Backdrifter, on 28 March 2013 - 09:16 PM, said:
The award was eventually won by Jacobi for his Malvolio, an okay/adequate performance vastly inferior to Slinger's. At one point during panel discussions one of the Oliviers staff said (re Jacobi) "Well, he'd be terribly upset to not be at least nominated". They also said re Slinger "They probably won't know who he is."
They were also evasive regarding the SOLT members' actual attendance of all productions.
Now knowing that, I feel quite free to continue to vehmently disagree with said awards, at least I only have an opinion on performances I've seen, as for the actor needing to be well known or upset if not nominated, ridiculous.
Ps I do share the the view that calling people by just their first name on here can be a bit cringey but have to admit to having done it when I can't spell their surname and yes I could look it up but should also mention I am lazy.