Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations

Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 02:19pm
Time Out's Adam Feldman and David Cote released their dream list of nominations. Looks pretty solid, aside from a few interesting choices. Still pretty remarkable how up in the air everything is.
The TONY* Nominations
Sauja
Broadway Star
joined:1/7/07
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 02:36pm
Oh, how I hope their choices for direction in both categories line up with the actual nominations. Actually, if these were the actual nominees, I would have quibbles but not complaints.
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rjm516
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/09
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 02:44pm
Featured actress in a musical is pretty surprising but oh man I would be happy with these! Especially best musical.

For best actress in a musical -- who am I forgetting that they have Janis Joplin replacing?
avyrocks
Stand-by
joined:1/3/07
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 02:45pm
Michelle Williams?
Randy1
Swing
joined:4/28/14
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 03:07pm
Good choices overall but I would put Anika Larsen instead of Fantasia and Joshua Henry instead of James Snyder.
parkerjonesj
Swing
joined:3/30/14
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 03:23pm
I think Fantasia deserves a nomination. Kd Lang, Vanessa Williams and Toni Braxton all failed to bring the magic and vocal brilliance Ms. Barrino brought to After Midnight. She deserves to be recognized (especially considering all of her replacements have 10+ years over her in the industry).
MNC77
Swing
joined:5/5/13
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 03:30pm
Aladdin snubbed almost completely by these predictions. Same with Cripple. Glass menagerie also only got one of 4 actors. And Act One got very little notice, even for scenic. Meanwhile Machinal, Winslow Boy and If/Then received more love than predicted. Maybe just biases that the critics have though.
Simon Damon
Stand-by
joined:2/26/14
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:34pm
Aladdin got better reviews than Rocky
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:37pm
A) They got about equal praise.

B) REVIEWS DON'T EQUAL NOMINATIONS. EVER. UNDERLINE. UNDERLINE. UNDERLINE.
Simon Damon
Stand-by
joined:2/26/14
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:42pm
Kad I also think that Rocky will be too hard to Tour
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:43pm
And Aladdin will be successful on tour regardless of awards. So?
Simon Damon
Stand-by
joined:2/26/14
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:46pm
Most of the nominations go to productions that are able to tour most a touring producers and I do not think Aladdin will do that well without a nomination Little Mermaid and Tarzan didn't (but they did not deserve it)
NYadgal
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/04
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:48pm
Bryce Pinkham should receive a nomination. He's not on their list.

Otherwise, I think theirs is a strong list.
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neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:49pm
The nominators don't care about tours. See list here. http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/about/nom_comm.html

Voters, maybe. Nominators and voters are different people.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:50pm
"Michelle Williams?"

Why would she get a Tony nomination? For her weird, stiff performance or her mediocre singing?
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Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:50pm
Aladdin's doing fine and will do fine for the foreseeable future.
avyrocks
Stand-by
joined:1/3/07
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:53pm
Sutton Ross - I was responding to rjm516's question.
Wilmingtom
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/11
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:53pm
What Kad says. I never understand why people think that reviews are a foreshadowing of the Tonys. Voters will agree with some reviews, disagree with others, and vote for who they thought was best or who can best serve them. For instance, if I were a road producer, I'd be all over Aladdin. But nobody stares down at their ballot thinking, "Well Brantley really liked this" or "Variety gave it a pan." There are all sorts of biases involved such as friendships and professional relationships, both good and bad. I once heard a voter say, "I wouldn't vote for that ass if he'd written Show Boat." The writer in question was then the voter's ex-wife's boyfriend. So while many things effect nominations and eventual wins, reviews are not one of them.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
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Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:56pm
Avyrocks, sorry about that. I still stand by my view though.
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avyrocks
Stand-by
joined:1/3/07
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 04:57pm
I agree though! There's nothing spectacular about Michelle William's performance. I think she's been in a lot of predictions though, so that's why I brought it up.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 05:01pm
Yeah, it's surprising. They love nominating Hollywood stars though, unfortunately. I'm sad Kate Baldwin will probably be left off the list. I thought she was just spectacular in Big Fish
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homeimp
Leading Actor
joined:10/2/08
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 06:00pm
I thought Sally Bowles was supposed to be a mediocre singer. That's why Liza was not the greatest Sally.
wicked1492
Broadway Star
joined:6/18/08
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 06:16pm
If Celia Keenan-Bolger and Zachary Quinto aren't recognized, I'll give up.
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ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 06:36pm
I love how they are thinking Gayle Rankin could get nominated!
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 06:38pm

I'm so glad Norbert got a hypothetical nomination!

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Randy1
Swing
joined:4/28/14
Time Out NY's TONY* Nominations
Posted: 4/28/14 at 09:29pm
Ethan, these are their choices not their predictions.
And Peg Murray won a Tony for Rankin's part in 1967, so it's not actually that crazy.

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