3 Ways Kate Winslet Can Win That Tony to Get Her EGOT

Props to Ology for realizing that with last night’s Emmy win for Mildred Pierce, Kate Winslet is now only one step away from world domination an EGOT. It’s the Grand Slam of the arts world, where artists get at least one each of the four big awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony.

Past EGOT winners include Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, and Whoopi Goldberg. Here are Kate’s stats:

  • After six Academy Award nominations, Kate finally took home the Oscar for The Reader in 2009.
  • Amazingly, she’s already nabbed the Grammy, which usually proves to be the most difficult for actors looking to cross over. It sort of happened through a loophole: In 2000, she won for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for her collaboration on Listen to the Storyteller.
  • And of course, last night’s Emmy for Mildred Pierce.

So now Kate just needs to star in a Broadway play or musical. This shouldn’t be so difficult, since she was born into a family of thespians and got her start on the stage. Interestingly, however, the majority of her career as an adult has been in film. But we’ve come up with three completely doable projects that could get Kate her final award — or at least be a step in the right direction.

Note: Commenter Stephanie pointed out that Kate has to either originate a role or star in a revival to be eligible for a Tony. Our bad! Find our new ideas on the next page.

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    • Stephanie

      In order for her to be eligible to win a Tony, Kate will have to originate a role in either a new play/musical or revival of one. Just replacing someone in the role isn’t going to do the trick. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s been getting offers all day for Broadway.

      • Natalie Zutter

        Thanks for the clarification, Stephanie. So it seems like the Female of the Species role could still work, but not the others. I’ll see if I can change the post to accommodate that.