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Won the Tony, Lost the Oscar

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Won the Tony, Lost the Oscar
Posted: 4/3/13 at 10:00am
In reading Besty's thread "Lost the Tony, Won the Oscar," I began thinking about situations in which it happened in reverse.

How many situations have there been where an actor/actress won a Tony for playing a role on Broadqay and then the actor/actress in the film adaptation of that role was nominated for but did not win the Oscar?

The ones that spring to my mind immediately are RABBIT HOLE and DOUBT. Cynthia Nixon and Cherry Jones won the Tony. Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep were nominated for but did not win the Oscar.

Any others?

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Updated On: 4/3/13 at 10:00 AM
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Posted: 4/3/13 at 10:08am
Ethel Merman won the Tony for CALL ME MADAM, wasn't Oscar nommed for recreating the role on film.
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Posted: 4/3/13 at 10:11am
Richard Griffiths (RIP) and Frank Langella both won Tony's, for THE HISTORY BOYS and FROST/NIXON respectively, but not Oscars. (Langella was at least nominated.)

Wilson Jermaine Heredia won the Featured Actor Tony for RENT, needless to say the movie did not win any Oscars.
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Won the Tony, Lost the Oscar
Posted: 4/3/13 at 12:45pm
"How many situations have there been where an actor/actress won a Tony for playing a role on Broadqay and then the actor/actress in the film adaptation of that role was nominated for but did not win the Oscar?"

tony win/oscar nomination but no win

actor musical/actor movie:
Zero Mostel/Topol Tevye, Fiddler
Len Cariou/Johnny Depp Sweeney Todd

actor musical/supp. actor movie:
George Rose/Stanley Holloway, Alfred Doolittle My Fair Lady

featured actor musical/supp actor movie:
Cleavant Derricks/Eddie Murphy James "Thunder" Early Dreamgirls

actor play/actor movie:
Rex Harrison/Richard Burton Henry VIII Anne of the Thousand Days
Paul Muni/Spencer Tracy Henry Drummond Inherit the Wind
Arthur Hill and Bill Irwin/Richard Burton George Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
James Earl Jones/James Earl Jones Jack Jefferson The Great White Hope
Cliff Gorman/Dustin Hoffman Lenny Bruce Lenny
John Rubinstein/William Hurt James Leeds Children of a Lesser God
Brian Dennehy/Fredric March Willy Loman Death of a Salesman
Frank Langella/Frank Langella Richard Nixon Frost/Nixon


actor play/supporting actor movie:
Basil Rathbone/Ralph Richardson Austin Sloper The Heiress

featured actor play/supp. actor movie
Arthur Kennedy/Kevin McCarthy Biff Loman Death of a Salesman
Liev Schreiber/Al Pacino Richard Roma Glengarry Glen Ross

featured actor play/best actor oscar nom.
Frances L. Sullivan/Charles Laughton Sir Wilifred Robarts Witness for the Prosecution

women to follow




Updated On: 4/3/13 at 12:45 PM
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Posted: 4/3/13 at 01:36pm
Worth noting that Stanley Holloway originated the role of Alfred Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY and played the role in that film, and that George Rose won the Tony for the revival.
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Posted: 4/3/13 at 01:54pm
Gertrude Lawrence won the Tony for Anna in "The King and I," and Deborah Kerr was nominated for the Oscar for the same role, but didn't win.

(Am I playing it right?)

EDIT: Also ...

Mary Martin - Tony winner for The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews - Oscar nominee (but didn't win) for the same role.
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Updated On: 4/3/13 at 01:54 PM
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Posted: 4/3/13 at 01:58pm
Actually, my thread was about the same person playing the role on stage as well as in the film adaptation. Lost the Tony, but won the Oscar.

If you reversed it, it would be the same performer, right?

(I don't think I'm playing it right.)
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Posted: 4/3/13 at 02:35pm
tony winning and oscar nominated (but not winning): the female roles:

best actress in a musical/best actress (nom. for a musical):

Gertrude Lawrence/Deborah Kerr Anna Leonowens The King and I
Mary Martin/Julie Andrews Maria Von Trapp The Sound of Music

best actress in a musical/best actress (nom. for a non-musical version)
Rosalind Russell/Rosalind Russell Ruth Sherwood Wonderful Town/My Sister Eileen
Gwen Verdon/Greta Garbo New Girl in Town/Anna Christie
Angela Lansbury/Rosalind Russell Mame/Auntie Mame
Lauren Bacall/Bette Davis Margo Channing Applause/All About Eve
Lauren Bacall/Katharine Hepburn Tess Harding Woman of the Year
Glenn Close/Gloria Swanson Norma Desmond Sunset Boulevard
La Chanze/Whoopi Goldberg Celie Johnson The Color Purple

best actress in a play/best actress

As Joan of Arc (different and non-different material):
Ingrid Bergman tony win for Joan of Lorraine
Julie Harris tony win for The Lark
-Ingrid Bergman oscar nomination for Joan of Arc

Shirley Booth/Katharine Hepburn as Leona Samish in The Time of the Cuckoo/Summertime
Nancy Kelly/Nancy Kelly as Christine Penmark in The Bad Seed
Margaret Leighton/Deborah Kerr as Sibyl Railton Bell in Separate Tables (Leighton won the tony doubling as Sibyl and Ann Shankland; the role of Ann was played in the film by Rita Hayworth who was not nominated for an oscar)
Maureen Stapleton/Marsha Mason as Evy Mears/Georgia Hines in The Gingerbread Lady/Only When I Laugh
Ellen Burstyn/Ellen Burstyn as Doris in Same Time Next Year
Irene Worth/Geraldine Page as Princess Cosmonopolis in Sweet Bird of Youth
Pauline Collins/Pauline Collins as Shirley Valentine
Vanessa Redgrave/Katharine Hepburn as Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night
Cherry Jones/Meryl Streep as Sister Aloysius Beauvier in Doubt
Cynthia Nixon/Nicole Kidman as Becca Corbett in Rabbit Hole

best actress in a play/best supporting actress (same role, different work)
Julie Harris/Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln in The Last of Mrs. Lincoln/Lincoln

best featured actress in a musical/best supporting actress
Patricia Neway/Peggy Wood as The Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music

best featured actress in a musical/best actress
Tammy Grimes/Debbie Reynolds as The Unsinkable Molly Brown

best featured actress in a play/best supporting actress
Peggy Cass/Peggy Cass as Agnes Gooch in Auntie Mame
Elizabeth Franz/Mildred Dunnock as Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman
Amanda Plummer/Meg Tilley as Agnes of God
Adriane Lenox/Viola Davis as Mrs. Muller in Doubt

best featured actress in a play/best actress
Jane Alexander/Jane Alexander as Eleanor Bachman in The Great White Hope

best featured actress in a play/best actress (same role in related material - prequel/"prequelled")
Patricia Neal/Bette Davis as Regina Hubbard/Regina Hubbard Giddens in Another Part of the Forest/The Little Foxes























Updated On: 4/3/13 at 02:35 PM
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Posted: 4/3/13 at 04:12pm
Well done!

But my god, that must have taken you six weeks!
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Posted: 4/3/13 at 04:15pm
Best12, I can be very efficient, but only when it comes to trivia.

Updated On: 4/3/13 at 04:15 PM

 
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