Olivier Awards 2016

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All the pictures from the red carpet at this year's Olivier Awards

After the glamour and excitement of the BAFTAS, The Golden Globes and of course The Academy Awards so far this year, last night saw the stars of the stage take their turn in the spotlight at the 2016 Olivier Awards.

Last night, stage veterans and newcomers took to the red carpet at London’s Royal Opera House for the biggest night in theatre. Category favourites including Benedict Cumberbatch and Gemma Arterton lost out on the top prizes, but the night’s biggest talking point was Dame Judi Dench’s record-breaking eighth win for her supporting role in The Winter’s Tale.

The 81-year-old joked that she was “livid” because she had lost a bet with her grandson.

“I’m rather overcome. I didn’t expect it… it feels terrific,” said Judi. “Everybody says what a wonderful time they have doing something. I can truly say that in the Winter’s Tale it was an absolutely memorable family.”

The musical Gypsy won the most awards for a single production, including Best Actress in a Musical for Imelda Staunton and Best Musical Revival.

Read the 2016 Olivier Award winner’s list below:

Best Actor
: Kenneth Cranham – The Father, Wyndham’s Theatre
Best Actress: Denise Gough – People, Places and Things, National Theatre, Dorfman
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Gartiss – Three Days in the Country, National Theatre, Lyttelton
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Judi Dench – The Winter’s Tale, Garrick Theatre
Best Director: Robert Icke – Oresteia, Almeida Theatre
Best Revival: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – National Theatre, Lyttelton
Best New Comedy: Nell Gwynn – Apollo Theatre
Best Actor in a Musical: Matt Henry – Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre
Best Actress in a Musical: Imelda Staunton – Gypsy, Savoy Theatre
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical: David Bedella – In The Heights, King’s Cross Theatre
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical: Lara Pulver – Gypsy, Savoy Theatre
Best Musical Revival: Gypsy, Savoy Theatre
MasterCard Best New Musical: Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre

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