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Tony Awards 2022: Andrew Garfield can’t stop laughing as Ariana DeBose sings on his lap


The 2022 Tony Awards took place on Sunday, June 12, honoring artists for their contributions to the creative industry. 31-year-old actor-singer Ariana DeBose, who was the host of the awards show, delivered a hilarious performance celebrating the audience.

She performed a musical number during which she interacted with the audience, paying particular attention to “Spiderman” star Andrew Garfield.

“I’m close to you, oh so close to you / I’m touching you, there’s not much you can do,” DeBose sang, laughing and pointing Garfield in the face.

Garfield wrapped his arms around DeBose as she sat on his lap and continued to sing, “I’m sitting on you / ’cause what they say is true / ’cause nothing escapes us in the audience !”

She then got up and walked away to resume her number.

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Both actors were Oscar nominees this year, and their connection goes deep through the Marvel Universe.

People took to social media and shared their reactions to her performance. Kevin Fallon, reporter for The Daily Beast, said: “I respect Ariana DeBose for realizing what’s the point of hosting an awards show if you don’t use this opportunity to sit in Andrew Garfield’s lap.”

Meanwhile, fans also took the opportunity to agree with DeBose, saying who would miss the chance to sit on Garfield’s lap. “I identify with Ariana Debose because I too would come up with a song just as an excuse to sit on Andrew Garfield’s lap and poke his face,” one user wrote.

“If a miracle somehow happens and we get Andrew Garfield to play Spider-Man again in his own movie, can we get @ArianaDeBose to play Mary-Jane?” asked a fan.

During his Tony Awards monologue, DeBose commented on the diversity on Broadway stages the previous season. She pointed out that seven plays were written by black playwrights, and Lynn Nottage was a double nominee for both Clyde’s play and book for MJ, making her the first playwright to receive nominations in both categories. same year.

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She also paid tribute to L Morgan Lee of ‘A Strange Loop’, the first transgender person to be nominated for a Tony, as well as composer Six Toby Marlow, the first non-binary winner in Tony Award history.

Recently, Garfield was seen in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” reprising his character as Peter Parker, while Ariana will next be seen in Marvel’s “Kraven the Hunter,” as Calypso.

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