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Tony Awards 2015 nominations: "An American in Paris," "Fun Home" lead the pack

Nominees for Broadway's biggest night were announced Tuesday -- and there are quite a few familiar faces in the mix, including Bradley Cooper and Helen Mirren, along with Broadway veterans such as Chita Rivera.

"An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" topped this year's Tony Awards nominees with 12 nods each, followed by "Something Rotten!" with 10 and "The King and I" with nine.

The best musical nominees "Fun Home," based on Alison Bechdel's coming of age graphic novel, "Something Rotten!," about the first musical, the dance-heavy "An American in Paris" and "The Visit" starring Rivera.

The best play category features "Wolf Hall, Parts One & Two," ''Hand to God," ''Disgraced" and ''The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."

The best actress in a musical category features Kristin Chenoweth for "On the Twentieth Century," Kelli O'Hara for "The King and I," Chita Rivera for "The Visit," Leanne Cope from "An American in Paris" and Beth Malone from "Fun Home."

The best actor in a musical nominees are Brian d'Arcy James for "Something Rotten!" along with Michael Cerveris in "Fun Home," Ken Watanabe in "The King and I," Tony Yazbeck in "On the Town" and Robert Fairchild in "An American in Paris."

Several stars from Hollywood and television are in the running in the play categories.

The best actor in a play nominees include Cooper for "The Elephant Man," Ben Miles for "Wolf Hall, Parts One & Two," Alex Sharp in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," Steven Boyer in "Hand to God," and Bill Nighy for "Skylight."

The best actresses in a play nominees are Carey Mulligan in "Skylight," Helen Mirren in "The Audience," Ruth Wilson from TV's "The Affair" in "Constellations," Geneva Carr in "Hand to God" and "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss in "The Heidi Chronicles."

Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis, who will make his Broadway debut this fall in "Misery," co-hosted the nominations announcement Tuesday live from The Paramount Hotel in New York.

There were about 40 nominators this year who hand-picked the stars and shows for a total of 24 Tonys categories.

Winners will be announced in a ceremony airing live from Radio City Music Hall June 7 on CBS.

Broadway veterans Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will host the 69th annual Tonys. Both stars are familiar with the awards show having been previous winners -- Chenoweth won for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" in 1999, and Cumming took home an award for "Cabaret" in 1998. Plus, they're both on the Great White Way this season. Chenoweth is currently starring in "On the Twentieth Century," while Cumming is in the revival of "Cabaret."

This year's hosts represent a break from past shows. Previous emcees have included Hugh Jackman (2003-2005, 2014), Whoopi Goldberg (2008), Neil Patrick Harris (2009 and again from 2011-2013) and Sean Hayes (2010).

Tell us: What do you think about this year's nominees? Anyone snubbed?

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