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Andrew Garfield Dedicates His Tony Award to LGBTQ Community

11 June 2018

Actor Robert De Niro used the opportunity of the Tony Award ceremony to fling insults at the United States president. "Boy, do we need that now".

It was a night of contrasts Sunday at the Tony Awards.

De Niro received a mixture of astonished gasps, laughter, and a standing ovation after his short speech, according to Deadline.

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The Tony Award show rant was actually dialed back a bit for Robert De Niro, who had previously said he wanted to punch Donald Trump in the face.

Angels In America was named best play revival on Sunday.

Then, getting political, Garfield said, referring to the recent SCOTUS decision, "Let's all bake a cake for everybody who wants a cake to be baked!" The acclaimed actor took the stage at the 2018 Tony Awards where he once again blasted the commander in chief! Herzfeld, the one-woman drama department at the school, has been credited with saving lives by barricading students into a classroom closet during the Valentine's Day mass shooting that killed 17 people. Later, Springsteen performed "My Hometown" on the piano from his sold-out one-man show, "Springsteen on Broadway".

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Cohosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban and presented by the American Theater Wing and the Broadway League, the Tonys were televised on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in NY. Many critics have tapped "The Band's Visit" as their odds-on favorite to be crowned best new musical.

Besides the top prize, Harry Potter, a record-setting US$69 million production set 19 years after the last of JK Rowling's best-selling novels about the boy wizard, won another five Tonys including best director.

In our awards-show glutted culture, there's nothing unusual about ceremonies that work tirelessly to convince us that they don't take themselves too seriously.

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Other winners included Carousel (best choreography and best featured actress in a musical - Lindsay Mendez). She told the crowd how early in her career, she'd been encouraged to change her last name to Matthews to better her chances of playing non-minority roles.

Andrew Garfield Dedicates His Tony Award to LGBTQ Community