Whoopi Goldberg is not amused, and other Tony Awards coverage

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If you couldn’t tell by Al Pacino’s black-tie sweatband, last night the Tony Awards were held in NYC, and I have to say, I didn’t even know they were on, nor did I pay much attention to coverage this morning. Apparently, Trey Parker and Matt Smith’s The Book of Mormon musical swept the awards, justifiably so because everyone who has ever seen it has raved about how wonderful it is. The musical was nominated for 14 awards, and took home 9. Other awards went to Frances McDormand (lead actress, Good People), Sutton Foster (musical lead actress, Anything Goes), Ellen Barkin (featured actress), John Benjamin Hickey (featured actor), John Larroquette (featured actor), War Horse (Best Play), and Mark Rylance (best actor, Jerusalem).

Chris Rock presented the final Tony Award, for Best Musical, and seemed to get the most laughs:

Here are some photos from the event. I mean no disrespect to stage actors by not including most of them in this post. Just because I know who you are (“That dude from that Law & Order episode!”) doesn’t mean people are interested in seeing your photo. First up: Ellen Barkin in a lovely black dress. The face is ridiculous, but the dress is lovely.

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Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh. Ten bucks says she’s pregnant again.

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Whoopi being Whoopi.

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Er… what did Christie Brinkley do to her face? Did she go into the plastic surgeon’s office with photos of Ivana Trump and Vanna White and the doctor was like, “Damn, I’ll see what I can do”??? And why is she dressed like it’s the Miss America pageant?

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Brooke Shields looks like hell.

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And finally, the Tony host forever and always, Neil Patrick Harris and his husband-type, David. Both look nice.

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Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. viper says:

    o_O Why does Al Pacino have a thong on his head?

  2. Sumodo1 says:

    Stone and Parker stole the show, as did Daniel Radcliffe (and the intro from former “Pontys” Robert Morse and Matthew Broderick). From the get-go, the show was taking digs at gays and Jews, that wasn’t cool. But, NPH is a god in my country.

  3. mia girl says:

    Neil Patrick Harris should win Best Host Ever of an Awards Show! His opening, a bit with Hugh Jackman and the closing act were all flawless and inspired. The show was actually really good this year because of him.

    And YES if you are in NY you must see Book of Mormon. It really is as great as everyone says it is!

  4. constance says:

    Oh Christie. What happen to that wonky boob Momma? It’s trying to crawl away!

    Brooke needs tweezers. I’m all for just going natural, but she would have killed the red carpet in nicely detailed chola brows!

  5. Ruby says:

    I love Whoopi, she looks like she couldn’t give a sh*t.

  6. Justalark says:

    Whoopi looks like she escaped from a Harry Potter set…All she needs is a magic wand!

  7. sarahk says:

    Dan Radcliffe was tiny and divine.

  8. LindaR says:

    I can’t stand Whoopi Goldberg. She behaves as if she has insight on life that no one else has. Her superiority complex is annoying and very misplaced.

  9. poodlemom says:

    The comments for every photo were hilarious! Christie…Brooke…Frazier’s wife–LOL! Neil Patrick Harris’ boyfriend is so pretty!

  10. Stephie says:

    lol @viper, good question.

    NPH looks a little like his hubby (and vice versa) to me. Strange. They make a great looking couple though. I don’t watch award shows anymore (y-a-w-n, boringggggggggg) but I can see how he’d be a great host, very personable.

  11. Obvious says:

    @Stephie Tony Awards are my favorite, these amazing people actually have a ton of talent an a sense of humor. besides it’s NPH!!!!

    Christie, sweetie, what id you do to your boob to make it want to escape so bad???

  12. whybenice says:

    Christie must have been doing an editorial page shot for “More” magazine. The hive hair alone is priceless. She does look like Vanna White with the face-jacking. Why do women of a certain age think that cutting up their face will make it better? Thank God for the Whoopster.

  13. Eve says:

    Sweet! I love Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

    Does any of you guys think they will release a DVD version of the musical — I mean, one night they’ll record it and release it on DVD? Because I’d love to watch this but I live in Brazil…

    P.S.: Oh, Pacino…why do you do this to yourself? Whenever I watch The Godfather and I see how insanely hot he used to be I get a little bit depressed. Dustin Hoffman is older than him but has aged better.

  14. Lady Satan says:

    Christie Brinkley looks jacked all to hell, and has some serious wonk-boob going on in that dress.

