Tom Hiddleston, Audra McDonald & More TV Stars Nominated for 2020 Tonys

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The nominees for the 74th Annual Tony Awards have been unveiled and include no shortage of recognizable faces from TV as well as film, including Audra McDonald, Mary-Louise Parker and Tom Hiddleston.

The ceremony itself, which has yet to announce an air date, will be presented virtually, another awards show first due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This is just the latest awards show to switch things up as a result of the pandemic.

Broadway has been hit especially hard by the virus, with all shows now suspended through May 2021, according to the Broadway League.

"Our Broadway community has been incredibly resilient during this difficult time, and we look forward to paying tribute to the performers and artists," Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart, who announced the nominees in a livestream on Thursday, October 15, said in a statement put out by the American Theatre Wing, which presents the Tony Awards with the Broadway League.

Below, see which TV stars are being honored, and stay tuned for more news on the upcoming ceremony.

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Tom Hiddleston

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for  Betrayal

Known on TV for: The actor rejoins the TV world on Disney+’s upcoming Loki series, part of its larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Tom Sturridge
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Tom Sturridge

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Sea Wall/A Life

Known on TV for: Sturridge most recently appeared in Starz’s restaurant-set drama, Sweetbitter, as Jake.

Blair Underwood
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Blair Underwood

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for A Soldier’s Play

Known on TV for: Underwood most recently appeared alongside Octavia Spencer in Netflix’s Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker; his other TV credits include Dear White People, When They See Us, Quantico, and L.A. Law.

Laura Linney
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Laura Linney

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for My Name is Lucy Barton

Known on TV for: Linney has garnered critical acclaim for her most recent TV role as Wendy Byrd in Netflix’s drama Ozark.

Audra McDonald
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Audra McDonald

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Known on TV for: McDonald is best known for shows including The Good Fight and Private Practice. She most recently lent her vocals to Apple TV+’s. animated comedy, Central Park.

Mary-Louise Parker
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Mary-Louise Parker

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for The Sound Inside

Known on TV for: Best known for her role as Nancy Botwin in Weeds, Parker’s TV credits also include Mr. Mercedes, Billions and The West Wing.

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Aaron Tveit

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Jagged Little Pill

Known on TV for: The actor is best known for his work in Graceland, but has also appeared shows including Gossip Girl, The Code and The Good Fight.

David Alan Grier
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David Alan Grier

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for A Soldier’s Play

Known on TV for: Grier’s expansive TV career includes In Living ColorThe Resident, Queen Sugar and The Carmichael Show.

John Benjamin Hickey
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John Benjamin Hickey

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for The Inheritance

Known on TV for: This actor’s most prominent TV credit is The Big C, but most recently he appeared in shows including Jessica Jones and Law & Order: SVU.

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Lois Smith

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for The Inheritance

Known on TV for: Smith’s TV credits include Ray Donovan, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, The Son, Mom, and True Blood.

Derek Klena
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Derek Klena

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Jagged Little Pill

Known on TV for: This actor starred in CBS’sThe Code, as well as in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as DJ Fingablast and  on Showtime’s City on a Hill.

Kathryn Gallagher
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Kathryn Gallagher

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Jagged Little Pill

Known on TV for: Gallagher appeared as Annika Atwater in the first season of Netflix’s highly addictive You.

Lauren Patten
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Lauren Patten

Nomination: Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Jagged Little Pill

Known on TV for: This actress has had recurring roles in Blue Bloods and The Good Fight.