James Corden, Benedict Cumberbatch dominate Olivier Awards 2012

James Corden and Benedict Cumberbatch have received nominations for this year’s Olivier Awards.

Corden is up for the ‘Best Actor’ gong for his role in comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors, while Cumberbatch could share an award with Jonny Lee Miller for their joint portrayal of Frankenstein and The Creature in Frankenstein.

Matilda the Musical dominated the nominations with 10 nods, including ‘Best Actor’ for Bertie Carvel, who plays Miss Trunchbull, and ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for Paul Kaye (Mr Wormwood).

Jude Law was recognised for his role in Anna Christie and Celia Imrie was nominated for her part in Noises Off. Other nominees included Lesley Manville for Grief, Kristin Scott Thomas for Betrayal and David Haig for The Madness of George III.

Ghost the Musical and London Road also received multiple nominations.

The Olivier Awards take place at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, April 15 and will be hosted by Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.

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