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Tony Award Nominations: Book of Mormon Leads with 14, Acting Nods for Pacino, McDormand, Redgrave

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 3, 2011 at 4:46AM

The Tony Award nominations have arrived, and The Book of Mormon leads the way with 14 nominations (15 is the record, held by The Producers [2001] and Billy Elliot [2009]). Here is our interview with the musical's creators, South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Musical The Scottsboro Boys got 12 noms and nine went to Anything Goes. Among the acting nominees are Al Pacino (The Merchant of Venice), Frances McDormand (Good People) and Vanessa Redgrave (Driving Miss Daisy).
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The Tony Award nominations have arrived, and The Book of Mormon leads the way with 14 nominations (15 is the record, held by The Producers [2001] and Billy Elliot [2009]). Here is our interview with the musical's creators, South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Musical The Scottsboro Boys got 12 noms and nine went to Anything Goes. Among the acting nominees are Al Pacino (The Merchant of Venice), Frances McDormand (Good People) and Vanessa Redgrave (Driving Miss Daisy).

The awards ceremony will be held at New York's Beacon Theatre on June 12 and broadcast live on CBS. Here is the complete list of nominees.

This article is related to: Awards, Genres, Headliners, Media, Tonys, Musical


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.