Theatre Awards round-up

It’s Awards Season so here’s our ongoing round-up of what’s winning. So far this year PLAYS have dominated the discussion and the gongs have gone to some high-profile celebrities, all adding some much needed sparkle to the West End’s award season. Afterall, why should Hollywood have all the fun? Here’s the latest on the What’s On Stage, South Bank Show and Critics’ Circle Awards. Up next are the Larrys (aka The Olivier Awards from the Society of London Theatre) on 28 March 2010.

Best Actress in a Play
Rachel Weisz
A Streetcar Named Desire

The CAPITAL BREAKS Best Actor in a Play
Jude Law

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Miriam Margolyes

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Patrick Stewart

The BABY GRAND Best Actress in a Musical
Patina Miller
Sister Act

The SEE TICKETS Best Actor in a Musical
Rowan Atkinson

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Jodie Prenger

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Oliver Thornton
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The MOBIUS INDUSTRIES Best Solo Performance
Derren Brown
Derren Brown: Enigma

The LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary Award for Best Ensemble Performance
On the Waterfront

The MILK TWO SUGARS Best Takeover in a RoleJohn Barrowman
La Cage aux Folles

The NICK HERN BOOKS Best New PlayJerusalem
by Jez Butterworth

The WALDORF HILTON Best New ComedyCalendar Girls
by Tim Firth

The SUPERBREAK Best New Musical
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The EMG Best Play Revival
A Streetcar Named Desire

The AMBASSADOR TICKETS Best Musical Revival

The SHAKESPEARE 4 KIDZ Best Shakespearean Production

Best Director
Trevor Nunn
Inherit the Wind at the Old Vic & A Little Night Music at the Menier Chocolate Factory & Garrick

Best Set Designer
Brian Thomson
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The WHITE LIGHT Best Lighting DesignerNatasha Katz
Sister Act

Best Choreographer
Ross Coleman
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The DEWYNTERS London Newcomer of the YearDiana Vickers
The Rise & Fall of Little Voic

Best Off-West End Production
The Pirates of Penzance
at the Union Theatre

The BOOKING OFFICE Best Regional ProductionAdolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall

The GROUPLINE Best West End Show

The AKA Theatre Event of the Year
The pairing of Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Waiting for Godot
Presented by Billy Connolly

Winner: The Thick Of It – BBC2  – Armando Iannucci’s dark political comedy set in the corridors of the British government.

Home Time – BBC2
The Inbetweeners – E4
Presented by Royal Ballet principle Tamara Rojo

Winner: E=mc² – David Bintley – Birmingham Royal Ballet – David Bintley’s new ballet for the Birmingham Royal Ballet, named after Einstein’s theory of relativity, with force fields of dancers.

Diversity – Dance Troupe
Limen – Wayne McGregor – Royal Opera House
TV Drama
Presented by Rob Brydon

Winner: Red Riding – C4 – Adapted from David Peace’s cult noir novels, an ambitious, dark and thrilling trilogy of interlinking films set in Yorkshire in the 1970s and 80s.

Being Human – BBC3
Collision – ITV1
Presented by Jarvis Cocker

Winner: Florence + the Machine – Lungs (not in attendance – acceptance speech through VT) – Her soaring, epic vocals, quirky melodies and self-contained musical world, found in her debut and platinum selling album Lungs.

Frankmusik – Complete Me
The xx – xx
Visual Arts
Presented by Grayson Perry

Winner: Anish Kapoor – RA – Anish Kapoor‘s joyful mid career retrospective exhibition, including his shooting cannon, which by the end of the exhibition had fired over 20 tons of molten wax.

Richard Long – Tate Britain
Roger Hiorns – Seizure
Presented by Rachel Weisz

Winner: Fish Tank – Academy-award winning writer/director Andrea Arnold’s second film, Fish Tank – set in Essex, is the story of Mia, a volatile 15 year old.

An Education
The Damned United
Presented by PD James

Winner: The Quickening Maze – Adam Foulds – A sympathetic and poetic exploration of John Clare’s madness.

Forest Gate – Peter Akinti
The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters
Presented by Rolando Villazon

Winner: Peter Grimes – ENO – David Alden’s coruscating production of Peter Grimes.

Into the Little Hill / Down by the Greenwood Side – Linbury Studio – ROH2 / The Opera Group / London Sinfonietta
The Fairy Queen – Glyndebourne
Presented by Dominic West

Winner: A Streetcar Named Desire – Donmar Warehouse – The Donmar’s revival starring Rachel Weisz.

Jerusalem – Jez Butterworth – Royal Court Theatre
The Habit of Art – Alan Bennett – National Theatre
Arts Council England’s Diversity Award
Presented by Jo Whiley

Winner: Julie McNamara – Playwright and performing artist.

Jenny Sealey – Graeae Theatre Company
Clean Break – Theatre, Education, new Writing
Classical Music
Presented by trumpeter Alison Balsom

Winner: Nielsen; Inextinguishable – A cycle of concerts performed by The Hallé Orchestra and The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – Two leading British orchestras, The Hallé Orchestra and The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, join forces for a cycle of symphonies by arguably Denmark’s greatest composer, Carl Nielsen.

City of Dreams: Vienna 1900-1935 –  Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Easter Reflections – The Sixteen
The Times Breakthrough Award
Presented by Sir Ian McKellen

Winner: David Blandy – for Visual Art

Alina Ibragimova – for Classical Music
Emma Fryer – for Comedy
Melissa Hamilton – for Dance
Carey Mulligan – for Film
Peter Akinti – for Literature
Daniel Kramer – for Opera
The xx – for Pop
Lucy Prebble – for Theatre
Suranne Jones – for TV Drama
Outstanding Achievement Award in association with The Dorchester
Presented by Sir David Attenborough

Winner: Melvyn Bragg
Best New Play
Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth (Royal Court)

The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical (new or revival)
Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith and Novello theatre)

Best Actor
Mark Rylance in Jerusalem (Royal Court)

Best Actress
Rachel Weisz in A Streetcar Named Desire (Donmar Warehouse)

The John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance
Jude Law in Hamlet (Donmar at Wyndham’s theatre)

Best Director
Rupert Goold for Enron (Headlong at Minerva theatre Chichester and Royal Court)

Best Designer
Christopher Oram for Red (Donmar Warehouse)

Most Promising Playwright
Alia Bano for Shades (Royal Court)

The Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer (other than a playwright)
Tom Sturridge in Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith)


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