Olivier Awards 2018: nominations in numbers
Nominations for the Olivier Awards 2018 were announced on March 6. Here is a breakdown of the facts and figures in detail.
108 – productions eligible for the Olivier Awards 2018 in the main theatre categories
42 – the number of years the Oliviers have been running
13 – nominations for Hamilton, making it the most nominated production in history, surpassing previous joint record holders Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Hairspray, which each held 11
7 – nominations for women in individual non-gendered categories (theatre choreographer, lighting, sound, costume, set and director)
19 – nominations for men in individual non-gendered categories
Compared to last year:
4 – for women in these categories
21 – for men
Movers and shakers
2 – nominations for Imelda Staunton this year, in both the actress in a musical and actress in a play categories
13 – total number of nominations received by Imelda Staunton throughout her career
18 – nods for Sonia Friedman Productions, compared to 31 in 2017
10 – nominations for Follies at the National Theatre, including two for best actress in a musical and three across the design categories
8 – for The Ferryman at the Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre, including a first time nomination for Laura Donnelly for best actress
6 – for Angels in America at the National Theatre
5 – for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which originated at Sheffield Theatres before transferring to the Apollo Theatre
5 – for Girl From the North Country at the Old Vic, now running at the Noel Coward Theatre
Subsidised vs commercial
40 – nominations for subsidised productions, which includes Follies at the National as well as productions at Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Opera House
56 – nominations for commercial productions
22 – nominations for the National Theatre across four productions
7 – nods for the Almeida Theatre for Hamlet and Ink by James Graham
0 – nominations for the Young Vic, which had productions including The Jungle and Wings
0 – Mike Bartlett’s Albion at the Almeida Theatre, starring Victoria Hamilton, received no nominations
0 – nominations for Carl Grose’s The Grinning Man at Trafalgar Studios
0 – for Philip Quast or Peter Forbes in Follies at the National
1 – Bat Out of Hell the Musical at the London Coliseum received only one nomination, for best sound design
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