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All About EGOT

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Within the United States, there are awards given in lots of fields of leisure.

For Broadway productions, they’ve the Tony Awards. Tv has the Emmy Awards. Music has the Grammy Awards, and Motion pictures have the Oscars. 

To win one award is a lifetime accomplishment for many. 

Nonetheless, a uncommon few have gained certainly one of every. 

Study extra about EGOT on this episode of Every thing In all places Day by day.


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Leisure awards are a practice in america which have been round for nearly 100 years. 

The primary Academy Awards had been handed out in 1929 on the Hollywood Roosevelt Resort. The ceremony lasted a whopping quarter-hour. It’s unclear the place the time period “Oscar” got here from, however there may be proof of the workers of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences utilizing the identify as early as 1931. 

The Oscars had been an enormous hit, and shortly different leisure organizations adopted swimsuit. 

The opposite three main awards had been all established after World Warfare II.

The primary Tony Awards got out in 1947.  The award is known as after actress Antoinette Perry who was nicknamed Tony. She died in 1946 and the primary awards had been performed in her honor. On the first ceremony, Brock Pemberton who handed out the award referred to as it a “Tony” and the identify caught.

The Emmy awards had been first given out in 1949 in Los Angeles when hardly anybody had televisions. The awards had been first solely given out for native tv stations within the LA space. The identify Emmy comes from the phrase “Immy”, which is the nickname for an “picture orthicon”, which is the identify of a digital camera tube as soon as utilized in TV cameras.

The Grammys had been created in 1958 as a response to the creation of the Hollywood Stroll of Fame. The identify Grammy is brief for gramophone, which is what the trophy seems to be like, and was the primary document participant, which performed the primary recorded music. 

These 4 awards characterize a bunch of separate however associated leisure fields.

For instance, actors can clearly carry out in films, tv, or stage. A sound editor would possibly work on musical recordings, films, or tv. 

Nonetheless, even in case you are nice at one factor, it doesn’t imply you’ll have the ability to win all 4 awards.

Many actors specialise in one format. Many Broadway performers simply work on Broadway. Likewise, for many years there was a strict division between TV stars and film stars. Solely not too long ago has that wall begun to return down. 

So to win all 4 awards would require success in a number of endeavors, and possibly a number of leisure disciplines. 

The time period EGOT is simply an acronym of the names of the 4 awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

The time period was dubbed in 1984 by Miami Vice star Philip Michael Thomas who performed the function of Rico Tubbs. Within the 80’s he would put on a necklace with EGOT on it, saying he hoped to win all 4 awards within the subsequent few years. As of at present, he has gained precisely zero awards. He later tried to backtrack and stated it stood for Power, Development, Alternative, and Expertise, however yeah, no. 

The EGOT theme was then picked up by the sitcom 30 Rock when the character Tracey Jordan bought Philip Michael Thomas’s EGOT necklace after which proceeded to really win all 4 awards. 

Up to now, there have been 16 individuals who have EGOT’d. 

The primary EGOT winner was composer Richard Rodgers. 

He’s greatest often called a composer for Broadway musicals. He composed Oklahoma, South Pacific, and that King and I. He gained 5 Tony Awards.i He additionally wrote an unimaginable variety of fashionable songs earlier than Grammy awards had been ever given out. 

He gained his Oscar for Finest Tune in 1945 for “It May as Properly Be Spring”, from the film State Truthful. He then gained an Emmy in 1961 for composing the music for the TV sequence “Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years”, after which gained a Grammy in 1963 for the “Sound of Music” album.

The composer path to profitable an EGOT is the commonest route, as a result of all 4 awards acknowledge music at some stage. 

Different composers with an EGOT embrace Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Robert Lopez, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Weber, John Legend, and Alan Menken. 

Oddly sufficient, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and John Legend all accomplished their EGOT at the very same time. All three gained an Emmy for the TV manufacturing of Jesus Christ Famous person Reside in Live performance. All three wanted simply the Emmy to finish the EGOT, and all three had been engaged on the identical mission. 

Robert Lopez holds the excellence of being the one particular person to ever earn a double EGOT, incomes two of every award, and on the age of 39, was the youngest particular person ever to EGOT. He’s greatest identified for the music from Frozen in addition to Broadway musicals similar to The Ebook of Mormon and Avenue Q. 

