Winners of the 36th Olivier Awards were awarded on Sunday 15th April, with Matilda The Musical dominating by taking a record 7 awards for Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Director, the 4 Matildas sharing Best Actress in a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Set Design and Best Sound Design. A record number of wins by a single show gathering 7 awards. The prevous show with the most gongs was Nicholas Nickleby, which won in six categories in 1980. Astonishingly, massive National Theatre hit "One Man Two Guvnors" walked away with no awads as did "Ghost" and "Singin' in the Rain"
The 2012 Ceremony was held at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 15 April 2012 hosted by Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.
Winners for 2012 are...
Best Actress RUTH WILSON for Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
Best Actor BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH AND JONNY LEE MILLER for Frankenstein at the Olivier
Best Performance in a Supporting Role SHERIDAN SMITH Flare Path Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Best New Play COLLABORATORS at the Cottesloe
Best Revival ANNA CHRISTIE at the Donmar Warehouse
Best New Musical MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Cambridge
Best Musical Revival CRAZY FOR YOU at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Best Entertainment & Family DERREN BROWN – SVENGALI at the Shaftesbury
Best Actress in a Musical THE MATILDAS - Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely, Eleanor Worthington Cox for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge
Best Actor in a Musical BERTIE CARVEL for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge
Best Performance in A Supporting Role in a Musical NIGEL HARMAN Shrek - Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Best Director MATTHEW WARCHUS Matilda The Musical - Cambridge
Best Theatre Choreographer PETER DARLING for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge
Best Lighting Design FRANKENSTEIN Bruno Poet at the Olivier
Best Set Design MATILDA THE MUSICAL Rob Howell - Cambridge
Best Costume Design CRAZY FOR YOU Peter McKintosh - Regent’s Park Open Air
Best Sound Design MATILDA THE MUSICAL Simon Baker - Cambridge
Audience Award for Most Popular Show LES MISERABLES
Outstanding Achievement In An Affiliate Theatre Theatre Royal, Stratford East in association with the Barbican and Traverse Theatre for ROADKILL
Best new Opera Production English National Opera’s CASTOR AND POLLUX at the London Coliseum
Outstanding Achievent in Opera ENO for the breadth and diversity of its artistic programme
Best New Dance Production DESH by Akram Khan Company at Sadler’s Wells, choreographed by Akram Khan
Outstanding Achievement in Dance EDWARD WATSON for his performance in THE METAMORPHOSIS at the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House
Special Award TIM RICE contribution to musical theatre.
Special Award MONICA MASON contribution to dance.