Earlier today more than 300 producers, performers, press and theatremakers gathered with bated breath at London’s stunning Rosewood Hotel to hear former Olivier Award with MasterCard winners Nigel Harman and Leigh Zimmerman reveal who had made this year’s list of nominees.
While the public were invited to join the celebration by tuning into a live stream at home, our photographer Pamela Raith was on hand to capture the party that followed and the excited nominees in attendance moments after they had discovered they’d earned a place on the list.
From Cush Jumbo’s audible gasp of shock as her name was called to Maria Friedman’s genuine surprise at hearing her name in the Best Director list – she had strolled in late, completely unaware that an incredible seven nominations for Merrily We Roll Along were unfolding – the event was packed with talented individuals overjoyed to be a part of the prestigious ceremony that celebrates the incredible variety of entertainment on offer over the last year.
Check out our gallery above of some of the nominees in attendance, including the four shortlisted BBC Radio 2 Audience Award shows, as chosen by you. You can view the full list of nominees here.