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Gold Derby Releases 'Not Nominated' List

This morning, May 4, Jeff Daniels and Lea Michele announced the nominations for the 2010 Tony Awards.  In the midst of celebration on the part of many, Gold Derby's Tom O'Neil of the Los Angeles Times questions the (perhaps surprising) absence of many left off the list.  

Included in his list of "shocking upsets," are Enron's snub for Best Play after being christened the U.K.'s darling, Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig's slight from the Best Actor category for their performances in the commercially and critically successful A Steady Rain, the shockingly few nominations for the wildly hyped American Idiot (believed by many to be a strong contender in this year's Tony's race for Best Musical), and the nomination of short-lived Ragtime over Promises, Promises for Best Revival.

Illuminating some inconsistencies, O'Neil writes: '"In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play," which closed in January, reaped a bid for best play. However, its lead star, Laura Benanti, wasn't recognized for her performance and its director was snubbed too.'

A sampling of O'Neill's list reads as follows:

NOT NOMINATED FOR BEST PLAY
"A Behanding in Spokane"
"Enron"
"Race"

NOT NOMINATED FOR BEST MUSICAL
"The Addams Family"
"Come Fly Away"
"Everyday Rapture"
"Sondheim on Sondheim"

NOT NOMINATED FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
"Collected Stories"
"Hamlet"

NOT NOMINATED FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
"Promises, Promises"

NOT NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
John Gallagher Jr., "American Idiot"
Nathan Lane, "The Addams Family"

For O'Neil's complete list, click here.

For a complete list of the 2010 Tony nominees on BroadwayWorld, click here.

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 13, 2010. For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com.

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