Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb

Andrew Garfield attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall

Co-hosts Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban kicked off the ceremony here at the Radio City Music Hall with a piano duet in which they poked fun at the fact that neither of them have won Tony or Grammy Awards.

CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC in recent years have waged long-running legal battles over FCC sanctions for what are known in commission-speak as "fleeting expletives" that come up unexpectedly in live TV, particularly in coverage of sporting events and awards shows.

De Niro, who was once very tight-lipped on his political views and feelings, has burst out of his shell during the Trump era. "Boy, do we need that now!"

Robert DeNiro launched a stinging attack against Donald Trump at the Tony Awards last night, dropping the F-bomb twice within a matter of seconds.

"I'm just going to say one thing", he began according to Deadline.

When introducing a performance from Bruce Springsteen, Robert took to the stage with a politically-charged message about the current POTUS, declaring: "Fuck Trump".

Glenda Jackson poses with her award for Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. Earlier this year, while speaking at the National Board of Review's annual awards gala, the actor used equally salty language, The Hill noted.

The acclaimed and sprawling British import Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the shimmering, American, grown-up musical The Band's Visit were the big winners at the Tony Awards on Sunday (Monday NZT).

Angels in America a sprawling two-part drama about the AIDS crisis, was named this year's Best Play Revival.

Viewers watching along at home freaked out as CBS managed to censor most of what was said.

"I don't care what he likes".

The legendary actor and LGBT activist, who has previously opened up about his gay father, sparked a standing ovation with just eight words - and one particularly stunning phrase. Winning all but one of the 11 categories it was nominated for, the musical also took the prizes for best featured actor, for Ar'iel Stachel, as well as best book by Itamar Moses, best director, orchestration, sound design and lighting.

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