This year’s Olivier Awards nominations were announced on March 3. Here is a breakdown of the facts and figures in detail.
106 productions eligible for the Olivier Awards 2020 in the main theatre categories
44 years the Oliviers have been running
8 nods for Trevor Nunn’s revival of Fiddler on the Roof
7 total number of nominations for Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre, including Sam Tutty for best actor in a musical
6 total number of Olivier award nominations received by Sharon D Clarke and Juliet Stevenson throughout their careers, with Clarke nominated this year for Death of a Salesman and Stevenson for The Doctor
5 nominations each for Death of a Salesman and Rosmersholm, which are the most nominated plays
10 nominations for women in individual non-gendered categories (theatre choreographer, lighting, sound, costume, set and director) – compared with 12 nominations for women last year
19 nominations for men in individual non-gendered categories – compared with 14 nominations for men last year
41 nominations for subsidised and not-for-profit productions
64 nominations for commercial productions
5 for the National Theatre across three productions: The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – the Musical! and Anna. This compares with 13 nominations for the National last year.
7 for the Old Vic, including Andrew Scott for best actor and Sophie Thompson and Indira Varma for best supporting actress for Present Laughter.