Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb

  • Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb

Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb

That initial victor was Andrew Garfield, taking home the award for best actor in a play as Prior Walter in the revival of "Angels in America", Tony Kushner's groundbreaking epic of gay rights in Reagan-era America.

"The Band's Visit", about Egyptian musicians stranded in a small Israeli town, also won acting awards for stars Tony Shaloub, Katrina Lenk and Ari'el Stachel, as well as best book, score, director, orchestration, sound design and lighting. "F*ck Trump. It's no longer 'down with Trump, ' it's f*ck Trump".

"First, I wanna say, 'f**k Trump, '" De Niro said, as many in the crowd cheered, with some eventually giving him a standing ovation at Radio City Music Hall.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Tony Shalhoub, "The Band's Visit".

There may not be any angels in America, but according to De Niro there's at least one devil. The other awards were for performers: Jewish actor Andrew Garfield took home Best Actor, and Nathan Lane took Featured Actor for portraying Roy Cohn.

"Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else", he said.

Punctuated by a crowd pleasing performance from Bruce Springsteen himself, the otherwise overall pretty lively Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban hosted annual celebration of American theatre also saw not a lot of ratings change from previous year. The network was quick to bleep out two expletives the actor used after he took to the stage to introduce his friend, Bruce Springsteen.

Best Revival of a Musical: "Once on This Island".

But ultimately, the awards distribution was (almost) as uneven as American capitalism, and The Band's Visit made out like a robber baron.