Nominations for Theatre-Lands most prestigious awards were announced via a live stream today on Facebook by legendary theatre musical star Elaine Paige and singer Alexandra Burke.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton continues to break records; with 13 nominations Hamilton is the most nominated production in the Oliviers history.

The National Theatre had a good year with numerous nominations for Dominic Cooke’s revival of Follies, new play Network starring American Bryan Cranston and a revival of Angels in America.

Jez Butterworth’s highly anticipated new play received 8 nods including Best Director, Best New Play, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and two in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Four individuals received two nominations each: Actress Imelda Staunton, playwright James Graham, Set & Costume designer Vicki Mortimer and lighting designer Paule Constable.

Catherine Tate will host the Awards at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8 April 2018 and they will be broadcast to the UK and worldwide

Here is a quick glance at the top nominations for the 2018 Olivier Awards by production, producing theatre and individual.

Hamilton – 13 nominations possible wins 10

2 nominations in Best Actor in a Musical category – Giles Terera & Jamael Westman
3 nominations in Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Michael Jibson, Jason Pennycooke & Cleve September
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Rachel John
Mastercard Best New Musical
Best Director – Thomas Kail
Best Choreographer – Andy Blankenbuehler
Best Costume Design – Paul Tazewell
Best Lighting Design – Howell Binkley
Best Sound Design – Nevin Steinberg
Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Follies – 10 nominations possible wins 9
2 nominations in Best Actress in a Musical – Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton
Best Actress in a supporting role in a musical – Tracie Bennett
Best Musical Revival
Best Director – Dominic Cooke
Best Set Design – Vicki Mortimer
Best Costume Design – Vicki Mortimer
Best Choreographer – Bill Deamer
Best Lighting Design – Paule Constable
Outstanding Achievement in Music

The Ferryman – 8 nominations possible wins 7
Best Actor – Paddy Considine
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – John Hodgkinson
Best Actress – Laura Donnelly
2 nominations in Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Dearbhla Molloy & Bríd Brennan
Best New Play – Jez Butterworth
Best Set Design – Rob Howell
Best Director – Sam Mendes

Angels In America – 6 nominations possible wins 6
Best Director – Marianne Elliott
Best Actor – Andrew Garfield
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Denise Gough
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – James McArdle
Best Lighting Design – Paule Constable
Best Revival

Girl From The North Country – 5 nominations possible wins 5

Best Actor in a Musical – Ciarán Hinds
Best Actress in a Musical – Shirley Henderson
Best Actress in a supporting role in a musical – Sheila Atim
Mastercard Best New Musical
Outstanding Achievement in Music

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – 5 nominations possible wins 5
Outstanding Achievement in Music
Best Actor in a Musical – John McCrea
Best Actress in a Musical – Josie Walker
Best Choreographer – Kate Prince
Mastercard Best New Musical

Network – 4 nominations possible wins 4
Best Actor – Bryan Cranston
Best Lighting Design – Jan Versweyveld
Best Sound – Eric Sleichim
Best New Play

Ink – 4 nominations possible wins 4

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Bertie Carvel
Best Director – Rupert Goold
Best Set Design – Bunny Christie
Best New Play

Hamlet – 3 nominations possible wins 3
Best Actor – Andrew Scott
Best Sound Design – Tom Gibbons
Best Revival

42 Street – 3 nominations possible wins 3
Best Choreographer – Randy Skinner
Best Costume Design – Roger Kirk
Best Revival

Imelda Staunton – 2 nominations: Best Actress in a Musical (Follies) & Best Actress in a Play (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

James Graham – 2 nominations: Best New Play (Ink) & Best New Comedy (Labour of Love)

Paule Constable – 2 nominations: Best Lighting Design for Follies & Angels In America

Vicki Mortimer – 2 nominations: Best Set & Costume Design for Follies

National Theatre – 20 nominations: Follies (10), Angels in America (6), Network (4)
Almeida Theatre – 7 nominations: Hamlet (3), Ink (4)

Click here for the full list of 2018 Olivier Award Nominations