Eve Best and Kevin Spacey inA Moon for the Misbegotten
Eve Best and Kevin Spacey in
A Moon for the Misbegotten
American stars Bill Irwin, Kevin Spacey, and Kathleen Turner are among the acting nominees for this year's Evening Standard Awards, which will be presented at London's Savoy Hotel on Friday November 27.

Irwin and Turner are nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively for their turns in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which they also did on Broadway. Spacey is nominated for A Moon for the Misbegotten, currently at the New Vic. Their competition is Sinead Cusack and Rufus Sewell for Rock 'N' Roll, Michael Sheen for Frost/Nixon, and Frances O'Connor for Tom & Viv.

Perhaps the most interesting race is for Best Musical, which pits the British premieres of Monty Python's Spamalot and Caroline, or Change against the recent revivals of Evita and Sunday in the Park With George. In addition, Evita star Elena Roger received a nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. The Best Play category pits Sir Tom Stoppard's Rock 'N' Roll against Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon and Conor McPherson's The Seafarer.

The Best Director race consists of Marianne Elliott for Pillars of the Community, Michael Grandage for The Wild Duck, Frost/Nixon, and Evita, and Anthony Page for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The Best Design nominees are David Farley and Timothy Bird for set and projection design for Sunday in the Park With George, Bokur Jonsson for Metamorphosis, and Christopher Oram for Evita.