‘The Tony Awards’ wins Best Special Class Program at Creative Arts Emmys

“The 70th Annual Tony Awards” was named Best Special Class Program at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys on September 9th. The awards ceremony honoring the best of Broadway has been a consistent victor in this category, winning seven times in the previous 10 years, including five consecutive wins from 2010 to 2014.

The 2016 ceremony, hosted by Tony and Emmy-winner James Corden, was especially memorable on a number of fronts. The evening’s big winner, “Hamilton,” was at the height of its popularity as evidenced by its record-setting 16 nominations and 11 wins. But there was also a more somber tone to the evening’s proceedings, which was dedicated to the victims of a deadly mass shooting at an Orlando gay bar earlier that morning. The ceremony featured a poignant opening speech by Corden, as well as touching dedications from winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Frank Langella. All of this helped earn the ceremony its highest ratings in 15 years.

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Three of Gold Derby’s Editors predicted a win for The Tony Awards: Chris Beachum, Daniel Montgomery, and Rob Licuria. Two editors — Matt Noble and Marcus James Dixon — predicted a win for “Hairspray Live!”, while Paul Sheehan was the lone editor predicting a win for “The Oscars.” None of our editors predicted a win for this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, headlined by Lady Gaga.

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