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Hugh Jackman misses Tony nomination

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Hugh Jackman missed out on a Tony Award nomination for his performance in The River, but there’s plenty of other Hollywood A-List stars in the running for Broadway’s highest honour.

Bradley Cooper, a best actor Oscar nominee the past three years, is a strong chance to break through with a Tony for The Elephant Man.

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The other nominees in the best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play are English newcomer Alex Sharp for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Bill Nighy for Skylight, Ben Miles for Wolf Hall Parts One & Two and Steven Boyer for Hand to God.

Helen Mirren, nine years after claiming the best actress Oscar for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, is a Tony frontrunner for her portrayal of the monarch in The Audience.

Mirren was nominated in the actress in a leading role in a play category with Carey Mulligan (Skylight), Elisabeth Moss (The Heidi Chronicles), Ruth Wilson (Constellations) and Geneva Carr (Hand to God).

The 69th Tony Awards will take place at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on June 7.


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