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Gandolfini, Fonda up for Tony Awards

  |   May 5, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels, Jane Fonda, Marcia Gay Harden and Janet McTeer were among Broadway stars nominated for Tony Awards in New York Tuesday.

Nominated in the Best Play category are "Dividing the Estate," "God of Carnage," "Reasons to Be Pretty" and "33 Variations."

Shortlisted for the Tony for Best Revival of a Play are "Joe Turner's Come and Gone, "Mary Stuart," "The Norman Conquests" and "Waiting for Godot."

"God of Carnage" co-stars Daniels and Gandolfini will compete with Raul Esparza from "Speed-the-Plow," Geoffrey Rush from "Exit the King" and Thomas Sadoski from "Reasons to Be Pretty" for the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.

The actresses nominated in the equivalent category are "Carnage" leading ladies Harden and Hope Davis, Fonda from "33 Variations" and McTeer and Harriet Walter from "Mary Stuart."

Up for the award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play are John Glover for "Waiting for Godot," Zach Grenier for "33 Variations," Stephen Mangan and Paul Ritter for "The Norman Conquests" and Roger Robinson for "Joe Turner's Come and Gone."

The nominees for the Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play are Hallie Foote for "Dividing the Estate," Jessica Hynes and Amanda Root for "The Norman Conquests," Marin Ireland for "Reasons to Be Pretty" and Angela Lansbury for "Blithe Spirit."

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