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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#1
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:51am
Where's Gallagher Jr.? Vincent? Jones? MAYER? KITT????
Whaaaaat?
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#2
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:53am
Do you guys know what a shutout is? If they were not nominated for Best Musical that is not a shutout.
Updated On: 5/5/10 at 08:53 AM
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#2
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:55am
Kitt really should have been nominated.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#3
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:56am
I figured Kitt would win the award.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#4
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:57am
...A shut out implies no nominations, they got 3. I'm a massive fan of the show and insanely disappointed about the Orchestrations snub, but it's not a shut out.

Really, as much as I wanted to see some acting nominations, the lack of Orchestrations really bothers me.
And hang on, when did you win the discus?
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#5
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:59am
It really should have gotten nods for orchestrations and directing.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#6
Posted: 5/4/10 at 8:59am
I agree, the only thing I'm disappointed about is orchestrations. No acting nominations were deserved.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#7
Posted: 5/4/10 at 9:01am
Im stunned it didnt get orchestrations
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#8
Posted: 5/4/10 at 9:30am
Really upset here about the snubs for JGallagher Jr., Tony Vincent, Tom Kitt and MMayer...WTF !!!!
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#9
Posted: 5/4/10 at 9:32am
There was no acting in this show, though!
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#10
Posted: 5/4/10 at 9:34am
In my opinion both Tony Vincent and Stark Sands gave brilliant performances and should have been nominated.
And hang on, when did you win the discus?
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#11
Posted: 5/4/10 at 9:39am
Like I've said in another thread, Idiot isn't "Kiss Me Kate", or a great well made musical.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#12
Posted: 5/4/10 at 9:51am
I'll say it before and I'll say it again.

AMERICAN IDIOT WILL NEVER WIN BEST MUSICAL

..... END.OF.STORY.

It has terrible direction, acting, music, characters, and its TOO LOUD. I guess the Tony Voters agree with me.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#13
Posted: 5/4/10 at 9:56am
I agree about Tony Vincent and possibly Stark Sands, but that's about all from AI.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#14
Posted: 5/4/10 at 10:04am
I think American Idiot has potential to win Best Musical. As long as Million Dollar Quartet doesn't win i'll be happy.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#15
Posted: 5/4/10 at 10:06am
In all honesty, I had more fun at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET than I did at any of the other shows nominated. Out of all of them, I'd go back to see QUARTET again.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#16
Posted: 5/4/10 at 10:11am
I enjoyed Quartet too and I was pleased to see it nominated, I just enjoyed Idiot far more.
And hang on, when did you win the discus?
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#17
Posted: 5/4/10 at 10:14am
It was shutout because it doesn't have many redeeming qualities.

Including it's two-dimensional characters.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#18
Posted: 5/4/10 at 10:53am
Although I'm surprised how few nominations it got, the Drama Desk, the New York Drama Critics Circle and Outer Critics Circle also were less supportive of American Idiot than I would have thought. For whatever reason, it hasn't struck a chord with any of those organizations. Maybe because those groups aren't comprised of the target audience, who knows.

I think Memphis is now the frontrunner for Best Musical, which is a sentence I never thought I would write.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#19
Posted: 5/4/10 at 10:59am
It was shutout because it doesn't have many redeeming qualities.

It wasn't shut out.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#20
Posted: 5/4/10 at 11:06am
I didn't really like it, but I do think it should have been nominated at LEAST for its orchestrations, which I think are fantastic. I'm surprised not to see any acting nominations. I thought Gallagher would have gotten one, if not Vincent. I think the trouble with those performances is that it's hard to convey depth in characters that are about apathy, but I know people have been very moved by this show, so that varies and I digress. Did not think Mayer deserved one at ALL, though I'm a little surprised by that, too, just because of all of the love for him in general.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#21
Posted: 5/4/10 at 11:15am
It was a shutout because it only got three nominations, Mr. Matt, DUH.

I'd like to give a shout out to all the shutouts and shut ins.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#22
Posted: 5/4/10 at 11:16am
Oh come on
Critics like it and the awards people like it, it could not get best score, it does not deserve costume, it deserved at least one actor nod (yes people do act in it, a lot, just because they dont talk does not mean they aint acting) but it did get robbed for orchestrations.
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#23
Posted: 5/4/10 at 11:49am
Namo - I'm so stupid! What is the minimum number of nominations a show can have to qualify as a shutout? I just can't remember. Four? Five? Illiminate? Verde?
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AMERICAN IDIOT Shutout#24
Posted: 5/4/10 at 12:58pm
The lack of nominations really opens the field to Fela or Memphis winning. Probably Fela. I am happy about it.
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