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Tonys 2018: The Wins, The Snubs, & The De Niro

Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP
Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP

Harry Potter won big.

The 72nd Annual Tonys took place in New York City last night, and focused attention on more than one He Who Must Not Be Named.

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, the onstage follow-up to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, won big, with 6 awards including Best Play and Best Direction of a Play. The Band's Visit, a new musical set in Israel, won the most of the night, with 10 Tonys on their trophy shelf.

Snubs-wise, Mean Girls and Spongebob Squarepants, the two most-nominated productions this year with 12 apiece, fell short--the former, written by Tina Fey, went home completely empty-handed, and the latter only took home one award, for Best Scenic Design in a Musical. Revivals of My Fair Lady and Carousel both took home less than expected as well, losing out on Best Revival of a Musical to the lesser-known Once On This Island.

The ceremony was hosted by Waitress' Sarah Bareilles and Josh Groban, and while there were certainly celebrity moments, the show mostly remained reserved and scandal-free... that is, until Robert De Niro took the stage.

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Introducing Bruce Springsteen for a musical performance, the legendary actor gave just a few choice thoughts to the audience, censored by CBS but receiving a roaring standing ovation nonetheless, saying: "Fuck Trump. It's no longer 'Down with Trump!' It's just 'Fuck Trump!'"

Take a look at the list of winners below:

Best Musical: "The Band's Visit"

Best Play: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"

Best Revival of a Musical: "Once on This Island"

Best Revival of a Play: "Angels in America"

Best Book of a Musical: "The Band's Visit," Itamar Moses

Best Original Score: "The Band's Visit," Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek

Best Leading Actor in a Play: Andrew Garfield, "Angels in America"

Best Leading Actress in a Play: Glenda Jackson, "Three Tall Women"

Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Tony Shalhoub, "The Band's Visit"

Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Katrina Lenk, "The Band's Visit"

Best Featured Actor in a Play: Nathan Lane, "Angels in America"

Best Featured Actress in a Play: Laurie Metcalf, "Three Tall Women"

Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Ari'el Stachel, "The Band's Visit"

Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Lindsay Mendez, "Carousel"

Best Scenic Design of a Play: Christine Jones, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"

Best Scenic Design of a Musical: David Zinn, "SpongeBob SquarePants"

Best Costume Design of a Play: Katrina Lindsay, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"

Best Costume Design of a Musical: Catherine Zuber, "My Fair Lady"

Best Lighting Design of a Play: Neil Austin, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"

Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Tyler Micoleau, "The Band's Visit"

Best Direction of a Play: John Tiffany, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"

Best Direction of a Musical: David Cromer, "The Band's Visit"

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