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Jeffrey Kare: Wow! Carousel overperformed! 11 nominations overall, though none for Jack O’Brien.Once on This Island sort of underperformed because to failed to receive any featured acting nominations and Camille Brown was snubbed for Best Choreography.
SkyLight: Wow, Mean Girls. I think they want to give Tina Fey the Tony.
FreemanGriffin: Latin History for Morons for Best Play? Wow!LaChanze, Taylor Louderman and Jessie Mueller all getting 3 of the 6 slots surprised me, with no nomination for either of the Frozen actresses.
Renee Flemng? Wow! Ahsley Park was the only Mean Girls nominee in the category. Diana Rigg made it in. Why did I move Arina DeBose out of my predictions? only 2 for 5 in this category! it was the hardest category this year – did anyone predict Renee Fleming?
Carousel, Mean Girls and The Iceman Cometh got far more nominations than I expected. Once On This Island underperformed.
EmmyWinner: They hated Frozen lol
Nate: On the musical side, I am disappointed to see Escape to Margaritaville and Prince of Broadway shut out, but even moreso to see the low total for Frozen. And I am very surprised to see Carousel and My Fair Lady do so well, but I am rooting hard for Once On This Island!
And on the play side, I am happy that Latin History for Morons (likely) snuck into that 5th slot and am expectedly disappointed at the totals for non Angels and Harry Potter plays, although the total for The Iceman Cometh is impressive!
BlueRay: I got both Renee Fleming and Latin History for Morons! Let’s not discuss how many I missed (betting on affection for Hal Prince and his tribute show was one of many tactical errors).