Monday, May 25, 2015

2015 Tony Predictions - Best Featured Actress in Play

Will Win - Annaleigh Ashford "You Can't Take It With You"

Could Win - Patricia Clarkson "The Elephant Man" or Julie White "Airline Highway"

Commentary - There is a trio at the top of this race that will make for an interesting one. Patricia Clarkson is opposite Bradley Cooper in the revival of The Elephant Man and this is her first Tony nomination. She is a veteran actress with rave reviews and an Oscar nomination under her belt. She is a real contender. So is Tony-winner Julie White for Airline Highway, despite the play's lack of recognition across the board. But after breaking through with a nod in 2013, and having a scene-stealing role on a popular television show, Masters of Sex, I think that it is Annaleigh Ashford's year to win. Reviews have been great, and the show has done well on the circuit so far. I think she takes the prize.

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