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    Lindsayisagoddess
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    So in light of today’s events (I.e., the Outer Critics Circle Nominations, what do we think the odds are of Christy Altomare earning a nomination for Best Leading Actress at the Tony’s above Phillipa Soo or Eva Noblezada? I know Anastasia reviews were so-so but it just led OCC nominations and Christy got nominated over Soo, Noblezada, and Laura Osnes.

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    The Outer Critics Circle has always had some strange tastes. Last year, American Psycho received 8 nominations, and we all saw how it turned out at the Tonys. In 2008, Young Frankenstein won the Outstanding New Broadway Musical award in a tie with Xanadu.

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    As for who I have getting nominated, Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone, and Bette Midler are the three locks to me. I have Denee Benton getting in based on the strength of The Great Comet. As for the 5th slot, you might as well throw a dart on the board for that one.

    I currently have Eva Noblezada taking it based on the strength of her role as Kim. She also has a great narrative to how she got the role. While the current revival of Miss Saigon did earn such a mixed critical response, the original production did as well.

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    I had Phillipa Soo due to her stellar reputation and the fact that most critics reviewed her fairly, but so far the Drama League and OCC have completely overlooked her.

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    I’m not counting out Barrett Doss in this. Her performance glows and she has the audience in her pocket from her first scene.

    ETA: Though based on the rulings, she’ll be in Featured.

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    Christy Altomare is becoming more and more of a contender for this. It’s looking like she has the potential to elbow out Phillipa Soo.

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    At the moment I have Christy Altamore, Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone, Bette Midler and Laura Osnes. I took out Denee Benton and feel uncertain about it.

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    I think Denée will certainly get in, if nothing else for riding Natasha’a coat tails. As near I can see the fifth nominee will be between Phillipa Soo and Christy Altomare. The buzz has all but died for Eva Noblezada, and I don’t see Laura Osnes getting nominated for this one.

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    I think Bette Midler has this category sewn up.

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    I think Bette Midler has this category sewn up.

    For sure but I’m trying to lock down the fifth nominee.

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    Benton and Altomare

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    I’m predicting Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, Denee Benton, and Christy Altomare as the nominees.

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    I am predicting Christy Altamore, Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone, Bette Midler and Laura Osnes…. when are the nominations going to be announced? May 2nd?

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