Tuesday, May 3, 2016

MAKING IT HARDER TO GET A SHOT TO THROWAWAY:Unsurprisingly, Hamilton dominated the Tony nominations, busting The Producers' record, despite having one less category to be eligible in.  A few #EGOTWatch notes:
  • Steve Martin, nominee for Best Book for Bright Star, has Emmy and Grammy already.
  • Julian Fellowes, nominees for Best Book for School of Rock, has Oscar and Emmy already.  
  • Glenn Slater, nominee for Best Score (Lyrics) for School of Rock, has Grammy already and is a prior Oscar and Emmy nominee.
  • Jessica Lange, nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Play for Long Day's Journey Into Night, has Oscar and Emmy already.
  • Sara Bareilles, nominee for Best Score for Waitress, somewhat surprisingly does not have a Grammy, though 5 nominations!  (She wouldn't have won Best New Artist the year she was eligible, as that went to Adele, but she wasn't even nominated, though Jonas Brothers, Duffy, and Jazmine Sullivan were.)
The biggest surprise is that despite rave reviews and her record-setting Tony wins, Audra McDonald is not a nominee for Shuffle Along.