As any fan of “TGS with Tracy Jordan” can tell you, the EGOT is a sacred entertainment quadrivium. Why else would you be an entertainer unless you wanted an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony? Following Sunday's Emmys, one actress is now a Grammy away from the complete EGOT. Can you guess who it is?
The EGOT contender is Frances McDormand.
McDormand won an Oscar for “Fargo” (and she was nominated for “Mississippi Burning,” “Almost Famous,” and “North Country”), a Tony for “Good People” (in addition to another nomination for the '88 revival of “A Streetcar Named Desire”), and on Sunday she picked up an Emmy Award for “Olive Kitteridge.”
Like Jeremy Irons, Vanessa Redgrave, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino, and Geoffrey Rush, she just needs the Grammy to achieve the full EGOT. We recommend recording an audiobook of a Kipling anthology ASAP. You know Irons is perfecting his Baloo impression as we speak.