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Knightley nominated for theatre prize

Hollywood beauty Keira Knightley has been nominated for the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award in the Best Supporting Actress category. The list of competitors for the coveted stage honours include...

india Updated: Feb 08, 2010 16:39 IST

Keira Knightley

Her West End debut may have left the critics unimpressed, but Hollywood beauty Keira Knightley has been nominated for the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award.



The movie star's much hyped performance in a modern day adaptation of

The Misanthrope

, as a glamorous Hollywood star, has received a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category, reported

Daily Mail

online.



The 24-year-old's performance was mauled by critics with one review saying that Knightley had "all the charisma of a goldfish". The list of competitors for the coveted stage honours include other Hollywood names such as Jude Law, nominated for his performance in

Hamlet

. Law faces competition from from James McAvoy nominated for

Three Days Of Rain

, James Earl Jones in

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

and Mark Rylance for his celebrated turn in

Jerusalem

.



Oscar-winning star Rachel Weisz has been named in the Best Actress category for her acclaimed portrait of Tennessee Williams's heroine Blanche DuBois in the production of

A Streetcar Named Desire

.