Frank Langella's portrayal of former President Richard Nixon has been hailed as if it were Olivier's Richard III. I thought it was fine, but rather predictable just like Peter Morgan's by-the-numbers account of the first major interview given by the disgraced ex-President after being forced from office by Watergate. Michael Sheen's clever impersonation of David Frost, the TV host who needed the interview to resuscitate his career, struck me as fresher, but he, for some reason, was passed over for a nomination.
Tony Outlook: If there's a dark horse to upset Coast of Utopia, this would be it. More likely, Langella will be its sole representative onstage for the evening.