The National theatre's Broadway version of One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden as a gluttonous buffoon, has received seven nominations at this year's Tony Awards – but was trumped by the largely British creative team behind Once, which picked up 11 to lead the pack.
Corden goes head to head with Hollywood stars such as Philip Seymour Hoffman and James Earl Jones for best actor in a leading role in a play, while the National theatre's artistic director, Nicholas Hytner, is up for best director.
Corden, in particular, seems to have gone down well with American audiences – his nomination takes his Broadway tally to four, following similar nods at the Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Drama Desk awards. Nonetheless, the National will be »
- Matt Trueman
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