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The TONY Awards Twitter Trends and Inevitable James Earl Jones Meme

The TONY Awards Twitter Trends and Inevitable James Earl Jones Meme

  • Tonight's Twitter trends were basically a roll call of the American Theatre Wing's 66th Annual TONY Awards presenters, winners, and performers.

    Broadcast live on CBS, the celebration filled the Beacon Theatre with guests such as Andrew Garfield, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nick Jonas, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Sheryl Crow, as the Great White Way pulled all the stops to bring mainstream audiences to the East Coast's home of theatre. But, of course, Broadway has enough to boast about with its own legends and newcomers, most of whom were trending tonight on Twitter.

    For a quick recap, here are tonight's big winners:

    Best Musical
    Once

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
    Audra McDonald, Porgy and Bess

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
    Nina Arianda, Venus in Fur

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
    James Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
    Steve Kazee, Once

    Best Revival of a Musical
    Porgy and Bess

    Best Play
    Clybourne Park

    Best Revival of a Play
    Death of a Salesman

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
    Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
    Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
    Michael McGrath, Nice Work If You Can Get It

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
    Judith Light, Other Desert Cities

    To start the evening off right, Neil Patrick Harris' snappy opening routine quickly surfaced online, including appearances by Amanda Seyfried, Patti LuPone, and the iconic little orphan Annie.

  • The #TonyAwards tag also got a lot of love in honor of Broadway's biggest night.


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Finally, it seems inevitable that a meme will emerge from this screencap of James Earl Jones being confused and/or disappointed upon hearing that fellow nominee James Corden, won the TONY Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play.

    What did you think of tonight's TONY Awards? Answer in the comments and tweet us @WhatsTrending!

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