Industry News: Tony Awards, GOT, Laura Dern and More!
TONY AWARD NOMS ANNOUNCED: Downtown musical Hadestown topped the Tony Awards nominations with 14 this year, with the more traditional jukebox musical Ain’t Too Proud coming in with 12. Tootie snagged 11, The Ferryman landed 9 and Beetlejuice grabbed 8. Observers say the biggest shock was the shutting out of To Kill a Mockingbird and Network in the Best Play category. Deadline called it "the single biggest Tony snub in years, if not decades."
GOT RATINGS UP: The third episode of the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones boasted a near record viewership. The Miguel Sapochnik-directed "The Long Night" is the longest episode so far at 82 minutes, and it snagged 12.02 million viewers. The all-time high for GOT viewership was 12.07 million, on the Season 7 finale.
WILL LAURA DERN APPEAR IN JURASSIC PARK 3? Laura Dern, 52, addressed rumors that her character Dr. Ellie Satler will appear in the third Jurassic Park. She told ET: "I mean, I love Dr. Ellie Satler so I could never say no to that on any level. But I really don't know, I don't even know what they're cooking up yet." Both Chris Pratt, the current leading man of Jurassic Park, and her co-star from the original, Jeff Goldblum, want her to return. Pratt told ET last June: "Any way she wants to come in would be amazing."
SONY SNAGS FRANKIE: The Cannes Film Festival will kick off in a few weeks, but the deals have already started to land. Sony Pictures Classics has boarded Frankie, directed by Ira Sachs, before it makes it world premiere. Frankie stars Isabelle Hupper, Greg Kinnear, Marisa Tomei and Brendan Gleeson, and follows three generations of a European family who come together in Sintra, Portugal for one last party before the family matriarch faces the end of her life.