The 5 Stages of Tony Nominations Day

Special Features   The 5 Stages of Tony Nominations Day
 
In theatre GIF form, of course.
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The Tony nominations for the 2017–2018 season will be announced May 1 at 8:30 AM ET by Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. and Waitress star Katharine McPhee. The moment marks the button on the Broadway season, but the start of awards season, which includes the races for the Obies, the Lortels, the Chita Riveras, the Drama League, the Outer Critics Circle, and the Drama Desks.

Tune in to Playbill to watch the livestream of the nominations.

Read: TONY AWARDS DETERMINES ELIGIBILITY OF HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, MEAN GIRLS, AND MORE

Still, we know that Nominations Day can be an emotional rollercoaster for Broadway’s biggest fans.
Here are the five stages we all know are about to begin:

1. ANTICIPATION
Is it 8:30 yet?!? I mean... �� how does an actor, artist, host of the noms and a winner dropped in the middle of a broadcasted spot in the Theatre District by Theatre Wing in company with Kat McPhee show to be announcing like a baller?

Anticipation-Rocky Horror

2. OVER-EXCITEMENT
Announcement time? Praise shout!

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3. PRIDE
When your fave gets nominated and your heart bursts and you’re just....

Audra-McDonald-Pride-Crying

4. FRUSTRATION
But then you realize someone you totally believes deserves it but their name wasn’t called and isn’t this a mistake because how could they not. get. nominated?!

Alex-Brightman-School-of-Rock-Frustrations

5. ACCEPTANCE
Realization that it was a hell of a season and you need to calm down because it’s six more weeks until the Tonys actually air on June 10 and is it June 10 yet?!

Jonathan-Groff-Excited

Tune in the the Tony Awards June 10 on CBS and be sure to follow Playbill on Facebook to watch us greet all the stars live on the red carpet.

Read the full nominations for the Lortel Awards, celebrated May 6.

Read the full nominations for the Chita Rivera Awards, celebrated May 20.

Read the full list of nominations for the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award, celebrated May 18.

Read the full list of nominations for the Drama Desk Awards, celebrated June 3.

Ruthie Fierberg is the Senior Features Editor of Playbill covering all things theatre and co-hosting the Opening Night Red Carpet livestreams on Playbill's Facebook. Follow her on Twitter @RuthiesATrain, on Instagram @ruthiefierceberg, or via her website.

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