Olivier Awards 2019: nominations in numbers
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
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
8 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
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
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
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