Whoopi Goldberg is one of just 12 members of the exclusive EGOT club. We will be asking her about making show business awards history when she joins us for a live chat this Tuesday, May 20, at 12:30 p.m. PT/ 3:30 p.m. ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
Goldberg’s major awards run began in 1985 with a Grammy win for the comedy recording of her Broadway show. On her second Oscar nomination, she won Best Supporting Actress for “Ghost” in 1990. Her Tony Award came for producing Best Musical champ “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in 2002. And she picked up pair of Daytime Emmys for producing a documentary about Oscar champ Hattie McDaniel (“Gone with the Wind”) in 2002 and for co-hosting “The View” in 2009 (she is nominated again this year for that ABC daytime talker).
While she has never won a Primetime Emmy, she has had seven previous nominations, the most recent for hosting the Tony Awards in 2009. She will be on the nominations ballot four times this summer: as the producer, lead actress, and narrator of Lifetime’s telefilm “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” and as producer of the HBO documentary “Moms Mabley.”
In the Lifetime movie, she plays “irascible” family matriarch Viola Price who learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her. Before she goes, she is determined to repair the problems in her large fractured family, which includes her husband (Ving Rhames), four children, and grandchildren. The movie is based on the book by Terry McMillan.
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