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Ethan Hawke to the Tonys: ‘Prizes Welcome!’

Okay people, after the catastrophic First Reformed Oscars snub we had to ring in 2019 with, let’s not disappoint this sexy cowboy drifter ever again. Because Ethan Hawke loves awards now! And since he starred in a terrific revival of True West on Broadway, we legally have to give him a Tony. (Sorry, we don’t make the rules.) Actually, it was none other than Patti Smith who got Hawke to soften on his awards stance, owing to her belief that … why the hell not take ‘em? “She’s the coolest punk-rocker genius writer, one of the real heroes of our time,” he recalled. “She said, ‘Uh, I love to get prizes. I will take any prize anybody wants to give me. Life is hard enough. I want a sign on my door that says Prizes welcome!’ That’s how I feel now. Prizes welcome!” Please direct all prizes to the American Airlines Theatre, thanks.

Ethan Hawke Wants His Damn Tony for True West