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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.