Annie Get Your Gun star Reba McEntire received another accolade for her performance as Annie Oakley in the Irving Berlin revival - an Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement Award. 42nd Street and The Producers headed the 2000-01 Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations, and the latter came out a big winner, seizing eight of its ten nominations, including Outstanding Broadway Musical, Outstanding Director and Choreographer, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Featured Actor and Actress. 42nd Street won for best musical revival. In the drama category, Proof triumphed for the best play prize, though Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love claimed four awards, including two for actors Robert Sean Leonard and Richard Easton, who played the young and old versions of poet A.E. Housman, respectively. Dramatist David Auburn won the John Gassner Playwriting Award.