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Rant about the Tony nominations here#1
Posted: 5/3/10 at 10:26pm
Once more, Tony nomination day is here.

Every year we get all this outrage from posters who think that their indignation for the nominations justifies starting a number of threads which make the boards unfollowable and unreadable.

So, before you post your "How could (your favorite performer) be nominated over (performer you think sucked)? thread or your WHAT WERE THEY THINKING????? rant or your (Name of the show you worship) was robbed! thread , just post all your frustrations here!

Vent, rant, bitch - but , please, don't start a new thread just because you think you can. Rant about the Tony nominations here

Thanks, loves.
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#2
Posted: 5/3/10 at 10:36pm
I CAN'T BELIEVE ______________ (Did/Did not)GET NOMINATED FOR ________________!!!! IT'S AN OUTRAGE AND I AM FURIOUS!!!! RAWR!!!
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#2
Posted: 5/3/10 at 10:39pm
Give it a few hours for the whiniest day on Broadway.
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#3
Posted: 5/3/10 at 10:42pm
I hope GLEE is nominated!
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#4
Posted: 5/3/10 at 10:47pm
Smart idea blaxx!
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#5
Posted: 5/3/10 at 10:53pm
It is a smart idea, but no one is going to use this thread. LOL.
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#6
Posted: 5/3/10 at 10:57pm
I love that we're still 10 hours away from the nominations and the board is already getting clogged with threads.
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#7
Posted: 5/3/10 at 11:03pm
It is a smart idea, but no one is going to use this thread. LOL.

I did one last year and it certainly helped.

It still didn't stop the random threads popping up, but there were quite a few less than the year before.
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#8
Posted: 5/3/10 at 11:10pm
Damn you stole my idea , but I was gonna suggest a drinking game
To go with the rants
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#9
Posted: 5/3/10 at 11:53pm
We can still do that, harris. Rant about the Tony nominations here
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#10
Posted: 5/3/10 at 11:59pm
But aren't the nominations announced at, like, 8:30 in the morning?
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#11
Posted: 5/4/10 at 12:01am
I can't believe Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was snubbed.
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#12
Posted: 5/4/10 at 12:01am
I can't believe Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was snubbed.
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#13
Posted: 5/4/10 at 12:27am
Well, as I am getting bored reading everyone's predictions that all are quite similar, I would just like to begin my ranting right now about some things:

I will be sad if...
*...Christiane Noll does not get a nomination. Granted I have not seen Neuwirth or Chenoweth, but from the reviews, they don't sound like they deserve the spot over Noll. I know that Glover and Baldwin don't. They were both fine, but didn't come near the acting levels that Noll did. I won't mention CZJ because I feel no one will vote Noll over her, but after seeing them on subsequent nights back in December, I felt like Noll was the stronger actress.
*...Chad Kimball gets a nomination over Jim Norton or Robert Petkoff. I really did not like him. The actor, not the character. His acting choices definitely put me off. Bleah. And can we say vocal pattern?
*...Trevor Nunn is nominated for 'directing' ALNM. Worst directing work I've seen all season. Dodge on the other hand, I really hope gets nominated, but I'm preparing myself for that disappointment.
*...Promises, Promises takes a nomination from Finian or Ragtime. Just sadness.

On a more positive note, I would be happy to see...
*...Bobby Steggert with a nomination.
*...Patrick Heusinger from Next Fall in the Featured Actor category. Not much talk of him from anyone...but I would love to see it happen...and I actually think it could...
*...Carrie Fisher to take Valerie Harper's spot. Don't know why I would like that as I didn't see either show...I just feel like that would make me happy.
*...Jude Law to take the 5th Actor in a Play spot. Spader? Really? Butz? meh. Shalhoub is the real competition here I think, but I loved Law's performance personally...
*...I also wonder if Gilikson won't get a choreography nom for Burn the Floor...no one is prediciting it but why not?

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Rant about the Tony nominations here#14
Posted: 5/4/10 at 1:49am
I thought y'all started drinking at 8AM anyhow.
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#15
Posted: 5/4/10 at 2:02am
That was then, this is now.


(I LOVE an opportunity to reference S.E. Hinton!)
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#16
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:39am
No ENRON for Best Play?

No Best actor for John Gallgher Jr? Intersting.

Million Dollary Quartet?

So happy for Christopher Ashley and Marsha Milgrom. No director for Michael Mayer. Weird!
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#17
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:40am
NO NATHAN LANE?? Not he can't reject his nomination a la Julie Andrews!
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#18
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:41am
Woww at Ragtime Love.


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Rant about the Tony nominations here#19
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:42am
SO happy for Ragtime!

Best Director for a Musical is a weird one.

Is it me or does Memphis have the most nominations for a musical? LOL. Who would have thought?

Edit: Nevermind. FELA has 11 nominations.
Updated On: 5/4/10 at 08:42 AM
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#20
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:43am
best score...Addams Family? Eh?
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#21
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:44am
Still confused about the Ragtime eligibility in Costume design, but extremely happy for them and for Finian's, both well represented here! Although, they could have nominated Warren Carlyle, couldn't they?

Also, Tom Kitt was shut out twice in Orchestrations... *gasp*

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Rant about the Tony nominations here#22
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:46am
Lots of people thought I was on crack for hoping that RAGTIME would be nominated. I'm happy for the show and for Mr Steggert and Ms Noll.
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Rant about the Tony nominations here#23
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:46am
I didn't even notice Tom Kitt was shut out. WTF!
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No Butz about it?#24
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:46am
Even the critics who didn't like Enron raved about Butz's performance. I don't think I was the only person on this board that expected him to a strong contender to win for best actor. And now he's not even nominated?