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TONYA WAS ROBBED#1
Posted: 8/5/20 at 4:32pm
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Posted: 8/5/20 at 4:34pm

Harding?  Who robbed her, Nancy?

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TONYA WAS ROBBED#3
Posted: 8/5/20 at 4:40pm
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TONYA WAS ROBBED#4
Posted: 8/5/20 at 7:21pm
Tonya Pinkins was most definitely robbed. I’d love to see her replace Sharon and finally get the Tony!
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TONYA WAS ROBBED#5
Posted: 8/5/20 at 7:29pm
Sharon is remarkable though and deserves to be seen on broadway.
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TONYA WAS ROBBED#6
Posted: 8/6/20 at 3:45pm
It's not only that she was robbed. It's that the award went to the most inept of the nominees.
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TONYA WAS ROBBED#7
Posted: 8/6/20 at 4:26pm

Inept: Having or showing no skill.

Yeah, Idina Menzel is SUPER inept. 

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TONYA WAS ROBBED#8
Posted: 8/6/20 at 5:13pm
I’m a HUGE fan of Wicked, but Idina doesn’t hold a candle to what Tonya accomplished. It’s crazy to me she wasn’t the front runner that season.
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TONYA WAS ROBBED#9
Posted: 8/6/20 at 5:17pm

I was surprised that Idina won in that category as well but in no way, shape or form is she "inept". People who are inept don't get past regional dinner theater, sorry. 

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Posted: 8/6/20 at 5:19pm
Hard agree and it makes me wonder how much it would’ve affected Tonyas career had she won. Shame.
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Posted: 8/6/20 at 5:22pm

Sutton Ross said: "I was surprised that Idina won in that category as well but in no way, shape or form is she "inept". People who are inept don't get past regional dinner theater, sorry."

The comment calling Idina inept was in comparison to the other nominees. Not all other actors. So, yes, she was the most inept of the nominees.

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Posted: 8/6/20 at 5:36pm

Nah. 

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Posted: 8/6/20 at 5:37pm

Caroline or Change was one of the only shows I have ever thought about leaving at intermission... I only remember Anika Noni Rose and came to appreciate the song lot's wife well after I saw the show. I don't think Tonya was robbed of anything. 

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Posted: 8/6/20 at 6:01pm
Cool story!!!
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Posted: 8/6/20 at 6:10pm

wiggum2 said: "Caroline or Change was one of the only shows I have ever thought about leaving at intermission... I only remember Anika Noni Rose and came to appreciate the song lot's wife well after I saw the show. I don't think Tonya was robbed of anything."

Your profile picture is Ralph Wiggum, so your opinion is moot.

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Posted: 8/6/20 at 7:59pm

Call_me_jorge said: "wiggum2 said: "Caroline or Change was one of the only shows I have ever thought about leaving at intermission... I only remember Anika Noni Rose and came to appreciate the song lot's wife well after I saw the show. I don't think Tonya was robbed of anything."

Your profile picture is Ralph Wiggum, so your opinion is moot.
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Posted: 8/6/20 at 8:54pm

Call_me_jorge said: "Sutton Ross said: "I was surprised that Idina won in that category as well but in no way, shape or form is she "inept". People who are inept don't get past regional dinner theater, sorry."

The comment calling Idina inept was in comparison tothe other nominees. Not all other actors. So, yes, she was the most inept of the nominees.
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And inept is a soft term to use. Lady showed her lack of stage experience while her co-star held the show together. If they wanted to throw Wicked a bone for giving Avenue Q everything else, they could have found a different category.

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Posted: 8/6/20 at 8:58pm
I agree Tonya was robbed. But Wicked kind of shot Idina into stardom, so I think the Tonys got caught up in that.
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Posted: 8/6/20 at 11:08pm

WICKED was robbed.

And, looking at many of the past 10-15 years of best actress wins--very few were catapulted to stardom, or even a "better" career.

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Posted: 8/6/20 at 11:49pm

And inept is a soft term to use. Lady showed her lack of stage experience while her co-star held the show together. If they wanted to throw Wicked a bone for giving Avenue Q everything else, they could have found a different category."

Her name is Idina, not lady and she did not have a lack of stage experience, how ridiculous. It was 16 years ago, get over it. 

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Posted: 8/7/20 at 12:11am

Sutton Ross said: "And inept is a soft term to use. Lady showed her lack of stage experience while her co-star held the show together. If they wanted to throw Wicked a bone for giving Avenue Q everything else, they could have found a different category."

Her name is Idina, not lady and she did not have a lack of stage experience, how ridiculous. It was 16 years ago, get over it.
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Agreed that Pinkins was robbed and it was ridiculous, my dear Karen.

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Posted: 8/7/20 at 12:36am

Adorable. 

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Posted: 8/7/20 at 7:49am
For those who were ‘in the room that happened’ who was the actual favourite to win? Did Tonya ever really stand a chance? Was this an upset like Raul in Company?
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Posted: 8/7/20 at 9:05am

qolbinau said: "For those who were ‘in the room that happened’ who was the actual favourite to win? Did Tonya ever really stand a chance? Was this an upset like Raul in Company?"

David Hyde Pierce winning over Raul was definitely much more surprising than this was.  I think most people going into the ceremony would have said it was between Tonya and Donna Murphy, although with both having won Tonys before (not to mention Murphy missing a lot of performances), Idina was definitely a popular choice to pull the upset.  But I wouldn't say it was a huge upset, more of a mild one.

Sutton Ross said: "I was surprised that Idina won in that category as well but in no way, shape or form is she "inept". People who are inept don't get past regional dinner theater, sorry."

And Sutton Ross, while I don't disagree that Idina is not inept, let's not forget that Donald Trump has a Broadway credit.  So that's an awfully broad statement that no one who is inept can get past regional dinner theatre.

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Posted: 8/7/20 at 10:39am

Donna Murphy was thought to be the favorite going into the Tonys. She won the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards -- however, those awards are given by critics' organizations, whose members by and large saw Murphy at press performances early in the run, when she was in spectacular form. Because Murphy missed so many performances throughout her run, some Tony voters didn't even get to see her, and others were not sympathetic to her frequent absences. (The real reason for her absenteeism was not public knowledge at the time.) There was also popular opinion that Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel would "cancel each other out," or that if one was going to win, it would be Chenoweth. I do think Idina's win was an upset in many ways. Of the five nominees, I would have voted for Pinkins in a heartbeat -- hers remains one of the most incredible performances I've ever seen, in nearly 40 years of attending Broadway theater.