Tina Fey, who popularized the expression EGOT on her Emmy-winning laffer “30 Rock,” could well be on her way to earning that title herself. She already has nine Emmys for writing, producing and acting. She contends this year for co-writing the song “Hell No” for an episode of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Along with Jeff Richmond and Sam Means, Fey crafted this parody of Beyonce‘s anthem of defiance “Hold Up” from her Grammy-winning album “Lemonade.”
Fey and company are also in contention at the Grammys, where their satirical ditty will contend for a spot in Best Visual Media Song. While it is a rarity for television tunes to be recognized by the recording academy, it has happened. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman reaped a bid in 2013 for “Let Me Be Your Star” from “Smash” while Regina Spektor contended in 2014 for “You’ve Got Time” from “Orange is the New Black.”
The Best Visual Media Song race is looking to be a battle between Oscar winners with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land) squaring off against Alan Menken and Tim Rice (“Beauty and the Beast”), Each composing team could nab two spots and split their support, thus allowing Fey to take home the Grammy.
And Fey could also be at next year’s Tony Awards as a nominee. Her acclaimed 2004 film “Mean Girls” has been adapted into a Broadway musical and is scheduled to debut on the rialto in March 2018. Fey is part of the producing team and would share in the award for Best Musical.
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