April 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm #316782
I am working on an item about “The Trip to Bountiful” and Cicely Tyson.
Your help is needed.
If she wins for this role, it will have earned an Oscar (Geraldine Page), Tony (Tyson), and Emmy (Tyson).
What other roles (doesn’t have to be the same performer) have won at the Oscars, Tonys, and Emmys??April 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm #316784
Annie Sullivan in the Miracle Worker:
Anne Bancroft won an Oscar and a Tony, and then Patty Duke (who played Helen Keller in the original movie) won an emmy for playing the same part 16 years laterApril 25, 2014 at 3:08 pm #316785
Robert Morse won a Tony in 1990 and an Emmy in 1992 for portraying him, and Philip Seymour Hoffman of course won the Oscar.April 25, 2014 at 3:33 pm #316786
Yul Brynner won a Tony (1952) and an Oscar (1956) for playing the King of Siam in “The King and I.”
Olivia de Havilland won an Oscar (1949) and Cherry Jones won a Tony (1995) for playing Catherine Sloper in “The Heiress.”
Jeffrey Wright won a Tony and an Emmy for playing multiple roles in “Angels in America.” (Ron Leibman won a Tony and Al Pacino won an Emmy playing Roy Cohn in the same vehicle.)April 26, 2014 at 7:08 am #316787
Blanche DuBois (almost):
Jessica Tandy won the Tony, Vivien Leigh won the Oscar, Ann-Margaret was nominated for an Emmy (1984)April 26, 2014 at 7:26 am #316788
Blanche DuBois (almost):
Jessica Tandy won the Tony, Vivien Leigh won the Oscar, Ann-Margaret was nominated for an Emmy (1984)
Surprised that the Jessica Lange fanboys didn’t smell this terrible, terrible omission miles away. She was also Emmy nominated for playing Blanche.April 26, 2014 at 7:46 am #316789
Oops sorry, tried to source that, but hit on Ann-Margaret alone. Apologies! Lange yes also nommed for an Emmy!April 26, 2014 at 7:53 am #316790
Try Wikipedia!April 26, 2014 at 10:22 am #316791
Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman
Fredric March was nominated for the Oscar in 1951.
Brian Dennehy won a Tony for it in 1999, while Philip Seymour Hoffman and George C. Scott have both been nominated in their respective years.
Dustin Hoffman and Lee J. Cobb (the original Willy) both won Emmys, while Dennehy received a nomination.
April 27, 2014 at 6:19 am #316792
I’m not sure who directed the original broadway run of the Sound of Music but I think that person won the tony. Robert Wise won best director for the movie version. I think that Robert Ashford and Beth McCartney Miller have a shot a a nomiation at this years emmys.April 27, 2014 at 11:44 am #316793
José Ferrer was very close to winning all three as Cyrano de Bergerac. He won the inaugural Best Actor Tony in 1947 (along with Fredric March in Years Ago), the Best Actor Oscar in 1951 and was nominated for the Best Actor in a Single Performance Emmy in 1956 (losing to Lloyd Nolan as Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, a role that earned Humphrey Bogart a Best Actor Oscar nomination for the film adaptation, which Ferrer also appeared in!).
And of course, there’s Hamlet, a role which won Laurence Olivier the Best Actor Oscar in 1948, earned Christopher Plummer a 1966 Emmy nomination for a TV production of the play and received 3 Best Actor in a Play Tony nominations: Richard Burton in 1964, Ralph Fiennes in 1995 and Jude Law in 2010, with Fiennes winning.April 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm #316794
Cyrano de Bergerac is also interesting with the fact that besides Ferrer, 3 other actors have played that role to at least nominations in all 3 mediums. Christopher Plummer won a tony for the musical version, Gerard Depardieu was oscar nominated and Kevin Kline was emmy nominated.
If there ends up not being one character to have won an award from the 3 awards, further research may come in figuring out the all inclusive work by those emmy nominated actors from the start until the mid 50’s when records only show a name for the best actor & actress categories and soemtimes the variable comedian/comedienne categories. You never know if a famous character was among any given actor various works on TV in their nominated years.April 27, 2014 at 12:09 pm #316795
Eleanor of Aquitane in The Lion in WInter.
Rosemary Harris won the Tony, Katherine Hepburn the Oscar and Glenn Close was Emmy nominated.
(the Jessica Lange “terrible terrible omission” part was a joke by the way)April 27, 2014 at 2:45 pm #316796
The role of Velma Kelley in Chicago….
Chita Rivera was Tony nominated. Bebe Neuwirth won the Tony for the revival, and Catherine Zeta Jones won the Oscar. Damn…no Emmy though.