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Tony Award winner Helen Mirren says she's working toward an EGOT

The 69-year-old actress, who won her first Tony Award Sunday, says she "really wants" a Grammy Award.

By Kate Stanton
Tony Award winner Helen Mirren says she's working toward an EGOT
Helen Mirren says she "really wants" a Grammy Award. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren is one Grammy Award away from a coveted EGOT -- the acronym for people who have won an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Oscar Award and Tony Award.

The 69-year-old actress, who already has one Oscar and three Emmy Awards, won her first Tony Sunday night for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in Broadway's The Audience.

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Speaking to reporters backstage after the ceremony, Mirren said she has EGOT ambitions.

"I really want a Grammy!" Mirren said. "It's terrible, isn't it? I do. I'm going to have to do an audiobook of some sort."

Mirren also told E! News that she would love to have an EGOT, but added that art is not a "horse race."

"'m not like American Pharoah," Mirren said of 2015's Triple Crown victor. "That's not the way it works in art at all, so of course it's an incredible honor to be nominated. It's just an honor to be on Broadway. That's really as far as my mind can go."

Miami Vice star Philip Michael Thomas is widely credited with coining the term "EGOT" in the 1980s. EGOT winners include Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Brooks.

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