15 Oscar Winners Nominated For Emmys This Year

5:33 PM 9/9/2017

by Rebecca Cohen

A number of this year's Emmy nominees have already taken home gold at the Academy Awards.

Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Spacey, Jessica Lange
Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Spacey, Jessica Lange
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With more and more movie stars making the jump to the small screen, it's not too surprising that a number of this year's Emmy nominees have already won Oscars.

Beyond that, Viola Davis and Jessica Lange are each just a Grammy away from attaining the coveted EGOT status, having already won Emmys, Oscars and Tonys.

Similarly, Kevin Kline and Kevin Spacey will each be just a Grammy away from an EGOT if they win the Emmy for which they're nominated this year.

Read on to refresh your memory as to what 11 of this year's Emmy nominees have won Oscars for in the past.

  • Viola Davis

    VIola Davis in 'How to Get Away with Murder'
    VIola Davis in 'How to Get Away with Murder'
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    Viola Davis is once again up for best drama actress for her leading role in How to Get Away with Murder, the same award she won two years ago. Davis won an Oscar earlier this year for her role in Fences and two Tonys — one in 2001 for King Hedley II and one in 2010 for Fences. This puts Davis just a Grammy away from EGOT status.

  • Robert De Niro

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    The acclaimed actor is nominated for two Emmys for his role in front of and behind the scenes on HBO's Bernie Madoff movie, The Wizard of Lies. De Niro is up for best actor in a limited series or movie and as part of the production team nominated for outstanding TV movie. He has two Oscars: a best supporting actor trophy for his role in The Godfather Part II and a best actor statuette for his role in Raging Bull.

  • Ezra Edelman

    Ezra Edelman
    Ezra Edelman
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    Ezra Edelman just won an Oscar for best documentary for O.J.: Made in America. But since the 467-minute doc, which got a theatrical release, also aired in five installments on ESPN, Edelman is also nominated for two Emmys for his work on the film: best directing for a nonfiction program and as part of the production team nominated for exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking.

  • Jane Fonda

    Jane Fonda in 'Grace and Frankie'
    Jane Fonda in 'Grace and Frankie'
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    Fonda is nominated for best actress in a comedy for her role in Grace and Frankie. She has won two Oscars, for her roles in Coming Home and Klute.

  • Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks on 'SNL'
    Tom Hanks on 'SNL'
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    Tom Hanks has won several Emmy awards in the past for his production and direction work, but this year, he is up for his first acting Emmy for hosting a memorable episode of Saturday Night Live last year. Hanks has won two Oscars, one for Philadelphia in 1994 and another for Forrest Gump in 1995.

  • Anthony Hopkins

    Anthony Hopkins in 'Westworld'
    Anthony Hopkins in 'Westworld'
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    Anthony Hopkins has the chance to win his third Emmy this year, nominated for best actor in a drama for his role in Westworld. Hopkins previously won the best actor Oscar for his iconic role of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs

  • Ron Howard

    Ron Howard
    Ron Howard
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    Veteran director and producer Ron Howard won two Oscars in the same year, best directing and best picture for A Beautiful Mind, sharing the latter trophy with his producing partner Brian Grazer. Howard was nominated for three Emmys this year, including best directing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special for helming "Chapter One" of Genius and as part of the Genius production team nominated for outstanding limited series. He was also nominated for best documentary or nonfiction special as part of the production team on The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years.

  • Nicole Kidman

    Nicole Kidman in 'Big Little Lies'
    Nicole Kidman in 'Big Little Lies'
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    Nicole Kidman is up for two Emmys this year, nominated for best actress in a limited series or movie for her part in Big Little Lies and, thanks to her role as an executive producer on the HBO miniseries, as part of the Big Little Lies team up for best limited series. She won the best actress Oscar in 2003 for her role in The Hours.

  • Kevin Kline

    Kevin Kline at the 2017 Tony Awards
    Kevin Kline at the 2017 Tony Awards
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    Kevin Kline is up for an Emmy for outstanding character voice over in Bob's Burgers. The actor is halfway to EGOT status, with an Oscar for A Fish Called Wanda and Tonys for On the Twentieth Century, The Pirates of Penzance and Present Laughter.

  • Jessica Lange

    Jessica Lange in 'Feud'
    Jessica Lange in 'Feud'
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    Jessica Lange is nominated this year for best actress in a limited series or movie for her role as Joan Crawford in Feud. She's also nominated alongside fellow Feud star Susan Sarandon for outstanding miniseries as part of the production team on the FX series. Lange is just a Grammy away from an EGOT. She has won two Oscars — for Tootsie in 1983 and Blue Sky in 1995 — and a Tony for Long Day's Journey into Night in 2016, making her one award away from the coveted EGOT status. 

  • Geoffrey Rush

    Geoffrey Rush
    Geoffrey Rush
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    Before his Emmy-nominated turn as Albert Einstein in National Geographic's Genius, Geoffrey Rush won an Oscar for best actor for his role in the movie Shine.

  • Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon in 'Feud'
    Susan Sarandon in 'Feud'
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    Susan Sarandon is up for two Emmys this year — best actress in a limited series for her role as Bette Davis in Feud and for outstanding miniseries as part of the production team on the FX series. In the past, Sarandon won an Oscar for her leading role in 1995's Dead Man Walking

  • Kevin Spacey

    Kevin Spacey in 'House of Cards'
    Kevin Spacey in 'House of Cards'
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    Kevin Spacey has been nominated for best actor in a drama once again for his role as Francis Underwood in House of Cards. Though he hasn't landed an Emmy yet, Spacey is a two-time Oscar winner for The Usual Suspects (1996) and American Beauty (2000), as well as a Tony winner for Lost in Yonkers (1991).

  • Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep
    Meryl Streep
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    Meryl Streep has already won three Oscars — for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011). And she now has the opportunity to win a third Emmy (she's already won two), as she's nominated for outstanding narrator for Five Came Back

  • Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon in 'Big Little Lies'
    Reese Witherspoon in 'Big Little Lies'
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    Reese Witherspoon is up for two Emmys for her role in Big Little Lies (best actress in a limited series or movie and as part of the production team up for outstanding miniseries). Witherspoon won the best actress Oscar in 2006 for her role in Walk the Line.

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