Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Oscar Grammy Emmy Tony

Grammy winner. Academy Award. Golden Globe. Emmy winner. Tony Award nominee. People’s Choice Award. Recipient of the Mark Twain prize.

I know of only one person who has garnered ALL these accolades: Steve Martin.

I don’t idolize him. Not sure admire is the right word. But dude is funny, and sho’ nuff talented. Comedian. Writer. Musician. Playwright. Actor. Novelist. Singer. Far from perfect, though from afar he comes off as humble. And what staying power: his awards stretch out over his entire 50 year career. And he’s still going strong.

Some of my favorite Steve Martin movies:  

1978 Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
1979 The Jerk
1979 The Muppet  Movie
1982 Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
1983 The Man with Two Brains
1984 The Lonely Guy
1986 Little Shop of Horrors
1986 Roxanne
1991 LA Story
1991 Father of the Bride
1994 A Simple Twist of Fate
1995 Father of the Bride Part II
1999 Bowfinger (I’m told this is good)
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen
2005 Shopgirl
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2
2009 It’s Complicated

1969-2010 Primetime Emmy Awards won once
1978-2014 Grammy Award – won 5
1981-1995 Golden Globe Award – nominated
1984-1987 Critics’ Awards won 4 times
1987-2000 American Comedy Award
1991-2014 MTV Movie Awards – nominated
1992-1993 People’s Choice Awards won twice
2000 Teen Choice Awards nominated twice
2005 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
2013 Academy Award (honorary)
2016 Tony Awards nominated twice
2016 Drama Desk Award – won

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