When the nominations for the 2023 Tony Awards were announced in May, not la mo It earned a pleasantly surprising six nominations, despite fears the Tonys would forget the play that closed months earlier despite a star-studded campaign to save it.
But when the 2023 Tony Awards were handed out Sunday night, not la mo It failed to win a single award for which it was nominated.
Among the other multiple nominees is the nine-time nominee and julietfiltered six times Into the forest And Jessica Chastain’s MILF doll house.
Even Chastain didn’t win the Best Actress Tony some pundits predicted would take home, losing out to fellow Hollywood star Jodie Comer (Prima Vase).
And in the Best Leading Actor in a Play category, Wendell Pierce was similarly snubbed for his role in Death of a salesmana project often popular with Tony voters but which didn’t fare so well this time around, even in terms of nominations.
In a year with many Hollywood nominees, most of them went home empty-handed, with Samuel L. Jackson (Augustus Wilson’s Piano Lesson), Sarah Bareilles (Into the forest(Josh Groban and Analie Ashford)Sweeney Todd) have not won the awards for which they were nominated.
Overall, led by Groban and Ashford Sweeney Todd The rebound was rather weak, winning only two awards out of its eight nominations. similarly, New York, New York It won only one award, for breathtaking design, which was presented at the Tonys’ one act Advance offer. However, the show got some time by performing at a major CBS gala and legendary composer John Kander received a Lifetime Achievement Award from New York, New York Lin-Manuel Miranda collaborator.
In terms of upsets, Alex Newell made history by becoming the first openly non-binary actor to win a Tony (J Harrison J became the second openly non-binary winner shortly after), but Newell’s win was the only one for the corn-focused musical peeledwhich received nine nominations.
In addition, after the voters failed to nominate The banner in Sidney Brustein’s window Stars Rachel Brosnahan and Oscar Isaac, it was a surprise that Miriam Silverman, one of the play’s few nominees, won.
Likewise, Brandon Uranowitz won Featured Actor in a Play for Leopoldstadt It was somewhat of a surprise when it was announced. But the victory may have been an indication of the strong performance Leopoldstadtwhich won four awards, including Best Play.
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