The nominations are as follows:
Richard Griffiths for The History Boys at the National Theatre
Douglas Hodge for Dumb Show at the Royal Court
Stanley Townsend for Shining City at the Royal Court.
Luc Bondy for Cruel And Tender at the Young Vic
Simon McBurney for Measure For Measure at the NT
Rufus Norris for Festen at the Almeida and later Lyric.
Best Stage Designer
Ian MacNeil, Jean Kalman and Paul Arditti for Festen at the Almeida and later Lyric
Hildegard Bechtler for Iphigenia At Aulis at the NT
Paul Brown for The False Servant at the NT.
Award tor New Playwriting
Dominic Cooper for His Dark Materials and later The History Boys both at the NT
Romola Garai for Calico at the Duke Of York’s
Eddie Redmayne for The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? at the Apollo
Ben Wishaw for Hamlet at the Old Vic.
Three special awards will also be given.