Roof
    Ian Rickson-Uncle Vanya

    American Airlines Best New Play:
    A Very Expensive Poison
    The Doctor
    Leopoldstadt
    The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

    Mastercard Best New Musical:
    & Juliet
    Amélie The Musical
    Dear Evan Hansen
    Waitress

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    Winner Predictions:

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical: David Bedella-& Juliet
    Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical: Cassidy Janson-& Juliet
    Best Original Score or New Orchestrations: Dear Evan Hansen-Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Orchestration by Alex Lacamoire
    Best New Dance Production: Ingoma-Mthuthuzeli November for Ballet Black
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    Outstanding Achievement in Dance: Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker for her performance in Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten
    Noel Coward Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play: Fleabag
    Best Theatre Choreographer: Jennifer Weber-& Juliet
    Magic Radio Best Musical Revival: Fiddler On The Roof
    Best Actor in a Musical: Sam Tutty-Dear Evan Hansen
    Best Actress in a Musical: Miriam-Teak Lee-& Juliet
    Cunard Best Revival: Death Of A Salesman
    Best Family Show: The Worst Witch
    Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre: Our Lady Of Kibeho
White Light Award for Best Lighting Design: Neil Austin-Rosmersholm
    Royal Albert Hall Award for Best Sound Design: Ben and Max Ringham-Cyrano De Bergerac
    Best Costume Design: Paloma Young-& Juliet
    Blue-I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design: Soutra Gilmour-& Juliet
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Adrian Scarborough-Leopoldstadt
    Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Sophie Thompson-Present Laughter
    Best New Opera Production: Billy Budd
Outstanding Achievement in Opera:
    Jette Parker Young Artists for their performances in Berenice, Death In Venice and Phaedra
    Best Actor: Andrew Scott-Present Laughter
    Best Actress: Sharon D. Clarke-Death Of A Salesman
    Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director: Marianne Elliott & Miranda Cromwell-Death Of A Salesman
    American Airlines Best New Play: Leopoldstadt
    Mastercard Best New Musical: & Juliet

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    Interesting picks. Being American, I have no idea what’s going to win, but I made a try at predicting last year, and I got about half of my predictions right. Here’s hoping I’ll be right again this year. I’ll probably wait until the week before the ceremony before making my predictions, though.

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    I actually do have a prediction I’ll make right now. I usually never pay attention to opera, and I have no idea what will ultimately win, but I’m going to take a chance and bet Noye’s Fludde will win both opera categories. The only reason why I’m predicting it is that it’s the only opera among the nominees I’m somewhat familiar with. And the only reason I even know about that opera in the first place is that its music is heavily featured in the movie Moonrise Kingdom, one of the best coming of age movies of the 21st century.

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    I absolutely love the Olivier awards website and how they display the nominees! (: I wish the Tony awards would learn from them and do the same! (:

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    I find it interesting how the supporting players nominated for Dear Evan Hansen are the actors portraying Zoe, Larry, Cynthia, and Jared. This contrasts with the Broadway production where the only supporting actors nominated were Rachel Bay Jones and Mike Faist who played Heidi and Connor. It’s particularly interesting to me that Heidi’s actress didn’t make it when two other supporting actresses did, since in addition to the character of Heidi being the second largest role in the show, I’d say, second only to the titular character, she’s the best written and has the biggest showcase.

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    The legendary lyricist Don Black has been announced as this year’s Special Olivier Award recipient. https://www.playbill.com/article/tony-and-oscar-winning-lyricist-don-black-to-receive-special-olivier-award

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    I find it interesting how the supporting players nominated for Dear Evan Hansen are the actors portraying Zoe, Larry, Cynthia, and Jared. This contrasts with the Broadway production where the only supporting actors nominated were Rachel Bay Jones and Mike Faist who played Heidi and Connor. It’s particularly interesting to me that Heidi’s actress didn’t make it when two other supporting actresses did, since in addition to the character of Heidi being the second largest role in the show, I’d say, second only to the titular character, she’s the best written and has the biggest showcase.

    It’s always interesting how the Oliviers differ from the Tonys. Like Idina Menzel won the Tony for the Broadway production of Wicked, yet she didn’t even receive an Olivier nomination for the West End production

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    While a lot of major events around the world have been canceled due to fears of the coronavirus spreading, it looks like the Oliviers are still going to happen on April 5. https://variety.com/2020/legit/news/uk-theaters-no-clear-rationale-to-cancel-shows-1203527777/

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    It’s always interesting how the Oliviers differ from the Tonys. Like Idina Menzel won the Tony for the Broadway production of Wicked, yet she didn’t even receive an Olivier nomination for the West End production

    Like how Mark Harris pointed out how appropriate it was that Daveed Diggs won Best Featured Actor in a Musical at the Tonys for playing Lafayette/Jefferson in “Hamilton”, while the London production the actor playing King George won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.

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    West End theaters are now officially closing. https://www.playbill.com/article/londons-west-end-and-more-uk-theatres-shut-down-in-response-to-coronavirus-concerns

    No word yet on what this means for the Oliviers, but I can’t imagine them continuing to be on April 5, at least with a live audience. Who knows what will happen.

    I don’t know if the Special Awards recipients managed to receive their awards on Friday night. They included:

    Children’s casting director Jo Hawes.

    Producer Thelma Holt.

    Mountview Chief Executives Stephen Jameson and Sarah Preece.

    Theater consultant Peter Roberts.

    https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/Special-Recognition-Award-Recipients-Announced-For-Olivier-Awards-2020-20200214

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    Oliviers cancelled. BAFTA TV awards postponed till later in the year.

    https://www.southwalesguardian.co.uk/news/national/18312667.oliviers-cancelled-tv-baftas-postponed-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

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