Hugh Jackman is on the verge of joining a very exclusive club.
The Australian actor is now just one step away from becoming an EGOT – and no, that’s not the name of an actual secret society (as far as we know, anyway).
EGOT refers to those actors who have managed to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award during the career.
With an Emmy and a Tony award already in the bag (for his work hosting the 58th annual Tony Awards in 2005 and his portrayal of Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz in 2004 respectively), Jackman is now just one major gong away from the big score.
The 50-year-old will have to wait until at least next year’s Academy Awards before he can realise his dream of becoming an EGOT, as he is not nominated for an Oscar this year.
The Greatest Showman song This Is Me was nominated for Best Song at the 2018 Oscars, but it lost out to Remember Me from the movie Coco.
EGOT members, which only total 15, include the late Audrey Hepburn, Andrew Lloyd Webber and John Legend.
Hugh Jackman, EGOT – it’s got a nice ring to it (well, sort of).
Jackman looks set to continue the victory parade for The Greatest Showman at next week’s BRIT Awards in London, with reports claiming that he will reprise his role as P. T. Barnum for the ceremony’s opening sketch.
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