Meryl Streep Just Got Closer To an EGOT With This Grammy Nomination

by Jeremy Spirogis
Meryl Streep poses with her Oscar statuette at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012

Meryl Streep is coming for that EGOT. The nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards have been introduced on Nov. 24, and whereas the web was busy freaking out over Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, BTS, and Harry Styles’ nominations, amongst others, they could have missed that The Meryl Streep additionally snagged a nomination.

Should Streep win her class, she shall be one step nearer to being added to the coveted—and really brief—record of artists who’ve reached EGOT standing.

Meryl Streep poses with her Oscar statuette at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012 | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Meryl Streep poses along with her Oscar statuette on the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012 | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

What is an EGOT?

The highest rewards an artist can obtain for the varied inventive mediums are Emmy Awards (TV), Grammy Awards (music), Oscars/Academy Awards (movie), and Tony Awards (theater). Reaching EGOT standing means an artist has gained no less than one Emmy, one Grammy, one Oscar, and one Tony. Reaching this degree of success is taken into account the grand slam of present business.

There are solely 16 folks in historical past who’ve an EGOT—longtime Disney composer Alan Menken being some of the current.

Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg, Scott Rudin, Robert Lopez, John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, and Menken are all of historical past’s EGOT winners.

Lopez, half of the music crew behind the music in Frozen (the opposite half is his spouse, Kristen Anderson-Lopez), is the one individual in historical past to have EGOT’d twice.

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How shut is Meryl Streep to an EGOT?

While Streep is essentially the most nominated actor within the historical past of the Oscars, she has not but reached EGOT standing. She has, nevertheless, been nominated in any respect 4 of the key award reveals.

Streep has collected 21 Oscar nominations in her lifetime and has gained three (two for Best Actress, one for Best Supporting Actress). She has acquired 5 Emmy nominations, of which she gained three. She has acquired one Tony nomination, and her Grammy nomination on Nov. 24 marks her sixth nomination for music’s greatest evening.

Streep is nominated for Best Spoken Word Album on the 2021 Grammy Awards for her studying of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. Also nominated within the class are Jeopardy! interim host Ken Jennings for Alex Trebek – The Answer Is…, Ronan Farrow for Catch and Kill, Rachel Maddow for Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry On Earth, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers for Acid for the Children: A Memoir.

This isn’t Streep’s first nomination for a spoken phrase album. The 71-year-old was beforehand nominated for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2007 for The One And Only Shrek, The Tailor Of Gloucester and The Tale Of Peter Rabbit in 1988, and The Velveteen Rabbit in 1985. She was additionally nominated for Best Complication Soundtrack for Motion Picture in 2008 for Mama Mia.

If the Big Little Lies alum wins her class on the 2021 Grammys on Jan. 21, she is going to solely must win a Tony Award with the intention to attain EGOT standing. And given her lifetime of award nominations and wins and her classical theater coaching from one the very best drama faculties on the planet (Yale School of Drama), it’s solely attainable she is going to.

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