Ben Whishaw (pictured at top) gave one of the great television performances of 2016 in the riveting if uneven British miniseries London Spy, telecast here on BBC America. Notably, he also gave one of the great theatrical performances of the year in the Broadway revival of The Crucible. How then to explain the failure of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the American Theatre Wing to honor him with Emmy Award and Tony award nominations, respectively?
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