Irwin, Spacey, Turner, et al. Receive Evening Standard Nominations
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.