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19 Hollywood Actors Overlooked for 2016 Tony Nominations

These celebrity names topped the marquees, but bottomed-out on Tony nomination day.

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Matthew Murphy
Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar for her film debut in the adaptation of the musical "Dreamgirls." But Hudson couldn't pick up a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in "The Color Purple."
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Joan Marcus
Keira Knightley's Broadway debut in "Thérèse Raquin" was overlooked, as was her co-star Judith Light's supporting performance.
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Joan Marcus
"Modern Family" star Jessie Tyler Ferguson plays over 40 characters in the revival of "Fully Committed." Sadly, his comedic performance wasn't recognized by the Tony nominating committee.
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Jan Versweyveld
Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (center) failed to grab a Tony nomination for her role in the revival of "Arthur Miller's The Crucible."
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Ronan's "Crucible" costar Ben Whishaw ("Q" in recent James Bond movies) was also overlooked.
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Joan Marcus
James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson's performances in the limited run revival of D.L. Coburn’s "The Gin Game" were both overlooked.
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Joan Marcus
There was no love for Sam Rockwell's captivating performance in "Fool for Love."
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Jeremy Daniel
Al Pacino returned to Broadway in "China Doll." But his star power couldn't save him from bad reviews and a Tony snub.
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Marc Brenner
There was no Tony love for Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker, who's revival of "Hughie" flopped on Broadway.
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Joan Marcus
Laurie Metcalf picked up a Tony nomination for her role in "Misery." But her co-star Bruce Willis wasn't as lucky.
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Jeremy Daniel Photography
Jim Parsons's turn in last summer's "An Act of God" was praised by critics and audiences but forgotten by the Tonys.
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Joan Marcus
Perhaps Linda Lavin's turn in "Our Mother’s Brief Affair" was too brief?
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Joan Marcus
The Roundabout Theatre Company got Clive Owen, Kelly Reilly and Eve Best to star in the revival of "Old Times." But their A-list performances didn't earn them Tony nominations.
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Joan Marcus
There was no Tony love for Matthew Broderick's role in the revival of "Sylvia."
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Matthew Murphy
“Star Trek” alum George Takei’s experience in Japanese internment camps during World War II inspired the musical “Allegiance," but did't inspire a nomination from the Tony committee.
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