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EGOT Roles
Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-06-19 15:41:07


So...listening to my new Sweeney Todd recording, I realized this morning through my hangover that the role of Sweeney Todd is EGOT nominated (and almost EGOT won, had Depp won the Oscar...which I think he should have). Hearn won the Emmy, Depp the Golden Globe (then the Oscar nom) and Cariou won the Tony. Is there any other role in theatre, musical or otherwise, that has achieved this?

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Posted by Playbilly 2012-06-19 15:43:10


Once you said Depp should have won the Oscar, I stopped reading.

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Posted by broadwaybabytn 2012-06-19 15:45:39


Also, it's Grammy, not Golden Globe.

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Posted by dramamama611 2012-06-19 15:46:22


Well, I read, but it was difficult through my BAER.

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Posted by madbrian 2012-06-19 15:46:54


Anne Bancroft won the Tony and Oscar for Annie Sullivan, and Patty Duke won the Emmy for that role years later.

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Posted by Phyllis Rogers Stone 2012-06-19 15:47:10


I think the G in EGOT stands for Grammy, though.

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-06-19 15:48:23


Oh RIGHT! G is for Grammy...Not Golden Globes! Were the rules such that Carious received a Grammy for the Sweeney recording?

Sorry you disagree with me, Billy...but I cannot bear, not for one second, Daniel Day Lewis. I recognize that's my issue...but I'm really not a fan.

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Posted by Musicaldudepeter 2012-06-19 15:48:43


To echo previous posts, G is for Grammy, and Depp should not have won the Oscar. End of discussion.

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Posted by mar6411 2012-06-19 15:51:00


End of discussion? Really?

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Posted by Kad 2012-06-19 15:53:24


That's funny, Musicaldudepeter, since you are typically do nothing but try to start discussions.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2012-06-19 15:57:23


RobbieJ, do you want me to hold onto your earrings for you?

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-06-19 15:57:25


Of the performances of 2007 that I saw (I missed Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises), I thought Depp deserved the award over Clooney, Jones and, especially, Day Lewis. I hated There Will Be Blood with every fiber of my being.

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Posted by Musicaldudepeter 2012-06-19 15:58:11


At least I get the facts right. End of discussion.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2012-06-19 16:02:42


Fact. Singular. But your attitude is all kinds of wrong.

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Posted by Wynbish 2012-06-19 16:02:42


But that being the "end of discussion" is not a fact.

But don't you wish we could close threads?

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Posted by Musicaldudepeter 2012-06-19 16:04:08


oh **** off

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Posted by Mister Matt 2012-06-19 16:06:24


Nobody can multiple-asterisk off because the discussion hasn't ended.

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Posted by Phyllis Rogers Stone 2012-06-19 16:07:07


CASE CLOSED!

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-06-19 16:09:30


Even though G is for Grammy (mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa...see what I did there?), aren't the principle singers on Broadway cast recordings considered Grammy nominees? So, say a recording of Sweeney Todd is nominated for show album, the actor singing the role is a nominee as well.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2012-06-19 16:10:09


Thank you, Phyllis. 'Nuff Said.

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-06-19 16:12:23


Um. Excuse me. I'm still talking.

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Posted by givesmevoice 2012-06-19 16:13:16


Even though G is for Grammy (mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa...see what I did there?), aren't the principle singers on Broadway cast recordings considered Grammy nominees? So, say a recording of Sweeney Todd is nominated for show album, the actor singing the role is a nominee as well.

Prior to 2012, "The award was given only to the album producer, and to the composer and lyricist who wrote at least 51% of the music which had not been recorded previously."

Now, however, "Award to the principle vocalist(s) and the album producer(s) of 51% or more playing time of the album. The lyricist(s) and composer(s) of a new score are eligible for an Award if they have written and/or composed a new score which comprises 51% or more playing time of the album."


So, no, Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou are not Grammy winners.

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Posted by Wynbish 2012-06-19 16:14:17


New discussion: Why aren't there more TV musicals? Cinderella, Annie, and Music Man all came out around the same time, then there were some original-musicals, then nothing except teenage Nickolodeon fluff.

Evening Primrose remake NOW!

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-06-19 16:16:38


I didn't realize that ruling was so new! Fascinating! Thank you for that information.

I think we need a TV movie of MOST HAPPY FELLA.

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Posted by dramamama611 2012-06-19 16:16:54


Because of ratings. If they can't make money, they won't make tv.



The veeeeeeeeeeeeeery, very, very, very, veeeeery end.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2012-06-19 16:20:42


I think we need a TV movie of MOST HAPPY FELLA.

Yes. With Kelli O'Hara.

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-06-19 16:21:37


My vote was Audra...with Megan Mullaley as Cleo.

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Posted by Playbilly 2012-06-19 16:23:07


One. More. Thing.

Depp was nowhere near as good as that year's nominees. He got up in funny make up again and was autotuned.

The Music Man and Bye Bye Birdie ended that little CBS musicals experiement.

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-06-19 16:31:35


Oh please...he was better than that honey glazed ham that was that year's winner.

Clooney was terrific, and I loved that movie. Jones was dour in a horribly dour picture. I could imagine thinking Mortensen deserved it.

Depp was wonderful in the movie...which I also thought was terrific. The autotuning doesn't really bother me. Hell, Deborah Kerr was completely dubbed in THE KING AND I, and I wouldn't have minded her winning that year.

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Posted by Playbilly 2012-06-19 16:36:44


Robbie. We will have to just disagree. Severely, civilly.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2012-06-19 16:38:19


My vote was Audra...with Megan Mullaley as Cleo.

Works for me, too. Though I usually imagine myself playing Cleo, but what gay man doesn't?

I know how it is. Don't tell me, I know how it is...

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-06-19 16:40:26


I'm perfectly fine disagreeing. Civilly. I'm secure enough with myself to admit when you're wrong. (I kid...I kid!)

You, Cleo, Matt? I woulda thought the bitch of a sister.

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Posted by best12bars 2012-06-19 18:01:42


Jennifer Holliday won the Tony for Dreamgirls.

She also won the Grammy that year for the Dreamgirls cast album (Best R&B Female Vocalist---and I believe this may be the only time in history when a singer has won a Grammy for a cast album performance, but I may be wrong)

Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar for Dreamgirls.

So we need a TV "Effie" to win an Emmy, and you will have your "proper" EGOT.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2012-06-19 18:12:18


Well RobbieJ, if you played Cleo, I'd definitely be the bitchy sister-in-law. Causing all this trouble trouble trouble trouble trouble trouble...

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Posted by Jay Lerner-Z 2012-06-19 19:29:58


I agree wholeheartedly with RobbieJ's comments on Daniel Day Lewis. The man makes me cringe. I'm not sure who should have won the Oscar that year, but I will never understand why people go gaga for this man. Quiet, subtle, understated performances are really the tricky feat to achieve - what DDL does is just...dreadful.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2012-06-21 18:01:12


The Unbearable Lightness of Being and A Room With a View were the films that made me a Daniel Day Lewis fan.