Best: All of 'Curious Incident''s Not-So-Curious Wins
A show based on a book also came out on top in the drama category: The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time, Simon Stephens' adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel about a mystery-solving teen with Asperger syndrome. The British transplant took Best Play and Direction, plus a few technical awards. But the real surprise was a Lead Actor win for Alex Sharp, a fresh-from-school newcomer who beat out heavyweights Bradley Cooper (The Elephant Man) and Bill Nighy (Skylight). "This time last year, I picked up my diploma from Juilliard, so to be holding this is insane," the young actor enthused breathlessly. Follow your dreams, kids.