Tony Nominees Announced, Greeted With Apathy

This year’s Tony nominations were announced today and everyone paid attention, but only a little.

Gawker notes that Scarlett Johansson is now a Tony nominee (for A View from the Bridge), but manages not to get too offended. The Journal touts the Johansson nomination in its headline alongside Denzel Washington. Ben Brantley is primarily pleased to see who got snubbed–like The Addams Family, Race, and A Steady Rain. He writes:

I love the theater more than anything–except for books and a couple of people. But do I have to pretend to be excited about a prize-giving ceremony that usually registers as being as insular and provincial as the Junior League achievement awards for civic responsibility?