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Carey Mulligan & Kevin Spacey Named Among Drama League Nominees

Victor Smith Victor Smith
April 24th, 2012 8:00pm EDT

Carey Mulligan

Newlywed Carey Mulligan has been given a belated wedding gift following her nuptials over the weekend - the British actress has been named among the New York Drama League's Distinguished Performance nominees.

The "An Education" star joins other big Hollywood names, like Kevin Spacey, Jesse Eisenberg, Alan Rickman and Matthew Broderick among this year's hopefuls, while Ricky Martin has been recognized for his role as Che Guevara in "Evita".

And there were double nominations for Martin Luther King, Jr. play "The Mountaintop" (Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett) and Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (Andrew Garfield and Philip Seymour Hoffman).

The 2012 Drama League nominees for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award were announced on Tuesday .

"Clybourne Park", "The Columnist", "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures", "The Lyons", "One Man, Two Guvnors", "Other Desert Cities", "Peter and The Starcatcher", "Tribes", "Seminar", "Septimus" and "Clarissa and Venus in Fur" will compete for the Distinguished Production of a Play trophy, while the Distinguished Production of a Musical award will be a battle between "Ghost", "Leap of Faith", "Mission Drift", "Newsies", "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "Once" and "Queen of The Mist".

The nominated revivals include "And God Created Great Whales", "Death of a Salesman", "Look Back in Anger", "Wit", "Carrie", "Follies", "Evita" and "Jesus Christ Superstar".

The 78th annual Drama League Awards will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on May .

And Alan Menken and Rosie O'Donnell are already winners - they've been named the respective recipients of the Distinguished Achievement in Musical theater and Unique Contribution to the theater prizes. 

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