So far, we’ve been raving about the 65th Annual Tony Awards last night.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Neil Patrick Harris was a hell of a host, and “The Book of Mormon” and “War Horse” took home the top prizes.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â However, there was one awkward moment that still have people talking.
Frances McDormand, winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for “Good People”, and one of the most respected actresses in film and stage, made her way to the stage to get her award not in a flowing gown, but a red and black afternoon dress and jean jacket.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Her glasses were off, as was her makeup, and her hair was down.
McDormand’s speech was genuine and heartfelt, thanking her entire company, saying
“We all believe that [‘Good People’] is an American classic, with a classic American hero, Maggie Walsh, the character that I played. I really sincerely thank you for this, because I love my job. I love my job…I believe that young actors will grow up to one day play this role.”
But with that, the question is…if you are a guest and nominee at one of the most respected art award shows in the country…is a dress that seems like it belongs more at a backyard barbecue acceptable?Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â You tell us.