Tonys Love Mormon But Snub Daniel Radcliffe

Rory O’Malley, Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells in The Book of Mormon

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updated 05/03/2011 AT 9:10 AM ET

originally published 05/03/2011 AT 9:25 AM ET

One of the most star-heavy Broadway seasons in recent memory has not resulted in a big-name lineup in nominations for this year’s 65th annual Tony Awards, celebrating the best of the bright White Way.

Besides a snubbed Robin Williams in the drama Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Chris Rock in The Motherf—– in the Hat, Jim Belushi in Born Yesterday and Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – though his costar John Larroquette and the show itself were nominated – also overlooked was the entire cast (as well as the revival itself) of the drama That Championship Season: Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland.

Clearly, the show to beat is the comedic musical The Book of Mormon, from the South Park duo of Matt Stone and Trey Parker. It received 14 nominations, only one nod shy of the record 15 nominations that went to Mel Brooks’s 2001 The Producers.


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