With the Primetime Emmy awards being handed out this weekend I thought I might blab about the American entertainment award grand slam – the EGOT.
Individuals who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & Tony for excellence in TV, music, film and theatre.
Only 10 people have won the distinction for competive awards.
and here they are…..
1945 : Best Song – “It Might As Well Be Spring” from State Fair.
1962 : Outstanding Achievement in Original Music – Winston Churchill-The Valiant Years
1960 : Best Show Album – The Sound Of Music
1950 : Best Musical – South Pacific
1950 : Best Score – South Pacific
1952 : Best Musical – The King And I
1962 : Best Composer – No Strings
Rodgers has also received 3 special achievement Tony awards, and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for South Pacific (1950).
1932 : Best Actress in a Leading Role – The Sin Of Madelon Claudet.
1953 : Best Actress – Schiltz Playhouse Of Stars episode “Not a Chance”.
1976 : Best Spoken Word Recording – Great American Documents.
1947 : Best Actress, Dramatic – Happy Birthday
1958 : Best Actress, Dramatic – Time Remembered
Helen Hayes has also received a special Tony award.
1961 : Best Actress in a Supporting Role – West Side Story
1977 : Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music – The Muppet Show
1972 : Best Recording For Children – The Electric Company.
1975 : Best Featured Actress in a Play – The Ritz
Rita Moreno has also won a Golden Globe.
1981 : Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Arthur
1991 : Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special – Summer’s Lease
1979 : Best Spoken Word Documentary or Drama – Ages Of Man
1961 : Best Director of a Drama – Big Fish, Little Fish
John Gielgud has also won a special Tony award, and won 2 Golden Globes.
1953 : Best Actress in a Leading Role – Roman Holiday
1993 : Outstanding Individual Achievement, Informational Programming – Gardens Of The World With Audrey Hepburn
1994 : Best Spoken Word Album for Children – Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales
1954 : Best Actress in a Drama – Ondine
Audrey Hepburn has also won a special Oscar & Tony, and a Golden Globe.
1973: Best Music, Original Dramatic Score – The Way We Were
1973: Best Music, Original Song – The Way We Were
1973: Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation – The Sting
1995 : Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction – Barbra Streisand: The Concert
1995 : Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics – Barbra Streisand: The Concert
1999 : Outstanding Music and Lyrics – AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies
2001 : Outstanding Music Direction – Timeless: Live In Concert
1974: Song Of The Year – The Way We Wee
1974: Best New Artist Of The Year
1974: Best Pop Instrumental Performance – The Entertainer
1974: Album Of Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special – The Way We Were
1976 : Best Musical Score – A Chorus Line
Marvin Hamlisch has also won a Pulitzer prize for drama (A Chorus Line), and 2 Golden Globes.
1977 : Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score – A Little Night Music
1982 : Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction – Night of 100 Stars
1988 : Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals – “No One Is Alone”, Cleo Laine
1997 : Best Orchestrations -Titanic
1968 : Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen – The Producers.
1967 : Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety – The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Cal Reiner, Howard Morris Special
1999 : Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You
1998 : Best Spoken Comedy Album – The 2000 Year Old Man In The Year 2000
2002 : Best Long Form Music Video – Recording ‘The Producers’: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks
2002 : Best Musical Show Album – The Producers
2001 : Best Book of a Musical – The Producers
2001 : Best Original Score – The Producers
2001 : Best Musical – The Producers
1990 : Best Supporting Actress, Ghost
2002 : Outstanding Special Class Special – Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel (Host)
2009 : Outstanding Talk Show Host – The View (Co-Host)
1985 : Best Comedy Recording – Whoopi Goldberg—Original Broadway Show Recording
2002 : Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Co-Producer)
Whoopi Goldberg is also two-time Golden Globe winner, and has won a special Emmy award.
10. MIKE NICHOLS (director)
1967 : Best Director – The Graduate
2001 : Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Wit
2001 : Outstanding Made for Television Movie – Wit as Executive Producer
2004 : Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Angels In America
1961 : Best Comedy Performance – An Evening With Mike Nichols And Elaine May
1964 : Best Director, Dramatic – Barefoot in the Park
1965 : Best Director, Dramatic – Luv and The Odd Couple
1968 : Best Director, Dramatic – Plaza Suite
1972 : Best Director, Dramatic – The Prisoner of Second Avenue
1977 : Best Musical – Annie as Producer
1984 : Best Director, Play – The Real Thing
2005 : Best Director, Musical – Monty Python’s Spamalot
Mike Nichols has also won a Golden Globe.
Awaiting an Oscar
Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Marc Shaiman, Lily Tomlin, Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse, Julie Harris, Dick Van Dyke.
Awaiting an Emmy.
Stephen Sondheim, Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice.
Awaiting a Grammy.
Ellen Burstyn, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Scott Rudin, Geoffrey Rush, Maggie Smith, Tony Walton (highly unlikely as he is a designer)
Awaiting a Tony.
Julie Andrews, Burt Bacharach, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Cher, Randy Newman, Michael Giacchino, John Williams, Robin Williams.