James Corden nominated for Best actor Tony Award

Friday May 4, 2012

James Corden has been nominated for a prestigious Tony Award for the Broadway production of his hit show One Man, Two Guvnors.

The actor has won much acclaim for the initial run of the show in London’s West End. 

Since taking the show stateside James has received yet more plaudits for his excellent performance.

Now he has been nominated for a Tony Award he faces eminent names for the title of best leading actor in a play, including Philip Seymour Hoffman and James Earl Jones.

James, 33, who opened on Broadway in April, said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be nominated for a Tony Award and to see my name on a list with these four American acting legends is overwhelming.”

The nomination is particularly special to the Gavin and Stacey writer as the awards tend to recognise American talent, and it's rare for a non US star to receive such recognition.

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