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Evening Standard names noms

'Goat,' 'Boys,' 'Pillowman' to vie for play kudos

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LONDON — The theater trophy season began this week with the Nov. 17 short list for the awards handed out by the Evening Standard newspaper. The annual kudos will be presented in a lunchtime ceremony Dec. 13 at the National Theater.

In a move to further enhance the profile of the newspaper’s prizes, marking their half-century this year, the announcement of three nominees in each category was accompanied by a champagne pour at the Savoy Hotel, attended by some who had made the cut.

Also, three 50th-anniversary special awards will be presented, to an institution, a playwright and an individual.

The nominees are:

PLAY
“The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?”, Edward Albee
“The History Boys”, Alan Bennett
“The Pillowman”, Martin McDonagh

ACTOR
Richard Griffiths, “The History Boys “
Douglas Hodge, “Dumb Show”
Stanley Townsend, “Shining City”

ACTRESS
Pam Ferris, “Notes on Falling Leaves”
Victoria Hamilton, “Suddenly Last Summer”
Kelly Reilly, “After Miss Julie”

SYDNEY EDWARDS AWARD FOR DIRECTOR
Luc Bondy, “Cruel and Tender”
Simon McBurney, “Measure for Measure”
Rufus Norris, “Festen”

DESIGNER
Hildegard Bechtler, “Iphigenia at Aulis”
Paul Brown, “False Servant”
Ian MacNeil, Jean Kalman and Paul Arditti, “Festen”

ITV LONDON BEST MUSICAL
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
“The Producers”
“Sweeney Todd”

THE MILTON SHULMAN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER
Dominic Cooper, “His Dark Materials” and “The History Boys”
Romola Garai, “Calico”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?”
Ben Whishaw, “Hamlet”

THE CHARLES WINTOUR AWARD AND £30,000 PRIZE FOR NEW PLAYWRITING
David Eldridge
Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Owen McCafferty

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