Catherine Zeta-Jones ended her acceptance speech for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical a little differently than most: “That man’s a movie star and I GET TO SLEEP WITH HIM!” Looking at Michael Douglas these days, we can’t say that we’re jealous.
Katie Finneran (Promises, Promises) beat out Angela Landsbury for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, which we thought was impossible, as Landsbury is both beloved and extremely old. Finneran then gave what was the night’s most emotional (read: borderline crazy) and rambling acceptance speech. We appreciate the sentiment, though.
Matthew Morrison’s suddenly-plunging neckline during his performance of ““All I Need Is the Girl” was just weird (fast forward to 2:00 for the big reveal). We were also disappointed that he and Lea Michele performed separate numbers, and that Lea’s was a repeat. Yes, we love “Don’t Rain on My Parade” (and a good Jay-Z/Beyoncé serenade), but we’d already seen it previously on Glee.
Cate Blanchett, who presented the award for Best Revival of a Play and Best Play, had on a very shiny silver pantsuit. Our friends at StyleList think she looked like the Tin Man.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, here’s a list of winners in the major categories:
Best Play- Red
Best Musical- Memphis
Best Book of a Musical- Memphis
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre- Memphis
Best Revival of a Play– Fences
Best Revival of a Musical- La Cage aux Folles
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play- Denzel Washington, Fences
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play- Viola Davis, Fences
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical- Douglas Hodge, La Cage aux Folles
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical- Catherine Zeta-Jones, A Little Night Music
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play- Eddie Redmayne, Red
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play- Scarlett Johansson, A View from the Bridge
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical- Levi Kreis, Million Dollar Quartet
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical- Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises
Best Direction of a Play- Michael Grandage, Red
Best Direction of a Musical- Terry Johnson, La Cage aux Folles
Best Choreography- Bill T. Jones, Fela!