The legendary actor dropped the f-bomb while introducing Bruce Springsteen, who won a special Tony for Springsteen on Broadway and performed "My Hometown" at the show honoring the best of Broadway. While CBS was quick to catch the swear for U.S. audiences, the word wasn't censored during the Australian broadcast. "I'm going to say one thing: F--- Trump," De Niro said, receiving a standing ovation. "It's no longer down with Trump. It's f--- Trump."
The awards show also featured a tearful performance of Rent's "Seasons of Love" by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. MSD teacher Melody Herzfeld received the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award for saving dozens of lives during the school shooting on Valentine's Day which left 17 dead.
Big winners included Once on This Island, which took home the Tony for Best Revival, and Andrew Garfield, who won Best Lead Actor for playing AIDS patient Prior Walter in the Broadway revival of Angels in America.
"We all belong, so let's just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked!" Garfield said during his acceptance speech, referencing the Supreme Court's decision to side with a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple. "We all belong. So I dedicate this award to the countless LGBTQ people who have fought and died to protect that spirit, to protect that message for the right to live and love as we are created to."
See the full list of winners here.
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