2010 Awards

Tony Award (Wikipedia)

After the excitement of the 2009 awards season this year was relatively subdued. Not as many new shows opened in New York or London, resulting in an uncontested race for Best Musical Awards. Performance awards however were fiercely contested on both sides, deservedly won for Mark Rylance in London and Denzel Washington in New York. The Tony Award ceremony lacked the glamour of previous years, with the best performances coming from the revivals rather than the new shows. Catherine Zeta-Jones gave a rather embarrassing acceptance speech as she kicked off the trend for rewarding celebrities for ‘having a go’ rather than judging purely on merit.



Category 2010 Tony Awards 2010 Olivier Awards
Best Play Red (John Logan) The Mountaintop (Katori Hall, Trafalgar Studio 1)
Best Musical Memphis Spring Awakening (Novello)
Best Musical Revival La Cage aux Folles Hello Dolly!  (Open Air)
Best Actor Denzel Washinton (Fences) Mark Rylance (Jerusalem)
Best Actress Viola Davis (Fences) Rachel Weisz (Streetcar Named Desire, Donmar)
Best Actor (Musical) Douglas Hodge (La Cage aux Folles)  Aneurin Barnard (Spring Awakening, Novello)
Best Actress (Musical) Catherine Zeta-Jones (A Little Night Music) Samantha Spiro (Hello Dolly, Open Air)
Best Director Michael Grandage (Red) Rupert Goold (Enron, Royal Court)
Best Choreographer Bill T.Jones (Fela!) Steohen Mear (Hello Dolly, Open Air)

Catherine Zeta Jones winning the Tony Award for Best Actress 2010

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