COMPLETE LIST: 2016 Olivier Award winners
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    The 2016 Olivier Awards were handed out yesterday at London's Royal Opera House in a ceremony hosted by Michael Ball, celebrating the award show's 40th anniversary.

    Dame Judi Dench made history winning her eighth Olivier – more than any other performer – for her supporting role in The Winter's Tale. Kenneth Cranham was named Best Actor for his performance in The Father, while Denise Gough won Best Actress for People, Places And Things. The National Theatre-transfer, which also won for Best Sound, is playing at Wyndham's Theatre until Saturday 18 June. Sherlock star Mark Gatiss was named Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the National's Three Days in the Country, and Robert Icke received Best Director for his production of Oresteia at the Almeida Theatre and Trafalgar Studios.

    August Wilson's play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (at the National Theatre until 18 May) was named Best Revival, while Martin McDonagh's Hangmen won Best New Play. At the Apollo Theatre until 30 April, Jessica Swale's Nell Gwynn won Best New Comedy, while Showstopper! The Improvised Musical won Best Entertainment And Family, ahead of its return to the West End this week.

    Currently playing at the Adelphi Theatre, Kinky Boots won three gongs, including Best New Musical, Best Actor for Matt Henry, and Best Costume. Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights at the King's Cross Theatre also picked up three awards, winning Best Supporting Actor for David Bedella, Best Choreographer for Drew McOnie as well as Outstanding Achievement in Music.

    The Chichester-Savoy Theatre production of Gypsy won the most awards on the night with four gongs, including Best Musical Revival, Best Actress for Imelda Staunton, and Best Supporting Actress for Lara Pulver. In it's 30th anniversary year, The Phantom of the Opera won the Magic Radio Audience Award, as voted by the public.

    See below for the full list of winners:

    Best Revival Of A Play
    -    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (National Theatre, Lyttelton)

    Virgin Atlantic Best New Play
    -    Hangmen (Royal Court & Wyndham's Theatre)

    Best New Comedy
    -    Nell Gwynn (Apollo Theatre)

    Best Actor
    -    Kenneth Cranham (The Father - Wyndham's Theatre)

    Best Actress
    -    Denise Gough (People, Places And Things - National Theatre, Dorfman)

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    -    Mark Gatiss (Three Days in the Country - National Theatre, Lyttelton)

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    -    Judi Dench (The Winter's Tale Garrick Theatre)

    Best Director
    -    Robert Icke (Oresteia - Almeida)

    Mastercard Best New Musical

    -    Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre)

    Best Musical Revival
    -    Gypsy (Savoy Theatre)

    Best Actor in a Musical
    -    Matt Henry (Kinky Boots - Adelphi Theatre)

    Best Actress in a Musical
    -    Imelda Staunton (Gypsy - Savoy Theatre)

    Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Musical
    -    David Bedella (In The Heights - King's Cross Theatre)

    Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Musical
    -    Lara Pulver (Gypsy - Savoy Theatre)

    Best Costume Design

    -    Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots - Adelphi Theatre)

    White Light Award for Best Lighting Design

    -    Mark Henderson (Gypsy - Savoy Theatre)

    Best Sound Design

    -    Tom Gibbons (People, Places And Things - National Theatre, Dorfman)

    Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design
    -    Anna Fleischle (Hangmen - Royal Court & Wyndham's Theatre)

    Best Entertainment And Family
    -    Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (Apollo Theatre)

    Best New Dance Production
    -    Woolf Works (Wayne McGregor - Royal Opera House)

    Outstanding Achievement in Dance
    -    Alessandra Ferri (Cheri and Woolf Works - Royal Opera House)

    Best New Opera Production
    -    Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci (Royal Opera House)

    Outstanding Achievement in Opera
    -    English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra

    Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre
    -    Pat Kinevane and Fishamble (Silent - Soho Theatre)

    Best Theatre Choreographer
    -    Drew McOnie (In The Heights - King's Cross Theatre)

    Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music
    -    In The Heights (King's Cross Theatre)

    Magic Radio Audience Award
    -    The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre)

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