AWARDS SHORTLIST: MONSTAS: Best TV/film Actress of 2020

It’s been quite the year, it’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2020? Over the next fortnight we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2020.

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TV REVIEW: The Crown starring Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Erin Doherty, Emma Corrin & Gillian Anderson

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE?: Netflix from 15/11/20

There can be few women more associated with the 80s than Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher – they are so iconic that it was always going to be difficult to know how one of the most popular series on TV would cope with their arrival.

  • Read on for reasons including how Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson do in the Diana and Margaret roles

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AWARDS: MONSTAS: Our best theatre actress of 2019 so far

We awarded 14 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2018 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2019 so far and what’s to come. Sheridan Smith, Jade Anouka, Imelda Staunton and Sharon D. Clarke are previous winners in this category.

  • Read on for our top 5 best theatre actresses of 2019 so far and our hopes for the next half year

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THEATRE REVIEW: All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson & Lily James

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE? Noel Coward Theatre RUNTIME: 120 minutes (no interval)

WHEN? 9/2/19 (evening), opening 12/2/19, booking until 11/5/19

All About Eve is best known as a 1950 film which won 6 Oscars starring Bette Davis as Broadway star Margo Channing who finds she is usurped by ambitious young Eve Harrington who insinuates herself into the star’s life.

  • Read on for reasons including how stars Gillian Anderson and Lily James complement each other

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for February 2019

  1. Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in All About Eve

Anderson was unforgettable in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic in 2014 and James was unmissable on film in 2018 for work including Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. Runs at the Noel Coward Theatre from 2/2 to 11/5/19. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Chita Rivera live, Claire Steps album and musical Come From Away 

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