Monday, June 11, 2018

Andrew Garfield Powerful Tony Acceptance Speech Honors LGBTQ Community


The HuffPost reports:

Actor Andrew Garfield took home the first award of the night at the 2018 Tony Awards on Sunday, and delivered an acceptance speech that addressed the controversial Supreme Court decision that sided with a baker who for religious reasons refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple.

“We are all sacred and we all belong, so let’s just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked,” said Garfield, who won the Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Play for the role of Prior Walter in “Angels in America.”

Earlier Sunday, while on the red carpet, Garfield called the Supreme Court’s cake decision “very curious” and said he believed it would embolden others who hold “bigoted ideas.”

See full story here and see Garfields full speech below.

Angels In America was also named best revival of a play and Nathan Lane, who played Roy Cohn in the show, won for best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play. 

The Band's Visit was the night's biggest winner, with a total of 10 wins, including Best Musical, followed by 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two with six wins, including Best Play, and Angels in America with three wins.

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