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The 2014 Tony Nominations

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder leads with 10. Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu announced the contenders for the 68th annual awards.

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Nominations by the Numbers

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: 10

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: 8

After Midnight: 7

Beautiful: 7

The Glass Menagerie: 7

Twelfth Night: 7

Bullets over Broadway: 6

The Cripple of Inishmaan: 6

Act One: 5

Aladdin: 5

A Raisin in the Sun: 5

The Bridges of Madison County: 4

Casa Valentina: 4

Machinal: 4

Rocky: 4

Violet: 4

Les Miserables: 3

All the Way: 2

Cabaret: 2

If/Then: 2

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill: 2

Mothers and Sons: 2

Of Mice and Men: 2

A Night with Janis Joplin: 1

Outside Mullingar: 1

Richard III: 1

The Velocity of Autumn: 1

Best Musical

After Midnight

Aladdin

Beautiful

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Knee-Jerk Reaction: This category was the biggest crapshoot leading up to nominations, though many put Gentleman's Guide in a favorable spot.

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Best Play

Act One

All the Way

Casa Valentina

Mothers and Sons

Outside Mullinger

Knee-Jerk Reaction: Will Bryan Cranston as LBJ sway votes for the uneven All the Way?

Best Revival of a Musical

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Les Miserables

Violet

Knee-Jerk Reaction: Hedwig. Hedwig. Hedwig.

Best Revival of a Play

The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Glass Menagerie

A Raisin in the Sun

Twelfth Night

Knee-Jerk Reaction: As the Times pointed out, Glass Menagerie has overcome a losing streak with its seven nominations. It's going to be a tight race between that and the also-shuttered Twelfth Night.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Samuel Barnett — Twelfth Night

Bryan Cranston — All the Way

Chris O'Dowd — Of Mice and Men

Mark Rylance — Richard III

Tony Shalhoub — Act One

Knee-Jerk Reaction: Bryan Cranston all the way.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Tyne Daly — Mothers and Sons

Latanya Richardson Jackson — A Raisin in the Sun

Cherry Jones — The Glass Menagerie

Audra McDonald — Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Estelle Parsons — The Velocity of Autumn

Knee-Jerk Reaction: It'll be a tight battle between Audra McDonald, who is going for her sixth win, and Cherry Jones.

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Neil Patrick Harris — Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Ramin Karimloo — Les Miserables

Andy Karl — Rocky

Jefferson Mays — A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Bryce Pinkham — A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Knee-Jerk Reaction: It's nice they gave five nominations when it's really a battle between NPH and West End darling Karimloo, but it's NPH.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Mary Bridget Davies — A Night with Janis Joplin

Sutton Foster — Violet

Idina Menzel — If/Then

Jessie Mueller — Beautiful

Kelli O'Hara — The Bridges of Madison County

Knee-Jerk Reaction: This is one of the tightest categories. Mueller was made to play Carole King and it would be a spectacular win for her as a relative Broadway newcomer, but Kelli O'Hara has yet to win a Tony despite several stellar performances (including her current one).

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Reed Birney – Casa Valentina

Paul Chahidi – Twelfth Night

Stephen Fry – Twelfth Night

Mark Rylance – Twelfth Night

Brian J. Smith – The Glass Menagerie

Knee-Jerk Reaction: Could Mark Rylance take it again or will three nominations for Twelfth split the votes?

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Sarah Greene — The Cripple of Inishmaan

Celia Keenan-Bolger — The Glass Menagerie

Sophie Okenedo — A Raisin in the Sun

Anika Noni Rose — A Raisin in the Sun

Mare Winningham — Casa Valentina

Knee-Jerk Reaction: Celia Keenan-Bolger's heartbreaking performance was the heart of Glass Menagerie.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Danny Burstein — Cabaret

Nick Cordero — Bullets over Broadway

Joshua Henry — Violet

James Monroe Iglehart — Aladdin

Jarrod Spector — Beautiful

Knee-Jerk Reaction: James Monroe Iglehart has the best production number of the season in "Friend Like Me."

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Linda Emond — Cabaret

Lena Hall — Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Anika Larsen — Beautiful

Adriane Lenox — After Midnight

Lauren Worsham — A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Knee-Jerk Reaction: Lena Hall for a Hedwig sweep.

Best Direction of a Play

Tim Carroll — Twelfth Night

Michael Grandage — The Cripple of Inishmaan

Kenny Leon — A Raisin in the Sun

John Tiffany — The Glass Menagerie

Knee-Jerk Reaction: No new plays were recognized, so it's anyone's game in the revival battle.

Best Direction of a Musical

Warren Carlyle — After Midnight

Michael Mayer — Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Leigh Silverman — Violet

Darko Tresnjak — A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Knee-Jerk Reaction: The smooth musical, the brash rocker, the country heart, or the quirky surprise hit?

See a complete list of nominees on tonyawards.com

Hugh Jackman hosts the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8, at 8 p.m. on CBS.

CORRECTION: Audra is actually up for her sixth win, because she is just that talented.

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