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    Dominique Deveraux
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    Winslet refuses to do Broadway.

    Why is that?

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    Why is that?

    I’m guessing because she has never done professional theater and Broadway can be pretty tough on newcomer movie stars who appear there. Julia Roberts and Julianne Moore both were criticized as being movie stars not stage actors. (Although Nicole Kidman did pretty well in her stage roles considering she had never even been in a school play I think.)

    Jessica Lange had a rough time transferring too. Her first two times were bombs but her third got her a Tony. (She also did stuff in London prior to her Tony which helped her improve her stage acting.)

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    I’m guessing because she has never done professional theater and Broadway can be pretty tough on newcomer movie stars who appear there. Julia Roberts and Julianne Moore both were criticized as being movie stars not stage actors. (Although Nicole Kidman did pretty well in her stage roles considering she had never even been in a school play I think.) Jessica Lange had a rough time transferring too. Her first two times were bombs but her third got her a Tony. (She also did stuff in London prior to her Tony which helped her improve her stage acting.)

    It’s nothing she can’t do if she puts her mind to it. Then again, maybe I’m being selfish because I just want her to complete her EGOT.

    FYC 2020 Emmys: Viola Davis (HTGAWM), Cicely Tyson (HTGAWM), Eddie Murphy (SNL)

    FYC 2021 Oscars: Jennifer Hudson (Respect), Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy), Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)

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    It’s nothing she can’t do if she puts her mind to it. Then again, maybe I’m being selfish because I just want her to complete her EGOT.

    She can always pull a John Legend/Ryan Murphy and produce a play revival.

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    She can always pull a John Legend/Ryan Murphy and produce a play revival.

    True, but that won’t give her both the EGOT and Triple Crown. Besides, Kate is more adept at acting in a play than producing a play. I’ve never known her to produce a play before.

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    Quite ironic that Kate Winslet, who is British, is not adept to theatre. I believe she’s one of the few exceptions of great British actors of film and television who are not keen on being on stage (Helena Bonham Carter is the other one I think about who belong to this category. She did a few plays in the early years of her career but her profile on stage is not as prolific as her movie career).

     

    Any other British actors and actresses who are on this field?

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    ^^She was just 19 when she made her screen debut in “The Heavenly Creatures” and a string of very successful movies followed pretty much right of the bat, “Titanic” has made her a superstar at 22 and it all culminated with an Oscar for “The Reader”. It’s understandable that she committed herself to the big screen.

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    Alan Arkin is indeed nominated for the second time for his turn on “The Kominsky Method” in a catch-all Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category of 8 nominees. If he wins, he’ll be 25th person and 10th male actor to win Triple Crown of Acting.

    Among TCA winners there’s one actor who can extend his record and that’s Jeremy Irons who’s nominated as Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for “Watchmen”. Irons is a curious case with 1/1 track record at the Oscars and Tonys while it’s his fourth acting nod at the Emmys (he won twice previously). Therefore it’s only his 6th TCA nomination – the least among living TCA winners (Thomas Mitchell and Melvyn Douglas also had 6 while Paul Scofield had even less with only 4).

    Jessica Lange and Viola Davis were once again eligible for what they always do on television – Ryan Murphy project and “How to Get Away with Murder”, respectively – but curiously both were excluded this time.

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    If Blanchett sweeps for Mrs America she’ll be half way to her triple crown.

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    If Blanchett sweeps for Mrs America she’ll be half way to her triple crown.

    Surely a Tony will be achieved in her career too. She loves the theatre

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    ^^She’ll actually be already 2/3 for Triple Crown and perhaps halfway towards EGOT.

    She was already nominated for a Tony Award in one of the best line-ups ever:

    Best Actress in a Play 2017:
    Cate Blanchett, The Present
    Jennifer Ehle, Oslo
    Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
    Laura Linney, The Little Foxes
    Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2 – winner

    Field would’ve achieved Triple Crown had she won this.

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