‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Breaks Awards Record

Watch out everybody: J.K. Rowling has proven herself to be more than just a highly-successful author. It turns out she’s a pretty good playwright too! Her play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child got plenty of stage time at the Olivier Awards winning a record of 9 awards!  

The Olivier Awards ceremony recognizes the best of the best when it comes to theater in the UK, making it high stakes for the year’s top plays and musicals. Rowling’s play proved that the hype was for a good reason: it garnered 11 nominations in total. By winning 9 awards, it beat out Matilda the Musical and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’s records which both won 7 awards. 

Best supporting actress Noma Dumezweni, who played Hermoine Granger, thanked J.K. Rowling for creating the character in her acceptance speech. Best actor Jamie Parker, who plays grown up Harry Potter, took his time to thank the “resolutely enchantable audience.”    

You can see all of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s nominations as well as the full list of winners courtesy of the BBCCongrats to Rowling and the entire cast!


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