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Scarlett, Denzel, Jude, Jay-Z and Green Day Have Date With Tonys

Scarlett Johansson, Liev Schreiber, A View From The Bridge Joan Marcus

Sure, last year's Tonys were filled with star-studded, head-banging moments, but was Jay-Z a nominee?

Don't think so.

Jeff Daniels and Glee's Lea Michele read the list of nominees for this year's Tony Awards, which will be doled out on June 13 at Radio City Music Hall.

To say there were a few familiar names (ahem, Scarlett Johansson) would be a serious understatement, but there was a pair of handsome gents conspicuously missing from this morning's announcement…

Sorry, Bond and Wolverine. Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman and their play A Steady Rain garnered no love from the Broadway League and American Theatre Wing. However, the aforementioned Iron Man 2 hottie earned a nod for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her part in A View From the Bridge.

Her costar Liev Schreiber is up against some heavy hitters for Leading Actor in a Play, including boldfacers Jude Law in Hamlet, Denzel Washington in Fences, Christopher Walken in A Behanding in Spokane and Alfred Molina in Red.

Jay-Z Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Meanwhile, the producers of Fela!—that would include Jay-Z, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Alicia Keys—must be proud. They scored a leading 11 gongs, including Best Musical, Direction and Choreography.

Billie Joe Armstrong and friends totaled three nominations, including Best Musical, for American Idiot. Similarly, the Elton John-produced play Next Fall scored a pair.

In other names you'll surely recognize, Viola Davis and Laura Linney face off for Best Lead Actress in a Play and Kelsey Grammer and Will & Grace's Sean Hayes vie for Best Lead Actor in a Musical. Catherine Zeta-Jones is up for Lead Actress in a Musical while her A Little Night Music costar Angela Lansbury earned a wink for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

Still, there were ample celeb snubs beyond Craig and Jackman.

Broadway may have brought Jude and Sienna Miller back together, but she'll only get to go to the big show as arm candy. Anne Hathaway earned a Drama Desk nomination but came up empty at the Tonys for Twelfth Night. While David Alan Grier earned a gong for Race, costar Kerry Washington didn't make the cut.

Here's the full list of nominees:

Best Play

  • In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
  • Next Fall
  • Red
  • Time Stands Still

Best Musical

  • American Idiot
  • Fela!
  • Memphis
  • Million Dollar Quartet

Best Book of a Musical

  • Everyday Rapture
  • Fela!
  • Memphis
  • Million Dollar Quartet

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

  • The Addams Family
  • Enron
  • Fences
  • Memphis

Best Revival of a Play

  • Fences
  • Lend Me a Tenor
  • The Royal Family
  • A View From the Bridge

Best Revival of a Musical

  • Finian's Rainbow
  • La Cage aux Folles
  • A Little Night Music
  • Ragtime

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

  • Jude Law, Hamlet
  • Alfred Molina, Red
  • Liev Schreiber, A View From the Bridge
  • Christopher Walken, A Behanding in Spokane
  • Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

  • Viola Davis, Fences
  • Valerie Harper, Looped
  • Linda Lavin, Collected Stories
  • Laura Linney, Time Stands Still
  • Jan Maxwell, The Royal Family

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

  • Kelsey Grammer, La Cage aux Folles
  • Sean Hayes, Promises, Promises
  • Douglas Hodge, La Cage aux Folles
  • Chad Kimball, Memphis
  • Sahr Ngaujah, Fela!

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

  • Kate Baldwin, Finian's Rainbow
  • Montego Glover, Memphis
  • Christiane Noll, Ragtime
  • Sherie Rene Scott, Everyday Rapture
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones, A Little Night Music

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

  • David Alan Grier, Race
  • Stephen McKinley Henderson, Fences
  • Jon Michael Hill, Superior Donuts
  • Stephen Kunken, Enron
  • Eddie Redmayne, Red

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

  • Maria Dizzia, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
  • Rosemary Harris, The Royal Family
  • Jessica Hecht, A View From the Bridge
  • Scarlett Johansson, A View From the Bridge
  • Jan Maxwell, Lend Me a Tenor

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

  • Kevin Chamberlin, The Addams Family
  • Robin De Jesús, La Cage aux Folles
  • Christopher Fitzgerald, Finian's Rainbow
  • Levi Kreis, Million Dollar Quartet
  • Bobby Steggert, Ragtime

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

  • Barbara Cook, Sondheim on Sondheim
  • Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises
  • Angela Lansbury, A Little Night Music
  • Karine Plantadit, Come Fly Away
  • Lillias White, Fela!

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • John Lee Beatty, The Royal Family
  • Alexander Dodge, Present Laughter
  • Santo Loquasto, Fences
  • Christopher Oram, Red

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Marina Draghici, Fela!
  • Christine Jones, American Idiot
  • Derek McLane, Ragtime
  • Tim Shortall, La Cage aux Folles

Best Costume Design of a Play

  • Martin Pakledinaz, Lend Me a Tenor
  • Constanza Romero, Fences
  • David Zinn, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
  • Catherine Zuber, The Royal Family

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • Marina Draghici, Fela!
  • Santo Loquasto, Ragtime
  • Paul Tazewell, Memphis
  • Matthew Wright, La Cage aux Folles

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • Neil Austin, Hamlet
  • Neil Austin, Red
  • Mark Henderson, Enron
  • Brian MacDevitt, Fences

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Kevin Adams, American Idiot
  • Donald Holder, Ragtime
  • Nick Richings, La Cage aux Folles
  • Robert Wierzel, Fela!

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • Acme Sound Partners, Fences
  • Adam Cork, Enron
  • Adam Cork, Red
  • Scott Lehrer, A View From the Bridge

Best Sound Design of a Musical

  • Jonathan Deans, La Cage aux Folles
  • Robert Kaplowitz, Fela!
  • Dan Moses Schreier and Gareth Owen, A Little Night Music
  • Dan Moses Schreier, Sondheim on Sondheim

Best Direction of a Play

  • Michael Grandage, Red
  • Sheryl Kaller, Next Fall
  • Kenny Leon, Fences
  • Gregory Mosher, A View From the Bridge

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Christopher Ashley, Memphis
  • Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Ragtime
  • Terry Johnson, La Cage aux Folles
  • Bill T. Jones, Fela!

Best Choreography

  • Rob Ashford, Promises, Promises
  • Bill T. Jones, Fela!
  • Lynne Page, La Cage aux Folles
  • Twyla Tharp, Come Fly Away

Best Orchestrations

  • Jason Carr, La Cage aux Folles
  • Aaron Johnson, Fela!
  • Jonathan Tunick, Promises, Promises
  • Daryl Waters & David Bryan, Memphis

(Originally published May 4, 2010, at 6:53 a.m. PT)

 

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