The 2010 fosterIAN award nominations

For all the talk of people setting up blogs just to get free tickets that provoked my ire earlier this year, the simple truth of why I started my blog is much more self-obsessed…it was to get this word into the lexicon: fosterIAN (fos-tîr’ē-ən), my very own award for theatrical excellence! Last years’ winners and nominations can be read by clicking on the links, but I present to you, after much deliberation and several sleepless nights, the nominations for the 2010 fosterIAN awards, based on my trips to the theatre this year which total up to 271 in the final analysis. (Results to come in the New Year)

Best Actor in a Play
Roger Allam, Henry IV Part I & Part II
Jacob Casselden, Tribes
Benedict Cumberbatch, After the Dance
John Heffernan, Love Love Love
Andrew Scott, Design for Living
David Suchet, All My Sons

Best Actress in a Play
Nancy Carroll, After the Dance
Helen McCrory, The Late Middle Classes
Miranda Raison, Anne Boleyn
Michelle Terry, Tribes
Sophie Thompson, Clybourne Park
Zoë Wanamaker, All My Sons

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
William Gaunt, Henry IV Part I & Part II
Nigel Lindsay, Broken Glass
Stephen Campbell Moore, All My Sons
Eddie Redmayne, Red
Adrian Scarborough, After the Dance
Robin Soans, Palace of the End

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Clare Higgins, Hamlet
Sylvestra Le Touzel, Les Parents Terribles
Madeleine Potter, Broken Glass
Jessica Raine, Earthquakes in London
Jemima Rooper, All My Sons
Rachael Stirling, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Best Actor in a Musical
Dean Charles Chapman, Billy Elliot The Musical
Sam Harrison, Salad Days
Jon-Paul Hevey, Once Upon A Time at the Adelphi
John Owen-Jones, Les Misérables
Matthew Pidgeon, Midsummer [a play with songs]
Alan Richardson, Iolanthe

Best Actress in a Musical
Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow
Cora Bissett, Midsummer [a play with songs]
Kirsty Hoiles, Spend! Spend! Spend!
Katie Moore, Salad Days
Sheridan Smith, Legally Blonde The Musical
Emma Williams, Love Story

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Earl Carpenter, Les Misérables
Michael Howe, The Drowsy Chaperone
Tom Parsons, Avenue Q
Liam Tamne, Departure Lounge
Matthew James Williams, Iolanthe
Michael Xavier, Into the Woods

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Jill Halfpenny, Legally Blonde The Musical
Jodie Jacobs, State Fair
Karen Mann, Spend! Spend! Spend!
Twinnie Lee Moore, Flashdance The Musical
Siobhan McCarthy, The Drowsy Chaperone
Hannah Waddingham, Into the Woods

3 Replies to “The 2010 fosterIAN award nominations”

  1. Think I've seen more plays on your shortlist (apart from the musical categories) than I have in all the other theatre awards shortlists – and I've only managed a paltry 70 plays this year. What does that say?
    Are you going to reveal the winners one by one on Twitter for dramatic effect?

  2. 271 shows? Are you mad?! That's very impressive, and I like the fact there's a mix of West End and fringe here, too often are amazing fringe performances unjustly ignored come award season

  3. May I suggest a category Best Nudes of 2010 (Male/Female)

    Harry Lloyd for his butt and dangle although a frontal would have been even better.

    No idea Christ Fountain was getting naked in Departure Lounge 🙁

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