This year's nominees for the prestigious Tony Award were announced this morning by Matthew Broderick and Anika Noni Rose at Lincoln Center. Who got the most nods, which actor will likely win, and who got snubbed...-
Plenty of original plays garnered attention this year, but the most nominations went to South Park guys Matt Stone and Trey Parker's “The Book of Mormon,” with 14 nominations. This makes it the most celebrated Broadway show since "The Producers" won 12 of 15 nominations in 2001.
So, if you are trying to impress someone by taking them to the theater or feel like getting some culture yourself, "The Book of Mormon" is what you should troll Craiglist tickets and shell out for. Kenny, you should know, does not die in this, nor does he appear.
"The Scottsboro Boys" came in second with 12 nominations, "Anything Goes" racked in nine, "The Merchant of Venice" gained seven, and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" had eight though not for Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. They're going to make him work for it! What the dumbledore Theater people? Al Pacino was nominated for Best Actor and is the big favorite.
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was given an unofficial, unspoken award in the shape of a giant middle finger for the following categories: Most Actors Injured/Crippled, Most Epic Failure, and a special Everything Bono Touches Does Not Turn To Gold mention.
The full list of nominees can be found HERE.