Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Memoir Project has creeped its way into Tony Awards land, with some hilarious results. Nominees for this Sunday night’s Tony Awards (airing on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET) had to express their gratitude, best wishes, and other emotions in six words, and the magazine’s Facebook page has them in a gallery for perusal. Most amusing of all is how many nominees either exceed or don’t quite reach six words. (Ahem, Courtney B. Vance, Hal Luftig, and Bertie Carvel- — though the latter freely admits his rascally deed). And Holland Taylor slips one last word in, copy-style=gold.

Our top three faves from amongst the nominees:

Annaleigh Ashford (Best Featured Actress in a Musical nominee for Kinky Boots): Billy, yay! Stark, yay! What? Yay!

Benj Pasek (nominee for Best Score for A Christmas Story): Jewish family freaking out on Skype.

Billy Magnussen –– who offered two of them (Best Featured Actor in a Play nominee for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike): Do I get a raise now? AND Why are the nominations so early.

Agreed, Billy. Why are the nominations so early?

Please join me and senior editor Thom Geier as we liveblog the 2013 Tony Awards, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday here on

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