Tony Awards 2017 Nominations Snubs and Surprises, From ‘Sunset Boulevard’ to ‘Natasha’ (Photos)

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Snubs and surprises from nominations for the 71st annual Tony Awards honoring the best of Broadway season.

Surprise: “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812”

The Josh Groban-led musical surprised many by dominating the field with 12 nominations.

Snub: “Sunset Boulevard”

Although Glenn Close was ineligible since she won a Tony for playing Norma Desmond in the original Broadway production, many expected the revival to get a Best Musical revival nod — or any nod. Instead, nominators chose to nominate only three eligible shows instead of the usual four.

Surprise: Chris Cooper

The Oscar-winning star returned to Broadway after decades away and scored a surprise nomination for “A Doll’s House, Part 2.”

Snub: Allison Janney

The former “West Wing” star delivers a terrific performance in the play revival “Six Degrees of Separation” but fell short of a nomination (although co-star Corey Hawkins did land a nod for Best Actor).

Surprise: Christian Borle, “Falsettos”

The Tony-winning star got recognition for his starring turn in this musical revival — even though it shuttered months ago.


Snub: Christian Borle, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

However, Borle was passed over for his lead performance in the hit stage musical adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

Surprise: “A Doll’s House, Part 2”

Lucas Hnath’s new update of the Ibsen classic led the field in non-musicals — and scored nominations for all four of its cast members: leads Laurie Metcalf and Chris Cooper and supporting players Condola Rashad and Jayne Houdyshell.

Snub: “The Glass Menagerie”

Aside from a nod for Sally Field, this starry (and divisive) revival was completely shut out.

Snub: “Sunday in the Park With George”

OK, this isn’t technically a snub — by Tony nominators anyway. The producers of this acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical decided not to submit it for consideration so they wouldn’t have to offer free tickets to Tony voters — so the production, and its remarkable stars Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal — missed out on likely nominations.