June 11th, 2011
01:02 PM ET
The Tony Awards are always an exciting night, bringing together theater stars past and present, as well as some of Hollywood as well.
This year's ceremony should prove similar, and in true Tonys fashion, there are a few extremely close races that are too close to call. As Patrick Healy of the New York Times points out, rarely have we had "so many major Tony categories stuffed with shows that would win in any other year."
As is true with most awards, most nominees are just happy to be there, as it allows “Tony Award-nominated” to be added to the marquee. But sometimes, the difference between winning and losing can often mean life or death for certain productions. This rings true especially for smaller plays, which makes the race for best play all the more exciting. Two British imports ("War Horse," "Jerusalem") will be facing off against two from this side of the Atlantic ("Good People," "The Mother-– with the Hat"), and it’s anyone’s guess who will take the prize.
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