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Hugh Jackman is now an Oscar away from EGOT status

The 50-year-old actor picked up a Grammy yesterday for the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman.

Hugh Jackman is now an Oscar away from EGOT status

The greatest showman, Hugh Jackman. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images/Dominik Bindl)

With his Grammy win yesterday (Feb 11), Hugh Jackman is now an Oscar away from earning EGOT status, where he is poised to join an exclusive group of 15 individuals who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

The 50-year-old actor picked up his Grammy for Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media along with the team behind 2017 American musical film The Greatest Showman, including songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Jackman tweeted a mobile video of him watching the Grammy ceremony on a screen, congratulating the songwriters and record label Atlantic Records.

Jackman took home an Emmy in 2005 for Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program for his gig hosting the 58th annual Tony Awards, and his Tony came in 2004 for his portrayal of singer-songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz.

Jackman is not nominated for any Academy Awards this year. In 2013, he was nominated for Best Actor for his role as Jean Valjean in the musical film Les Miserables. That Oscar eventually went to Daniel Day-Lewis for his role as Abraham Lincoln in the titular film.

Should he be successful in claiming an Oscar, Jackman will join the likes of composer Richard Rodgers, actress Whoopi Goldberg and singer John Legend in the EGOT club.

This year, Jackman is set to embark on an arena tour called The Man. The Music. The Show. to perform songs from the album, The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, along with popular musical numbers from Broadway. The tour will run from May to July 2019, playing 49 dates in Europe and North America.

Source: CNA/yy