April 24, 2012 at 10:43 am #430839
These are somewhat analagous to the National Board of Review; a lot of non-professionals voting, an agenda behind who gets nominated in order to sell tickets to their dinner (Ricky Martin). A lot of nonsense, basically.
But, anyway…April 24, 2012 at 11:22 am #430841
Angela Lansbury has NEVER won their Distinguished Award?? Her limited time onstage this year isn’t going to do it but I am a little shocked. Hugh Jackman (very talented, I know) has won one and not her? Is this the Twilight Zone?April 24, 2012 at 11:49 am #430842
If they had been giving the award 30-odd years ago, back when Lansbury was still doing significant (leading) turns on Broadway, she would have had a much better shot at the Distinguished Performance Award than she has these days. And for whatever it’s worth, Hugh Jackman’s win came for “The Boy from Oz,” which frankly was far and away the most universally acclaimed performance of that particular theatrical season, musical or dramatic.April 25, 2012 at 1:05 am #430843
Such a huge number of nominees in the distinguished performance category, how many do the whittle that down to?April 25, 2012 at 1:44 am #430844
Yeah, if she didn’t win for any of her
previous legendary performances she certainly ain’t gonna win for her rather
small role in The Best Man.
Anyway, I’m not that surprised that
Lansbury has never won a Drama League award since she always had a very strange
relationship with awards’ groups.
It’s quite ironic that the biggest Tony
winner (and up until 2010 also the biggest Golden Globes winner with 6 wins) at
the same time holds the record as the biggest Emmy loser ever among performers
with 18 unsuccessful nominations (she got 12 consecutive nominations for
Murder, She Wrote, which yet another record).
And if that wasn’t enough she’s also the
youngest 2-time Oscar nominee ever thanks to her back-to-back nominations for
Gaslight and The Picture of Dorian Gray by the age of 20.
April 25, 2012 at 7:52 am #430845
Such a huge number of nominees in the distinguished performance category, how many do the whittle that down to?
It’s a misnomer, but this is the shortlist. Just one person wins. It could go any number of ways, but I guess it will be Phillip Seymour Hoffman, as that’s just the sort of stately, dead serious performance they like to award.April 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm #430846
I’m going with Tracie Bennett for “End of the Rainbow” for the win.