Kate Winslet, Martin Scorsese may be getting the ‘E’ in ‘EGOT’
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If two of this year’s Emmy nominees win, they will complete the third stage of what could wind up being an awards grand slam (EGOT -- Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony). Assuming Kate Winslet wins best actress in a TV movie/miniseries for ‘Mildred Pierce’ and Martin Scorsese wins best director of a drama series for ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ they will each need only a Tony Award to join the following 10 EGOT champs: Mel Brooks, John Gielgud, Whoopi Goldberg, Marvin Hamlisch, Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno, Mike Nichols, Richard Rogers and Jonathan Tunick.
Previously, Winslet won an Oscar for lead actress (‘The Reader,’ 2008) and a Grammy for best spoken word album for children (‘Listen to the Storyteller,’ 1999). Scorsese won the Oscar for directing (best picture ‘The Departed,’ 2006) and Grammy for best long-form video (‘No Direction Home,’ documentary on Bob Dylan, 2005).
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-- Tom O’Neil