Linsay Duncan has won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play. A list of all the nominees follows:
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY :
Kate Burton, Hedda Gabler
Broadway: The Elephant Man, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, An American Daughter, Company, Jake's Women, Some Americans Abroad, Wild Honey, Doonesbury, Present Laughter (Theatre World Award). Off-Broadway: Give Me Your Answer, Do!; Lake Hollywood. Thirteen seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Film: Unfaithful, Celebrity, First Wives Club. TV: "Law & Order," "The Practice," "Notes for My Daughter." (Emmy).
Lindsay Duncan, Private Lives
NY: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nom), Top Girls (Obie), Ashes to Ashes (Drama League Award, Drama Desk nom). London: Private Lives (Olivier, Critics' Circle Awards), Mouth to Mouth (Critics' Circle Award; Olivier, Evening Standard noms); RNT: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Evening Standard Award). RSC: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Olivier Award). TV: "Perfect Strangers" (BAFTA nom). Film: Mansfield Park, An Ideal Husband.
Laura Linney, The Crucible
Broadway: Uncle Vanya, Honour, Holiday, Hedda Gabler, The Seagull, Six Degrees of Separation. Off-Broadway and regional: Sight Unseen (Theatre World Award), Beggars in the House of Plenty. TV: "Tales of the City," "Wild Iris," "Love Letters," "Running Mates" and "The Laramie Project." Film: You Can Count on Me, The House of Mirth, The Truman Show, Absolute Power, Primal Fear, Lorenzo's Oil and The Life of David Gale. Helen Mirren, Dance of Death
B'way: A Month in the Country (Tony nom). RSC: Ophelia, Cressida, Lady Macbeth, Miss Julie. Other stage: Measure for Measure, Duchess of Malfi, Faith Healer, Orpheus Descending. TV: "Prime Suspect" (Emmy, Golden Globe, 3 BAFTA Awards), "Losing Chase" (Golden Globe), "Passion of Ayn Rand" (Emmy, Golden Globe). Film: Gosford Park, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Madness of King George (Best Actress Award, Cannes; Oscar nom).
Mercedes Ruehl, The Goat
B'way: Lost in Yonkers (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC Awards), The Shadow Box (Tony nom), The Rose Tattoo. NYSF: The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie). Regional: Other People's Money (Clarence Derwent Award), Medea, Three Sisters. Film/TV: The Fisher King (Oscar, Golden Globe), Married to the Mob (National Critics Award), "Indictment: The McMartin Trial" (Cable Ace nom), Slaves of New York, Big, Radio Days.