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Olivier Awards Nominations 2022 – Variety

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Eddie Redmayne, Jessie Buckley and “The Crown’s” Emma Corrin are among those nominated for the U.K.’s most prestigious theater awards, the Olivier Awards.

Redmayne and Buckley were both nominated for best actor awards for “Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club” while Corrin was nominated for “Anna X” at Harold Pinter Theatre.

“Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club” received eleven nominations in total, the most for any one show. Lolita Chakrabarti’s stage adaptation of “Life of Pi” received nine nominations while “Anything Goes,” which starred Sutton Foster and Robert Lindsay, also received nine.

The awards come at the end of a difficult two years of London’s West End, with COVID resulting in multiple delays and even cancellations to theater productions.

The awards, which are produced by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), will take place on April 10 in London at the Royal Albert Hall. They will be hosted by comedian Jason Manford.
 
‘I want to offer enormous congratulations to all the 2022 Olivier Awards nominees,” said Julian Bird, chief executive of SOLT. “This year’s fantastic array truly demonstrates the breadth and diversity of London’s world-leading theatre industry, and its extraordinary creativity and resilience during an extremely challenging period for our sector. After a two-year hiatus, we are delighted to be able to bring the theatre community together again to celebrate our brightest talents. I’m sure the atmosphere in the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 10 April will be absolutely electric.”

Check out all the nominations below:

Cunard Best Revival
“A Number” at The Old Vic
“Constellations – Donmar Warehouse” at Vaudeville Theatre
“The Normal Heart” at National Theatre – Olivier
“The Tragedy Of Macbeth” at Almeida Theatre

Noël Coward/Geoffrey Johnson Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play
“The Choir Of Man” at Arts Theatre
“Pantoland At The Palladium” at The London Palladium
“Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of)” at Criterion Theatre
“The Shark Is Broken” at Ambassadors Theatre

Magic Radio Best Musical Revival
“Anything Goes” at Barbican Theatre
“Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club” at the Playhouse Theatre
“Spring Awakening” at Almeida Theatre

Best Costume Design
Jon Morrell for “Anything Goes” at Barbican Theatre
Christopher Oram for “Frozen” at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Tom Scutt for “Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club” at the Playhouse Theatre
Catherine Zuber for “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” at Piccadilly Theatre

d&b audiotechnik Award for Best Sound Design
Ian Dickinson for “2:22 A Ghost Story” at Noël Coward Theatre
Carolyn Downing for “Life Of Pi” at Wyndham’s Theatre
Nick Lidster for “Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club” at the Playhouse Theatre
Gareth Owen for “Back To The Future – The Musical” at Adelphi Theatre

Best Original Score or New Orchestrations
“Anything Goes” – New Orchestrations: Bill Elliott, David Chase and Rob Fisher at Barbican Theatre
“Back To The Future – The Musical” – Composers: Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard; Orchestrations: Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook at Adelphi Theatre
“Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical” – Orchestrator: Simon Hale at Lyric Theatre
“Life Of Pi” – Composer: Andrew T. Mackay at Wyndham’s Theatre

Best Theatre Choreographer
Finn Caldwell for “Life Of Pi” at Wyndham’s Theatre
Julia Cheng for “Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club” at the Playhouse Theatre
Kathleen Marshall for “Anything Goes” at Barbican Theatre
Sonya Tayeh for “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” at Piccadilly Theatre

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
7 actors who play the Tiger for “Life Of Pi” at Wyndham’s Theatre
Dino Fetscher for “The Normal Heart” at National Theatre – Olivier
Nathaniel Parker for “The Mirror And The Light” at Gielgud Theatre
Danny Lee Wynter for “The Normal Heart” at National Theatre – Olivier

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Tori Burgess for “Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of)” at Criterion Theatre
Liz Carr for “The Normal Heart” at National Theatre – Olivier
Christina Gordon for “Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of)” at Criterion Theatre
Akiya Henry for “The Tragedy Of Macbeth” at Almeida Theatre

Blue-I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design
Tim Hatley for Design and Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell for Puppets for “Life Of Pi” at Wyndham’s Theatre
Tim Hatley for Design and Finn Ross for Video Design for “Back To The Future – The Musical” at Adelphi Theatre
Derek McLane for “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” at Piccadilly Theatre
Tom Scutt for “Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club” at the Playhouse Theatre

