The Drama Desks did not give much clarity or momentum
Posted by: mikem 11:08 am EDT 06/11/24
In reply to: It's ladies night among the acting winners at the Drama Desk Awards - WaymanWong 12:17 am EDT 06/11/24

Although there's little if any overlap between the Drama Desk voters and Tony voters, the Drama Desks can provide some insight as to what a group of people might think about performances or shows that are going head-to-head. But I don't think the Drama Desks told us much this year. Of the acting categories, I think there is a very tight race between Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange for Leading Actress in a Play, and Kelli O'Hara and Maleah Joi Moon for Leading Actress in a Musical, but all four of them won last night. Best Musical is also pretty open, and all five Tony nominees won at least one Drama Desk but none of them swept or developed much momentum.

Other acting races without someone being way ahead of the others are Featured Actress in a Play, where Sarah Pidgeon was not eligible and Kara Young won; Leading Actor in a Play and Featured Actor in a Play, where none of the Tony nominees won; and Featured Actress in a Musical, where Lindsay Mendez was not eligible and both Kecia Lewis and Bebe Neuwirth won. I think Jonathan Groff and Daniel Radcliffe are the only Tony acting nominees who are way ahead of their fellow nominees. The other acting categories could go in many different ways.
reply

Previous: It's ladies night among the acting winners at the Drama Desk Awards - WaymanWong 12:17 am EDT 06/11/24
Next: continued to be baffled why people worry men will dominate acting awards when non-gendered - Chazwaza 01:05 am EDT 06/11/24
Thread:


    Time to render: 0.069328 seconds.