Tom Hanks gets his first Tony nomination
May 01, 2013 - 0 comment
We are happy to announce that Tom Hanks is among the nominees for Best Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for his performance in the play Lucky Guy.
This nomination was predicted by a number of experts, including Martin Denton (NY Theatre), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), David Sheward (Back Stage), Doug Strassler (NY Press), Matt Windman (amNY) and Wayman Wong (NY Daily News), who also think there's a good chance he'll take the trophy home.
With the exception of Broadway debutant Tom Hanks, the acting categories were mostly filled by established theater creatures such as Laurie Metcalf, Amy Morton, Laura Osnes, Nathan Lane, Tracy Letts, David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen.
The other contenders in the category Best Actor in a Play are Nathan Lane (The Nance), David Hyde Pierce (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike), Tom Sturridge (Orphans) and Tracy Letts (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
- Best Play
- Best Performance By An Actor In A Featured Role In A Play (Courtney B. Vance)
- Best Director Of A Play (George C. Wolfe)
- Best Scenic Design Of A Play (David Rockwell)
- Best Lighting Design Of A Play (Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer)
You can read an interview made by The Wall Street Journal in our articles, in which Tom Hanks talks about this first Tony nod and his experience on Broadway.
The ceremony will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.
In addition to his nominations for a Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama League Award and a Tony Award, Tom Hanks is also nominated for a Drama Desk Awards in the category Outstanding Actor. The accolades will be presented during a ceremony at The Town Hall in New York City on May 19, 2013.
Tom Hanks nominated for his portrayal of Mike McAlary
April 24, 2013 - 0 comment
Tom Hanks's performance as Mike McAlary in Lucky Guy seems not only to get a lot of glowing reviews, but to be an award-worthy performance. Indeed, Tom Hanks and co-star Courtney B. Vance have both been nominated for the New York Drama League's prestigious Distinguished Performance award. There are 60 nominees in this category including Alec Baldwin, Alan Cumming, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson and Holland Taylor.
The play Lucky Guy is nominated in the category Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play along with The Whale, The Nance, The Assembled Parties, Old Hats, The Testament of Mary, I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
Winners will be announced at the 79th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on Friday May 17, 2013 at noon.
The Outer Critics Circle has also nominated Tom Hanks in the category Outstanding Actor in a Play, along with Shuler Hensley (The Whale), Nathan Lane (The Nance), Tracy Letts (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) and David Hyde Pierce (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike).
Lucky Guy is nominated in Outstanding New Broadway Play, with Grace, The Nance, The Testament of Mary and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
The Outer Critics Circle Awards will be handed out May 23rd at Sardi’s.
Those two nominations have been added to our Awards section, where every nomination and win in Tom Hanks's career is listed.
Standing Up For Heroes : Tom Hanks mentors Veteran Gabriel Posey
December 15, 2012 - 1 comment
Tom Hanks's support towards the military and the veterans is well known. Besides his support of the Welcome Back Veterans Campaign, whose goal is to transform the lives of the returning veterans by changing the way people think and talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Tom Hanks recently took part in ABC News' Standing Up For Heroes program. It is partnered with American Corporate Partners (ACP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in their transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce.
Army Staff Sgt. Gabriel Posey, who is returning from Afghanistan, applied to be part of a mentorship program as he aspires to become a writer for television and film. He was paired with Tom Hanks who will be his mentor in his pursuit of a career in the entertainment industry. Tom Hanks met with military sergeant and aspiring screenwriter Gabriel Posey to share his advice about the entertainment industry. He also sat down with ABC News' Bob Woodruff to share his thoughts on his movies and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We have added the five videos from ABC News' Standing Up For Heroes featuring Tom Hanks, including two 5-minute interviews with Bob Woodruff.