English Actors Win It Big At The Tony Awards

June 14th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
Tony AwardsNew York, June 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tony Awards saw the victory of British actors in a star studded night when the awards were given away in New York.

Douglas Hodge was awarded the Best Actor In A Musical while Catherine Zeta Jones got the Best Actress Award. Alan Ayckbourn, the British playwright was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Following him were Scarlett Johansson and Denzel Washington, who were the first time Tony Awards nominee and winners as well. Scarlett Johansson bagged the award for her role in “A Little Night Music” which received special recommendation at the Theater Wing of the event.

Douglas Hodge’s role in musical “La Cage Aux Folles” won the award for the Best Actor In A Musical. Terry Johnson also won the award for the Best Director In A Musical Gong. Based on the life of painter Mark Rothko, the two man drama starring Alfred Molina won the Best Plat Award.

“Red” happens to be a sharp portrayal of the tension which existed in those times when art and commerce were regarded as major obstacles for each other. “Red” was widely appreciated by one and all at the Tony Awards.

John Logan the playwright for “Red” was extremely elated when the trophy was handed over to him and he called it to be a “lifetime moment”. Michael Grandage picked up his Tony Award as the director of the play while Eddie Redmayne was awarded the very best in a featured performance in “Red”. Eddie Redmayne essayed the role of a disillusioned assistant working for painter Mark Rothko in the drama.

While he received the award he said that Tony Award means a lot to him and shall inspire him to move on further and deliver better performances.

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