While Denzel is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, the 'I Feel Actress' receives a nod for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.
May 2, 2018
Denzel Washington and Amy Schumer both received nominations in the top acting categories at the 2018 Tony Awards on Tuesday, May 1. Denzel has the chance to win his second Tony after getting a Best Leading Actor in a Play nod for his role in "The Iceman Cometh".
He faces stiff competition from "Angels in America" star Andrew Garfield, three-time winner Mark Rylance ("Farinelli and the King"), Tom Hollander ("Travesties"), and Jamie Parker ("Harry Potter and the Cursed Child").
Amy heads up the Best Leading Actress in a Play nominees. She will compete with veteran British star Glenda Jackson ("Three Tall Women"), Condola Rashad ("Saint Joan"), and Lauren Ridloff ("Children of a Lesser God").
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" heads up the productions chosen for Best Play, and it will face "The Children", "Farinelli and the King", "Junk", "Latin History for Morons". Up for Best Revival of a Play are "Angels in America", "Three Tall Women", "The Iceman Cometh", "Lobby Hero", and "Travesties".
Two musicals, "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical" and "Mean Girls: The Musical" tied for most nominations with 12 each, while another, "The Band's Visit", was just behind on 11. All three are up for Best Musical, with "Frozen" the remaining nominee. Competing for Best Musical Revival are "Once on This Island", "My Fair Lady", and "Carousel".
Diana Rigg, Michael Cera and Nathan Lane are among those who received nominations in the featured (supporting) acting categories.
Nominations hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee also announced that Bruce Springsteen would receive a special award celebrating his one man Broadway show, which means he only needs an Emmy to reach EGOT status. John Leguizamo will also be honoured for his body of work. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera will receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The 72nd annual Tony Awards, hosted by Broadway stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will take place on June 10, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"
"Farinelli and the King"
"Latin History for Morons"
"The Band's Visit"
Best Revival of a Play:
"Angels in America"
"Three Tall Women"
"The Iceman Cometh"
Best Revival of a Musical:
"Once On This Island"
"My Fair Lady"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: