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Andrew Garfield might have earned his first Tony nomination for his Broadway debut in Death of a Salesman, but his alter-ego Spider-Man didn't get the same amount of love when Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons announced this year's Tony nominations Tuesday morning. The big-budget Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark only received two nominations this year for costume and scenic design, making it one of several snubs going into the 66th annual Tony Awards.
Also overlooked were Matthew Broderick, Ricky Martin, Elena Roger, Angela Lansbury, Eric McCormack, John Larroquette and Candice Bergen. Though Broderick's Nice Work If You Can Get It raked in plenty of nods this year (including one for his costar Kelli O'Hara), he didn't squeeze one out for male performer. Martin and Roger were thought to be locks for their performances in the latest Evita revival, but weren't among the play's three nominations (which include one for cinematography and another for featured actor Michael Serveris). The Best Man quartet of Lansbury (who would have been up for her record sixth Tony), McCormack, Larroquette and Bergen also didn't feel the love, although costar James Earl Jones did.
Even more shocking were the total shutouts of the revival of Godspell, which starred Weeds' Hunter Parrish and then High School Musical's Corbin Bleu, as well as The Mountaintop, which starred Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker's A Street Car Named Desire only earned a nom for costumes.
Somewhat surprisingly, it was Once that led the way this year. The adaptation of the 2006 indie drama -- about musicians in Dublin, Ireland -- earned 11 nominations, included one in the highly coveted best musical category.
Following close behind with 10 nominations a piece were the revised revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Also earning a high number of nominations were the revival of Newsies with eight, including best musical; Garfield's Salesman with seven, including one for his costar Phillip Seymour Hoffman; and One Man, Two Guvnors with seven.
Hugh Jackman and Bernadette Peters will be in attendance at the Tonys to receive special awards. Jackman performed in a sold-out one-man show this season and also stars in the upcoming adaptation of the musical Les Miserables. Peters is being praised for her work in "Broadway Barks," which helps find homes for pets, though she also starred in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, which earned eight nods.
Neil Patrick Harris will reprise his role as host when the Tonys air June 10 on CBS.