    Brooke Sheilds looks OK, but she needs to thin out her eyebrows some. Full eyebrows look nice on younger women, but anyone over 40 (and allowing themselves to age gracefully as BS seems to be doing) needs to go with thinner brows.

  15. Berman says:

    Hey if we all had the money we would do a little nip and tuck here and there…So Christie do your thing. You look good, not a plastic fem-bot.

  16. ol cranky says:

    I aught part of it and thought the opening song & dance routine was hysterical.

    @sumodo – I didn’t see the show as taking shots at gays or Jews so I don’t what I missed that would make you think that the show was doing that

    One thing I did catch was Christie Brinkley’s intro of something. More accurately, I had to turn the TV off half-way through whatever it was she was saying – she was horrible and, for the life of me, I can’t understand why credible theater productions would hire her for a role. It’s just bad stunt casting to let someone with limited, if any, talent for the stage claim stage cred and stunt casting for a show that’s been around awhile.

    I was also surprised by how weak Brooke Shields’ singing voice is seeing as she did play Rizzo in a Grease revival.

    NPH rocked

    who’s the guy from the L & O episode to whom you’re referring? L & O had a habit of casting local stage actors so I’m sure a lot of folks have done eps

  17. ol cranky says:

    I aught part of it and thought the opening song & dance routine was hysterical.

    @sumodo – I didn’t see the show as taking shots at gays or Jews so I don’t what I missed that would make you think that the show was doing that

    One thing I did catch was Christie Brinkley’s intro of something. More accurately, I had to turn the TV off half-way through whatever it was she was saying – she was horrible and, for the life of me, I can’t understand why credible theater productions would hire her for a role. It’s just bad stunt casting to let someone with limited, if any, talent for the stage claim stage cred and stunt casting for a show that’s been around awhile.

    I was also surprised by how weak Brooke Shields’ singing voice is seeing as she did play Rizzo in a Grease revival.

    NPH rocked

    who’s the guy from the L & O episode to whom you’re referring? L & O had a habit of casting local stage actors so I’m sure a lot of folks have done eps

  18. Ron says:

    Christie Brinkley can wear the Miss America dress, because she truly is Miss America. A true american beauty.

  19. deb says:

    christie, if your boobs don’t match, don’t make them the main event. or was the hair just a distraction for the mismatched boobage. i’m confused

  20. gab says:

    @constance – comment #4 – best comment of the day! Still laughing! Thanks!

  21. mln76 says:

    I watched the Tony’s for the first time ever and I have to say theater people are CRAZY all the speeches were hilariously out there one actress thanked the wind I kid you not….Frances MacDormand who I love actually wore a freaking jean jacket to the Tony Awards as if she was at an Allman brothers concert. Can’t wait to watch it again next year.

  22. taxi says:

    Christie Brinkley is unrecognizable & Brooke Shields looks like a guy in drag. The show was pretty good. Daniel Radcliffe is an amazing dancer! Catherine Z-J looked fab. Whenever “The Normal Heart” won for anything, whoever accepted, including Ellen Barkin, went overboard with the HIV speeches. Sutton whats-her-name had a great dress but she just fell apart onstage during her acceptance speech. So did some other skinny black chick in an orange dress. They should get off the stage before they start sobbing.

    Yeah, the jean jacket on McDormand was odd and so is she, but she’s very talented. At least she didn’t talk forever. Whoopi’s great. Leave her alone. Nobody would even care about the B’way show if Whoopi hadn’t done the movie eons ago. Vanessa Redgrave was elegant; Angela Lansbury looked great in a beautiful dress. Had a little trouble with her lines though, maybe needed glasses? Matthew Broderick is always classy; John Larroquette was ok. Maybe Brinkley is producing and cast herself? or she’s dating the procuder? She’ll need to carry a hand mic around on stage. Pathetic.

    Lots of jabs at “Spiderman”.

    I’ll barf if I have to listen to anyone ever again thank all their parents/spouses/partners/children/teachers – all of whom are “amazing/wonderful/fantastic” etc. Gag, gag.

    One nominee actually held up a handwritten card on which she’d written some “love you” message for the camera to show. Cripes! Puke!

  23. Erin says:

    Brinkley is still beautiful, but does not look like herself. I loved her deepset eyes with the low fairly straight brows that made her so famous. However, maybe it is the hair that has her looking off. It is simply the worst hairstyle I have ever seen. Dear God, I thought we left those days behind forever.