Rich Award Recognition, But Will He Get the Big Nomination?

I feel like breaking my rule and boycott against using the dreaded “atige” suffix, i.e. beardatige, thumbatige, and a bunch of others – and just screaming – AWARDITAGE!

It is just so thrilling and affirming that in a short span of time, Richard Armitage has been recognized, at least at the nomination stage, but also the awards stage, for recognition of his work – all his work – every genre.

For his audio work, His Hamlet Audio book won  the Earphones Award for Best Fiction, and he has been nominated  in the Solo Narration category for an Audie Award, also for Hamlet. ( Voice Work). The Audie Award is the Oscar for Audiobooks.

He’s been nominated as Best Supporting Actor for The Hobbit: BOTFA, by the Saturn Awards people.

He’s been nominated for Best Actor for BOTFA by the  Jameson Empire awards. (voting still happening here.)

He was nominated in the Best Actor category for the What’s on Stage Awards for The Crucible ( Theater)

And now, we wait for the big one – in my opinion, the most prestigious for him – and that’s a nomination for an Olivier Award, recognizing his astounding performance as John Proctor in The Crucible.

Fingers crossed. Nominations will be announced in a few short days, on March 9. After all I’ve heard and read, I will be flabbergasted if he doesn’t receive a nomination for his Proctor.

And some of this means we will likely have a chance to see him live, soon, at least at some of these awards shows.

4 thoughts on “Rich Award Recognition, But Will He Get the Big Nomination?

  1. I wish, but i am actually trying to be realistic as i can pretty much name a few other certain nominees… but i’ll keep crossing my fingers until the day comes 🙂 It would be the most wonderful news, regardless if we get to see him in relation to it. Though should it happen i’d pay big money to see his face at the moment he knows about it. But that is getting ahead of myself and i’m trying to keep my own hopes in check (because he’s not really been on the London stages before in a significant way and it is actually rather unusual to get a nomination for your first big gig… ).


  2. It is really amazing to have three different projects be recognized in this way in such a short span of time. And for The Hobbit and The Crucible, these are his first time out in a major role in a mainstream film, and London theater, respectively. Quite a year for him!

    I would imagine it will be difficult for him to come out of nowhere and win an Olivier, but a nomination would be wonderful. Fingers crossed!


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