‘The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Scores Tony Nomination
Danai Gurira Attends the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016
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‘The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Scores Tony Nomination

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The Walking Dead cast returned to Georgia to start filming Season 7 earlier this week, but before that they were on an extended hiatus, which Danai Gurira took full advantage of.

The woman who brings Michonne to life is also a very talented playwright, and she scored a Tony nomination for Best Play for writing Eclipsed. The play stars Oscar winner (and Danai’s non-TWD watching pal!) Lupita Nyong’o, and is set amidst the Liberian civil war.

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What’s more? The actress has the distinction of being the only woman nominated in the prestigious Best Play category. She’s up against Florian Zeller (The Father), Stephen Karam (The Humans), and Mike Bartlett (King Charles III).

The Tony nom, which was announced on May 3, came just hours after the 38-year-old stunned at her first ever Met Gala, held at the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2.

Danai looked gorgeous in a futuristic Giambattista Valli dress with Fernando Jorge and Monique Péan jewels, which coordinated well with the Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology theme for the evening. 

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It must be rough to transition from lavish parties to the backwoods of Georgia to film TWD, but we know Danai wouldn’t have it any other way!

The Walking Dead Season 7 will premiere in the fall on AMC.

Check out more of Wetpaint’s coverage of The Walking Dead Season 6 below:
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