Monday, 9 March 2015

Nominations for 2015 Oliviers - Best Actor/Best Actress in a Musical

Best Actor in a Musical

Jon Jon Briones in Miss Saigon – Prince Edward
John Dagleish in Sunny Afternoon – Hampstead / Harold Pinter
Brandon Victor Dixon in The Scottsboro Boys – Garrick
Killian Donnelly in Memphis – Shaftesbury

An odd selection as I don't much like Miss Saigon or care for the Kinks so it's hard to be objective - the power of The Scottsboro Boys wins out for me but Saigon's history might well carry the day

Should win: Brandon Victor Dixon
Will win: Jon Jon Briones

Best Actress in a Musical

Gemma Arterton in Made in Dagenham – Aldelphi
Katie Brayben in Beautiful – Aldwych
Tamsin Greig in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – Playhouse
Beverley Knight in Memphis – Shaftesbury

Whereas this group I'm fully onboard with. I'd put Greig at a slightly lower level due to the weakness of the show but I'd happily see any of the others win

Should win: Gemma Arterton, or Katie Brayben, or Beverley Knight!
Will win: Gemma Arterton




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