Has anyone ever made history like Jeff Daniels if he wins the Oscar?

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  • Jaqen H’ghar
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    This isn’t a topic strictly pertaining to Jeff Daniels or Steve Jobs, so that’s why I created its own thread. 

    If he wins the Oscar for Steve Jobs, he will have won an Emmy for a series written by Aaron Sorkin (Daniels’ Emmy winning submission of The Newsroom was the pilot, penned by creator, Sorkin) and an Oscar for a film written by Sorkin. 

    Has this ever happened before with the Oscars, Emmys, and Tonys? I know, for example, it’s happened to actors playing the same role (most recently, Helen Mirren) but those weren’t written or directed by the same individual. 

    And don’t limit the thread to just writers but also directors. Has the same director ever directed an actor or actress to an Oscar and/or Tony and/or Emmy win?  

    Jessica Lange could also be added to the category if she wins the Tony this year for Long Days Journey Into Night; she won her second and third Emmys for Ryan Murphy’s AHS and would win a Tony for a play directed by him. 

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    OnTheAisle
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    Bob Fosse won an Emmy and an Oscar directing Liza Minnelli to her own Emmy and Oscar wins for Liza With a Z and Cabaret, respectively.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Alfonso Cuaron won an Oscar for an overrated piece of shit. Does that count?

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    OnTheAisle
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    William Gibson wrote the 1962 screenplay for The Miracle Worker for which Patty Duke won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing Helen Keller, and Gibson wrote the 1979 made for TV Movie of The Miracle Worker for which Patty Duke won a Best Actress Emmy for playing Annie Sullivan.

    Anne Bancroft won a Tony and an Oscar for The Miracle Worker, both scripts penned by William Gibson.

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    OnTheAisle
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    Jack Albertson won a Tony for Frank D. Gilroy’s play The Subject was Roses and an Oscar for Gilroy’s screenplay adaptation of the play

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    Jack Albertson won a Tony for Frank D. Gilroy’s play The Subject was Roses and an Oscar for Gilroy’s screenplay adaptation of the play

    Geez I admire the Gilroys. They’re a dynasty which rarely gets spoken about. I always root for them when they’re in the running, or when they’re not.

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    OnTheAisle
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    And still more . . .

    Jeffrey Wright won both a Tony and an Emmy for Angels in America. Both play and screenplay were written by Tony Kushner.

    Paul Scofield won both a Tony and an Oscar for A Man for All Seasons. Both play and screenplay were written by Robert Bolt.

    Robert Morse won both a Tony and an Emmy for Tru. Both play and screenplay were written by Jay Presson Allen.

    Jessica Tandy won both a Tony and an Emmy for Foxfire. Both play and screenplay were written by Susan Cooper.

    Lily Tomlin won a Tony for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in The Universe and  Emmys for An Apology to Elephants, Lily: Sold Out, Lily, and The Lily Tomlin Special. The play and screenplays were written or co-written by Jane Wagner.

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    I hope Daniels wins I just saw the movie and he was incredible in it. It was like Will Macavoy acting X5! 

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    Jaqen H’ghar
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    Good info! Daniels could win two of the three major awards for projects written by the same individual. What separates Daniels/Aaron Sorkin so far is that The Newsroom and Steve Jobs are totally different projects, opposed to an adaptation of their previous work. 

    Lily Tomlin comes the closest for projects by Jane Wagner, only her Emmys weren’t for an acting category. (Sidebar: Crazy how Tomlin has all of those Emmys yet still has never won a Primetime Emmy from one of the eight acting categories.) 

    Ironically, Daniels will also be in the running for a Tony (for a play not penned by Sorkin) for “Blackbird,” the play-revival opposite Michelle Williams that opens in March.  

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    This isn’t a topic strictly pertaining to Jeff Daniels or Steve Jobs, so that’s why I created its own thread. 

    This should be in the SUPPORTING ACTOR thread, because that’s the Oscar that Daniels would win. 

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    Eddy Q
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    ^ Quite the thread police, aren’t you seabel? Anyway this shouldn’t be in the supporting actor thread, because then we’d be flooding it with a lot of irrelevant information. Most of this is actually interesting, but has nothing to do with this year’s best supporting actor race. So it deserves it’s own thread. 

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    KyleBailey
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    Yeah I’m picky about this new flood of lazy same topic different wording threads developing daily but I understand why this is by itself. It’s more about who else has done what Daniels could do 

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    RobertPius
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    I haven’t seen the film yet but I’ve noticed none of the experts even have Daniels down for a nomination let alone a win. So I guess this isn’t going to happen. (at least according to them.)

    I wonder if you put Shakespeare or Noel Coward or some other classsic author in the mix if you’d come up with more winners.  

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    seabel
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    ^ Quite the thread police, aren’t you seabel? Anyway this shouldn’t be in the supporting actor thread, because then we’d be flooding it with a lot of irrelevant information. Most of this is actually interesting, but has nothing to do with this year’s best supporting actor race. So it deserves it’s own thread. 

    I disagree. 

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    Jaqen H’ghar
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    ^ Seabel, why are you being such a hater? I think it’s fascinating that Ryan Murphy could direct Jessica Lange to a Tony for Long Day’s Journey Into Night, a few years after she won dual Emmys for a series he created. I also had forgotten that Bob Fosse directed Liza Minnelli to Oscar and Emmy wins. What do either of these (Lange/Minnelli.. Even Tomlin) have to do with Jeff Daniels and the Supporting Actor thread? Zilch, other than Daniels could have similar luck from the same writer (although probably unlikely after his film bombed this weekend). 

    Either contribute to the topic or ignore it. You have two posts in this thread complaining about it… That’s gotta be exhausting! You’re an insightful poster, so just chill and let the moderators do the moderating. Unless it’s yet another Meryl thread (who happens to be one of my very favorite actresses); and then I’ll complain right beside you.  

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