Three RADA alumnae will be competing for Best Actress in a New Production of a Play. Imelda Staunton is once again nominated for her role in the West End production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, having previously won a BWW:UK Award for her role in Gypsy. Maxine Peake is also nominated for her performance as Blanche DuBois in the Manchester Royal Exchange production of A Streetcar Named Desire, while Tanya Moodie receives a nomination for Trouble In Mind, which opened at the Ustinov Studio in Bath before transferring to The Print Room in London.
Meanwhile in Best Supporting Actress in a New Production of a Play, Juliet Stevenson is nominated for her portrayal of Gertrude in Robert Icke's Hamlet at the Almeida, a role which she reprised in the West End before opening in her current play Wings at the Young Vic. Also nominated is Kate O'Flynn for her role in The Glass Menagerie, a peformance that also earned her Oliver Award and Sky Arts South Bank Award nominations this year.
Alumnus Nicholas Woodeson has been shortlisted for Best Actor in a New Production of a Play for his performance in the lead role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, a role which he took over at short notice after the sudden death of Tim Pigott-Smith. The show opened at the Cambridge Arts Theatre before touring the UK.
In the category of Best Supporting Actor in a New Production of a Play, Bertie Carvel is nominated for his portrayal of Rupert Murdoch in James Graham's Ink about the early days of the The Sun, which has recently transferred to the West End after a successful run at the Almeida. Finally, Philip Arditti is shortlisted for his performance as Israeli diplomat Uri Savir in Oslo, which has also transferred to the West End after a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre.
Visit the Broadway World: UK website to see the full shortlist and to vote for the winners. Voting is open until Friday 8 December, with the winners announced soon afterwards.