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Imelda Staunton interviewed at the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard nominations announcement

Video: Olivier Awards nominees

Published March 1, 2016

How does it feel to be nominated for an Olivier Award? Chances are most of us will never know the feeling.

So when we had the chance to ask the theatre stars who found out they’d been nominated just minutes earlier, we couldn’t resist.

As the canapés were being circulated and the drinks were flowing we grabbed a few minutes with a collection of this year’s most high profile nominees, including Gypsy’s Imelda Staunton (Best Actress in a Musical), Kinky Boots’ Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry (Best Actor in a Musical), Mrs Henderson Presents‘ Emma Williams (Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical), In The Heights‘ David Bedella (Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical) and Drew McOnie (Best Theatre Choreographer) and Bend It Like Beckham’s writer/director Gurinder Chadha and cast.

Will one – or more – of these stars pick up a coveted statuette at the Olivier Awards with MasterCard on 3 April? Who can say? But they’re all as excited as a kitten with a new ball of wool to be nominated. How excited? Watch the videos to find out:


Imelda Staunton, nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Gypsy

Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry, both nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for their performances in Kinky Boots

Killian Donnelly

Matt Henry

Emma Williams, nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her performance in Mrs Henderson Presents

David Bedella, nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his performance in In The Heights

Drew McOnie, nominated for Best Theatre Choreographer for his work on in In The Heights

Gurinder Chadha, writer/director of Best New Musical nominee Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham’s cast

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