2015 Tony Award Nominations Are In...
It's that time of year again, just when you thought awards season was over. For those of us who know better, the 2015 Tony Awards are not only a great chance to give some exposure to the amazing plays and musical that have been gracing Broadway in the last year, but also a chance for us to see our favorite actors pick up yet another award on their quest to EGOT glory. For that reason, fans of Bradley Cooper are probably beside themselves with glee right now, considering the American Sniper actor is one of the many big names in the running to pick up a Tony Award at the ceremony, which is slated to take place on June 7th on CBS.
While Cooper was nominated for Best Leading Actor and Best Picture at the 2015 Oscars, he lost out in both categories to Eddie Redmayne and Birdman respectively. Now, he's got another opportunity to add a statuette to his collection of them at the Tony Awards thanks to his work in The Elephant Man and I'm already rooting for him. Call me permanently biased in his favor from watching him in The Hangover, but I just want to see Cooper lift that Tony high. He's not the only person whose name is listed below that I'm rooting for, but he's one of the top on my list.
The nominees for the 69th annual Tony Awards are:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Steven Boyer, Hand to GodBradley Cooper, The Elephant ManBen Miles, Wolf HallBill Nighy, SkylightAlex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Geneva Carr, Hand to God Helen Mirren, The Audience Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles Carey Mulligan, Skylight Ruth Wilson, Constellations
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Fun HomeRobert Fairchild, An American in ParisBrian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!Ken Watanabe, The King and ITony Yazbeck, On the Town
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth CenturyLeanne Cope, An American in ParisBeth Malone, Fun HomeKelli O’Hara, The King and IChita Rivera, The Visit
Best Revival of a Play
The Elephant ManSkylightThis Is Our YouthYou Can't Take It With You
Best Revival of a Musical
The King and IOn the TownOn the Twentieth Century
The AudienceDisgracedHand to GodWolf Hall
An American In ParisFun HomeSomething Rotten!The Visit
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