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Jude Law and Scarlett Johansson Among Drama Desk Nominees

May 4, 2010, 5:02 am GMT

For his role in 'Hamlet', Law is entitled to compete for Outstanding Actor in a Play while Johansson will fight for Outstanding Featured Actress for her portrayal in 'A View from the Bridge'.



Jude Law, Liev Schreiber, Alfred Molina and Christopher Walken will battle it out for the best actor prize at this year's Drama Desk theatre awards. The Hollywood stars have landed nominations in the Outstanding Actor in a Play category - Law for his role in "Hamlet", Schreiber for "A View from the Bridge", Molina for "Red" and Walken for "A Behanding in Spokane".

They'll go up against Molina's "Red" co-star Eddie Redmayne and "The Emperor Jones" star John Douglas Thompson, according to nominations announced in New York on Monday, May 3.

Anne Hathaway will compete with Laura Linney and Kristen Johnson in the Outstanding Actress category, while Scarlett Johansson and Viola Davis will fight it out for the Outstanding Featured Actress prize, after winning nominations for their roles in "A View from the Bridge" and "Fences" respectively.

"A Little Night Music" star Catherine Zeta-Jones leads the nominees in the Outstanding Actress in a Musical category, while Nathan Lane and Douglas Hodge will battle for the Outstanding Actor in a Musical prize, for their roles in "The Addams Family" and "La Cage Aux Folles" respectively.

Green Day's newly-released musical "American Idiot" has earned the band a nod in the Outstanding Musical category, alongside "The Addams Family", "Memphis", "Scottsboro Boys", "Yank!" and "Everyday Rapture", while "My Wonderful Day", "Circle Mirror Transformation", "Happy Now", "Red", "Next Fall" and "Clybourne Park" will compete for the Outstanding Play award.

The Drama Desk awards will be handed out at a ceremony at New York City's Lincoln Center on May 23, hosted by musical star Patti LuPone.

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