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Tonys 2016: all of the winners at the 70th annual awards

Spoiler: Hamilton won some.

As expected, Hamilton won big at the 2016 Tonys.
As expected, Hamilton won big at the 2016 Tonys.
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The 70th annual Tony Awards, honoring the best and brightest of Broadway for the 2015-'16 season, handed out 24 golden statuettes on Sunday. Actor, Late Late Show host, and former Tony winner James Corden hosted.

The runaway hit Hamilton, a hip-hop musical retelling of the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, won big, as expected. With 16 nominations in 13 categories, it took home 11 Tonys, including Best Musical, leaving it just shy of The Producers' record for 12 Tonys in 2002.

As expected, Hamilton also won Best Book and Score, giving composer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda a chance to deliver an emotional acceptance speech, in the form of a sonnet, that honored the Orlando shooting victims.

Hamilton also won Tonys for Best Featured Actress (Renée Elise Goldsberry, for her role as Angelica Schuyler), Best Featured Actor (Daveed Diggs, for his dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson), Leading Actor (Leslie Odom Jr. for his role as Aaron Burr; Odom beat out Miranda himself, who was nominated for his role as Hamilton), and Best Direction (Thomas Kail).

Meanwhile, in the technical categories, announced before the telecast, the show won awards for Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Orchestrations.

In a triumph for diversity on Broadway, all four of this year's acting awards for musicals went to people of color. Joining Goldsberry, Diggs, and Odom was Cynthia Erivo, who won the Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her heart-wrenching performance as Celie in The Color Purple.

Tonys musical winners Getty / Dimitrios Kambouris

For the first time, all four winners of the Tonys' musical performance categories were people of color.

In the plays categories, a.k.a. the red-headed stepchildren of the Tonys, honors were split between The Humans (four awards, including Best Play),and The View from the Bridge (only two awards, but big ones: Best Revival of a Play and Best Direction of a Play).

The 2016 Tony Award winners

Hamilton performs at the 2016 Tonys Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

The cast of Hamilton performs at the 2016 Tonys.

Best Musical

Hamilton

Best Revival of a Musical

The Color Purple

Best Play

The Humans

Best Revival of a Play

A View from the Bridge

Best Score of a Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda at the Tonys Getty / Theo Wargo

Lin-Manuel Miranda accepting his award at the Tonys.

Best Book of a Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Cynthia Erivo at the Tonys Theo Wargo / Getty Images

Cynthia Erivo accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical in The Color Purple onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple for Celie

Leslie Odom Jr at the Tonys Theo Wargo / Getty

Leslie Odom Jr. accepts his Tony.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton for Aaron Burr

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night as Mary Tyrone

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Frank Langella, The Father as Andre

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans as Deirdre Blake

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler

Renee Elise Goldsberry and Daveed Diggs Getty / Bruce Glikas

Renée Elise Goldsberry and Daveed Diggs show off their Tonys.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton as Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Reed Birney, The Humans as Erik Blake

Best Direction of a Play

Ivo van Hove, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

Best Direction of a Musical

Thomas Kail, Hamilton

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Natasha Katz, Long Day’s Journey into Night

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Howell Binkley, Hamilton

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

David Rockwell, She Loves Me

Best Scenic Design of a Play

David Zinn, The Humans

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

Best Costume Design of a Play

Clint Ramos, Eclipsed

Best Choreography of a Musical

Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton

Best Orchestrations

Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton

Non-competitive awards

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Sheldon Harnick

Marshall W. Mason

Excellence in Theatre Education

Marilyn McCormick

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Regional Theatre Tony Award

Paper Mill Playhouse

Special Tony Award

National Endowment for the Arts

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