Olivier Awards 2019: Gillian Anderson, Ian McKellen Unraveled Among the Nominees
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The 'All About Eve' actress and the 'King Lear' actor have both collected a nod in the acting category, whereas 'The Inheritance', 'Come from Away' and 'Company' nab multiple nominations.

AceShowbiz - Gillian Anderson and Sir Ian McKellen have scored top acting nominations for the 2019 Olivier Awards.

"The X-Files" star has been nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal of Margo Channing, the role made famous by Bette Davis, in the stage adaptation of 1950 film "All About Eve". She faces tough competition from Sophie Okonedo, who recently won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra", as well as Eileen Atkins for "The Height of The Storm", Katherine Parkinson for "Home, I'm Darling", and Patsy Ferran for "Summer and Smoke".

McKellen landed a Best Actor nomination for his lead role in Shakespeare's "King Lear", and will go up against Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale, who are jointly nominated for "The Lehman Trilogy", plus Arinze Kene ("Misty"), Kyle Soller ("The Inheritance"), and David Suchet ("The Price").

"The Inheritance", directed by Stephen Daldry, was the most-nominated play with eight, while "Come from Away" and "Company", a gender-switched revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical, came top with nine nods each.

Some of the nominations for "Company" included Best Musical Revival as well as acting mentions for lead actress Rosalie Craig and her supporting stars Patti LuPone, Richard Fleeshman and Jonathan Bailey.

Other nominees for Best Musical Revival were "Caroline, or Change" and "The King and I", which helped score nominations for its lead stars Ken Watanabe, Kelli O'Hara and Ruthie Ann Miles.

Besides "Come from Away", the Best New Musical nominees included "Fun Home", "Six" and "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical", which earned star Adrienne Warren a nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

"The Inheritance" is up for Best New Play alongside "The Lehman Trilogy", "Misty", and "Sweat", while "King Lear", "The Lieutenant of Inishmore", "The Price" and "Summer and Smoke" will compete for Best Revival.

Comedian Jason Manford will host the awards show on 7 April at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Best New Play:

  • "The Inheritance"
  • "The Lehman Trilogy"
  • "Misty"
  • "Sweat"

Best Revival:

  • "King Lear"
  • "The Lieutenant of Inishmore"
  • "The Price"
  • "Summer and Smoke"

Best New Musical:

  • "Come from Away"
  • "Fun Home"
  • "Six"
  • "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical"

Best Musical Revival:

  • "Caroline, or Change"
  • "Company"
  • "The King and I"

Best New Comedy:

  • "Home, I'm Darling"
  • "Nine Night"
  • "Quiz"

Best Actor:

  • Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale - "The Lehman Trilogy"
  • Arinze Kene - "Misty"
  • Ian McKellen - "King Lear"
  • Kyle Soller - "The Inheritance"
  • David Suchet - "The Price"

Best Actress:

  • Gillian Anderson - "All About Eve"
  • Eileen Atkins - "The Height of The Storm"
  • Patsy Ferran - "Summer fnd Smoke"
  • Sophie Okonedo - "Antony and Cleopatra"
  • Katherine Parkinson - "Home, I'm Darling"

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Keir Charles - "Quiz"
  • Adam Gillen - "Killer Joe"
  • Adrian Lukis - "The Price"
  • Malcolm Sinclair - "Pressure"
  • Chris Walley - "The Lieutenant of Inishmore"

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • Susan Brown - "Home, I'm Darling"
  • Monica Dolan - "All About Eve"
  • Cecilia Noble - "Nine Night"
  • Vanessa Redgrave - "The Inheritance"

Best Actor in a Musical:

  • Marc Antolin - "Little Shop of Horrors"
  • Kobna Holdbrook-Smith - "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical"
  • Zubin Varla - "Fun Home"
  • Ken Watanabe - "The King and I"

Best Actress in a Musical:

  • Sharon D. Clarke - "Caroline, or Change"
  • Rosalie Craig - "Company"
  • Kelli O'Hara - "The King and I"
  • Adrienne Warren - "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical"

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical:

  • Jonathan Bailey - "Company"
  • Clive Carter - "Come from Away"
  • Richard Fleeshman - "Company"
  • Robert Hands - "Come from Away"

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

  • Patti LuPone - "Company"
  • Ruthie Ann Miles - "The King and I"
  • The Queens - "Six"
  • Rachel Tucker - "Come from Away"

Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director:

  • Christopher Ashley - "Come from Away"
  • Stephen Daldry - "The Inheritance"
  • Marianne Elliott - "Company"
  • Rebecca Frecknall - "Summer and Smoke"
  • Sam Mendes - "The Lehman Trilogy"

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