Tom Hiddleston, Gillian Anderson and Kristin Scott Thomas are among the nominees for acting prizes at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
Other stars vying for acting honours include Mark Strong, Ben Miles, Billie Piper and Helen McCory.
The awards, in their 60th year, take place take at the London Palladium on 30 November.
This year’s ceremony will be presented by Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.
Hiddleston is one of of three best actor nominees for his blood-soaked role as Shakespeare’s Coriolanus.
He faces competition from Strong’s Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge and Ben Miles, as Thomas Cromwell in the RSC adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s historical novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.
The five strong best actress category sees Anderson’s Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, up against two ancient tragic heroines – Scott Thomas’s Electra and McCory’s Medea.
Completing the list are Billie Piper as tabloid news editor Paige Britain in phone hacking satire Great Britain, and Tanya Moodie in Intimate Apparel.
Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel is up for best play against Rona Munro’s epic trilogy The James Plays, Mike Bartlett’s imagined royal story King Charles III and Jennifer Hayley’s dark virtual reality thriller The Nether.
The best musicals category features Here Lies Love, with music by Talking Heads’ David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, and Kinks musical …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment