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Why no "Cat" nominations?

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Why no "Cat" nominations?#1
Posted: 5/18/08 at 11:38pm
It got really good reviews, top grossing play, better than any shows nominated for revivals (based on reviews only, I don't watch plays), they're making a movie, great actors (ANIKA!). Why?
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re: Why no 'Cat' nominations?#2
Posted: 5/18/08 at 11:41pm
Other an acting nomination for Anika Noni Rose, I don't think it deserved any nominations.
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re: Why no 'Cat' nominations?#2
Posted: 5/19/08 at 12:49am
Had James Earl Jones been petitioned to be put in the featured actor category instead of leading, he would not only have been nominated, but probably would have won. The same thing happened with the previous revival with Ned Betty. Had he been in the featured category he likely would have won, but he was kept in the leading category because his name was above the title, and he was overlooked (perhaps out of confusion).
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re: Why no 'Cat' nominations?#3
Posted: 5/19/08 at 12:37pm
Because it didn't really deserve any nominations.
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re: Why no 'Cat' nominations?#4
Posted: 5/19/08 at 1:17pm
I don't think Jones deserved to or would have won.

The production was horribly misdirected and the only saving grace was the radiant Anika Noni Rose, who was unjustly ignored in the nominations. Out of all those far more famous actors standing next to her on stage, she is the one exuding real star power.
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