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Monday, June 13, 2016

BLACK ACTORS MADE HISTORY ON BROADWAY: TONY AWARDS





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"Not to be a killjoy the morning after…
Yes, Tony Awards history was made last night, as all four of its musical acting honors went to black actors: Leslie Odom Jr., RenĂ©e Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs and Cynthia Erivo. Think of it this way in film language – even though movie musicals don’t have their own category at the Oscars – it’s almost like if all 4 Academy Award acting categories (Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress) went to black actors.

That would indeed be history-making, most certainly.

As this is primarily a film blog, I’d say the closest we got to that kind of achievement was when Halle Berry and Denzel Washington both won top honors in the acting categories (Best Actor, Best Actress) in 2002, for “Training Day” and “Monster’s Ball.” (<very, very mixed blessing. VERY)"
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