As for the awards themselves, it was an interesting night. Kinky Boots bested Matilda, Tracy Letts "upset" Tom Hanks for best actor, women won both the best directing prizes (Diane Paulus for Pippin and Pam MacKinnon for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Cyndi Lauper showed her "true colors" as a musical theatre composer (winning best score), Judith Light won her second best featured actress award in a row, and four African Americans (Patina Miller, Billy Porter, Courtney Vance, and the legendary Cicely Tyson) took home acting prizes.
Oh yeah, and my favourite SCTV alumna, Andrea Martin, still spry at 66, won for best featured actress in a musical. You go girl!