LIVE: Olivier Awards Nominations, From 12 Noon


And that's it! Wow, they flew through them. The Olivier Awards ceremony takes place on 15th April, at the Royal Opera House, and screened live on the BBC Red Button.

12.12pm: Best Musical Actress - Kate Fleetwood, Sarah Lancashire, The Matildas, Scarlett Strallen; 

Best Actor -  James Corden, Benedict Cumberbatch & Jonny Lee Miller, David Haig, Douglas Hodge, Jude Law; 

Best Actress - Celia Imrie, Lesley Manville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Marcia Warren, Ruth Wilson

Best New Musical - Betty Blue Eyes, Ghost The Musical, London Road, Matilda The Musical, Shrek The Musical

Best New Play - Collaborators, Jumpy, The Ladykillers, One Man Two Guvnors

Best Sound - Ghost (Bobby Aitken), Frankenstein (Underworld & Ed Clarke), Ladykillers (Ben & Max Ringham), Matilda (Simon Baker)

12.11pm: Best Revival - Anna Christie, Flare Path, Much Ado About Nothing, Noises Off;

Best Musical Actor - Bertie Carvel, Nigel Lindsay, Reece Shearsmith, Paulo Szot

12.10pm: For Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre - Mogadishu, Roadkill, Salt Root And Roe, The Village Bike;

and for Best Director - Sean Foley (Ladykillers), Nicholas Hytner (One Man Two Guvnors), Rufus Norris (London Road), Matthew Warchus (Matilda).

12.09pm: Best Set Design - Ghost (Rob Howell), Ladykillers (Michael Taylor), Matilda (Rob Howell), One Man Two Guvnors (Mark Thompson);

and for Best Choreographer - Peter Darling (Matilda), Javier De Frutos (London Road), Stephen Mear (Crazy For You), Andrew Wright (Singin’ In The Rain)

12.08pm: Best Lighting Design: Anna Christie (Howard Harrison), Frankenstein (Bruno Poet), Ghost (Hugh Vanstone), Matilda (Hugh Vanstone);

and for Best Costume Design - Crazy For You (Peter McKintosh), Matilda (Rob Howell), Shrek (Tim Hatley), South Pacific (Catherine Zuber)

12.07pm: Best New Opera - Castor And Pollux (ENO), Midsummer Night’s Dream (ENO), The Passenger (ENO), Clemency (ROH2);

and for Outstanding Achievement in Opera: ENO for programme, Amanda Holden for translation of Castor And Pollux;

and for Outstanding Achievement in Opera: Richard Jones (Anna Nicole, Trittico & Hoffmann), Mark-Anthony Turnage(Anna Nicole, Twice Through The Heart)

12.06pm: Best New Dance - Desh, (Sadler’s Wells), Gardenia (Sadler’s Wells), The Metamorphosis (ROH2), Some Like It Hip Hop (Peacock);

and then for Outstanding Achievement in Dance - Sylvie Guillem for 6000 Miles Away, Tommy Franzen for Some Like It Hip Hop

12.05pm: Best Entertainment & Family - Derren Brown: Svengali, Midnight Tango, Potted Potter, Tiger Who Came To Tea

12.04pm: Best Supporting Performance in a Play - Mark Addy, Oliver Chris, Johnny Flynn, Bryony Hannah, Sheridan Smith

12.02pm: Best Supporting Performance in a Musical - Sharon D Clarke (Ghost), Sophie-Louise Dann (Lend Me A Tenor), Nigel Harman (Shrek), Paul Kaye (Matilda), Katherine Kingsley

12.02pm: We already know the nominees for the Olivier Audience Award. Best Revival - Crazy for You, Singin' In The Rain, South Pacific and The Wizard of Oz.

12.01pm: Nancy Carroll and Roger Allam take to the stage.

12noon: We're starting!

9am GMT: The nominees for this year's Olivier Awards will be announced today from 12 noon - follow it right here on BWW:UK.

2011 Olivier Award winners Nancy Carroll and Roger Allam will announce the nominees at an event at the Mayfair Hotel on Thursday.

Four shows already in the running to take home an award at this year’s ceremony are Billy Elliot The Musical, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables and Wicked, the shortlist for the BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award. 

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Carrie Dunn Carrie is the UK editor-in-chief for BroadwayWorld. After spending her formative years reading books and ending up with a Masters degree in English literature from King's College London, it was inevitable that Carrie should be a journalist. Her pure and simple delight in the art-form of musical theatre led to the Guardian asking her to be their West End Girl. Since then, she's picked up a PhD, and also written for many other UK publications, including the Times and the Independent. She has many eclectic loves, including sport, karaoke, reality television, MMORPGs, three-volume Victorian novels, the British seaside, embroidery and Veronica Mars.