Andrew Garfield up for best actor at theatre awards for Angels In America

The Ferryman leads the Evening Standard Theatre Awards with nominations in four categories.

Sherlock star Andrew Scott and his Oscar-nominated namesake Andrew Garfield will go head to head at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards next month.

Both are nominated in the best actor category alongside Bertie Carvel for his work in Ink, while Oscar-winner and former politician Glenda Jackson’s return to the stage in King Lear has earned her a best actress nod.

Scott’s work in Hamlet and Garfield’s role in Angels In America see the pair in line for a prize, while Jackson, 81, will compete with Laura Donnelly for her performance in Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman and Victoria Hamilton, who starred in Albion.

Olivier Awards 2017 – London
Glenda Jackson (Chris Ratclife/PA)

The Ferryman, a collaboration between the Royal Court and Sonia Friedman Productions, leads the awards with four nominations, while Ink – which explores the birth of The Sun newspaper – and Dominic Cooke’s revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies are both up for three prizes.

The annual awards, taking place on Sunday December 3, will be co-hosted by American Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Dame Anna Wintour, actress Cate Blanchett, Hamilton creator Lin-Manual Miranda and the Standard’s owner, Evgeny Lebedev, while Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be the ceremony’s on-stage host.

The full list of nominations is:

:: Best Actor
Bertie Carvel – Ink
Andrew Garfield – Angels In America
Andrew Scott – Hamlet

:: Best Actress

Laura Donnelly – The Ferryman
Victoria Hamilton – Albion
Glenda Jackson – King Lear

:: Best Musical Performance

Janie Dee – Follies
Robert Fairchild – An American In Paris
Amber Riley – Dreamgirls

:: Best Play

The Children – Lucy Kirkwood
The Ferryman – Jez Butterworth
Ink – James Graham
Oslo – JT Rogers

:: Best Director

Dominic Cooke – Follies
Robert Icke – Hamlet
Sam Mendes – The Ferryman

:: Best Design
Jon Bausor – Bat Out Of Hell
Bunny Christie – Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle
Soutra Gilmour – Twelfth Night

:: Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins – An Octoroon
Al Smith – Harrogate
Katherine Soper – Wish List

:: Emerging Talent Award

Sheila Atim – Girl From The North Country
Tom Glynn-Carney – The Ferryman
Luke Thallon – Albion

:: Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical

An American In Paris
Bat out of Hell – The Musical
School Of Rock
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ The Musical
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