"MJ: The Musical," Daniel Craig in Macbeth (Matthew Murphy, Joan Marcus)
Matthew Murphy, Joan Marcus
This year's Tony Award nominations are out, and there are some big surprises and starry snubs in the mix.
Snub: Daniel Craig was passed over for his lead role in director Sam Gold's "Macbeth." Costar Ruth Negga did score a nomination for her Lady Macbeth, and the production picked up two other nods in technical categories.
Surprise: "MJ: The Musical" landed 10 nominations, including Best Musical, despite a lot of public misgivings about its depiction of the controversial pop star, who died in 2009 amid accusations of sexual misconduct.
Snub: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick were both overlooked for their revival of Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite." In fact, the show scored just one nomination, for Jane Greenwood's costumes.
Surprise: All three stars of the now-shuttered drama "The Lehman Trilogy" managed to score nominations for the production: Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Adrian Lester.
Snub: While the musical "Six" scored eight nominations, including for Best Musical, none of the six leading ladies playing the wives of Henry VIII landed a leading actress nomination.
Surprise: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Michael Oberholtzer and "Grey's Anatomy" alum Jesse Williams all scored featured actor nods for the revival of "Take Me Out."
Snub: The Beanie Feldstein-led revival of "Funny Girl" was left off the Best Musical Revival list -- and score just one nomination, for supporting actor Jared Grimes.