Olivier Awards TV Special To Replace Spring Awards Ceremony


We will have to wait until the fall to see who is taking home an Olivier Award in 2020. The annual awards ceremony that usually takes place in the spring has been postponed in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus.

In its place, ITV will air Olivier Awards - Greatest Moments, which will be emceed by Jason Manford, who had previously been announced to host the awards show. That special will air April 5, 2020 at 10:15pm.

Olivier Awards Executive Producer Julian Bird said in a statement:

Amid unprecedentedly difficult times for our theater community, we look forward to providing audiences with a unique celebration of the last ten years of incredible, world-leading British theater honored at the Olivier Awards, in anticipation of a separate ceremony for this year's winners in the autumn.

The television special will look back at some of the best moments of the awards show from the past 10 years.

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