It’s a bit embarrassing but we thought the Tony Awards were an annual celebration of people called Tony but apparently they honour excellence in theatre. Who knew? Next you’ll be telling us the Oscars aren’t given out to people called Oscar, but we’re not falling for that.
Anyway, Corden picked up the award for his role in One Man, Two Guvnors, beating off stiff competition from Hollywood heavyweights including the voice of Darth Vadar, James Earl Jones, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Frank Langella and Third Rock from the Sun’s John Lithgow.
Let’s hope Corden’s award kick starts a summer of British wins, including England at Euro 2012, Team GB at the Olympics and our friend Nigel who is hoping to take home Croyden’s rear of the year title for a record 7th year.
Corden’s Kate Winslet-esque emotional acceptance speech sent a Mexican wave of tears across New York’s Beacon Theatre as he spoke lovingly of his “baby mama” and prompted a number of celebs, including Rob Brydon, Rio Ferdinand and Robbie Williams, to sing his praises on Twitter.
As yet though, there’s been no word from David Beckham despite the fact they once shared a bath together for Sport Relief. Actually thinking about it, that sketch should have been called Two Men, One Bath.
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