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  • SamEckmann
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    A List of eligible contenders for Lead Actor in a Play from the 2014-2015 Broadway season. Updates will occur after Tony committee eligibility rulings (and any additional productions or casting). Best guesswork based on billing/roles will be used until then. 

    Stephen Boyer, Hand to God
    Michael Cera, This is Our Youth
    Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man
    Kieran Culkin, This Is Our Youth
    Larry David, Fish in the Dark
    Brian Dennehy, Love Letters
    Hari Dhillon, Disgraced 
    Jake Gyllenhaal, Constellations
    Hugh Jackman, The River
    Nathan Lane, It’s Only a Play
    John Lithgow, A Delicate Balance
    Ewan McGregor, The Real Thing
    Ben Miles, Wolf Hall parts 1 and 2
    Bill Nighy, Skylight
    Alex Sharp, Curious Incident…
     

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    BTN
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    Dhillon got some very negative comparisons to mandvi.

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    vinny
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    I’m rooting for Jackman for this one. Haven’t seen the show but my sister had to for acting class in college and said he was amazing

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    Oscarluver30
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    I am rooting for McGregor to snag a nod, despite the mixed reviews for the show

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    SamEckmann
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    McGregor was definitely the best part of the play in my opinion. He and Maggie Gyllenhaal had wonderful chemistry together. I found the overall production kind of mixed, which may hurt its chances. The first act was pretty bad to be honest, and a chore to get through. But then I was so completely enthralled and moved by act two. It was as if two different people directed it.

    The competition for Best Play and Revival of a Play will be stacked this year. so much good stuff to choose from. And many of them are male driven, which makes this category pretty tough to call.  I think I already have my “please remember this person in April!”  pick of the season. Which is Kieran Culkin. This is Our Youth isnt my favorite play, but the work he did was absolutely phenomenal.  

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    Macbeth
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    I am going to stan to the ends of the earth for my boy Larry David and A Fish in the Dark 

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    Kevin Groome
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    What about Bradley Cooper for Elephant Man? Wouldn’t he be a lead contender? 

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    SamEckmann
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    AH! Yes. I thought I included him.

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    Yakob
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    If Kieran Culkin and Michael Cera get in, I’ll be pleased.

    But lordy, I don’t see how anyone can beat Alex Sharp. Utterly mesmerizing performance.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Ridiculous way-too-early prediction, based on nothing but gut intuition!:

    Larry David, A Fish In The Dark
    Hari Dhillon, Disgraced
    Jake Gyllenhaal, Constellations
    Nathan Lane, It’s Only a Play
    Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    (snubs: Bradley Cooper, Kieran Culkin, John Lithgow, Ewan MacGregor, Ben Miles, Bill Nighy and Nathaniel Parker)

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    Djoko
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    No one will beat Alex Sharp. “The Curious Incident…” will sweep the Tonys. I saw “The Elephant Man” last night and I was really underwhelmed. I’m shocked it got rave reviews. I’m also surprised Alessandro Nivola was put in Featured since he is definitely a lead. Bradley Cooper didn’t do anything worthy of a nomination. Patricia Clarkson was particularly terrible. Her accent kept going in and out.

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