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Whatsonstage.com: Awards presented tonight
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The Whatsonstage.com Awards will be presented tonight at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre.

The Awards from the UK's leading theatre website are the only UK event for the theatre industry voted for purely by the ticket-buying public.

I am backing:

Best Actor - Benedict Cumberbatch, Frankenstein, National Theatre (obviously!)

Best Supporting Actress - Catherine Tate, Season's Greetings, National Theatre (although I also wanted to back Jemima Roper, One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre)

Best Supporting Actor - Oliver Chris, One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre (although I also wanted to back Mark Gatiss, Season's Greetings, National Theatre)

Best Ensemble Performance - London Road, National Theatre - COME ON LONDON ROAD!

Best Solo Performance - Ruby Wax, Losing It, Duchess

Best New Play - Collaborators by John Hodge, National Theatre

Best New Comedy - One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean, National Theatre - COME ON ONE MAN, TWO GUVS!

Best New Musical - London Road, National Theatre - COME ON LONDON ROAD!

Best Shakespearian Production - The Tempest, Theatre Royal Haymarket - COME ON RALPH FIENNES!

Best Director - Nicholas Hytner - One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre - COME ON NICK HYTNER!

Best Set Designer - Jon Bausor - Lord of the Flies, Open Air (better than Frankenstein!)

Best Choreographer - Kate Prince - Some Like It Hip Hop, Peacock

London Newcomer of the Year - Kara Tointon - Pygmalion, Garrick

Best Off-West End Production - The Riots, Tricycle

Best West End Show - War Horse, New London

Theatre Event of the Year - The National's opening of its Paintframe as a one-off performance space (although I also wanted to back Danny Boyle's return to the stage with Frankenstein and his alternate casting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the leads)

As this is based on the theatregoer's vote, and I voted, and at least some theatregoers must surely feel the same as me, I am hoping at least a few of the horses that I am backing will be first across the winning post tomorrow!

We shall see!

Whatsonstage.com Theatre Awards: The results are in!
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The Whatsonstage.com Awards were presented tonight at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre. The Awards from the UK's leading theatre website are the only UK event for the theatre industry voted for purely by the ticket-buying public.

Congratulations One Man, Two Guvnors!

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY - James Corden - One Man, Two Guvnors
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY - Oliver Chris - One Man, Two Guvnors
THE EMG BEST NEW COMEDY - One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean


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And the full list of the winners are:

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Vanessa Redgrave - Driving Miss Daisy at Wyndham's

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
James Corden - One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
Very well deserved although commiserations to Benedict!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Catherine Tate - Season's Greetings at the National, Lyttelton
YES - I backed her!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Oliver Chris - One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
YES - I backed him!

THE BABY GRAND BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Amanda Holden- Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

THE THEATRE TOKENS BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Richard Fleeshman- Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Hannah Waddingham - The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Nigel Harman - Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

THE LES MISÉRABLES BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
London Road - at the National, Cottesloe
YES - I backed them!

THE JO HUTCHISON INTERNATIONAL BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE
Kerry Ellis - Anthems at the Royal Albert Hall

THE SEATLIVE BEST TAKEOVER IN A ROLE
Alfie Boe - Les Misérables at the Queen's

THE NICK HERN BOOKS BEST NEW PLAY
Three Days in May - by Ben Brown - at Trafalgar Studios 1

THE EMG BEST NEW COMEDY
One Man, Two Guvnors - by Richard Bean - at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
YES - I backed this!

THE SEE TICKETS BEST NEW MUSICAL
Matilda the Musical - by Tim Minchin & Dennis Kelly - at the Cambridge

THE SAMUEL FRENCH BEST PLAY REVIVAL
Driving Miss Daisy - at Wyndham's

THE RADISSON EDWARDIAN BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
The Wizard of Oz - at the London Palladium

BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PRODUCTION
Much Ado About Nothing - at Wyndham's

THE OAKLEY CAPITAL BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle - Frankenstein at the National, Olivier

BEST SET DESIGNER
Rob Howell - Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly & Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge

THE WHITE LIGHT BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER
Hugh Vanstone - Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER
Peter Darling - Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge

THE DEWYNTERS LONDON NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Tim Minchin - Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge

THE TIME OUT BEST OFF-WEST END PRODUCTION
The Riots - at the Tricycle
YES - I backed this!

THE LUCKINGS BEST REGIONAL PRODUCTION
Sweeney Todd - at Chichester Festival

THE EQUITY BEST WEST END SHOW
War Horse
YES - I backed this!

THE AKA THEATRE EVENT OF THE YEAR
David Tennant & Catherine Tate reuniting on stage - in Much Ado About Nothing

Congratulations to all the Winners! I am much happier with the outcome of this Awards Ceremony than I have been with any other for a long time!