Hollywood is not letting up on their criticism for President Donald Trump. Although the president is currently engaged in a historic meeting in Singapore, Hollywood doesn’t seem to be impressed. The 72nd annual Tony Awards which salutes outstanding performances on the Broadway stage was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Sunday. Immediately after taking the stage Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro, said “I just have one thing to say, ‘***k Trump’ he continued to drop the F bomb several times. Because live broadcasts on network television have a four second time delay, De Niro’s rant was censored.
The censor had no impact on the audience as they stood and gave the actor a standing ovation. The De Niro rant went viral in seconds around the world. De Niro was called to the stage to present rocker Bruce Springsteen with an award. The awards show was hosted by singer Josh Groban and Sarah Bareilles. Groban joked that neither one ‘ever won a Tony,’ the singer said he thought maybe the show was for the losers. Actor Andrew Garfield won for his performance in ‘Angeles in America.’ He took the opportunity to comment on a recent Supreme Court decision.
He said, “We are all sacred and we all belong, so let’s just bake a cake for whoever wants a cake.” Famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and actress Chita Rivera both won lifetime achievement awards. A surprise performance by drama students from Parkland High School in Florida sang ‘Seasons of Love’ from ‘Rent’, had the audience in tears. Other winners included veteran actress Glenda Jackson for best actress in, ‘Three Tall Women.’ Best actor in a musical Tony Shalhoub ‘The Band’s Visit’. Actress Katrina Lenk won for best actress in a musical for ‘The Band’s Visit’. Roseanne actress Laurie Metcalf won for ‘Three Tall Women’.