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Angela Lansbury Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at Tony Awards 2022

Five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury just bagged her sixth Tony Award and this one is extra special. The Broadway legend was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tony Awards 2022.

Angela Lansbury just nabbed her sixth Tony Award

The 96-year-old superstar was recently presented with the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, during the 75th edition of the award show. This year, the Tony Awards took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Angela was not present at the Tony Awards 2022 to collect her Lifetime Achievement award but the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus paid a beautiful tribute to the star, while the audience members cheered loudly for the actress.

The Tony Awards revealed their plans to honor Lansbury last month on the social media platform Twitter. At that time, they wrote, “Legendary actress and five-time #TonyAwards  winner Angela Lansbury will receive the 2022 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre!”

When did Angela win her fifth Tony Award?

Lansbury won her fifth Tony Award in the year 2009 for her performance in Blithe Spirit. She captured her first Tony for her role in a play versus a musical. We must say her acting career has been phenomenal.

To date, Angela has starred in several classic films such as Gaslight (1944), National Velvet (1944), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), The Harvey Girls (1946), State of the Union (1948), The Court Jester (1956), The Long, Hot Summer (1958), The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and Death on the Nile (1978).

Fans were furious that CBS did not broadcast Angela’s Lifetime Achievement Award

For those of you who are unversed, let us tell you that Angela’s award was not highlighted in the main telecast of the award show but it was given a brief mention during the pre-show.  The fans flooded the social media platform Twitter to express their outrage regarding the same.

One user wrote, “Angela Lansbury is an icon and legend across multiple fields and I don’t like that her lifetime achievement Tony has been relegated to the streaming pre-show!”

Another user tweeted, “The question of why Angela Lansbury doesn’t have an Oscar, Emmy, or Grammy deserves a full Congressional investigation.”

Followed by a user who penned, “@CBS @TheTonyAwardsWhy in the world would you dishonor Angela Lansbury and not put on the main broadcast? So many are watching to see her and won’t get to. With her history with CBS and one of biggest legends of Broadway this is shameful!”

One user tweeted, “Are they seriously fucking honoring Angela Lansbury in the pre-show. HOW MANY LIVING LEGENDS DO WE HAVE. You MAKE TIME for them. #TonyAwards”

Another user wrote, “Absolutely shameful that the Lifetime Achievement Award for Angela Lansbury is not on the main telecast, as well as being horribly brief. I don’t care whether she’s there or not. #TonyAwards #angelalansbury”

These were a few reactions of the fans to Angela Lansbury’s Lifetime Achievement Award not being included in the main telecast of the award show. Stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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