The Best and Worst Of The Tony Awards

The Best and Worst moments of the 2011 Tony Awards

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The stars came out to honour the best in Broadway last night at the 65th Annual Tony Awards in New York City. Here’s our list of the best and worst moments from the event.

Neil Patrick Harris
Watch out Hugh Jackman–NPH might just be the best Tony awards host ever. Doogie opened the show with a hilarious song-and-dance number called, “It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore,” then kept the laughs coming with a duet with Jackman and digs at the Spider-Man musical.
The Book of Mormon
Written by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park, The Book of Mormon swept the awards ceremony last night. The musical won nine awards including Best Musical. And to think these guys made Baseketball!

Ellen Barkin
Barkin had a good night last night. A really good night. Besides looking absolutely stunning (at 57!) in her L’Wren Scott gown, she won her first ever Tony for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her role in Normal Heart.  She called her win the “proudest moment” in her career.
Both Al Pacino and Whoopi Goldberg opted to sport some appallingly bad head pieces last night. The Godfather felt it appropriate to hold his long locks in place with a black sweatband while Sister Mary-Clarence abandoned the nun’s habit for what appeared to be a wicker basket atop her head.
Facial Hair
Robin Williams has always been hairy but unless he’s preparing for an upcoming Santa Claus flick, there really is no excuse for such a giant beard.
Kelsey Grammer
Grammer and his latest wife arrived at the awards ceremony spewing sunshine and rainbows to anyone who would listen. Speaking of his “fantastic” marriage to Kayte Walsh, Grammer said, “It’s like it’s never happened before.” It has. Three other times.  Remember? Something about this saccharin duo just screams “Divorce Number Four!” – Regan Reid