Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012 Tony Nomination Reactions, Snubs, and Surprises

There were some surprises, snubs ,etc. in the various Tony categories announced early this morning:
  • There is apparently a curse at the Tony's regarding A Streetcar Named Desire, and it apparently continues with only one nomination
  • Matthew Broderick, Bernadette Peters, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, Stacy Keach, Tyne Daly, Elena Rogers and stunningly Raul Esparza, were some of the big names left off the nomination list.
  • In the Featured Actress in a Play race, Tony winner Angela Lansbury was snubbed in favor of Condola Rashad, who surprised as a nominee for the short-lived Stick Fly
  • Also, Venus in Fur managed a nomination over One Man Two Guvnors in Best Play
  • Other surprises included Frank Langella in Man and Boy, as well as Laura Osnes, who surprisingly got a nod for Bonnie and Clyde which was certaintly not a hit.
The Tony Awards will be on June 10 at 8 p.m. on CBS, and stay tuned for the end of May, early June when I begin to make final predictions.

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