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design
Neil Austin for “Frozen” at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Isabella Byrd for “Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club” at the Playhouse Theatre
Tim Lutkin for “Back To The Future – The Musical” at Adelphi Theatre
Tim Lutkin and Andrzej Goulding for “Life Of Pi” at Wyndham’s Theatre

Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Musical
Gabrielle Brooks for “Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical” at Lyric Theatre
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt for “Cinderella” at Gillian Lynne Theatre
Carly Mercedes Dyer for “Anything Goes” at Barbican Theatre
Liza Sadovy for “Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club” at the Playhouse Theatre

Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Musical
Clive Carter for “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” at Piccadilly Theatre
Hugh Coles for “Back To The Future – The Musical” at Adelphi Theatre
Elliot Levey for “Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club” at the Playhouse Theatre
Gary Wilmot for “Anything Goes” at Barbican Theatre

Outstanding Achievement In Opera
Christine Rice for her performance in “4/4” at Royal Opera House
takis for set and costume design of “HMS Pinafore” by English National Opera at London Coliseum
Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra for “Bajazet” at Royal Opera House – Linbury Theatre

Best New Opera Production
“Bajazet” at Royal Opera House – Linbury Theatre
“The Cunning Little Vixen” by English National Opera at London Coliseum
“Jenůfa” at Royal Opera House
“Theodora” at Royal Opera House

Best Actor In A Musical
Olly Dobson for “Back To The Future – The Musical” at Adelphi Theatre
Arinzé Kene for “Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical” at Lyric Theatre
Robert Lindsay for “Anything Goes” at Barbican Theatre
Eddie Redmayne for “Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club” at the Playhouse Theatre

Best Actress In A Musical
Jessie Buckley for “Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club” at the Playhouse Theatre
Sutton Foster for “Anything Goes” at Barbican Theatre
Beverley Knight for “The Drifters Girl” at Garrick Theatre
Stephanie McKeon for “Frozen” at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Outstanding Achievement In Dance
Acosta Danza for “De Punta A Cabo in 100% Cuban” at Sadler’s Wells
Dancers for “NDT2” Tour at Sadler’s Wells
Arielle Smith for her choreography of “Jolly Folly in Reunion” by English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells
Edward Watson for his performance in “The Dante Project” at Royal Opera House

Best New Dance Production
“Draw From Within” by Rambert Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells
“Revisor” by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young / Kidd Pivot at Sadler’s Wells
“Transverse Orientation” by Dance Umbrella and Sadler’s Wells at Sadler’s Wells

Best Actress
Lily Allen for “2:22 A Ghost Story” at Noël Coward Theatre
Sheila Atim for “Constellations – Donmar Warehouse” at Vaudeville Theatre
Emma Corrin for “Anna X” at Harold Pinter Theatre
Cush Jumbo for “Hamlet” at Young Vic

Best Actor
Hiran Abeysekera for “Life Of Pi” at Wyndham’s Theatre
Ben Daniels for “The Normal Heart” at National Theatre – Olivier
Omari Douglas for “Constellations – Donmar Warehouse” at Vaudeville Theatre
Charles Edwards for “Best Of Enemies” at Young Vic

Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director
Rebecca Frecknall for “Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club” at the Playhouse Theatre
Michael Longhurst for “Constellations – Donmar Warehouse” at Vaudeville Theatre
Kathleen Marshall for “Anything Goes” at Barbican Theatre
Max Webster for “Life Of Pi” at Wyndham’s Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre
“10 Nights” at Bush Theatre
“Folk at Hampstead” Theatre Downstairs
“The Invisible Hand” at Kiln Theatre
“Old Bridge” at Bush Theatre
“A Place For We” at Park Theatre

Best Family Show
“Billionaire Boy at Garrick” Theatre
“Dragons And Mythical Beasts” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
“What The Ladybird Heard” at Palace Theatre
“Wolf Witch Giant Fairy” at Royal Opera House – Linbury Theatre

Best New Play
“2:22 A Ghost Story” at Noël Coward Theatre
“Best Of Enemies” at Young Vic
“Cruise” at Duchess Theatre
“Life Of Pi” at Wyndham’s Theatre

Mastercard Best New Musical
“Back To The Future – The Musical” at Adelphi Theatre
“The Drifters Girl” at Garrick Theatre
“Frozen” at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
“Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical” at Lyric Theatre
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical” at Piccadilly Theatre

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When Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Made Us Believe That ‘Fairytale Love’ Exists At 2014 Met Gala Coming Straight Out Of A Disney Movie!

