Hairspray is sweeping the Laurence Olivier Award nominations this year and breaking the record for the most nominations, with 11 nominations across 10 categories, including all of the design categories. The winners will be announced on March 9 in London.

Another favorite also nominated in all of the design categories is The Lord Of The Rings. The remaining design nominees are as follows:

Best Lighting Design

  • Hairspray designed by Kenneth Posner at the Shaftesbury
  • The Lord Of The Rings designed by Paul Pyant at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
  • Macbeth designed by Howard Harrison at the Gielgud
  • War Horse designed by Paule Constable at the National Olivier

Best Set Design

  • Hairspray designed by David Rockwell at the Shaftesbury
  • The Lord Of The Rings designed by Rob Howell at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
  • Macbeth designed by Anthony Ward and Lorna Heavey at the Gielgud
  • War Horse designed by Rae Smith and Handspring Puppet Company at the National Olivier

Best Costume Design

  • The Drowsy Chaperone designed by Gregg Barnes at the Novello
  • Hairspray designed by William Ivey Long at the Shaftesbury
  • The Lord Of The Rings designed by Rob Howell at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
  • The Man Of Mode designed by Vicki Mortimer at the National Olivier

Best Sound Design

  • Hairspray designed by Steve C Kennedy at the Shaftesbury
  • The Lord Of The Rings designed by Simon Baker at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
  • Parade designed by Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster for Autograph at the Donmar Warehouse
  • Saint Joan designed by Paul Arditti with music by Jocelyn Pook at the National Olivier
  • War Horse designed by Christopher Shutt with music by Adrian Sutton and John Tams at the National Olivier