If your think one award is spectacular, then you’re about to have your mind blown! Here are 10 of the entertainment industry’s biggest names who hold the rare “Triple Crown of Acting.” (Photos: WENN)
In 2017 Viola Davis became the latest actress and the first African-American to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, after winning an Oscar for her role in Fences. She won an Emmy in 2015 for her role in How to Get Away with Murder. In 2001 she won a Tony for her performance in King Hedley II, and then again in 2010 for her role in Fences. (Photo: WENN)
Jessica Lange joined the Triple Crown of Acting Club after winning a Tony in 2016 for her work in Long Day’s Journey into Night. She’s won three Emmy awards, the latest one for her work in American Horror Story in 2015. She won her first Oscar in 1982 for Tootsie and then again in 1994 for her role in Blue Sky. (Photo: WENN)
France McDormand won her first Oscar in 2016 for her role in Fargo, and then again last Sunday for her work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. In 2015 she won two Emmys for her role in Olive Kitteridge. In 2011 she became a Tony Award winner for her role in Good People. (Photo: WENN)
Helen Mirren joined the exclusive club in 2015 when she won a Tony award for her role in The Audience. She has four Emmy awards, the latest one being for her role in Prime Suspect: The Final Act in 2007. One year earlier, she became an Oscar winner for her role in The Queen. (Photo: WENN)
Christopher Plummer won an Academy Award in 2012 for his role in Beginners. Plummer has also won two Emmy Awards, the latest one in 1994 for his voice-over performance in Madeline. In 1997 he won his second Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role in Barrymore. (Photo: WENN)
Ellen Burstyn achieved the Triple Crown of Acting when she won a Primetime Emmy award in 2009 for her portrayal of a bipolar mother on Law & Order: SVU. In 1975 she won the Tony Award for her lead performance in Same Time, Next Year. That same year she won an Oscar for her role in Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Her Anymore. (Photo: WENN)
Geoffrey Rush won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in 2009 for his role in Exit the King, which was his Broadway debut. He has two Emmy awards, the latest one being for his role as Albert Einstein in Genius. In 1996 Rush won an Oscar for his role in the movie Shine. (Photo: WENN)
Al Pacino joined the club in 2004 when he won his first out of two Emmy Awards for his role in the series Angels in America. In 1993 he won an Oscar for Best Actor for his work in Scent of a Woman. In 1977 he won his second Tony Award for his role in The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. (Photo: WENN)
Maggie Smith finally joined the club in 2003 after winning her first out of four Emmy Awards for her role in My House in Umbria. In 1990 she won a Tony for her work in Lettice and Lovage. In 1978 she won her second Oscar for her performance in California Suite. (Photo: WENN)
Vanessa Redgrave joined the Triple Crown of Acting club in 2003 when she won a Tony for Long Day’s Journey into Night. In 2000 she won her second Primetime Emmy award for her work in If These Walls Could Talk 2. In 1977 she became an Oscar winner for her role in Julia. (Photo: WENN)
Being an Oscar, Emmy or Tony award winner automatically makes you a member of a pretty exclusive club. But having all three? Well—that’s a whole other level.
There’s an elite few in showbusiness who have earned triple crown honors for acting. From 1953 to 2017, only 23 lucky (and extremely talented!) people, including Sunday’s Oscar winner for Best Actress Frances McDormand, have make this esteemed list, solidifying them as the crème de la crème of the acting world.
Clearly, winning the big three isn’t easy. To some of these brilliant actors and actresses it has taken over 40 years to be recognized by their peers in film, television and theater, all in acting categories. Bu, oh baby, they’ve won the most-coveted bragging rights in Hollywood!
So, if your think one award is spectacular, then you’re about to have your mind blown! Here are 10 of the entertainment industry’s biggest names who hold the rare “Triple Crown of Acting.”