You were nominated and won last year. What was it like attending for the first time? Benj Pasek: It was a really overwhelming, incredible experience. Being in the room with all these people who have influenced you your entire life; it’s incredible. You kind of can’t believe it’s happening. You’re looking to your left and you’re seeing the people who made the films that got you into the game in the first place. Or the people who created the art you try to emulate. It was our first rodeo.
"I tell you, it really was startling when I would hear my character say some of these things, the criticisms," says Metcalf. "This was lashing out at a child who is, granted, making you crazy. But I have many, many harsh things I say to her, which to me are truthful; they're not said just to be mean.
But the thing, more than anything, that means something to me, is … it feels to me like the culmination of over 40 years of hard work, putting in the time, doing lots of plays for very little money when I was young. Just working very hard. It feels to me like a personal moment. I had a lovely, quiet evening the night I got nominated, at home. It was a good moment to quietly reflect and take stock. I just felt very proud of myself, and that's the best feeling you can have.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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