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Olivier Awards 2019: nominations in numbers

Six, Summer and Smoke, The Inheritance and Company all Olivier nominees. Photos: Idil Sukan/Marc Brenner/Tristram Kenton Six, Summer and Smoke, The Inheritance and Company all Olivier nominees. Photos: Idil Sukan/Marc Brenner/Tristram Kenton
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This year’s Olivier Awards nominations were announced on March 4. Here, we break down the facts and figures in detail.

100 productions eligible for the Olivier Awards 2019 in the main theatre categories

43 years the Oliviers have been running

Oliviers 2019: Movers and shakers

Matthew Bourne. Photo: Hugo Glendinning
Matthew Bourne. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

8 total number of wins for Matthew Bourne, now that he has received a special award for achievement in dance. This will make him the joint holder of the most Oliviers, alongside Judi Dench

11 total number of nominations received by Ian McKellen throughout his career

9 number of nods for musicals Company and Come From Away, which lead this year’s nominations

total number of nominations for The Inheritance, which started at the Young Vic before transferring to the Noel Coward Theatre

6 for The King and I at the London Palladium

5 nods for pop musical Six, which started off at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before transferring to the Arts Theatre

5 for Summer and Smoke at the Almeida and Duke of York’s Theatre, including in the best actress and best director categories

Oliviers 2019: By gender

Bunny Christie. Photo: Craig Sugden
Bunny Christie. Photo: Craig Sugden

12 nominations for women in individual non-gendered categories (theatre choreographer, lighting, sound, costume, set and director)

14 nominations for men in individual non-gendered categories

Compared with last year:

7  for women in these categories

21 for men

Oliviers 2019: Subsidised vs Commercial

44 nominations for subsidised productions

55 nominations for commercial productions

Oliviers 2019: By theatre

Antony and Cleopatra. Photo: Johan Persson

13 nominations for the National Theatre across four productions – Nine Night, Home, I’m Darling, The Lehman Trilogy and Antony and Cleopatra

10 nominations for the Young Vic for The Inheritance and Fun Home

Olivier Awards 2019: the nominations in full

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