With the big Tony Awards announcements yesterday, it got me thinking. There is an unofficial “grand slam” category of awards winning known as the EGOT. This means Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony. Only twelve people in history have ever won this quadruple crown, and they have been actors, directors, music department people (composers) and producers. To win a Grammy, you must have some kind of musical (or voiceover/spoken word) talent. That narrows the field considerably, and for most costume designers, puts us out of the running for EGOT.
I propose something a bit more attainable. The ECOT. Emmy, CDG Award, Oscar, Tony. That seems reasonable, right? Who might be contenders for this award? Certainly Edith Head is out – she pre-dated the CDG Awards… but who might stand a chance to achieve this in our world today? Looking forward to your thoughts – here and on Twitter @Frocktalk!