Unlike #OscarsSoWhite, the Tony Awards are diverse
Earlier this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced an all-white slate of acting nominees -- for the second year in a row. Immediately, #OscarsSoWhite started to trend. But don’t expect that at the Tonys, where a number of productions champion diversity. Take a look at some of the ceremony’s diverse representation:
- 14 individual nominees are actors of color, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lupita Nyong’o and Sophie Okonedo.
- “Eclipsed,” which is nominated for best play, is the first to be written and performed exclusively by black women.
- “Hamilton,” known for its diverse cast and hip-hop influence, is nominated for 16 Tonys. It has the chance to beat the record for most wins in one night.
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