- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 3, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - The 65th annual Tony Awards nominations for best actress in a play have been announced in New York by the The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

The category’s nominees announced Tuesday morning are: Nina Arianda, “Born Yesterday”; Frances McDormand, “Good People”; Lily Rabe, “The Merchant of Venice”; Vanessa Redgrave, “Driving Miss Daisy”; Hannah Yelland “Brief Encounter.”

The Tonys will be presented June 12 at The Beacon Theatre in New York, televised on CBS.