1979 Laurence Olivier Awards
|1979 Society of West End Theatre Awards|
The 1979 Society of West End Theatre Awards were held in 1979 in London celebrating excellence in West End theatre by the Society of West End Theatre. The awards would not become the Laurence Olivier Awards, as they are known today, until the 1984 ceremony.
Winners and nominees
Productions with multiple nominations and awards
The following 13 productions received multiple nominations:
- 6: Once in a Lifetime
- 4: Death of a Salesman
- 3: Chicago, The Taming of the Shrew and Undiscovered Country
- 2: And a Nightingale Sang, Antony and Cleopatra, Betrayal, For Services Rendered, My Fair Lady, Outside Edge, Songbook and Strife
The following two productions received multiple awards:
- London Theatre Guide (2008). "The Laurence Olivier Awards: Full List of Winners, 1976-2008" (.PDF). 1976-2008. The Society of London Theatre: 20. Retrieved 2008-08-30.