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Culture Monster goes to the Tony Awards on Sunday

June 11, 2010 | 11:07 am

Tony Will it be a night for "Fela!" or "Memphis"? Will Denzel Washington take home the award, or will Alfred Molina pull an upset? Is Catherine Zeta-Jones a shoo-in, or should she worry about newcomer Montego Glover?

Broadway's biggest night -- the Tony Awards -- takes place on Sunday and Culture Monster will be covering the glitz, the drama and the corny -- oops, we mean, heartfelt -- acceptance speeches. We'll have reports from New York's Radio City Music Hall plus live coverage of all the categories, so check back often. (The show will air on tape delay at 8 p.m. on CBS.)

For those of you late to the game, here's a Tony Awards cheat sheet that provides a rundown of some of the recognizable faces who are up for awards on Sunday evening. Also, don't forget to print out a complete list of this season's nominees.

In addition to the above-mentioned celebrities, the ceremony will feature nominees Scarlett Johansson, Jude Law, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Liev Schreiber, David Alan Grier, Angela Lansbury, Viola Davis and Barbara Cook.

This season, the shows with the most nominations are the new musical "Fela!" and the revival of "La Cage aux Folles," with 11 nods each. For the plays, the revival of "Fences" and John Logan's "Red" are leading the pack, with 10 nominations and seven nominations, respectively.

Sean Hayes will perform the MC duties on Sunday, taking over from last year's host, Neil Patrick Harris. Among the presenters on Sunday will be Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Michael Douglas, Daniel Radcliffe, Antonio Banderas and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.

We'll also be hosting a live Tony's chat starting Sunday at 5 p.m., PDT. Be sure to join us for a lively discussion of all things Tony related.

-- David Ng

Photo credit: CBS


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