May 01, 2012 17:33:21 GMT
'Once', a romantic musical based on movie of the same name, earns 11 nods.
Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons announced the nominees of this year's Tony Awards on Tuesday, May 1. Leading the pack is a romance based on Oscar-winning independent movie, "Once", with 11 nods including best musical, director, lead actor and actress.
The low-tech musical is a love story between a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin. Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti earn the nominations in the acting category for their roles in it while John Tiffany gets the chance to win his first Tony as director.
Contending "Once" in Best Musical are "Leap of Faith", "Newsies" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It". Meanwhile, competition is strong in Best Play category where "Clybourne Park" is put along with "Other Desert Cities", "Peter and the Starcatcher" and "Venus in Fur".
The 66th Tony Awards will air on CBS on June 10 from the Beacon Theater. Neil Patrick Harris will host for the third time. The complete list of nominees is on the official site.