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Why James Earl Jones' honorary Oscar doesn't get him an EGOT

Honorary Oscar recipient James Earl Jones and his wife Cecilia. Credit: Lucas Jackson / Reuters

James Earl Jones will receive an honorary Oscar at the 3rd Annual Governors Awards on Nov. 12, but that still doesn't enable him to nab an elusive EGOT title — the prestigious industry honor for artists who have received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

So, while Egotpromo2Jones already has an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony, to complete the EGOT cycle, winners have to actually win each award, and honorary awards do not count. So despite the addition of Oscar to his trophy case, Jones still doesn't join the other artists who have claimed the elusive acronym: Mel Brooks, John Gielgud, Marvin Hamlisch, Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno, Mike Nichols, Richard Rodgers, Jonathan Tunick and Whoopi Goldberg.

The 80-year-old actor won Emmys in 1991 for his work in "Heat Wave" and "Gabriel's Fire." He earned two lead actor in a drama Tonys for 1969's "The Great White Hope" and for 1987's "Fences." And his Grammy comes from his 1976 spoken-word recording in "Great American Documents."

Despite an Oscar nomination in 1971 for "The Great White Hope," the baritone-voiced star remains on EGOT's cusp since his 1991 awards and in good company with Julie Andrews, Geoffrey Rush and Robin Williams, who are still contenders for the honor.

Oscar winners Kate Winslet and Martin Scorsese generated EGOT buzz last month for their Emmy nominations, and "The Book of Mormon's" Trey Parker and Matt Stone recently joined the ranks of potential candidates for the quadruple honor after sweeping the Tony Awards in June. Click here for photos of other artists close to joining that coveted EGOT status. 

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Photo: James Earl Jones and his wife Cecilia. Credit: Lucas Jackson / Reuters.


Emmys: 'Hoarders,' 'Deadliest Catch' nominated for best reality program

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"Antiques Roadshow," "Deadliest Catch," "Undercover Boss," "Hoarders," "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" and "MythBusters" are the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards nominees for reality program.

Last year, ABC's food and diet makeover series "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" took top honors in the category, defeating "Antiques Roadshow," "Dirty Jobs," "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," "MythBusters" and "Undercover Boss."

The Emmy Awards will take place Sept. 18 and will be televised live on Fox. We'll have all the breaking news and reactions here on Awards Tracker.

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Photo: The crew of the Seabrooke on "Deadliest Catch." Credit: Rick Gershon / Discovery Channel.


Emmys: 'Top Chef' reheats nominations for reality-competition award

Emmy 2010 champion 'Top Chef'
"The Amazing Race," "American Idol," "Dancing With the Stars," "Project Runway," "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Top Chef" are the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards nominees for reality-competition program.

Last year, Bravo's culinary series "Top Chef," hosted by Padma Lakshmi and chef Tom Colicchio, took top honors for reality-competition program, defeating CBS' "The Amazing Race," which had won the award in all seven years since the category's inception. "American Idol," "Dancing With the Stars" and "Project Runway" were also nominated in 2010.

The Emmy Awards will take place Sept. 18 and will be televised live on Fox. We'll have all the breaking news and reactions here on Awards Tracker.

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Photo: Tom Colicchio on "Top Chef: All-Stars." Credit: Bravo.


Oscars: 'Toy Story 3's' Randy Newman wins for original song

Randy "We Belong Together" from the film "Toy Story 3," with music and lyrics by Randy Newman, won the Oscar for original song Sunday night at the 83rd Academy Awards.

Newman, who had received his 20th Oscar nomination for the song, also sang it in the film. His lone previous win came in 2002 for his original song "If I Didn't Have You" from "Monsters, Inc." Earlier this month, he took home a Grammy Award for score soundtrack album for motion picture, television or other visual media for "Toy Story 3."

Newman was competing against Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey for "Coming Home" from "Country Strong," Alan Menken and Glenn Slater for "I See the Light" from "Tangled" and A.R. Rahman, Dido and Rollo Armstrong for "If I Rise" from "127 Hours."

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Randy Newman wins the Oscar. Credit: Associated Press.

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Oscars: 'Inception' wins for visual effects

Visual "Inception" won the Oscar for visual effects at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night.

Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb received the award for their work on Christopher Nolan's surreal, complex thriller about dream invasion. The film dominated the Visual Effects Society's awards earlier this month. The film also earned a BAFTA Award.

"Inception" was competing against "Alice in Wonderland," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part I," "Hereafter "and "Iron Man 2."

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Andrew Lockley, from left, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould and Peter Bebb accept the Oscar for best visual effects for "Inception." Credit: Associated Press.

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Oscars: 'God of Love' wins for live action short film

Luke "God of Love" has won the Oscar for live action short film. Luke Matheny, who also directed, wrote and starred in the film, tells the story of a man who acquires some love-inducing darts.

"God of Love" was competing against "The Confession," "The Crush," "Na Wewe" and "Wish 143."

The 83rd Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Luke Matheny at the Oscars. Credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images.

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Oscars: 'The Wolfman' wins for makeup

Getprev-5"The Wolfman" won the Oscar for makeup at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. Rick Baker and Dave Elsey received the award for their work on the film about a man who transforms into a werewolf. This was Baker's 12th Oscar nomination and seventh win. He won his first Oscar for makeup in 1982 for his work on another werewolf film, "An American Werewolf in London." This is Elsey's second nomination and first win.

"The Wolfman" was competing against "Barney’s Version" and "The Way Back."

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Nardine Saad

Photo: "The Wolfman." Credit: Frank Ockenfels / Universal Pictures

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Oscars: 'Inception' wins for sound editing

SoundEditing "Inception's" Richard King won the Oscar for sound editing at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night.

It was King's fourth Oscar nomination and third win. He previously won the sound editing Oscar for "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" in 2004 and "The Dark Knight" in 2009.

King was competing against Tom Myers and Michael Silvers for "Toy Story 3," Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague for "Tron: Legacy," Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey for "True Grit" and Mark P. Stoeckinger for "Unstoppable."

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Richard King won for "Inception." Credit: Getty Images.

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Oscars: 'Inception' wins for sound mixing

Mixing "Inception" won the Oscar for sound mixing at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night.

Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick received the award for their work on the Christopher Nolan film. The trio was nominated for the same award for "The Dark Knight," also directed by Nolan, two years ago.

"Inception" was competing against "The King's Speech," "Salt," "The Social Network" and "True Grit."

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Lora Hirschberg, Ed Novick and Gary A. Rizzo, right, accept the Oscar for best sound mixing for "Inception." Credit: Associated Press.

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Oscars: David Seidler's ‘The King’s Speech’ wins for original screenplay

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David Seidler won the Oscar for original screenplay for “The King’s Speech” at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. It was the first Oscar win for Seidler, who was considered the favorite in this category. Though ineligible for a Writers Guild of America nomination, Seidler won the British Independent Film Award and the BAFTA, the British equivalent of the Academy Award, and was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Seidler was competing against Mike Leigh for “Another Year”; Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson and Keith Dorrington for “The Fighter”; Christopher Nolan for “Inception”; and Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg for “The Kids Are All Right.”

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Photo: David Seidler. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times


Oscars: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Social Network’ wins for adapted screenplay

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Aaron Sorkin won the Oscar for adapted screenplay for “The Social Network” at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. It’s the first Oscar win for Sorkin, whose screenplay chronicles the creation of Facebook. Sorkin was considered the favorite in this category, having won almost every adapted screenplay award this season, including those from such critics groups as the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and the National Society of Film Critics, as well as the Golden Globe and Writers Guild Award.

Sorkin was competing against Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for “127 Hours,” Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich for “Toy Story 3,” Joel and Ethan Coen for “True Grit,” and Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini for “Winter’s Bone.”

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Susan King

Photo: Aaron Sorkin at home. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

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Oscars: 'The Social Network's' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross wins for original music score

Reznor "The Social Network's" Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won the Oscar for original music score at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. This was the first Oscar win for each composer. The duo also won the Golden Globe this year for their work on the film.

Reznor and Ross were competing against Hans Zimmer for "Inception," Alexandre Desplat for "The King's Speech," A.R. Rahman for "127 Hours," and John Powell for "How to Train Your Dragon."

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Trent Reznor, left, and Atticus Ross accept the Oscar for original score for "The Social Network." Credit: Associated Press.

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