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James Corden gets emotional as he wins Tony Award for One Man, Two Guvnors

Congratulations to that lovely guy James Corden, who’s only gone and got himself a Tony Award, hasn’t he?

The Gavin and Stacey star won the prestigious theatre award for his role in One Man, Two Guvnors, which received such rave reviews here in old Blighty, that James packed his suitcase and headed over to the States to star in the play on Broadway.

Emotional stuff

James beat a wide range of theatre legends to win the gong for best actor, and during his acceptance speech was keen to thank his fiancé Julia Carey, with whom he has a one-year-old son, Max.

Welling up, James said: “My girlfriend Julia gave birth to our son like, five days before we started rehearsals.

“She's my baby mama, and I can't wait to marry her. Seriously, I would not be holding this if it wasn't for her.'

Gushing some more, James added: “She makes me say ‘us’ instead of ‘I’ and ‘we’ instead of ‘me’, and I love her. Thank you very much.”

We’re getting teary just writing about it…

James was up against some well-known theatre stars – none of who we're actually that familiar with, but we’ve been told they’re all pretty big deals…

He beat the likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman (Death of a Salesman), Frank Langella (Man And Boy) James Earl Jones (The Best Man), and John Lithgow (The Columnist).

During his speech he told his fellow nominees: “To be on a list with you was enough. I am overwhelmed.”

Nice work Hugh

Another lovely man to be honoured at last night’s awards was Hugh Jackman. He was awarded with a special Tony for his contribution to the Broadway community and for his charity work. The award was presented to him by his wife Deborra-Lee Furness.

He seemed genuinely surprised to be receiving his award – especially from his ladyfriend.

“She’s never kept a secret her entire life. [She said] ‘I'm off to the loo,’ and I was like, ‘OK, see you in a bit.’”

How cute is that? Though now every time our other halves head to the bathroom, we’ll be expecting an award on their return…

 

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