Denzel Washington Wins 1st Tony Award

Scarlett Johansson, VIola Davis, Catherine Zeta-Jones Prevail
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2010 9:32 PM CDT
Updated Jun 13, 2010 10:53 PM CDT
Scarlett Johansson accepts the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play during the 61st annual Tony Awards in New York, Sunday, June 13, 2010.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Denzel Washington won his first Tony Award tonight for his performance in August Wilson's Fences, and Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones joined the Hollywood-to-Tony parade by picking up statuettes of their own. Best play Red and best musical Memphis also enjoyed big nights, the AP reports.

Washington's co-star Viola Davis and the show captured the best lead actress in a play and best revival of a play awards, and La Cage aux Folles was named best revival of a musical. Host Sean Hayes didn't win the leading actor in a musical award but did make out with Promises, Promises co-star Kristin Chenoweth, New York notes—take that, Ramin Setoodeh—and Zeta-Jones congratulated herself for getting to sleep with Michael Douglas every night. To see a complete list of the winners, click here.

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