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Tony Awards 2024 winners: Angelina Jolie celebrates on stage with daughter Vivienne, 15, as her production The Outsiders scores FOUR top honors including Best Musical - while Sarah Paulson, Daniel Radcliffe anTony Awards 2024 winners: Angelina Jolie celeb

         Angelina Jolie was joined on stage by daughter Vivienne, 15, as she was the biggest winner of the night at the 77th Tony Awards as the musical she produced earned top honors on Broadway's biggest night where Sarah Paulson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Jeremy Strong all won big. Paulson earned Best Actress in A Play for Appropriate, Radcliffe took home Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Merrily We Roll Along, and Strong triumphed in the Best Actor in A Play category for An Enemy Of The People. They were all first time winners. The 49-year-old actress Angelina produced The Outsiders alongside one of her six children as the stage production earned four including top honor Best Musical at the star-studded event on Sunday night.Angelina and Vivienne proudly applauded on stage next to each other as fellow producer Matthew Rego accepted the final gong of the night with an inspiring acceptance speech. The musical came in with a whopping 12 nominations as Vivienne notably dropped her father Brad Pitt's surname on her Playbill credit.The production also earned Best Direction of a Musical for Dayna Taymor, Best Sound Design of a Musical for Cody Spencer, and Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Brian MacDevitt and Hana S. Kim. Angelina was elegant in a lighter, teal velvet gown that had a fitted, corset-styled bodice and a full skirt that flowed down to brush the ground. She added a matching shawl on top that slightly draped down her shoulders that offered a dramatic flare to the overall look. The Oscar winner accessorized her ensemble with a pair of dainty, gold earrings as well as chunky bracelets on her right wrist and rings on each of her hands. Her hair was parted in the middle, and effortlessly cascaded down past her shoulders in light waves. Vivienne color-coordinated with her mother in teal-colored trousers as well as a matching vest that was left unbuttoned the front. She additionally donned a white shirt underneath as well as a teal bowtie and black and white-colored sneakers for a casual flare.
         Jolie notably took on the role of a producer for the Broadway musical, The Outsiders, which officially premiered earlier this year in April. Vivienne also had the chance to be a producer's assistant on the critically-acclaimed project. The Outsiders is based on the iconic SE Hinton book as it is told from the perspective of 14-year-old Ponyboy Curtis during the 1960s in Tulsa, Oklahoma and follows the conflict between two rival gangs divided by their socioeconomic status: the working-class 'Greasers' and the upper-middle-class 'Socs.' During the Best Musical acceptance speech producer Rego recognized the author of the 1967 novel as he said: 'Susie [Eloise] Hinton wrote The Outsiders 60 years ago. And she has gratefully received accolades ever since. But she often says that she still gets overwhelmed when told that The Outsiders change someone's life, because she'll say, "Who am I to change anyone's life?" It's the book, it's not the author. The message, not the messenger." 'Well, Susie, I'm here to tell you that your story and its eternal message of love and family and staying gold has forever changed all of our lives. We love you.' Meanwhile Sarah Paulson beat out an impressive star-studded field as she earned her first ever Tony Award. The talented 49-year-old star took home Lead Actress in a Play for her work in Appropriate. Sarah triumphed over a who's who of talented thespians including: Betsy Aidem for Prayer for the French Republic, Jessica Lange for Mother Play, Rachel McAdams for Mary Jane, and Amy Ryan for Doubt: A Parable. The star made sure to recognize her competition as she began her speech saying: 'Wow. Whew-wee! Whew! It is humbling to be included in the same breath as Amy Ryan, Rachel Mcadams, Betsy Aidem, and the great Jessica Lange. ' She thanked several others including the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League, JJ Abrams, and others.

 

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