22 Hollywood Stars Snubbed By The Tonys A few years ago it seemed Tony couldn't get enough of the TV and film actors who headed to the stage. This year, not so much.
Despite nearly two dozen stars on Broadway, all but three – Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston and Chris O'Dowd – were snubbed
when the nominations were announced. Ranked from least offensive to most offensive oversights.
22. Ethan Hawke in
21. Mary Louise Parker in
Despite a history on stage,
consensus was that Parker was not a good fit for her most recent performance.
20–19. Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig in
Charles Sykes/Invision / AP
Though they are husband and wife in real life, Weisz and Craig will not be awarded for playing husband and wife on stage in this production that ended its limited run in January.
18–17. Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming in
AP Photo/Polk & Co., Joan Marcus
Many have said Williams can't compare to Natasha Richardson, who originated the role of Sally Bowles in the 1998 version of this revival, so it's not a total surprise she's not nominated. On the other hand, the Tony committee deemed Cumming ineligible for once again stepping into the emcee's shoes, a role he won for in 1998. Life is
not a cabaret, old chum.
16. Leighton Meester in
Of Mice and Men
Dorota would not approve, even though Miss Blair was overshadowed by the casting of co-stars Chris O'Dowd and James Franco in this production.
15. Orlando Bloom in
Romeo and Juliet
This revival was pretty universally panned, but Bloom found a genuine earnestness in Romeo that has been forgotten.
14. Zachary Levi in
Levi was charming and effortless as a guy going through the trials and tribulations of a first date in this little musical that could, but Tony didn't want a second date.
13. Billy Crudup in
No Man's Land and Waiting For Godot
Like Sirs Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart, Crudup was snubbed for his performance in
12. Debra Messing in
well-reviewed for her Broadway debut, and the production got nominated for best play. Is it too soon to reference Smash?
11. James Franco in
Of Mice and Men
AP Photo/Polk & Co., Richard Phibbs
Speaking of Franco... Though he's officially added Broadway star to his varied resume, most reactions seem to congratulate him on a job well done rather than a standout performance.
10. Zach Braff in
Bullets Over Broadway
Brad Barket/Invision / AP
Braff did a great Woody Allen in the musical version of Allen's movie, though his performance was overshone by
other heavyweights this season.
9–6. Tracy Letts, Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, and Marisa Tomei
AP Photo/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Joan Marcus
In case you were wondering, that's the entire starry cast of
Realistic Joneses, who each excelled at the quirky suburban characters they portrayed in this play.
5. Denzel Washington in
A Raisin in the Sun
AP Photo/Philip Rinaldi Publicity, Brigitte Lacombe
Washington's 2010 Tony (for
Fences) won't be joined by another this year.
4–3. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen
AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Copyright Joan Marcus
The sirs stared in two plays this season –
Waiting for Godot and No Man's Land — and not a Tony nomination between them.
2. Zachary Quinto in
The Glass Menagerie
AP Photo/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Michael J. Lutch
Quinto (right, with Cherry Jones) was the only member of
Menagerie's four-person cast to not get nominated, despite his nuanced performance in the heartbreaking play. FOR SHAME.
1. Daniel Radcliffe in
The Cripple of Inishmaan
AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Johan Persson
Seriously, what does Daniel Radcliffe have to do to prove he's got the post-
Potter acting chops to garner a Tony nomination? He's gotten naked ( Equus), sang and danced ( How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), and mastered comedy... and still no love from Tony. BuzzFeed Daily
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