Nominations for The Tony Awards, a.k.a. The Extremely Gay Oscars, were announced today, and the big winner appears to be The Drowsy Chaperone, a show that no one with taste really loves. Which explains why it snagged 13 nods. The Color Purple and The Pajama Game followed with 11 and 9, respectively, while Jersey Boys got 8, making it the most successful jukebox musical of the season (sorry, Johnny Cash piece of crap, nothing for you.) Among the acting nominations, names include Ralph Fiennes, Oliver Platt, Cynthia Nixon, Harry Connick, Jr., and Mark Ruffalo. Notable by her absence is Julia Roberts, which has got to hurt - even Christina Applegate got a nod last year. Guess she'll have to be content with her millions of dollars and that whole being the female cinema icon of her generation thing.
Tony Awards [Tony.org]