Tony Noms’ Many Celebrity Snubs Leaves CBS Mulling What Might Have Been

CBS scored a big one this morning when Bryan Cranston was announced as being among the nominees for a Tony Award this year. The Breaking Bad star received his first Tony nomination, for best actor in a play, for his performance in All The Way, which CBS hopes will drive some Cranston/non-theater fans to the traditionally low-ish-rated trophy show broadcast. But a slew of celebrity snubs at the Tony noms unveiling made it a somewhat disappointing morning for the network, which could have been looking at possible record ratings for the awards show had this morning’s list turned out otherwise. Among the network’s bigger disappointments: Denzel Washington, for instance, was considered a front-runner to snag a nom for A Raisin In The Sun. Also among the impressive list of Those Snubbed: Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Craig, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James Franco, Michael C. Hall, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz. (more…)

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