You know how it goes at awards shows. A bunch of actors throw on their Sunday best and then sit until their category is called. If they win, they make a speech. Lose? They pretend to not look upset as they sneak out.
At the Drama League Awards, however, everyone wins. A slew of actors from off-Broadway and Broadway are nominated together for the honor of Distinguished Performance (there were 69 total this year). They gather for a gala luncheon and sit on a dais. One by one they pass the mic, each giving short speeches.