Tony Awards 2015: Who Got Snubbed

The Elephant Man Production Still 2 - H 2014
Joan Marcus

The Elephant Man Production Still 2 - H 2014

Bradley Cooper's 'The Elephant Man' entered with four nominations but left without any victorious trips to the podium.

Bradley Cooper can take solace in knowing he had plenty of company among Tony nominees who walked away empty-handed from Sunday's big event. 

The Elephant Man star earned a nomination for best leading actor in a play and had been considered by The Hollywood Reporter's chief theater critic David Rooney and awards analyst Scott Feinberg to be the most deserving nominee. Cooper lost out on the award to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time's Alex Sharp.

A number of productions had five nominations heading into the ceremony but went winless: Hand to God, On the Twentieth Century and The Visit. On the Town and The Elephant Man both emerged empty-handed off of four nominations.  

Brian d'Arcy James (Something Rotten!) was picked by Rooney and Feinberg as the nominee for actor in a leading role in a musical who both deserved to win and was most likely to win. The prize went to Michael Cerveris (Fun Home). 

Additionally, 82-year-old Chita Rivera (The Visit) was seen by some as a sentimental favorite for best leading actress in a musical, given that she may not get many more chances to win a Tony. The award went to Kelli O'Hara (The King and I), who also beat out co-host Kristin Chenoweth (On the Twentieth Century) in the category.