Samuel L. Jackson goes viral for less-than-impressed response to Tony Awards loss

Samuel L. Jackson isn’t sweating his Tony Awards loss.

The actor went viral for barely reacting to Brandon Uranowitz beating him Sunday night time for the Finest Efficiency by an Actor in a Featured Position in a Play.

When the winner was introduced, the 74-year-old’s facial features didn’t change as he appeared less-than-impressed in his seat.

The “August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson” star paused earlier than clapping alongside together with his fellow nominees.

Samuel L. Jackson at Tony Awards
Samuel L. Jackson’s response to dropping a Tony Award to Brandon Uranowitz has gone viral.
Tony Award nominees onscreen
The 74-year-old was nominated for “August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson.”
Brandon Uranowitz accepts Tony Award
Uranowitz, 37, was nominated for “Leopoldstadt.”
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Brandon Uranowitz kisses Tony Award
They competed with three different males for Finest Efficiency by an Actor in a Featured Position in a Play.
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As Jackson’s nonplussed facial features went viral on social media, Twitter customers poked enjoyable in the mean time.


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“Samuel L. Jackson’s face took me all the best way out,” one wrote. “He seems to be like he knew he wasn’t getting that Tony.”

Another speculated, “wow samuel l. jackson DOES NOT need to be on the tonys.”

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson on Tony Awards red carpet
Jackson attended with spouse LaTanya Richardson.

Many fans tweeted that the “Snakes on a Airplane” star “ought to’ve gained that Tony Award,” with one noting, “Think about pretending to assume that Brandon Uranowitz did a greater job at appearing in ANY position than Samuel L.Jackson enjoying in an August DAMN Wilson play! Nicely, the Tony Awards did simply that.”

Others merely found humor in his unimpressed look, joking, “oh my god samuel l jackson’s face.”

The nomination marked Jackson’s first. The “Pulp Fiction” star celebrated the career milestone by walking the red carpet with spouse LaTanya Richardson, who directed him within the play.

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson present Tony Award
The couple took the stage to current the award for Finest Play.
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The couple offered the award for Finest Play later within the present, with Jackson jokingly referring to himself as “Samuel L. ‘it’s an honor to be nominated’ Jackson.’”

As for Uranowitz, the 36-year-old was nominated for 3 Tonys previous to taking residence the trophy for “Leopoldstadt” this 12 months.

Different nominees in his and Jackson’s class included Arian Moayed for “A Doll’s Home,” Jordan Cooper for “Ain’t No Mo’” and David Zayas for “Price of Residing.”