Kate Winslet brought home an Emmy last night, making her one step closer reaching EGOT status. For those unfamiliar with the term, no, it’s not a Star Wars character, it’s a coveted Hollywood title for those who’ve won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Impossible? Nope.
A ton of celebs have managed to sweep all four awards, and if she can win a Tony, Kate Winslet just may be the next. “Wait, Kate Winslet has a Grammy?” Oh, yeah. In 2000, Kate took home an award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for “Listen To the Storyteller.” Yes, that’s a category.
It will be no surprise when Kate reaches the coveted status of EGOT actress, and here are five other celebs she’ll join.
Audrey Hepburn: Every gal goes through her Audrey Hepburn phase, and it’s no wonder. Not only was she fashionable and beautiful, Audrey was talented enough to join the EGOT club. She won an Oscar for Roman Holiday in 1954 and got a Tony for best actress in the play Ondine in the same year. In 1993, Audrey took home an Emmy for Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn and also won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children. So you don’t even need to be a singer to win a Grammy. I have a chance!
Barbara Streisand: No surprise here. Babs has won a ton of Grammys, an Oscar for Funny Girl, a special Tony Award in 1970, and a few Emmys for televised concerts. Yep, she’s a legend.
Liza Minnelli: We love Liza. She’s won three Tony Awards, an Oscar for Cabaret, a Grammy Legend Award and an Emmy for Liza with a ‘Z’—A Concert for Television.
Whoopi Goldberg: Yes, our favorite host on The View has taken home all four awards. She first won an Emmy for a comedy special in 1997, but has since won two more Emmys for Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel—Outstanding Special Class Special and The View. In 1985, Goldberg won a Grammy for Best Comedy Recording. The Tony Award for Best Musical as Co-Producer went to Whoopi in 2002, and the Grammy, of course, comes from her hilarious performance in Ghost.
Mel Brooks: The brain behind The Producers reached EGOT status in 2001, when he won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical. He won an Oscar for The Producers in 1968—Best Original Screenplay. Brooks as also won four Emmys: one for writing in 1968, and three for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy for his appearances on Mad About You. Mel has taken home three Grammys: Best Spoken Comedy Album, Best Musical Show Album, and Best Long Form Music Video.