The Most Shocking Moment Of Tonight's Tony Awards

Categories: Theater

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Candice Bergen announced the winner of Best Actor in A Play.

It was "James..."

(Nominee James Earl Jones must have been getting really excited around this point.)

"....Corden."

And James Earl Jones made the above face, which deserves its own award.

Thanks to Jennifer Tepper for the photo and observation.


PS: This is mildly reminiscent of the end of the 1966 trash classic film The Oscar.

In that scene, Merle Oberon is announcing that the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor is Frank....

(Stephen Boyd, playing nominee Frankie Fane, stands up at this point, convinced it's him.)

"...Sinatra."

And Frank Sinatra rushes the stage to accept his honor as Fane looks confused and horrified, but starts applauding to fit in with the cheering throng.

Life imitates trash!


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11 comments
Foodfan
Foodfan

The most shocking moment was that Bernadette's award presentation was reduced to a sidebar!

F. Packer
F. Packer

Eddie Murphy once intentionally did the funniest take when they announced that Rodney Dangerfield and not Eddie won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album. (Eddie was hosting.)

Debs
Debs

When I hear Olmos' voice, I can only hear bad skin.

billyjoe
billyjoe

I'm surprised it wasn't Edward James Olmos, because whenever the heady-sounding James Earl Jones isn't "available" for a certain role or project, the producers usually hire Olmos instead, and vise versa.

Musto
Musto

Others feel James made that face because he thought he'd won and was stunned. I'm sure he will explain sometime soon.

latenitebump
latenitebump

are you sure it isn't because he forgot he left the cat outside?

Jvporter
Jvporter

James was dead kool on Will & Grace

Ving
Ving

Everything in real life should imitate The Oscar. What a wonderful place earth would be.

tuppy
tuppy

I think the most shocking moment was the weird lady planking across the aisle behind NPH between one of the pre-commercial announcements. But this was a close second.

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