Alumni Awards & Nominations Spring 2012
Central's alumni continue to be recognised at awards ceremonies across the globe, cementing their reputation as among the very best in the business. Congratulations to all of our great grads. Use Twitter hashtag #cssdalum to share any of your news, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BAFTA Film Awards
Judi Dench (S 57) received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for My Week with Marilyn at the 2012 BAFTA Film Awards.
Three Central alumni scooped awards at the 2012 Whatsonstage Awards on 19 February. Vanessa Redgrave (S 57) received Best Actress in a Play for Driving Miss Daisy; Catherine Tate (S 93) won Best Supporting Actress in a Play for Season’s Greetings; and Oliver Chris (BA A 00) was awarded Best Supporting Actor in a Play for One Man, Two Guvnors. Fellow alumni Kristin Scott Thomas (BEd SD 80), Harriet Thorpe (S 81) and Michael Grandage (S 84) were also nominated for awards.
London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
Central alumni were also out in force at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
Both Michael Grandage (S 84) and Kristin Scott Thomas (BEd SD 80) were honoured when they each received special awards during the ceremony on Sunday 20 November.
Kristin was honoured with the Lebedev Special Award for contribution to theatre, presented to her by Stephen Fry, and Michael picked up the Editor’s Award for his achievements as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse.
Lizzie Clachan (MA ATP 98) received a Best Design nomination for Wastwater at the Royal Court. Bijan Sheibani (MA ATP 01) and Jessica Swale (MA ATP 06) were also recognised on the awards longlist, all in the Best Director category, alongside Michael Grandage. Theatre company 1927, which includes alumna Esme Appleton (MA ATP 06) were nominated for the Outstanding Newcomer award.
International Emmy Awards
Christopher Eccleston (S 86) won the award for Best Performance by an Actor for his role in the BBC drama Accused.
Prime Time Emmy Awards
Andy Pryor (BA TP 88) received a nomination at the Primetime Emmy Awards on 18 September. He was recognised in the category of Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, for his work on Upstairs/Downstairs.
Linbury Prize for Stage Awards
Congratulations to Sarah Beaton (BA TP 11), who won the Linbury Prize for Stage Design on 10 November 2011. Sarah’s design was for Babur in London – a new work produced and developed by The Opera Group, directed by John
Fulljames. Guoda Jaruseviciute (BA TP 11) received a nomination for her design for The Tempest at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury and fellow alumni Neli Ivancik (BA TP 11) and Clockwise from top left: Oliver Chris (courtesy of
Independent Talent Group Limited), Kristin Scott Thomas at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards (courtesy of Picture Evening Standard), Christopher Eccleston in the BBC drama Accused (courtesy of RSJ Films), Catherine Tate
(courtesy of Dawn Sedgwick Management). Liv Wright (BA TP 10) were selected for the Directors’ Round.
Academy Awards/ Independent Film Awards
Vanessa Redgrave (S 57) received an award on Sunday 13 November by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the firstever European tribute to an actor. Playwright David Hare hosted the event, entitled An Academy Salute to Vanessa Redgrave. Vanessa also won Best Supporting Actress at the British Independent Film Awards in November, for her role in Coriolanus. She starred alongside Ralph Fiennes and fellow graduate James Nesbitt (S 88) in the film adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic.
Screen Nation Awards
Nonso Anozie (BA A 02), who was most recently seen in Game of Thrones, won the award for Male Performance in TV. The Screen Nation Awards are the UK’s only award ceremony supporting the best in black talent within the
film and television industry.
Evening Standard London's 1,000 most influential people
Cameron Mackintosh (Tech 64), Sonia Friedman (Tech 85) and Michael Grandage (S 84), along with Principal Gavin Henderson were all named in the Evening Standard’s list of the ‘London’s 1,000 Most Influential People 2011’
Theatre Awards UK
Lizzie Clachan (MA ATP 98) won the Best Design award for Happy Days at the Sheffield Studio, at the 2011 Theatre Awards UK on 30 October. Fellow alumna Ruth Sutcliffe (BA TP 08) was nominated in the same category for
her design work on The Duchess of Malfi at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton and director Anna Mackmin (S 86) was recognised in the category for Best Musical Production for Me and My Girl at the Crucible, Sheffield.
Knights of Illumination Awards
Richard Pilbrow (Tech 55) was honoured with the 4th Knights of Illumination Lifetime Recognition Award. Jamie Thompson (BA TP 04) won a Knight of Illumination in the Concert Lighting for Arena Shows category for his work with The Script. Neil Carson (BA TP 05) was nominated for the Concert Lighting for Arena Shows award for his work with Chase & Status and Paul Green (BA TP 08) was presented with the award for Best Emerging Theatre Lighting
Designer by Richard Pilbrow and Chairman of the Association of Lighting Designers, Rick Fisher.
Allen Wright Award
Matt Trueman (MA ATP 07) was a winner of the 2011 Allen Wright Award for excellence in arts journalism. The awards were established ten years ago to encourage quality writing in the field of arts journalism and are named after Allen Wright, the former Arts Editor of The Scotsman