Tony Poll Top Three: Fans Are Fuming Over If/Then’s Tony Snub!

first_img 3. Daniel Radcliffe for Best Actor in a Play – 11% Radcliffe delivers a stellar performance in The Cripple of Inishmaan as Billy, not that the nominators seemed to notice. Or ever seem to notice—this is the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner’s third time on the Great White Way boards, and the third time he’s been given the Tony cold shoulder. The production received a total of six nominations, including Best Revival of a Play and Best Featured Actress in a Play for Sarah Greene, but apparently there’s no magic spell for receiving a nod for this leading man. The 2014 Tony nominations were announced on April 29, and while we’re eagerly cheering on the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, there were a number of shows and performers that were left behind. (Seriously, only four Best Musical nominees when they could have picked five? Don’t get us started!) We asked fans which Tony snub they’re fuming over most. The results are in, and here’s what you had to say. Still angry? We don’t blame you. Show those nominators how it’s done by choosing the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards nominees! View Comments 1. If/Then for Best Musical – 16% As Elizabeth would say/belt, “What the f*ck?!” Don’t get us wrong, we’re happy for all of the nominees, but it’s painful to see such a beautiful and original musical get left behind. Sure, past Tony winners Idina Menzel and composing team Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey may have been nominated this year for their work, but where’s the love for the show? Come on, there’s an empty spot for a Best Musical nominee! 2. The Bridges of Madison County for Best Musical – 14% We cried our eyes out at the show, and now we’re reliving the heartbreak after this snub. While we’re at it, where’s Steven Pasquale on the list?! And did we mention that there’s a fifth spot left open on the list of Best Musical nominees? (Clearly, we’re not over it.) At least we can take solace in the tuner’s four nominations, including Best Original Score for Jason Robert Brown and Best Actress in a Musical for Kelli O’Hara.last_img read more

Former Jiwasraya execs face up to life in prison for alleged corruption

first_imgOther defendants in the case are publicly listed property firm PT Hanson International president director Benny Tjokrosaputro, publicly listed mining company PT Trada Alam Minera president commissioner Heru Hidayat and PT Maxima Integra director Joko Hartono Tirto.Jiwasraya was first accused of mismanagement when it invested its premium revenue from the JS Saving Plan, one of the company’s insurance products, into so-called pump-and-dump stocks. As a result, it failed to pay out Rp 16 trillion (US$1.1 billion) in matured policies due in February to its policyholders.In June, the Attorney General’s Office named 13 asset management companies and a Financial Services Authority official suspects in the Jiwasraya case.(rfa) Topics : “[The prosecution] demands that the panel of judges officially and firmly convict the defendant, Hary Prasetyo, of several acts of corruption,” public prosecutor Yanuar Utomo said during a trial at the Jakarta Corruption Court in Central Jakarta on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: Indonesia plans to inject $2.5b into SOEs next year to stimulate economy, resolve Jiwasraya scandalAccording to the prosecution, Hary, Hendrisman and Syahmirwan had violated articles 2 and 18 of Law No. 31/1999, as amended by Law No. 20/2001 on corruption eradication, and Article 55 of the Criminal Code.“[The crime] was a deliberate, structured and massive act that led to the financial difficulties befalling Jiwasraya customers,” Yanuar said.center_img Prosecutors have sought sentences ranging from 18 years to life in prison for former executives of state insurer PT Asuransi Jiwasraya for their alleged involvement in graft and money laundering that has resulted in trillions of rupiah in state losses.The prosecution demanded a life sentence and Rp 1 billion (US$67,256) fine for former Jiwasraya financial director Hary Prasetyo, 20 years and a Rp 1 billion fine for former president director Hendrisman Rahim, and 18 years and a Rp 1 billion fine for former finance and investment division head Syahmirwan.Prosecutors said that the three defendants were guilty of corruption that caused losses of Rp 16.8 trillion in state funds.last_img read more