The primary actor to EGOT was Rita Moreno. She gained an Oscar for West Aspect Story in 1961, a Grammy in 1973 for her work on the PBS youngsters’s present The Electrical Firm, a Tony in 1975 for the stage play “The Ritz”, and at last an Emmy for her look because the host on the Muppet Present in 1977.

Different actors with an EGOT embrace Audrey Hepburn, John Gielgud, and Helen Hayes. All of them gained their Grammy for Finest Spoken Phrase album. 

One actor who deserves particular point out is Whoppi Goldberg. She gained an Oscar for appearing within the film Ghost. She gained a Tony as a producer for the musical Totally Trendy Millie in 2002. She gained a Daytime Emmy as a chat present host on The View, and gained her Grammy award for Finest Comedy Album, for her stand-up efficiency on Broadway. 

4 utterly various things, solely certainly one of which concerned appearing and enjoying a personality. 

There are two different EGOTs each of whom took a singular route.

Mike Nichols is greatest often called a director. He gained 8 Tony awards for steering. He gained an Oscar for greatest director for the Graduate, and several other Emmy awards for steering and producing. Nonetheless, his Grammy Award got here in a completely completely different manner.

Earlier than he was a director, he was a stand-up comedian, and in 1962 he gained the Grammy for Finest Comedy Album together with his associate Elaine Could.

The ultimate EGOT recipient is Mel Brooks. He additionally did it an odd manner.

He gained an Oscar in 1967 for Finest Screenplay for The Producers. In 1967 he gained an Emmy for comedy writing, and later gained three for appearing. 

His first Grammy got here for greatest comedy album with Carl Reiner.

Lastly, he gained three Tony Awards for the musical The Producers. 

There are a number of individuals who have gotten a particular EGOT for those who embrace lifetime achievement awards given out by the varied organizations. 

This record would come with Barbra Streisand, who gained a particular Tony, Liza Minnelli, who gained a particular Grammy,  and James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte, and Quincy Jones, who gained a particular Oscars.

There’s one one that has an anti-EGOT, and that’s Lynn Redgrave. She has been nominated for all 4 awards and hasn’t gained a single one. 

One variation is named a PEGOT, which incorporates profitable a Peabody or Pulitzer Prize, for the “P” within the acronym.

The one two folks with a aggressive PEGOT are Mike Nichols and Rita Moreno. 

There are an entire host of people that have gained three of the 4 awards. 

Simply limiting it to people who find themselves dwelling and nonetheless have an opportunity to EGOT, these solely lacking a Tony Award embrace: Cher, Ron Howard, Julie Andrews, Burt Bacharach, Trent Reznor, Martin Scorsese, Kate Winslet, and Randy Newman. 

Simply lacking an Emmy Award is Elton John. 

Lacking a Grammy Award embrace Jessica Lange, Frances McDormand, Ellen Burstyn, Viola Davis, Al Pacino, Helen Miren, and Geoffrey Rush.

These simply needing an Oscar embrace: Audra McDonald, Cyndi Lauper, Hugh Jackman, Lily Tomlin, Dick Van Dyke, Bette Midler,, Cynthia Nixon, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

If I needed to guess cash on the subsequent particular person to EGOT, I’d put my cash on Lin-Manuel Miranda. All he has to do is make a non-stage model of Hamilion with an unique music not within the musical to qualify for the Finest Tune class, and he has probability to win one thing….and he’d make a ton of cash.

Likewise, if Elton John simply does a TV live performance particular, he would possibly have the ability to get his Emmy. 

For Al Pacino, Frances McDormand, Viola Davis and the opposite actors who want a Grammy, I’d simply suggest going into your basement and recording a spoken phrase album as a conceit mission. There’s a good probability you’d win on identify recognition alone. 

Ken Jennings was nominated final yr in that class, and he’s simply the Jeopardy man. 

I ought to shut by noting that there’s additionally a REGOT, which is an EGOT winner who additionally wins a Razzie award which fits to the worst performances of the yr.  The one REGOT winner is Alan Menken who gained a Razzier for worst music for “Excessive Occasions, Arduous Occasions” from the musical movie Newsies.

Don’t fear Alan, you may’t win em all…..besides in your case, I assume you truly did. 

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