Tom Hanks and Movies Top Tony Awards Nominations, ScarJo and Baldwin Snubbed

Elizabeth Durand
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If the 2013 Tony nominations made one thing clear, it's this: Tony voters love the movies, but are totally over movie stars hitting the Great White Way. With the exception of Tom Hanks (nominated for his lead role in the late Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy"), most of the A-list Hollywood set was left off the list, including some names with serious star power.

Alec Baldwin, Scarlett Johansson, and Bette Midler are all notably absent from the nominees. Baldwin is currently starring in "Orphans," which was nominated for Best Revival of a play, though the 55-year-old actor was not. Other overlooked A-listers include Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain and Emmy winner Jim Parsons.

The Tony voters did show some more love to famous musicians, however. Rock legend Cyndi Lauper earned a chance to take home a Tony for her music and lyrics for "Kinky Boots," which picked up a whopping 13 nominations (more than any other show), including one for Best Musical. In addition, Phish front man Trey Anastasio landed a nomination for the musical score he crafted with Amanda Green for "Hands on a Hardbody."

Beyond the names included (and blatantly left off) however, perhaps the most important takeaway from this year's list of nominees is the fact that all four productions nominated for Best Musical are based on or have been movies. Considering this, it's even more surprising that the powers-that-be in the Tony voting lot seem so averse to honoring Hollywood elite in their nominations.

What's more, it points to a clear trend to create musicals based on preexisting fan bases, which could indicate that Broadway's tide is moving in a new direction … toward stories that are not actually new. If this trend continues, you might want to place those bets on seeing "Rocky the Musical" on this list in 2014.

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Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Play
"The Assembled Parties"
"Lucky Guy"
"The Testament of Mary"
"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

Best Musical
"Bring It On: The Musical"
"A Christmas Story, The Musical"
"Kinky Boots"
"Matilda the Musical"

Best Revival of a Play
"Golden Boy"
"The Trip to Bountiful"
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Best Revival of a Musical
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Book of a Musical

"A Christmas Story, The Musical," Joseph Robinette
"Kinky Boots," Harvey Fierstein
"Matilda the Musical," Dennis Kelly
"Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

"A Christmas Story, The Musical," Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
"Hands on a Hardbody," Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, Lyrics by Amanda Green
"Kinky Boots," Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
"Matilda the Musical," Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Tom Hanks, "Lucky Guy"
Nathan Lane, "The Nance"
Tracy Letts, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
David Hyde Pierce, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Tom Sturridge, "Orphans"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Laurie Metcalf, "The Other Place"
Amy Morton, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Kristine Nielsen, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Holland Taylor, "Ann"
Cicely Tyson, "The Trip to Bountiful"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Bertie Carvel, "Matilda the Musical"
Santino Fontana, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"
Rob McClure, "Chaplin"
Billy Porter, "Kinky Boots"
Stark Sands, "Kinky Boots"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Stephanie J. Block, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Carolee Carmello, "Scandalous"
Valisia LeKae, "Motown: The Musical"
Patina Miller, "Pippin"
Laura Osnes, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Danny Burstein, "Golden Boy"
Richard Kind, "The Big Knife"
Billy Magnussen, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Tony Shalhoub, "Golden Boy"
Courtney B. Vance, "Lucky Guy"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Carrie Coon, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Shalita Grant, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Judith Ivey, "The Heiress"
Judith Light, "The Assembled Parties"
Condola Rashad, "The Trip to Bountiful"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Charl Brown, "Motown: The Musical"
Keith Carradine, "Hands on a Hardbody"
Will Chase, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Gabriel Ebert, "Matilda the Musical"
Terrence Mann, "Pippin"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Annaleigh Ashford, "Kinky Boots"
Victoria Clark, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"
Andrea Martin, "Pippin"
Keala Settle, "Hands on a Hardbody"
Lauren Ward, "Matilda the Musical"

Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Beatty, "The Nance"
Santo Loquasto, "The Assembled Parties"
David Rockwell, "Lucky Guy"
Michael Yeargan, "Golden Boy"

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Rob Howell, "Matilda the Musical"
Anna Louizos, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Scott Pask, "Pippin"
David Rockwell, "Kinky Boots"

Best Costume Design of a Play
Soutra Gilmour, "Cyrano de Bergerac"
Ann Roth, "The Nance"
Albert Wolsky, "The Heiress"
Catherine Zuber, "Golden Boy"

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, "Kinky Boots"
Rob Howell, "Matilda the Musical"
Dominique Lemieux, "Pippin"
William Ivey Long, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, "Lucky Guy"
Donald Holder, "Golden Boy"
Jennifer Tipton, "The Testament of Mary"
Japhy Weideman, "The Nance"

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kenneth Posner, "Kinky Boots"
Kenneth Posner, "Pippin"
Kenneth Posner, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"
Hugh Vanstone, "Matilda the Musical"

Best Sound Design of a Play
John Gromada, "The Trip to Bountiful"
Mel Mercier, "The Testament of Mary"
Leon Rothenberg, "The Nance"
Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg, "Golden Boy"

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm, "Pippin"
Peter Hylenski, "Motown: The Musical"
John Shivers, "Kinky Boots"
Nevin Steinberg, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"

Best Direction of a Play
Pam MacKinnon, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Nicholas Martin, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Bartlett Sher, "Golden Boy"
George C. Wolfe, "Lucky Guy"

Best Direction of a Musical
Scott Ellis, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Jerry Mitchell, "Kinky Boots"
Diane Paulus, "Pippin"
Matthew Warchus, "Matilda the Musical"

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, "Bring It On: The Musical"
Peter Darling, "Matilda the Musical"
Jerry Mitchell, "Kinky Boots"
Chet Walker, "Pippin"

Best Orchestrations
Chris Nightingale, "Matilda the Musical"
Stephen Oremus, "Kinky Boots"
Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook, "Motown the Musical"
Danny Troob, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"

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