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The 2010 Tonys- The Yanks Vs The Brits

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Posted: 6/13/10 at 9:21am

**John Logan vs Alan Ayckbourn
Everything about this production of Red, a play about the artist Mark
Rothko which is nominated for seven Tonys including best play, is
British. Except for its author, John Logan, who is American.
Ayckbourn, up for a lifetime achievement award, is Britain's sole
playwriting representative.

**Adam Cork and Lucy Prebble vs Branford Marsalis
Prebble wrote the London hit Enron, which received a more mixed
reception in New York. She's nominated for the best music and lyrics
for the show's songs, however. But can she see off jazz legend
Branford Marsalis, nominated for his music for Fences?

**Jude Law vs Denzel Washington and Christopher Walken
Actors on their uppers have found Broadway to be as good a comeback
road as any. Jude Law's rave reviews for Hamlet have earned him a best
actor nomination. Hollywood's other fallen stars, Denzel Washington
and Christopher Walken for Fences and A Behanding in Spokane,
respectively, offer formidable competition.

**Alfred Molina vs Liev Schreiber
Molina is a Brit journeyman actor with roles in Spider-Man 2, The Da
Vinci Code and An Education. He's also up for best actor too for his
role as Rothko in Red. Liev Schreiber is a Yank journeyman with roles
in X-Men movies, and is up for his part as Eddie Carbone in Arthur
Miller's A View from the Bridge.

**Kelsey Grammer vs Douglas Hodge
Grammer can star in anything, but he'll never shake off the TV
character of the neurotic shrink Frasier. His post-sitcom career has
faltered, predictably, but he's back with this nomination for best
actor in a musical for La Cage aux Folles. As is relatively unknown
Brit stage actor, Douglas Hodge.

**Angela Lansbury vs Catherine Zeta-Jones
Strictly speaking this is Brit vs Brit, but Lansbury, 84, has lived in
the US since she was a teenager. The veteran stage and screen actress
is nominated for a possible record-breaking seventh Tony for A Little
Night Music. Welsh beauty Zeta-Jones is up against her for her part as
Desiree in the same show.

**Rosemary Harris vs Scarlett Johansson
Harris, 82, is another veteran British actress, up for her part in
this revival of the 1928 comedy The Royal Family. Johansson is the
Hollywood starlet from New York noted for her quirky film choices. She
is nominated for best actress in a play for A View from the Bridge.

**Michael Grandage vs Gregory Mosher
Grandage is the grand young(ish) man of British theatre following a
hit-packed decade at the Donmar Warehouse. He's up for best director
for Red while Gregory Mosher is against him for A View from the
Bridge.
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The 2010 Tonys- The Yanks Vs The Brits#2
Posted: 6/13/10 at 10:53am
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury are in differing catergories.

Jones is nominated in the Best Perfromance by a Leading Actress in a musical.

Lansbury for Best Perfromance by a Featured Actress in a musical.

So they are not competing against one another.