Tony Snubs: No Best Play Noms for 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Network'; Nathan Lane Left Out

TO Kill a Mockingbird-Celia Keenan-Bolger and Jeff Daniels-Publicity-H 2018
Julieta Cervantes

While 'Hadestown' topped this year's Tony Award nominations, a handful of Broadway stars, boldface names and shows didn't receive expected nods.

The nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards were announced Tuesday morning, with Hadestown scoring 14 noms. Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations and Tootsie also made out well with 12 and 11 noms, respectively.

With so much competition and only 26 categories, several shows, Broadway vets and marquee names were noticeably missing from the list. The Hollywood Reporter rounds up the Tony Awards' biggest snubs this year.

While the Scott Rudin-produced, Aaron Sorkin-penned To Kill a Mockingbird earned nine noms, the show, which has become a box-office blockbuster, was surprisingly left out of the best play nominees despite being widely considered one of the favorites to win. Another high-profile best play omission is Network, which did earn five nods.

Three-time winner Nathan Lane was also surprisingly not recognized for his role in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, which earned seven noms, including for best play and for featured actresses Kristine Nielsen and Julie White.

Additionally, Glenda Jackson was an unexpected omission from the nominees list for her gender-blind take on the title role in King Lear.

A-list talent in several now-closed shows didn't make the cut, including The Boys in the Band stars Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells and Matt Bomer; Straight White Men's Armie Hammer, Josh Charles and Paul Schneider; and The Lifespan of a Fact's Daniel Radcliffe, Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones.

This marks the fourth time Radcliffe has been overlooked by Tony nominators for a glowingly reviewed performance, following Equus (2008), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2011) and The Cripple of Inishmaan (2014).

The Waverly Gallery (Lucas Hedges, Michael Cera, Joan Allen), American Son (Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan), Torch Song (Michael Urie, Mercedes Ruehl) and True West (Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano) were also left out of Tuesday's nominees.

The play The Nap was also not nominated. If featured actress Alexandra Billings had received a nom for her acclaimed comedic Broadway debut, she would have made history as the first transgender actress to be up for a Tony.

Any production that closed prematurely or ended its limited run early in the season is historically at a disadvantage compared to shows currently still running.

Snubs from still-running shows include Pretty Woman: The Musical's Andy Karl, Samantha Barks and Orfeh; Kiss Me, Kate's Corbin Bleu and Will Chase; All My Sons' Tracy Letts; Oklahoma!'s Rebecca Naomi Jones; Burn This' Keri Russell; Hillary and Clinton's John Lithgow; and Ink's Jonny Lee Miller.

In addition to Jackson missing a nod for her role in King Lear, other stars from the show who were snubbed include Jayne Houdyshell, Elizabeth Marvel, Pedro Pascal and John Douglas Thompson. And although Hadestown scored a whopping 14 nominations, its lead actor Reeve Carvey was not honored for his work in the show. Network's featured actor Tony Goldwyn and featured actress Tatiana Maslany also missed out on mentions.

One more name absent from the contenders list was first-time Broadway producer Gwyneth Paltrow, one of the backers of the commercially disappointing Go-Go's musical Head Over Heels, which yielded no nominations.