Sunday night’s (June 12) 70th Annual Tony Awards was in dedication to the victims of the Orlando shootings.

Host James Corden took the time to pay tribute to those affected, he began: “All around the world people are trying coming to terms with the horrific events in Orlando this morning.”

He continued: “What we can say, is that on behalf of the whole theatre community and every person in this room our hearts go out to all those affected by this atrocity.

“You’re not on your own. Your tragedy is our tragedy. Hate will never win. We have to make sure of that. Tonight’s show stands as a symbol of that principle.”

Before the show, it was announced on their official twitter accounts that the ceremony would be dedicated to those who lost their lives in the attack that took place in a gay club in Florida.

“Theatre is a place where every race, creed, sexuality and gender, is equal, is embraced and is loved,” Corden added.

Corden and several other stars wore a translucent ribbon in honour of those who lost their lives in the shooting too.

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