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'Billy Elliot' Tops Tony Nods

Billy Elliot has danced to the top with 15 Tony Award nominations, including one for Elton John, for composing the show’s original score. For best actor in a play, James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels, both in God of Carnage, will face off against each other, but they have a little outside competition: Geoffrey Rush in Exit the King, and Thomas Sadoski in Reasons to be Pretty. The two royals in Mary Stuart will go head to heard for best actress, and dark horse Jane Fonda even got a nod for her role in 33 Variations. But for all the lucky ones, there were also some high-profile snubs: Nathan Lane, John Lithgow, and Frank Langella all went without a nod.