“Harry Potter” Actors Earn Kids’ Choice and Olivier Nominations

While this week was big for certain Harry Potter movie actors (congratulations, Gary Oldman!), we also saw the nomination of many other actors for Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards and Olivier Awards (London’s equivalent of America’s Tony Awards).

Potter actors Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), Tom Felton, Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley), Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone), David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), Emma Watson will all have work recognized at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast was nominated for Favorite Movie, and Watson (alongside Star Wars: The Last Jedi leading lady Daisy Ridley and Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot), earned a Favorite Movie Actress nomination for her portrayal of Belle. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, featuring Domhnall Gleeson as the ruthless General Hux, was also nominated for Favorite Movie, as well as Wonder Woman, featuring David Thewlis as Ares. The Lego Batman Movie, in which Ralph Fiennes play’s Batman’s loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth, was nominated for Favorite Animated Movie. Tom Felton previously appeared in the CW’s The Flash, which was nominated for Favorite TV Show and Favorite Movie Actor (Grant Gustin). Finally, Justice League star Ben Affleck is nominated for Favorite Movie Actor. Justice League features Ezra Miller as the Flash. You can vote for your favorites online. Keep an eye out for the awards ceremony, which will air on Nickelodeon on March 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

London’s West End theater awards, the Olivier Awards, will take place on April 8. Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore), Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), and Shirley Henderson (Moaning Myrtle) all received nominations for Best Actor/Actress in a Musical, with Staunton earning an additional nomination for Best Actress. The actors’ productions also received many nominations. Check out the list below.

Best New Musical

Girl from the North Country (Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds)

Best Director

Dominic Cooke (Follies)

Best Actress

Imelda Staunton for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Imogen Poots for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Best Set Design

Vicki Mortimer (Follies)

Best Costume Design

Vicki Mortimer (Follies)

Best Lighting Design

Paule Constable (Follies)

Best Revival

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Imelda Staunton)

Best Actress in a Musical

Janie Dee for Follies

Shirley Henderson for Girl from the North Country

Imelda Staunton for Follies

Best Actor in a Musical

Ciarán Hinds for Girl from the North Country

Best Musical Revival

Follies (Imelda Staunton)

Best Theatre Choreographer

Bill Dreamer (Follies)

Outstanding Achievement in Music

Follies (Imelda Staunton)

Girl from the North Country (Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Sheila Atim (Girl from the North Country)

Tracie Bennett (Follies)



Which award are you most excited about? Will you be watching the Kids’ Choice Awards?

Gretchen Roesch

I once knew every word to the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" movie. Now I use my Ravenclaw brain power to manage the MuggleNet News Team, write articles, and podcast about "Harry Potter". Outside of the site, I'm a long-distance runner, social worker, and baker. I hope to one day pay off my student loans.

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