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‘Mean Girls,’ ‘SpongeBob’ Lead 2018 Tony Award Nominations

The 2018 Tony Award nominations were announced Tuesday, with Mean Girls and SpongeBob Squarepants: The Musical leading the field with 12 nominations each. Angels in America earned 11 nominations and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child received 10. Actors Andrew Garfield, Denzel Washington, and Tom Hollander are up for Best Leading Performance by an Actor in a Play for performances in Angels in America, Travesties, and The Iceman Cometh, respectively. All three plays are also up for Best Revival of a Play, along with Lobby Hero and Three Tall Women. Amy Schumer’s performance in Meteor Shower is also up for Best Leading Performance by an Actress, putting her head-to-head with Glenda Jackson for Three Tall Women. Cursed Child’s Jamie Parker is up for Best Leading Performance by an Actor in a Play and Taylor Louderman of Mean Girls up for Best Leading Performance by an Actress in a Musical. Mean Girls is also up for Best Musical, along with Frozen, SpongeBob Squarepants, and The Band’s Visit.