Oscars 2013: Adele has high hopes for an EGOT

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Feb. 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM   |   Comments

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Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "30 Rock" fans will know that scoring an "EGOT" means winning the big four entertainment awards -- an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. After winning an Oscar award for Best Original Song, "Skyfall," at Sunday night's ceremony, the Grammy-winning Adele is already halfway there.

"Maybe I'll do an HBO special like Beyonce did," the 24-year-old British songstress told reporters backstage after the awards ceremony. "And a Tony, I'm not so sure. Maybe someday I'll do a musical."

Adele joked about striving for the EGOT a month ago at the Golden Globes.

"I'm going to do it," she told reporters. "Broadway and a TV show."

The Huffington Post has a list of the EGOT winners thus far:

Actors John Gielgud, Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno and Whoopi Goldberg have received all four awards, as have composers Marvin Hamlisch, Richard Rodgers and Jonathan Tunick. Mel Brooks, director Mike Nichols and producer Scott Rudin have also gotten all four. James Earl Jones, Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand are considered EGOT winners, but at least one of their awards was an honoree one. Some famous names who are thisclose to becoming EGOT winners: Cher, Maggie Smith, Elton John, Lily Tomlin, Cynthia Nixon, Robin Williams and Kate Winslet.

Watch Adele's Oscars acceptance speech below:

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