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  • FreemanGriffin
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    This is an extremely long list – 21 actors:

    Mike Birbiglia, Mike Birbiglia’s The New One
    Bobby Cannavale, The Lifespan of a Fact
    Michael Cera, The Waverly Gallery (could be featured?)
    Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
    Chuck Cooper, Choir Boy (could be featured?)
    Bryan Cranston, Network
    Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
    Paul Dano, True West
    Adam Driver, Burn This
    Armie Hammer, Straight White Men
    Ethan Hawke, True West
    Lucas Hedges, The Waverly Gallery (may be featured)
    Nathan Lane, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
    Tracy Letts, All My Sons
    Jim Parsons, The Boys In The Band
    Stephen Pasquale, American Son
    Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy (could be featured?)
    Daniel Radcliffe, The Lifetime of a Fact
    Ben Schnetzer, The Nap
    Michael Urie, Torch Song

    My educated guess: Paddy Considine, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Nathan Lane, Tracy Letts and Michael Urie – which is 6 – I am not sure which one won’t get in! It’s a long way to the end of April, things can change, open and crash or be better than expected…

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    Awardsfan1990
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    I suspect it’s a three-way race between Considine, Cranston and Daniels.

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    From what I’ve been hearing, Lucas Hedges is much more of a lead in The Waverly Gallery than Michael Cera.

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    AwardsConnect
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    Cera is barely a presence in The Waverly Gallery.

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    According to early reports I’ve read for Choir Boy, Jeremy Pope is a strong contender for Lead Actor in a Play while Chuck Cooper appears to be featured.

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    adamunc
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    We also have Bertie Carvel and Jonny Lee Miller in Ink. From reviews of the London production, it sounds like those roles could be co-leads.

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    ^Indeed, though it is interesting that Carvel won the Olivier as a Supporting Actor for the London production.

    In any case, while we wait for both Ink and All My Sons to begin previews, I’ve counted 9 performances from throughout the season that could potentially land nominations in this category.

    Paddy Considine-The Ferryman
    Bryan Cranston-Network
    Jeff Daniels-To Kill a Mockingbird
    Adam Driver-Burn This
    Lucas Hedges-The Waverly Gallery
    Nathan Lane-Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
    John Lithgow-Hillary & Clinton
    Jeremy Pope-Choir Boy
    Michael Urie-Torch Song

    At this point, I have no idea which five will end up making the final lineup. If any acting category could use a tie this year to warrant an additional nomination, this would have to be it.

    I’d say Bryan Cranston and Jeff Daniels are both locks. Interestingly enough, they’re both Emmy winners taking on Oscar-winning characters. Early reports for Burn This have been strong for Adam Driver’s performance, same for John Lithgow’s in Hillary & Clinton. Paddy Considine may no longer be in The Ferryman, though he could still remembered based on how strong of a contender it is for Best Play. If Lucas Hedges gets in, that could be a sign of how strong The Waverly Gallery is for Best Play Revival. While I do have Nathan Lane getting in based on early reports for Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, I wonder if given all the contenders there are this season, that the nominating committee might just snub him like they did with Audra McDonald in Shuffle Along. Jeremy Pope could be helped by his presence this season not only with Choir Boy, but he’s also currently in previews for Ain’t Too Proud. We’ve seen that kind of visibility factor help Christian Borle, Jefferson Mays, and Mary Beth Peil receive nominations two years ago. Given how Torch Song pretty much lost momentum with its premature closing, I would not be surprised to see Michael Urie forgotten.

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    Gabarnes43
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    I’d love to see Jim Parsons get nominated

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