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Bryan Cranston wins first Tony Award

Bryan Cranston wins first Tony Award

Jun 9 2014, 3:28am CDT | by

Bryan Cranston has won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut. The 'Breaking Bad' star picked up Best Lead Actor in a Play for his role as former President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's 'All...

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Bryan Cranston wins first Tony Award

Jun 9 2014, 3:28am CDT | by

Bryan Cranston has won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut.

The 'Breaking Bad' star picked up Best Lead Actor in a Play for his role as former President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's 'All The Way', beating the likes of Chris O'Dowd in 'Of Mice and Men' to the title.

The multiple Emmy award winner, best known for playing chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White, scored his first ever theater prize as 'All The Way' was also crowned Best Play.

Audra McDonald made history by winning her sixth Tony for her performance as Billie Holiday in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill', becoming the only woman to win a Tony in all four acting categories.

She said in her emotional acceptance speech: "I want to thank all the shoulders of the strong and brave and courageous women that I am standing on. And most of all Billie Holiday. You deserve so much more than you were given when you were on this earth."

Meanwhile, British actress Sophie Okonedo was given the Featured Actress in a Play prize for her Broadway debut as Denzel Washington's wife in 'A Raisin in the Sun'.

She enthused, "I am loving it on Broadway", while the play also won best revival.

The ceremony was hosted by Hugh Jackman at Radio City Music and boasted performances by Tony nominated singer Idina Menzel, Gladys Knight and the cast of 'Cabaret'.

The 'Les Miserables' actor, who was hosting for the first time in nine years, joined the cast of the musical 'After Midnight' for a rendition of 'It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got that Swing)'.

Another highlight from the ceremony was Neil Patrick Harris - who scooped the Best Actor in a Musical gong - performing a song from 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch', dressed in a miniskirt and blonde wig.

He got into character by giving an audience member a lap dance and even confiscated Samuel L. Jackson's glasses and licked them.

The full list of 2014 Tony Awards winners:

Best Play: 'All the Way'

Best Revival of a Play: 'A Raisin in the Sun'

Best Revival of a Musical: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Best Book of a Musical: 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Bryan Cranston, 'All the Way'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Audra McDonald, Lady Day at 'Emerson's Bar & Grill'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Mark Rylance, 'Twelfth Night'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Lena Hall, 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Neil Patrick Harris, 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Best Direction of a Musical: Darko Tresnjak, 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder'

Best Direction of a Play: Kenny Leon, 'A Raisin in the Sun'

Best Score: Jason Robert Brown, 'The Bridges of Madison County'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: James Monroe Iglehart, 'Aladdin'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Sophie Okonedo, 'A Raisin in the Sun'

 
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Jul 11 2014 11:16pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

The producers of Better Call Saul are answering some questions about the hotly anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off prequel, and AMC is releasing some new photos. Writer-producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould took questions from reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday.  Here’s what we learned:1. The series regulars and their confirmed character names joining star Bob Odenkirk: Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) as ...
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Netflix Lands Pile Of Emmy Nominations For ‘House Of Cards’ And ‘Orange Is The New Black’

Jul 10 2014 2:14pm CDT | Source: CBS 5

LOS GATOS (CBS SF) – Netflix’s “House of Cards” which made a breakthrough last year as the first online series nominated for a major award, has the chance again to grab Emmy gold after earning a fistful of nominations, announced Thursday. “Orange is the New Black,” also from the Los Gatos video provider, leaped that barrier on the flip side this time around with a bid for best comedy series, along with a nod for star Taylor Schilling. The sp ...
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KERRY WASHINGTON, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY & BRYAN CRANSTON 2014 Primetime Emmy Nominees Announced!

Jul 10 2014 8:48am CDT | Source: I'm Not Obsessed

The Emmys got it RIGHT this year! The 2014 Primetime Emmy Nominees were announced this morning, and to say the categories are competitive is an understatement. Matthew McConaughey is returning to the awards show circuit for his work in HBO’s ‘True Detective. Will he add to his collection? Bryan Cranston earned another nomination for ‘Breaking Bad’; this will be his final nomination for his acting as Walter White since the show ended last year. ‘Scandal’ star Ker ...
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2014 Emmy nominations: All of our imaginary boyfriends got nominated, yay!

Jul 10 2014 8:40am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

I completely forgot that the Emmy nominations were coming out this morning. So this is a nice surprise! The Emmys are happening sort of early this year too – the ceremony will be held on August 25th on NBC. You can see the complete list of 2014 Emmy noms here at THR. There are some new, notably nominations, mostly True Detective and Fargo, both of which were critic darlings and water cooler shows. There’s also some notably love for Benedict Cumberbatch (YES), Lizzy Capl ...
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'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

Jul 10 2014 8:33am CDT | Source: WRGB CBS 6 Albany

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The fantasy saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.The meth kingpin drama "Breaking Bad" was next in line with 16 bids for its final season, including best drama and best actor nod for sta ...
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Emmys 2014: Police detectives, meth king vie for nominations (live)

Jul 10 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

In this file photo, the Emmy Award statuette is seen inside the Shrine Auditorium Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, during preparations for the "53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" continues in Los Angeles.; Credit: DAMIAN DOVARGANES/AP There is fierce jockeying for Emmy nominations in the premier drama and comedy series categories, with newcomers "True Detective" and "Orange is the New Black" making strategic moves to boost their chances. The nominations were to b ...
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Troian Bellisario: Don’t Ignore Teen Shows Like Pretty Little Liars For Emmys!

Jun 13 2014 12:09pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Getty Images) Troian Bellisario urges Emmy Awards voters not to ignore teen shows like “Pretty Little Liars” when they cast their ballots in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter. The actress argues that there are “so many different ways to tell a story” in modern television’s golden age, with a “variety of styles and genres all being celebrated and explored.” “So why is it that with all the different types of ...
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Troian Bellisario Urges Emmy Voters Not to Ignore Teen Shows

Jun 12 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

In her own words, Troian Bellisario, 28, implores the TV Academy to not be ageist when it comes to picking this year's contenders:Everyone says this is the golden age of television. There are so many wonderful shows, with new ideas and characters that push the envelope. There is an abundance of quality artists using their talents in this medium rather than just in film. And there are so many different ways to tell a story, a v ...
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In Drama Series, Bryan Cranston, Claire Danes looking for 4th Performing Emmys

Jun 11 2014 11:47am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Lately, the Outstanding Lead Actor/Actress in a Drama Series categories seem to be all about streaks—some positive, some negative.Claire Danes has won the past two years for Showtime’s Homeland. Bryan Cranston won three straight for AMC’s Breaking Bad (2008 – ‘10) before losing twice in a row (2012 – ‘13). On the other side of the ledger, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm has six consecutive nominations and no wins to show for it.But so strong is the lineup of lead dra ...
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