Sunday, June 13, 2010

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Tony-Tony-Tony....

I can skip the BFCAs. And I've missed the Globes without missing them. And I watched The Pregnancy Pact instead of the SAG Awards earlier this year. But the Oscars and the Tonys? That shit, I take seriously. So I was horrified when I finally arrived home an hour late! Fortunately, I had already learned (and tweeted about) the WHOA win by Scarlett Johansson for Featured Actress in a Play (A View from the Bridge), and The Film Experience kept me updated as to Eddie Redmayne's win for Featured Actor in a Play (Red).

It's time I start putting money on these, man. Out of the 16 categories that I tried to predict winners for (not here, but to my friends in the real world), I managed to nail 13 (or roughly 75%)! I rarely do so well on my Oscar predix (I only got 17 out of 24 this year...actually, I guess that's close: 70.8%). Johansson and Redmayne were among the surprises, but let's see what else made me go "wha??" and what made me go "mm-HM".

Full winners here.

BEST PLAY
Red
Called it. Can't they elect someone to speak for all if/when they win? There's never enough time for anyone to say what they want to say.

BEST MUSICAL
Memphis
Called it. Up against a dance show, a concept album, and an atypical jukebox musical, the original Memphis was the one that had to win. Same problem as the above with acceptance speeches, though.

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Fences
Called it.

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
La Cage aux Folles
Called it. And why did they even nominate anything else?

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Viola Davis, Fences
Called it. Actually, I leaped around the office saying, "Viola's getting a Tony tonight!"

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Catherine Zeta-Jones, A Little Night Music
WHOA! Clearly, she thought so, too. Got all Bullock-y up there, and I loved it. I love it when the stars lose themselves. Predicted Montego Glover for Memphis.

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
Denzel Washington, Fences
Called it. He should probably find out who the hell is about to honor him before he goes to awards shows.

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Douglas Hodge, La Cage aux Folles
Called it.

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Scarlett Johansson, A View from the Bridge
 You ever predict something because you allow yourself one category you know will be wrong? Well, I did predict this, but it still shocked and elated me when she won!


BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises
Called it. Either her or Angela, but I'd heard more people singing her praises. So, naturally.

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Eddie Redmayne, Red
Surprised. Thought this was going to be a Fences night with Stephen McKinley Henderson honored.

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Levi Kreis, Million Dollar Quartet
Surprised. Thought Robin de Jesus in La Cage. Silly me, I had heard lots of positive things about Million Dollar Quartet!

BEST DIRECTOR - PLAY
Michael Grandage, Red
Didn't call this...but that's because I didn't actually try to predict this category, for some reason.

BEST DIRECTOR - MUSICAL
Terry Johnson, La Cage aux Folles
Called it. Who didn't? I kept hearing his La Cage was the best La Cage.

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Bill T. Jones, Fela!
A surprise to me. I did think Twyla Tharp would get it for Come Fly Away. Not based on much except that I knew the name. The first time I saw anything from either show was tonight.

4 comments:

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

So so so so so SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO psyched about Scarlett.

That's all.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

...oh, by the way: the blogosphere IS the real world

:)

Walter L. Hollmann said...

Hahaha! Ok, fair enough. You are rather like the Avis de Voto/Julia Child to my Julia Child/Avis de Voto.

"That's all": But it's enough! :)

Amanda said...

Admit it. When you were writing that Katie Finneran comment, you wanted to write "So, natch." because that's what you said in your head. And then you realized why I hate when you say that. Or maybe this is wishful thinking.

Dammit. I heart Twyla so much. I was rooting for her times a thousand. I mean I guess she already has one, but so does Jones. And it's for play that I like significantly less.