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are one of the most popular Hollywood couples of all time. The duo enjoys a massive fan following on social media and there are literally fan clubs on social media dedicated to their chemistry and love. Today, we bring you a throwback to the time when Blake & Ryan not only gave us couple goals but also major fashion goals at the Met Gala 2014 where they walked straight out of a Disney movie and made us fall in love with them all over again. Scroll below to see their pictures.

The couple was dressed in Gucci from head to toe and looked charming as ever together. Blake wore an extraordinary Gucci Première gown in blush pink colour which was giving a full retro Hollywood glam look. The entire gown had sequins work on it with a plunging neckline and the fitting of the same highlighted her hourglass figure.

Blake Lively’s gown had a train attached to it and well, we can now say that she loves a little drama on the red carpet and enjoys massive trains and veils at the length of her glamorous gowns. The Gossip Girl actress accessorised her look with minimalistic jewellery in pink colour with just a statement ring and earrings.

Ryan Reynolds on the other hand wore a dapper tuxedo by Gucci. It was a custom made midnight blue velvet tuxedo which he styled with a bow tie.

Take a look at their pictures here:

These two are a match made in heaven, isn’t it? Our hearts can’t contain the excitement every time we see Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds walking the red carpet together.

What are your thoughts on Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds walking the 2014 Met Gala hand in hand? Tell us in the comments below.

For more fashion throwbacks, stay tuned to Koimoi.

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The Game Arm Wrestles Mike Tyson and Appears to Win

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The Game and former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson recently had a trippy arm-wrestling match where the Compton, Calif. rapper appeared to come out on top.

On Wednesday (May 25), the Hotboxin With Mike Tyson podcast released behind-the-scenes video of an upcoming episode featuring The Game. In the clip, the rapper and boxer engage in a tense but brief arm-wrestling match. In the clip, the two men are sitting on a couch and Tyson has a lit joint in his mouth. Game starts to get the best of Tyson from the jump, before the boxer sees that he is losing and decided to put some extra oomph in his effort.

“Ayo, Mike, chill!” Game yells. “It’s a tie, muthafucka.”

Earlier, Game admitted he was high on shrooms and weed provided by Mike during the encounter. “Mike got me on shrooms, too, y’all. If I’m spaced out for the rest of the day, it’s this nigga fault.”

He added: “Mike got me high as shit, man.”

In an Instagram post, The Game bragged about his apparent triumph. “I beat @MikeTyson arm wrestling & before you get started in the comments… he told me this eye to eye after it was over.”

Game asserted he took it easy on the 55-year-old boxer. “I went light on em in the end cause I love him & I found it in my heart to let him come back lol…Not to mention, he leaning in with his whole body, n pulling on the couch arm… strong ass nigga ha ha ha.”

Check out video of The Game and Mike Tyson’s encounter and arm-wrestling match below.

 

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BTS to Meet With President Biden to Discuss Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

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President Joe Biden will welcome superstar South Korean group BTS to the White House on Tuesday to “discuss Asian inclusion and representation” and to “address anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination,” according to an announcement from the White House released Thursday.

Biden and the group “will also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion and BTS’ platform as youth ambassadors who spread a message of hope and positivity across the world,” the statement continues.

The visit by BTS will take place on May 31, the final day of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

As noted by Politico, the president has been active during the month. He issued a presidential proclamation on April 29 about AANHPI Heritage Month, and he and Vice President Kamala Harris — who is half Filipino — hosted a White House reception earlier in the month that included U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai.

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Two days later, the White House lauded the passage of legislation to establish a commission to study the possible creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture.

In recent months the president has welcomed several performers, including Olivia Rodrigo and the Jonas Brothers, to the White House, most often as part of vaccination efforts.

“I am beyond honored and humbled to be here today to help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccination,” Rodrigo said in a press conference. “I’m in awe of the work President Biden and Dr. Fauci have done and was happy to help lend my support to this important initiative.”

Rodrigo continued, “It’s important to have conversations with friends and family members, encouraging all communities to get vaccinated and actually get to a vaccination site, which you can do more easily than ever before given how many sites we have and how easy it is to find them at vaccines.gov.”

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