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Tony Awards 2013 Nominations: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Hanks Among Potential Contenders

Sigourney Weaver Broadway play Vanya and Sonya and Masha and SpikeTony Award 2013 nominations: Broadway-Hollywood connections include Sigourney Weaver, Tom Hanks, Paul Rudd, Bette Midler (image: Sigourney Weaver in Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike)

The 2013 Tony Award nominations will be announced tomorrow, April 30. Among this year's potential Tony nominees are a number of film-related performers, ranging from Academy Award nominees and winners such as Sigourney Weaver, Tom Hanks, and Jessica Chastain to The Avengers' Scarlett Johansson, Our Idiot Brother and Dinner for Schmucks' Paul Rudd, and Tom Cruise's ex-wife Katie Holmes.

Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) may be up for a Best Actor in a Play Tony Award for Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy. Ephron, who died last year, directed Hanks in two of his biggest box office hits: Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You've Got Mail (1998), both co-starring Meg Ryan.

Another potential Best Actor nominee is David Hyde Pierce (Nixon, Down with Love) for Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, co-starring potential Best Actress nominee Sigourney Weaver. Weaver is a three-time Oscar nominee whose movie credits range from Ridley Scott's Alien and James Cameron's Aliens and Avatar to Mike Nichols' Working Girl and Michael Apted's Gorillas in the Mist.

Two-time Oscar nominee Bette Midler (The Rose, For the Boys) may receive a Tony Award nomination for John Logan's I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers. The Broadway-Hollywood connection here goes further than Midler, as Sue Mengers was a powerhouse Hollywood agent, among whose clients were Barbra Streisand, Burt Reynolds, Ryan O'Neal, and Tatum O'Neal. (Shelley Winters played a crass, Sue Mengers-like lesbian agent in Blake Edwards' S.O.B.) Also, John Logan has written / co-written several screenplays, including those for Ridley Scott's Gladiator, Martin Scorsese's The Aviator and Hugo, Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Sam Mendes' Skyfall.

Fiona Shaw, whose movie credits include Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia, and the blockbuster Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, could be shortlisted for Colm Tóibín's The Testament of Mary, which has been considered blasphemous by certain ardent Christians while earning enthusiastic praise from theater critics.

Tony Awards 2013 potential acting nominees: From Scarlett Johansson to Debra Winger

Here are a few more potential 2013 Tony Award nominees in the acting categories: Three-time Oscar nominee Debra Winger (An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, Shadowlands) in David Mamet's The Anarchist; Batman Begins' Katie Holmes in Dead Accounts; Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's Benjamin Walker, former Woody Allen muse Scarlett Johansson, and Munich's Ciarán Hinds in a revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which was made into a 1958 movie directed by Richard Brooks, and starring Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Burl Ives; and two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) and 2005 Best Actor Oscar nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck.) in The Heiress, whose 1949 movie version directed by William Wyler earned Olivia de Havilland a Best Actress Oscar.

Also: Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin (The Cooler), Ben Foster (The Messenger), and Tom Sturridge (On the Road) in Orphans; Douglas Hodge in Cyrano de Bergerac, which earned José Ferrer a Best Actor Oscar in 1950 and Gérard Depardieu a Best Actor Oscar nomination in 1990; and Paul Rudd (This Is 40) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) in Grace.

And finally, Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) for The Nance, Alan Cumming (Any Day Now) for Macbeth, and Jim Parsons (The Muppets) for Harvey. Back in 1950, James Stewart, Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Josephine Hull, and the titular invisible giant rabbit were all featured in Henry Koster's enjoyable comedy Harvey.

Now, there's no guarantee any of those Big Movie Names will get shortlisted for the 2013 Tony Awards. There have been a number of "Hollywood Snubs" in the last few years, including those of Daniel Radcliffe, Angela Bassett, Kim Cattrall, Hugh Jackman, Rachel Griffiths, James Earl Jones, Ben Stiller, Brendan Fraser, Robin Williams, Kathleen Turner, Daniel Craig, Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson, Alan Rickman, and Matthew Broderick.

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Sigourney Weaver in the Broadway play Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike image: T. Charles Erickson via wqrx.org.

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2 Comments to Tony Awards 2013 Nominations: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Hanks Among Potential Contenders

  1. Andre


    That's not what was meant -- not in the case of Hugh Jackman or any of the other performers listed. The text has been slightly amended to avoid that sort of confusion.

  2. Laurie Mack

    From this article, one would conclude that Hugh Jackman did not win a Tony. In 2004 he won not only the Tony for best performance, but also the Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Theater World, and Fred Astaire Awards.


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