Jones and Law are nominated for best actor for their roles in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Hamlet, respectively. Pirates of the Caribbean‘s Knightley is being considered for her supporting role in The Misanthrope.
Melanie Chisolm of the Spice Girls is up for best actress in a musical for Blood Brothers, while Mr. Bean‘s Rowan Atkinson is nominated for best actor as Fagan in Oliver! Spring Awakening received seven nominations, including one for best new musical.
Winners of the Olivier awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Tonys, will be announced March 21 at a ceremony in London.