Awards announced: 11 June 2010

WINNER: Ruth Negga: Aricia in Phèdre (National)

SECOND PRIZE: Max Bennett: Claudio in Measure for Measure (Theatre Royal, Plymouth/ Thelma Holt) and Frank in Mrs Warren’s Profession (Theatre Royal, Bath)

THIRD PRIZE: Natalie Dew: Celia in As You Like It (Curve, Leicester)

SPECIAL COMMENDATIONS AS PREVIOUS WINNERS:

Mariah Gale: Celia in As You Like It (RSC, Courtyard, Stratford)

Rebecca Hall: Hermione in The Winter’s Tale (Bridge Project at the Old Vic)