Movies stars win big at the Tony theatre awards

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Hollywood movie stars were the big winners at the star-studded Tony Awards in New York.

Scarlett Johansson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Denzel Washington were all recognised for their Broadway performances at the ceremony.

Katie Holmes and Daniel Radcliffe presented Scarlett Johansson with the award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress for her role in Arthur Miller's A View From A Bridge.

"Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be on Broadway and here I am," Scarlett said in her acceptance speech.

She also thanked her husband Ryan Reynolds: "To my Canadian, whom I live with, Ryan thank you for becoming a theatre widower with me."

Meanwhile, Catherine Zeta-Jones won Best Actress In A Musical for her role in A Little Night Music with Denzel Washington taking home Best Actor for his part in Fences.

"My mother always says, man gives the award, God gives the reward. I guess I got both tonight," the 55-year-old actor said.

Green Day, whose 2004 album American Idiot has now been made into a musical, opened the show with Glee star Lea Michele also taking to the stage singing Don't Rain On My Parade from the musical Funny Girl.