Nominations (Shortlist) announced: 2 November 2015
Awards announced: 22 November 2015 at the Old Vic Theatre

Best Actor
Simon Russell Beale, Temple, Donmar Warehouse
Kenneth Cranham, The Father, Ustinov Bath, Tricycle and Wyndham’s Theatre
Ralph Fiennes, Man and Superman, National Theatre, Lyttelton
James McAvoy, The Ruling Class, Trafalgar Studios

Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress
Denise Gough, People, Places and Things, National Theatre, Dorfman
Nicole Kidman, Photograph 51, Noel Coward Theatre
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare’s Globe
Lia Williams, Oresteia, Almeida Theatre and Trafalgar Studios

Best Play
The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, National Theatre, Lyttelton
Hangmen by Martin McDonagh, Royal Court
The Father by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton, Ustinov Bath, Tricycle and Wyndham’s Theatre

Best Director
Robert Icke, Oresteia, Almeida Theatre and Trafalgar Studios
Jamie Lloyd, Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory
Indhu Rubasingham, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, National Theatre, Lyttelton

Best Design
Anna Fleischle, Hangmen, Royal Court
Tim Hatley, Temple, Donmar Warehouse
Robert Jones, City of Angels, Donmar Warehouse

Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
Molly Davies, God Bless the Child, Royal Court Upstairs
Alistair McDowall, Pomona, Orange Tree Theatre and National Theatre, Temporary Theatre
Diana Nneka Atuona, Liberian Girl, Royal Court Upstairs (Peckham and Tottenham pop up venues)

Emerging Talent Award in partnership with Burberry
Calvin Demba, The Red Lion, National Theatre, Dorfman
Patsy Ferran, Treasure Island, National Theatre, Olivier
David Moorst, Violence and Son, Royal Court Upstairs

Best Musical Performance
Katie Brayben, Beautiful, Aldwych Theatre
Rosalie Craig, City of Angels, Donmar Warehouse
Killian Donnelly, Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre
Imelda Staunton, Gypsy, Savoy Theatre

Newcomer in a Musical
Gemma Arterton, Made in Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre
Ellie Bamber, High Society, Old Vic
Natalie Dew, Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre

Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best musical (public vote)
Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre
Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre
Gypsy, Savoy Theatre
Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre

OTHER AWARDS

Three further special awards will be presented on the night.