Monday, 29 February 2016

Nominations for 2016 Oliviers - Best Actor/Best Actress

Best Actor

Kenneth Cranham in The Father – Wyndham's
Kenneth Branagh in The Winter's Tale – Garrick
Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet – Barbican
Adrian Lester in Red Velvet – Garrick
Mark Rylance in Farinelli and the King – Duke of York's

Best Actress

Denise Gough in People, Places and Things – National Theatre Dorfman
Gemma Arterton in Nell Gwynn – Apollo
Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51 – Noël Coward
Janet McTeer in Les Liaisons Dangereuses – Donmar Warehouse
Lia Williams in Oresteia – Almeida


Disappointingly star-heavy (I mean, it wasn't bad but does anyone really rate Cumberbatch's Hamlet that much, or Kidman's performance for that matter...). Kenneth Cranham and Lia Williams would be my picks here.

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