The Other Tony Awards

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From The Onion.  A good laugh….

High School Tony Awards Honor Nation's Biggest Drama Club Nerds

The graphic kind of goes by fast, but here are some of the other "High School Tony Awards" listed in the video above:

  • Best Old Man Backache

  • Best Daughter of Director in a Leading Role

  • Best Sexing Up of a Gypsy Costume by a Popular Girl

  • Best Faux-Brick Set Design

  • Best Choreography Involving Obese Performer

  • Best Jock in a Supporting Role

  • Achievement in Make-up Dirt Smudge Replacement

RELATED:  The real Tonys under NPH's helm fared better than with Jackman:

Neil Patrick Harris may not be a movie star, but the stage and TV actor helped deliver the highest-rated Tony Awards in three years, according to Nielsen preliminary ratings.

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Harris June 7 at Radio City Music Hall, were viewed by 7.45 million people, a 19 percent increase from the previous season.

The ceremony posted "double digit percentage gains in viewers and key demographics over last year," according to a press statement.

Compared to last year's ceremony, which was held June 15, 2008, The Tony Awards were up 11 percent in households, 20 percent in adults 25-54, 18 percent in adults 18-49 and added 1.18 million viewers (from last year's 6.27 million).

Good.  Maybe he will be asked back.