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."
Joan Marcus
Keira Knightley's Broadway debut in "Thérèse Raquin" was overlooked, as was her co-star Judith Light's supporting performance.
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.
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."
Ronan's "Crucible" costar Ben Whishaw ("Q" in recent James Bond movies) was also overlooked.
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.
Joan Marcus
There was no love for Sam Rockwell's captivating performance in "Fool for Love."
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.
Marc Brenner
There was no Tony love for Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker, who's revival of "Hughie" flopped on Broadway.
Joan Marcus
Laurie Metcalf picked up a Tony nomination for her role in "Misery." But her co-star Bruce Willis wasn't as lucky.
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.
Joan Marcus
Perhaps Linda Lavin's turn in "Our Mother’s Brief Affair" was too brief?
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.
Joan Marcus
There was no Tony love for Matthew Broderick's role in the revival of "Sylvia."
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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