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Egot watch: Hugh Jackman wins Grammy for ‘The Greatest Showman,’ is just an Oscar away from grand slam

Egot watch: Hugh Jackman wins Grammy for ‘The Greatest Showman,’ is just an Oscar away from grand slam

The Greatest Showman” won the Grammy for Best Visual Media Compilation during Sunday afternoon’s Premiere Ceremony. That meant the second Grammys for songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, but it also meant a victory for Hugh Jackman as the lead vocalist on the album. For awards-watchers paying close attention, that means Jackman is three-quarters of the way to the Egot grand slam of showbiz awards.

After his career breakthrough as an action hero in the “X-Men” movies, he crossed the first award off his list in a way we might not have initially expected. The erstwhile Wolverine won Best Actor in a Musical at the 2004 Tonys for playing Australian songwriter Peter Allen in “The Boy from Oz.” And Jackman didn’t only win at those awards, he also hosted the telecast, so the next year he won an Emmy for Best Individual Variety Performance for his emceeing duties.

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