Helen Mirren leads the Tony Award nominations!

The 69th Tony Award nominations were announced yesterday and there are some big names in the running! Leading our favourite over 60s is Helen Mirren, nominated for her role as the Queen in “The Audience” for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play. She’s closely followed by Bill Nighy who is nominated for his role in “Skylight” for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play.

The Tony Awards are often considered more prestigious than an Oscar because quite simply, they’re well deserved for real talent – no computer or special effects to distort or manipulate an actor’s ability.

So take a look at the nominations below for both the actors and the films and tell us, have you seen any up for nominations? Who will you be hoping takes away the awards?

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

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  • Michael Cerveris, “Fun Home”
  • Robert Fairchild, “An American in Paris”
  • Brian d’Arcy James, “Something Rotten!”
  • Ken Watanabe, “The King and I”
  • Tony Yazbeck, “On the Town”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • Kristin Chenoweth, “On the Twentieth Century”
  • Leanne Cope, “An American in Paris”
  • Beth Malone, “Fun Home”
  • Kelli O’Hara, “The King and I”
  • Chita Rivera, “The Visit”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Matthew Beard, “Skylight”
  • K. Todd Freeman, “Airline Highway”
  • Richard McCabe, “The Audience”
  • Alessandro Nivola, “The Elephant Man”
  • Nathaniel Parker, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”
  • Micah Stock, “It’s Only a Play”
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Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Annaleigh Ashford, “You Can’t Take It with You”
  • Patricia Clarkson, “The Elephant Man”
  • Lydia Leonard, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”
  • Sarah Stiles, “Hand to God”
  • Julie White, “Airline Highway”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

  • Christian Borle, “Something Rotten!”
  • Andy Karl, “On the Twentieth Century”
  • Brad Oscar, “Something Rotten!”
  • Brandon Uranowitz, “An American in Paris”
  • Max von Essen, “An American in Paris”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

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  • Victoria Clark, “Gigi”
  • Judy Kuhn, “Fun Home”
  • Sydney Lucas, “Fun Home”
  • Ruthie Ann Miles, “The King and I”
  • Emily Skeggs, “Fun Home”

 

Best Direction of a Play

  • Stephen Daldry, “Skylight”
  • Marianne Elliott, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
  • Scott Ellis, “You Can’t Take It with You”
  • Jeremy Herrin, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”
  • Moritz von Stuelpnagel, “Hand to God”

Best Direction of a Musical

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  • Sam Gold, “Fun Home”
  • Casey Nicholaw, “Something Rotten!”
  • John Rando, “On the Town”
  • Bartlett Sher, “The King and I”
  • Christopher Wheeldon, “An American in Paris”

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

  • Tommy Tune

 

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