Jude Law in Hamlet
(© Johan Persson)
Jude Law in Hamlet
(© Johan Persson)
The nominations for the 2010 Olivier Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced in a ceremony to be held on March 21 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.

Lucy Prebble's Enron and John Logan's Red, both soon to bow on Broadway, have been nominated for Best New Play, alongside Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem and Katori Hall's The Mountaintop.

Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's Spring Awakening is one of the four productions nominated as Best New Musical. The show also received a nomination for Bill T. Jones for Best Theatre Choreography. The other nominees for Best Musical are Dreamcoats and Petticoats, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical, and Sister Act.

Jude Law has received a nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Hamlet. Also nominated in this category are James McAvoy (Three Days of Rain), Mark Rylance (Jerusalem), Ken Stott (A View From the Bridge), and Samuel West (Enron). Up for Best Actress are Gillian Anderson (A Doll's House), Lorraine Burroughs (The Mountaintop), Imelda Staunton (Entertaining Mr. Sloane), Juliet Stevenson (Duet for One), and Rachel Weisz (A Streetcar Named Desire).

Trevor Nunn's revival of A Little Night Music, which is currently playing at the Walter Kerr Theater on Broadway, picked up five nominations, including ones for Best Musical Revival. Alexander Hanson, who is reprising his performance on Broadway, also received a nomination, for Best Actor in a Musical.

Among the other nominees are Rowan Atkinson, Hayley Atwell, Matthew Bourne, Mackenzie Crook, Rupert Goold, Michael Grandage, Sheila Hancock, Rory Kinnear, Keira Knightley, Patina Miller, Ian Rickson, Tony Sheldon, and Hannah Waddington.

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