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Monday, May 04, 2009

 

2009 Tony Award Nominations: Best Leading Actor in a Play

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Separating the men from the boys...

BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY

WILL BE NOMINATED:
Chad L. Coleman, Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Jeff Daniels, God of Carnage
Bill Irwin, Waiting For Godot
Raul Esparza, Speed-the-Plow
Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King

SHOULD BE NOMINATED:
Jeff Daniels, God of Carnage
James Gandolfini, God of Carnage
Raul Esparza, Speed-the-Plow
Thomas Sadoski, reasons to be pretty
Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King

GOING HOME EMPTY-HANDED:
Matthew Broderick, The Philanthropist
Kieran Campion, The American Plan
Rupert Everett, Blithe Spirit
Zach Grenier, 33 Variations
Richard Griffiths, Equus
Ernie Hudson, Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Jeremy Irons, Impressionism
Nathan Lane, Waiting For Godot
Frank Langella, A Man for All Seasons
John Lithgow, All My Sons
Stephen Mangan, The Norman Conquests
David Hyde Pierce, Accent on Youth
Jeremy Piven, Speed-the-Plow
Daniel Radcliffe, Equus
David Rasche, To Be or Not to Be
Peter Sarsgaard, The Seagull
Pablo Schreiber, Desire Under the Elms

MODFAB THINKS...when you've got almost two dozen choices, as you do in this category, it's nearly impossible to predict the Top Five. Two many variables. The biggest problem here are the double-leads of God of Carnage, Joe Turner, Godot and Equus; Daniels and Gandolfini, in particular, could both be contenders, despite the tendency for split votes. In a celebrity-packed field, I worry about Thomas Sadoski's chances...even though I think he was easily among the best on this list.

DARK HORSE: Voting against Langella and Irons, even though their projects were mediocre at best, makes me nervous. They're threats, regardless.

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