Awards announced:26 January 2009

Best New Play
Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth (Royal Court)

The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical (new or revival)
Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith and Novello theatre)

Best Actor
Mark Rylance in Jerusalem (Royal Court)

Best Actress
Rachel Weisz in A Streetcar Named Desire (Donmar Warehouse)

The John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance
Jude Law in Hamlet (Donmar at Wyndham’s theatre)

Best Director
Rupert Goold for Enron (Headlong at Minerva theatre Chichester and Royal Court)

Best Designer
Christopher Oram for Red (Donmar Warehouse)

Most Promising Playwright
Alia Bano for Shades (Royal Court)

The Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer (other than a playwright)
Tom Sturridge in Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith)