Tony Awards nominations snubs: Bette Midler, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, Scarlett Johansson

With 38 productions in contention for this year’s Tony Awards, there were plenty of surprises in Tuesday’s nominations announcement. (See full list of nominations here.)

Among the famous folk left off the list of contenders were two women who we expected to reap Best Actress (Play) bids: Bette Midler for her one-woman show “I’ll Eat You Last” and Sigourney Weaver for her pal Christopher Durang‘s play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Weaver was edged out by her co-star Kristine Nielsen who was deemed to be a lead by the Tonys. 

Also bumped by a co-star was Alec Baldwin who headlines the revival of “Orphans.” He made a different kind of headline when Shia LaBeouf left the show citing him as a reason. While LaBoeuf’s replacement Ben Foster was not nominated, Tom Sturridge — who stayed with the production — was.

Scarlett Johansson won a Tony in the featured actress race in 2010 for a revival of “A View From the Bridge.” This season, she headlined a remounting of Tennesse Williams‘ Pultizer and Tony-winning “A Streetcar Named Desire.” With two previous productions having played the rialto in the last decade alone, enthusiasm for the show was mute. 

Emmy champ Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) was snubbed for his leading role in last summer’s hit revival of “Harvey.” 

And 1977 Best Musical champ “Annie” was nominated for Best Musical Revival, but that represented its sole bid. 

NOT BEST PLAY
“Ann”
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
“Grace”
“I’ll East You Last”
“The Nance”
“The Other Place”

NOT BEST MUSICAL
“Chaplin”
“Hands on a Hardbody”
“Motown”
“Scandalous”

NOT BEST PLAY REVIVAL
“An Enemy of the People”
“The Big Knife”
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
“Cyrano de Bergerac”
“Glengarry Glen Ross”
“Harvey”
“The Heiress”
“Macbeth”
“Picnic”

NOT BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL 
“Jekyll and Hyde”

NOT BEST ACTOR (PLAY)
Alec Baldwin, “Orphans
Norbert Leo Butz, “Dead Accounts”
Bobby Cannavale, “The Big Knife”
Alan Cumming, “Macbeth”
Ben Foster, “Orphans”
Boyd Gaines, “An Enemy of the People”
Ciaran Hinds, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
Douglas Hodge, “Cyrano de Bergerac”
Seth Numrich, “Golden Boy”
Jim Parsons, “Harvey”
Paul Rudd, “Grace”
Michael Shannon, “Grace”
Cory Michael Smith, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
Benjamin Walker, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”

NOT BEST ACTRESS (PLAY)
Jessica Chastain, “The Heiress”
Emilia Clarke, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
Jessica Hecht, “The Assembled Parties”
Scarlett Johansson, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
Bette Midler, “I’ll Eat You Last”
Fiona Shaw, “The Testament of Mary”
Sigourney Weaver, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

NOT BEST ACTOR (MUSICAL)
John Bolton, “A Christmas Story”
Brandon Victor Dixon, “Motown the Musical”
Constantine Maroulis, “Jekyll & Hyde”
Jim Norton, “Mystery of Edwin Drood”
Johnny Rabe, “A Christmas Story”
Matthew James Thomas, “Pippin”
Anthony Warlow, “Annie

NOT BEST ACTRESS (MUSICAL)
Deborah Cox, “Jekyll & Hyde”
Lilla Crawford, “Annie”
Erin Dilly, “A Christmas Story”
Taylor Laudermann, “Bring It On”
Adrienne Warren, “Bring It On”

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