As of late, Daniel Radcliffe has been making a name for himself on stage. Unfortunately for Radcliffe, third time isn’t a charm as he gets no “Tony’s Love” for the third time.
According to Los Angeles Times, Daniel Radcliffe failed to receive a nomination for his critically acclaimed performance in Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan. This also marks the third time that Radcliffe was ignored by the Tony-nominating committee.
Prior to his role as Billy Claven in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Daniel Radcliffe also played lead roles in Equus as Alan Strang and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as J. Pierrepont Finch. Both roles were given high praise by critics and fans alike, but it just seems that it isn’t good enough for the Tony Awards. Seems like stellar reviews and a having a household name synonymous with one of the most popular movie series of all time isn’t enough.
In The Cripple of Inishmaan, Danielle Radcliffe plays Billy Claven, a disabled young man who becomes obsessed with the filming of a Robert Flaherty documentary in his rural Irish town. By what fans have said, Radcliffe’s performance was stellar despite being the celebrity draw-in for a play that is over 18 years old. They surely want to bank on Daniel Radcliffe’s star power since posters of the play have his face pictured three times. Originally, the play started in England, but has opened in the Cort Theater in New York this month to positive reviews. Daniel Radcliffe’s performance was singled out to plenty of praise. The play itself got six Tony nominations too. It is just said that one of those nominations isn’t for Daniel Radcliffe.
However, Daniel Radcliffe isn’t the only superstar that was snubbed over. According to USA Today, Denzel Washtington, who received rave reviews for his performance in a revival of A Raisin in the Sun, wasn’t mentioned either. What is surprising of all the stars who didn’t make it for nominations were theater legends, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. The X-Men: Days of Future’s Past co-stars were snubbed over despite their double duties of Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land. Add in the upcoming Marvel movie and they’ve got triple duty.
Even though Daniel Radcliffe was snubbed over for the third time, it seems he is not upset about it. Besides, he is the ever-so-famous Harry Potter, in which that role alone must have made him enough to settle down if he chose to. Also, by how hard he works and how much love he expresses for theater, Danielle Radcliffe will surely show his stage chops again in another upcoming play, once the Cripple of Inishmaan is finished.
Daniel Radcliffe, and other stars, will be at The 2014 Tony Awards airing Sunday, June 8th, on CBS.
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