1979 Laurence Olivier Awards

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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[edit]

Play of the Year Musical of the Year
Comedy of the Year
Actor of the Year in a Revival Actress of the Year in a Revival
Actor of the Year in a New Play Actress of the Year in a New Play
Actor of the Year in a Musical Actress of the Year in a Musical
Comedy Performance of the Year
Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role
Director of the Year
Designer of the Year
Outstanding Achievement of the Year in Ballet
Outstanding Achievement in Opera
Society Special Award

Productions with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

The following 13 productions received multiple nominations:

The following two productions received multiple awards:

See also[edit]

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