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West End Awards Season

Awards season is officially in full swing, kicked off in typical West End-style by the Whatsonstage.com Awards on Sunday, 17 February. One of our favourite shows of 2012 -- the Whitney Houston extravaganza that is "The Bodyguard" -- took home the gong for Best New Musical and other winners included the inimitable Stephen Fry for Best Supporting Actor.

Here’s a look at who and what else took home a trophy -- how many of these shows are on your must-see list?

Best Actress in a Play -- Sheridan Smith for "Hedda Gabler"

Best Actor in a Play -- Rupert Everett for "The Judas Kiss"

Best Supporting Actress in a Play -- Natalie Casey for "Abigail’s Party" 

Best Supporting Actor in a Play -- Stephen Fry for "Twelfth Night" 

Best Actress in a Musical -- Imelda Staunton for "Sweeney Todd" 

Best Actor in a Musical -- Michael Ball for "Sweeney Todd"

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical -- Melanie C for "Jesus Christ Superstar"

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical -- Tim Minchin for "Jesus Christ Superstar"

Best Solo Performance -- Idina Menzel's solo show at the Apollo

Best Ensemble Performance -- "Richard III" & "Twelfth Night"

Best Takeover in a Role -- Ramin Karimloo for "Les Misérables"

Best New Play -- "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"

Best New Comedy -- "The Ladykillers" by Graham Linehan

Best New Musical -- "The Bodyguard" by Alex Dinelaris

Best Regional Production -- "American Idiot" on tour

Best West End Show -- "Les Misérables"

Theatre Event of the Year -- Danny Boyle's Olympics Opening Ceremony

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Thursday, 21 February 2013
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