Andrew Garfield dedicates Tony Award to LGBT community

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LIndsay Mendez, who won the Tony for best featured actresses in a musical for Carousel, said in her acceptance speech, "When I moved to NY, I was told to change my last name from Mendez to Matthews or I wouldn't work".

The political sentiment earned De Niro a standing ovation from the crowd at Radio City Music Hall, while CBS scrambled to bleep the audio on the live telecast.

We got a taste of The Band's Visit - this year's victor for Best Musical, among many other victories - via Katrina Lenk's haunting performance of "Omar Sharif".

Andrew Garfield has dedicated his Tony Award to the LGBT community. Addressing his parents in the audience, Stachel, whose father was born in Israel, confessed that "for so many years of my life I pretended I was not a Middle Eastern person". And we all belong.

Who's Hosting?: Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles have been named this year's emcees. She went on to say: "To all of you artists out there, just be your true self and the world will take note".

"Angels in America" is "for anyone who has felt like they don't belong, who have felt ostracized by their culture, who have been told or indoctrinated by religion or by a society that somehow they were created wrong", Garfield adds.

"It is a spirit that says no to oppression", he continued.

Bruce Springsteen also treated viewers to a bit of his impossible-to-get-tickets-to show, though Robert De Niro kind of upstaged him with that whole "F-k Trump!" moment.

Notable Nominations: Leading the pool of nominations this year are Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, each with 12 and both up for the coveted Best Musical accolade.

Angels in America was also nominated in several other categories, including Best Original Score, Best Direction of a Play, and twice in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play.

Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sang "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent".

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