The 2017 fosterIAN nominations

Behold the 2017 fosterIAN award nominations, recognising the acting performances that stood out for me, the ones that made me sit up, and sometimes stand up. As ever, I have used the label ‘best’, the categories should really be considered ‘favourite’ as that is what the fosterIANs (fos-tîr’ē-ən) are – my favourites. 

Best Actress in a Play
Victoria Hamilton, Albion
Shirley Henderson, Girl From the North Country
Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie
Justine Mitchell, Beginning
Hattie Morahan/Kate O’Flynn/Adelle Leonce, Anatomy of a Suicide
Mimi Ndiweni, The Convert
Connie Walker, Trestle

Best Actor in a Play
Andrew Garfield, Angels in America
Gary Lilburn, Trestle
Ian McKellen, King Lear
Cyril Nri, Barber Shop Chronicles
Ken Nwosu, An Octoroon
Andrew Scott, Hamlet
Sam Troughton, Beginning

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Sheila Atim, Girl From the North Country
Bríd Brennan, The Ferryman
Laura Carmichael, Apologia
Romola Garai, Queen Anne
Kate Kennedy, Twelfth Night (Royal Exchange)
Lashana Lynch, a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun)
Kate O’Flynn, The Glass Menagerie

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Fisayo Akinade, Barber Shop Chronicles
Philip Arditti, Oslo
Gershwn Eustache Jnr, a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun)
Fra Fee, The Ferryman
Patrice Naiambana, Barber Shop Chronicles
Brian J Smith, The Glass Menagerie
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Angels in America

Best Actress in a Musical
Sharon D Clarke, Caroline or Change 
Janie Dee, Follies
Josefina Gabrielle, A Little Night Music
Amie Giselle-Ward, Little Women
Kelly Price, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾
Josie Walker, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
T’Shan Williams, The Life

Best Actor in a Musical
Andy Coxon, Yank! A WWII Love Story
Scott Hunter, Yank! A WWII Love Story
John McCrea, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Philip Quast, Follies
Michael Rouse, Superhero
Giles Terera, Hamilton
Jamael Westman, Hamilton

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Christine Allado, Hamilton
Julie Atherton, The Grinning Man
Tracie Bennett, Follies
Sharon D Clarke, The Life
Rachel John, Hamilton
Joanna Riding, Romantics Anonymous
Lucie Shorthouse, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Mark Anderson, The Grinning Man
Fred Haig, Follies
Cornell S John, The Life
Chris Kiely, Yank! A WWII Love Story
Jason Pennycooke, Hamilton
Gareth Snook, Romantics Anonymous
Obioma Ugoala, Hamilton

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