Thursday, February 16, 2012

Scott Rudin is an EGOT

For those lacking in the uber-geek verse, an EGOT is an individual who has amassed all four the main entertainment awards-- the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy.  FThe honorees are all a bit "messy" as in some cases they include mentions that may not have been competitive, or in strange categories (the Emmys and Grammys for instance have hundreds of categories.)  Thirteen people belong to this most rarefied group:

  • Richard Rogers
  • Helen Hayes
  • Rita Moreno
  • John Gielgud
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Marvin Hamlisch
  • Jonathan Tunick
  • Mel Brooks
  • Mike Nichols
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Barbra Striesand (includes Honorary Tony Award)
  • Liza Minnelli (Honorary Grammy Award)
  • James Earl Jones (Honorary Academy Award)
The latest:
Uber-producer Scott Rudin, he that produced the controversial Best Picture nominee this year Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, he of amassed reputation that spawns everywhere from vitriol to gay power play to a shout out from Meryl Streep, win she won the SAG award for Doubt a few years back.
He won the Grammy two nights ago for The Book of Mormon, which netted him a Tony last summer.  His Oscar came from No Country For Old Men's Best Picture mention in 2007, and his Emmy was for the Children's Program He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' back in 1984- auspicious beginnings.

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