Tony Awards 2016 Round Up: Stars Pay Tribute To Orlando & Diversity Is The Big Winner As Hamilton Cleans Up
It was certainly an emotional night as the 2016 Tony Awards took place after the tragedy in Orlando.
It was a bittersweet night at the 2016 Tony Awards last night (June 12), as the world continued to reel from the shocking mass shooting in Orlando.
And while the ceremony was dedicated to the victims of the attack, the show still managed to be a celebration of inclusivity – here’s what went down…
James Corden opened the show with a tribute to the Orlando shooting victims
As the awards began, the host addressed the sad situation, saying: "All we can say is you are not on your own right now. Your tragedy is our tragedy.
“Theatre is a place where every race, creed, sexuality and gender is equal, is embraced and is loved.
"Hate will never win. Together, we have to make sure of that. Tonight's show stands as a symbol and celebration of that principle."
And many other stars also followed suit…
As many attendees wore silver ribbons, Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda got emotional during his acceptance speech, declaring: “When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day.
“This show is proof that history remembers - we live through times when hate and fear seem stronger.
“We rise and fall and light from dying embers - remembrances that hope and love lasts long and love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love - cannot be killed or swept aside.”
Hamilton won (almost) everything
They didn’t break any records, but the musical still scooped 11 awards out of their 16 nominations.
The A-list looked amazing
From Jourdan Dunn to Lupita Nyong'o, the red carpet was looking pretty spectacular.
Neil Patrick Harris was bald
It might just be for his role as Count Olaf in Netflix’s revival of A Series of Unfortunate Events, but still, it was scary.
The whole thing was a proper diversity win
For the first time in Tony history, black actors won all four of the big musical acting awards. Take note, Oscars.