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A Handy Guide to the Tony Nominations and Snubs of Your Favorite TV and Film Actors

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Apr 29, 2014 | 2:53pm EDT

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The Tony Awards are the biggest night in theater, but they've often struggled to attract viewers who are more interested in TV or movies as their primary source of entertainment. This year, though, they shouldn't have any trouble attracting an audience full of binge-watchers and moviegoers, as the 2014 nominations are filled with familiar faces. Whether you're going through Breaking Bad withdrawal or you haven't been stopped singing the score to Frozen in months or you're just sick of waiting for the final installment of The Hobbit franchise to hit theaters, this year's Tony Awards should cater to all of your interests. 

However, it's not all good news for the Hollywood stars who decided to tread the boards this year. Plenty of big name actors were left off the list of nominees, resulting in reactions of shock (Are the Tony voters just not big Harry Potter fans?) and disbelief (No, McKellan and Stewart have to be here somewhere. I'll check again). We've gathered up all of the Tony nominations and snubs for our favorite Hollywood stars into one handy guide, so you'll be ready to place your bets by the time the awards roll around June 8th. 

The Nominees: 

Bryan Cranston
We Know Him For: His award winning turn as science teacher turned meth kingpin Walter White on Breaking Bad. He is the one who knocks. 
Nominated For: Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role as President Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way 
Previous Nominations: None
This Makes Up For: Being shot full of holes at the end of Breaking Bad; the threat of losing an Emmy to the McConaissance 

Chris O'Dowd 
We Know Him For: Romancing Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids; providing the world's worst tech support in The I.T. Crowd 
Nominated For: Best Leading Actor in a Play as the gentle giant Lennie in Of Mice and Men 
Previous Nominations: None
This Makes Up For: That time he had to pretend to be disabled during a disastrous night at the theater

Tony Shalhoub 
We Know Him For: Playing the obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk on Monk 
Nominated For: Best Leading Actor in a Play for playing theater icon Moss Hart in Act One 
Previous Nominations: Two Best Featured Actor in a Play nods: in 1992 for Conversations with My Father and 2013 for Golden Boy 
This Makes Up For: Years of having to clean up after people in the middle of murder investigations

Tyne Daly 
We Know Her For: Being one half of the most famous female cop duo on television, Mary Beth Lacey on Cagney and Lacey 
Nominated For: Best Leading Actress in a Play for her turn as the grieving mother of an AIDS victim in Mothers and Sons 
Previous Nominations/Wins: One Best Leading Actress in a Musical win for 1989's Gypsy and one 2006 Best Featured Actress in a Play nomination for Rabbit Hole 
This Makes Up For: Not immediately being offered a guest star stint on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Come on, one of Terry's twins is named after her!

Neil Patrick Harris
We Know Him For: Playing the legen - wait for it! - dary Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother
Nominated For:
Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his in-your-face performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch 
Previous Nominations: None, but he did host the awards four times. 
This Makes Up For: That disaster of a How I Met Your Mother series finale. Kind of. 

Sutton Foster 
We Know Her For: Starring in the cult ABC Family hit show Bunheads, playing Brett’s sign-flipping girlfriend Coco on Flight of the Concords
Nominated For: Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her role as Violet, a Southern girl travelling to get televangelist to heal her terrible scars in Violet 
Previous Nominations/Wins: Three nominations and two wins, both for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for 2002's Throughly Modern Millie and 2011's Anything Goes
This Makes Up For: The fact that Bunheads was cancelled far too soon. They will never take Khaleesi's dragons!

Idina Menzel 
We Know Her For: Voicing Elsa in Frozen, playing Rachel Berry's birth mother, Shelby Corcoran on Glee, her alter ego, Adele Dazeem
Nominated For: Best Leading Actress in a Musical for playing Elizabeth, a woman struggling with the different paths her life could take in If/Then 
Previous Nominations/Wins: One nomination in 1996 for Rent and one win for playing Elphaba in 2004's Wicked 
This Makes Up For: John Travolta's Oscars flub; everyone having "Let It Go" stuck in our heads for the past six, long months

Stephen Fry 
We Know Him For: Making up one half of Fry and Laurie, starring in Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder, being an international treasure 
Nominated For: Best Featured Actor in a Play for his turn as the pompous, scheming servant Malvolio in Twelfth Night 
Previous Nominations: Best Book of a Musical in 1987 for Me and My Girl 
This Makes Up For: Playing the least intimidating villain in The Hobbit films. At least Smaug can breathe fire!

Anika Noni Rose 
We Know Her For: Voicing Tiana, the first black Disney princess in The Princess and the Frog, holding her own opposite Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls 
Nominated For: Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Beneatha, the activist sister of Walter Younger in A Raisin in the Sun 
Previous Nominations/Wins: A Best Featured Actress in a Musical win for Caroline, or Change in 2004 
This Makes Up For:  Having her two most famous characters overshadowed by Beyonce and Adele Dazeem

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The Snubs:

Daniel Radcliffe
We Know Him For: Playing the most famous and most beloved boy wizard of all time, Harry Potter
Snubbed For: Best Leading Actor in a Play for his hilarious and heartbreaking performance as Billy, a crippled Irish boy in The Cripple of Inishmaan 
At Least He's Got: An encyclopedic knowledge of spells and hexes with which to enact revenge

Denzel Washington
We Know Him For: His Oscar winning performances in Glory and Training Day, being one of the biggest movie stars in the world
Snubbed For: Best Leading Actor in a Play for his take on the iconic role of Walter Younger in A Raisin in the Sun 
At Least He's Got: His devastating looks to fall back on.

James Franco
We Know Him For: His Oscar-nominated performance in 127 Hours, his lackluster Oscar hosting gig, the dreads and grills he rocked in Spring Breakers, being the older brother of Dave Franco
Snubbed For: Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role as George in Of Mice and Men 
At Least He's Got: About 50 other slightly pretentious artistic endeavors he can distract himself with 

Zach Braff 
We Know Him For:
Playing the goofy daydreamer JD on Scrubs, making Garden State, the movie everyone loves to hate 
Snubbed For: Best Leading Actor in a Musical for playing playwright David Shayne in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway 
At Least He's Got: One of the cutest celebrity friendships ever with Donald Faison to comfort him in his time of need

Zachary Quinto
We Know Him As: Murderous Sylar on Heroes, the rebooted version of Spock in Star Trek 
Snubbed For: Best Leading Actor in a Play for his interpretation of Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie 
At Least He's Got: A new Star Trek movie coming up to keep him busy 

Ian McKellan 
We Know Him For:
Playing two of the most iconic and nerdy characters of all time: Magneto and Gandalf 
Snubbed For: Best Leading Actor in a Play for both No Man's Land and Waiting For Godot, which ran in rep at the Cort Theater
At Least He's Got: Many more exciting New York adventures with Patrick Stewart to cheer him up 

Patrick Stewart 
We Know Him For:
Playing two of the most iconic and nerdy characters of all time: Professor X and Captain Jean Luc Picard 
Snubbed For: Best Leading Actor in a Play for both No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot, which he starred in opposite McKellan 
At Least He's Got: Many more adorable New York adventures with Ian McKellan to cheer him up

Michelle Williams 
We Know Her For: Her Oscar nominated performances in Brokeback MountainBlue Valentine and My Week With Marilyn, playing bad girl with a heart of gold, Jen Lindley, on Dawson's Creek 
Snubbed For: Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in Cabaret 
At Least She's Got: Those Dawson's Creek residual checks to make up for it. 

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