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Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law, Jonny Lee Miller, Kristin Scott Thomas Among Olivier Award Nominees

Jonny Lee Miller
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The 2012 Olivier Award nominations have been announced. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held, as previously announced, on April 15 in a ceremony at the Royal Opera House and hosted by Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.

Matilda the Musical is one of the most nominated productions. The show has received 10 nominations, including on as Best New Musical. In addition, Matthew Warchus has been nominated for his direction of the show, and Peter Darling has received a nomination in the Best Theatre Choreographer category. The young actresses who play the title role in the production have been nominated collectively in the Best Actress in a Musical category, Bertie Carvel has received a Best Actor in a Musical nomination, and Paul Kaye is nominated in the Best Performance in a Supporting Role category.

Also nominated as Best New Musical are Betty Blue Eyes, Ghost the Musical, London Road, and Shrek the Musical. The other performers nominated in musical categories include Sharon D. Clarke, Sophie-Louise Dann, Kate Fleetwood, Nigel Harman, Katherine Kingsley, Sarah Lancashire, Nigel Lindsay, Reece Shearsmith, Scarlett Strallen, and Paulo Szot.

In non-musical categories, the nominees for Best New Play are John Hodge's Collaborators, April de Angelis' Jumpy, and Graham Lineham's The Ladykillers, along with Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors, which has also received nominations for its star James Corden, who will soon be reprising his work in the show on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre, and Oliver Chris, who is nominated in the supporting performance category and will also be appearing in the show on Broadway.

Among the other artists nominated for their performances in plays are Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, dually nominated for their turns as both the creator and monster in Frankenstein at the National Theatre, along with Mark Addy, Johnny Flynn, David Haig, Bryony Hannah, Douglas Hodge, Celia Imre, Jude Law, Lesley Manville, Sheridan Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Marcia Warren, and Ruth Wilson.

Click here for more information about the Olivier Awards and a complete list of nominees.