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66th annual Tony Awards nominees announced

05-04-2012 08:40 BJT

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The world of plays is humming with excitement over the announcement of the nominees for the 66th annual Tony Awards. The announcement was made by Tony and Emmy-winning actress, Kristen Chenoweth and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, Jim Parsons. 40 new shows were trimmed down to the best of Broadway this year.

"The nominees for best musical are: 'Leap of Faith', 'Newsies', 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' and 'Once'."

Ahead in the count with eleven nominations is "Once", the Broadway musical version of a 2006 Irish indie film that features the Oscar-winning song, "Falling Slowly". The show's leads, Steven Kazee and Cristin Milioti also received nominations, in addition to Elizabeth A. Davis for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical.

Tony Awards 2012: Andrew Garfield, Cynthia Nixon

"The nominees for best play are: 'Clybourne Park' by Bruce Norris, 'Other Desert Cities' by Jon Robin Baitz, 'Peter and the Starcatcher' by Rick Elice and 'Venus in Fur' by David Ives."

Philip Seymour Hoffman meanwhile has a shot at "best actor" for his role in the revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." He's up against two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones for his role in "The Best Man", Frank Langella for "Man and Boy", John Lithgow for "The Columnist" and British comedian and actor James Corden for "One Man, Two Guvnors".

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Best actress nominations went to Nina Arianda for "Venus in Fur", Stockard Channing for "Other Desert Cities", Tracie Bennett for "End of the Rainbow", Linda Lavin for "The Lyons" and Cynthia Nixon for "Wit".

"The nominees for revival of a play are: Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman’, 'Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man', 'Master Class', and 'Wit'."

And the race for best new play comes down to "Other Desert Cities", "Venus in Fur", "Clybourne Park" and "Peter and the Starcatcher".

The Tony Awards honors Broadway's best musicals and plays. It will be broadcast live from New York on June 10 with three-time host Neil Patrick Harris.

Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Jim Parsons (L) and Tony and Emmy
award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth are seen at the conclusion of
of the 2012 Tony Awards Nominations Announcements in New York May 1, 2012.


Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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