Double honours for Blanchett at Sydney Theatre Awards nominations

Blanchett is up for Best Actress in a Leading Role, while the play has also landed nods for Best Mainstage Production, Best Director (Benedict Andrews) and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Ewen Leslie). Pamela Rabe will compete with her co-star Blanchett for Best Actress honours.

Blanchett will also be competing against herself when the awards are handed out on 18 January (10) – she’s also nominated for her role in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which also lands a Best Mainstage Production nod.

In other leading categories, Avenue Q, Chicago, Jerry Springer The Opera and Wicked will battle it out for Best Production of a Musical, while ‘Tegrity: Britney Spears in Cabaret is among the four choices for Best Cabaret Production.