On Tuesday lunchtime the 2019 Olivier Award nominations were announced! As one of the most important dates in the theatre calendar, the Olivier’s are a preetttyyyy big deal, so I wanted to share my Olivier Award Nomination reaction!
First all, thank goodness that both Come From Away and Company stormed the nominations with nine each! After the choice reviews for Come From Away I am so glad that they are getting the recognition that I think they deserve. Now… they just need to win!
I think Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig’s nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role In A Musical and Best Actress In a Musical were justly deserved. But why isn’t the category just Best Actress, OR the Best Actress in a play category be named as such? In my opinion it insinuates that the actors in musicals aren’t as ‘talented’ as the ones in plays. Why don’t they all get grouped into one big glorious group of wonderful?! (the same goes for the men). But that’s another blog post, for another day…
Also I am so glad that Summer and Smoke (you may remember my slight obsession with it just after Christmas) garnered the nomination for Best Revival and Best Actress for Patsy Ferran. I was worried that it was going to get swallowed up by all the other plays but thank goodness that it shone as bright to the theatre big wigs as much as it did for me!
I am surprised that neither 9 to 5 or Heathers got nominated. Although I didn’t think they would have been front runners, I did think they would have got nods towards some categories. I guess that’s why award ceremonies like the What’sOnStage Awards are important, for the theatre fans and goers to have their say and to show some of the other shows some love.
There are loads of nominees and other categories that I could talk about, but this was my initial reaction! I can’t wait to see who wins on the night (April 7)!!!
What do you think of the nominations?
Till Next Time,