The Oscars of the TheeeearTAAHW world took place yesterday, with yer wan from Two Pints of Skitter and a Packet of Pish and Gavin and Stacey - that being Sheridan Smith - won Best Actress (in a Musical) for her turn on the West End depiction of Legally Blonde. Here's what she had to say of her win: "When they said my name my dad started crying and that just started me off. I'm a complete chav, I'm just a little scrubber from Doncaster and I can't believe I've just won an Olivier award." I doubt she was alone.
The other big news of the night was the re-emergence of Amanda Holden, who made her first public appearance to present an award. Did WENN get her photo? Nope, you'll have to go The Sun Online to see Amanda, who Tweeted the following last week: ""Getting stronger every day. Will never, ever forget. We are pushing forward as a family and starting to smile again." She's also starting to work again: "This morning she revealed she was about to start gruelling rehearsals for Shrek: The Musical. She wrote: 'First day of Shrek rehearsals today! Massive butterflies in my tummy, tap shoes in bag, script in hand and brave face on! X'"
Finally, in our last blast of 'Big News' from the night; Tamsin Greig's bottom half. Top half; fine, bottom half, bad idea. Just 'cause jump suits are allegedly"in" doesn't automatically make them advisable. Those who outdid themselves in the outfit department on the night include Kara Tointon (no idea why she was there). Others who attended: Elizabeth Moss; Danielle Lineker; Gary Lineker; Olivia Williams and Mark Gattis; Reece Shearsmith; Ann-Marie Duff; Johnny Lee Miller's newly shorn dome; Matthew Fox's uber-understanding wife; The Feltz; Anita Dobson and Brian May; Nigel Harman; Benedict Cumberbatch; The Gok; Patrick Stewart; Emma Williams in proud matchy matchy form; Imedla Staunton; The Rippon; Anneka Rice still championing bright orange; a crazy foam advocate; Aled Jones; Jill Halfpenny; Rupert Everett's toasted head at the the after pary and a load of people in dresses I'd have trouble picking out of a line up.
Best Revival - After The Dance
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Michelle Terry
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Adrian Scarborough
Best Actress in a Play - Nancy Carroll
Best Actor In a Play - Roger Allam
Best Musical Revival - Into The Woods
Audience Award - We Will Rock You
Best Supporting Actress In A Musical - Jill Halfpenny
Best Actress In A Musical - Sheridan Smith
Best Actor In A Musical - David Thaxton
Best New Musical - Legally Blonde
Best New Play - Clybourne Park
Best Entertainment - The Railway Children
Special Award - Stephen Sondheim