Bill Nighy has been nominated for a Tony Award

It has been announced that Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) has been nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Tom Sergeant in Skylight. He will competing for Best Leading Actor in a Play against four other actors, including Bradley Cooper. Nighy has responded to his nomination saying,

We are honoured by the nominations. It’s marvelous to have this show so recognized in New York. It is one of the great plays of our times, and I am delighted for everyone.

Nighy’s co-star, Carey Mulligan, has been nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Play, and the play itself has been nominated for Best Revival of a Play. To find out more about Skylight and Nighy’s reaction to the play, read our previous article here.

Congratulations, Nighy, on the nomination! The Tony Awards will be taking place June 7 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. They will be broadcasted live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. EDT. To see a full list of nominees click here.

Will you be watching the Tony Awards this year? Who do you think will win each category? Comment below, and share your predictions!