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62 Oscar & Emmy Winning Actors & Actresses

By Nadia Chaudhury | Seriously Random Lists | March 5, 2014 | Comments ()


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Because we all know Matthew McConaughey will win an Emmy for his stunning work on True Detective later this year, I took a look back to see which actors and actresses have won both Oscars and Emmys. It’s like an EGOT, minus the G…and the T. So, an OE. More often than not, stars who take home Oscars opt to appear in miniseries, probably because it’s less of a time commitment and doesn’t edge on their fabulous film lives. Of the 62 people listed below, 36 are female and 26 male (go ladies!). The list is sorted by the most recent Oscar win.

Christopher Plummer
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Oscars: Actor in a Supporting Role for Beginners (2012)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Limited Series for Arthur Hailey’s The Moneychangers (1976)

Meryl Streep
Oscars: Actress for The Iron Lady (2011), Sophie’s Choice (1982), Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979),
Emmys: Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Angels in America (2004), Holocaust (1978)

Melissa Leo
Oscars: Supporting Actress for The Fighter (2010)
Emmys: Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Louie (2012)

Kate Winslet
Oscars: Actress for The Reader (2008)
Emmys: Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Mildred Pierce (2011)

Helen Mirren
Oscars: Actress for The Queen (2006)
Emmys: Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Prime Suspect: The Final Act (2006), Elizabeth I (2005), The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999), Prime Suspect 4: Scent of Darkness (1995)

Halle Berry
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Oscars: Actress for Monster’s Ball (2001)
Emmys: Lead Actress in a miniseries or movie for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)

Gwyneth Paltrow
Oscars: Actress for Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Emmys: Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Glee (2011)

Helen Hunt
Oscars: Actress for As Good as It Gets (1997)
Emmys: Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Mad About You (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)

Geoffrey Rush
Oscars: Actor for Shine (1996)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Jessica Lange
Oscars: Actress for Blue Sky (1994), Actress in a Supporting Role for Tootsie (1982),
Emmys: Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for American Horror Story (2012), Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Grey Gardens (2009)

Dianne Wiest
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Oscars: Supporting Actress for Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Emmys: Guest Actress in a Drama Series for In Treatment (2008), Road to Avonlea (1997)

Tommy Lee Jones
Oscars: Supporting Actor for The Fugitive (1993)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special for The Executioner’s Song (1982)

Al Pacino
Oscars: Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992)
Emmys: Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Angels in America (2004), You Don’t Know Jack (2010)

Emma Thompson
Oscars: Actress for Howards End (1992)
Emmys: Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Ellen (1998)

Anthony Hopkins
Oscars: Actor for The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for The Bunker (1981), The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)

Jack Palance
Oscars: Supporting Actor for City Slickers (1991)
Emmys: Single Performance by an Actor for Playhouse 90 (1956)

Kathy Bates
Oscars: Actress for Misery (1990)
Emmys: Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Two and a Half Men (2012)

Jeremy Irons
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Oscars: Actor for Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Emmys: Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Elizabeth I (2006)

Jessica Tandy
Oscars: Actress for Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Emmys: Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Foxfire (1987)

Michael Douglas
Oscars: Actor for Wall Street (1987)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Paul Newman
Oscars: Actor for The Color of Money (1986)
Emmys: Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Empire Falls (2005)

Sally Field
Oscars: Actress for Places in the Heart (1985), Norma Rae (1979)
Emmys: Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Brothers & Sisters (2007, 2008, 2009), Guest Actress in a Drama Series for ER (2000), Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Sybil (1977)

Geraldine Page
Oscars: Actress for The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Emmys: Single Performance by Actress for The Thanksgiving Visitor (1969), A Christmas Memory (1967), Playhouse 90 (1959)

Robert Duvall
Oscars: Actor for Tender Mercies (1983)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Broken Trail (2006)

John Gielgud
Oscars: Supporting Actor for Arthur (1982)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special for Summer’s Lease (1989)

Louis Gossett, Jr.
Oscars: Supporting Actor for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Emmys: Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series for Roots (1977)

Katharine Hepburn
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Oscars: Actress for On Golden Pond (1982), The Lion in the Winter (1969) (tie), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1968), Morning Glory (1934)
Emmys: Actress in a Special for Love Among the Ruins (1975)

Maureen Stapleton
Oscars: Supporting Actress for Reds (1981)
Emmys: Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Among the Paths to Eden (1967)

Melvyn Douglas
Oscars: Supporting Actor for Being There (1979), Hud (1963)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for CBS Playhouse’s Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (1967)

Jane Fonda
Oscars: Actress for Coming Home (1978), Klute (1971)
Emmys: Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for The Dollmaker (1984)

Maggie Smith
Oscars: Supporting Actress for California Suite (1978), Actress for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969),
Emmys: Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Downton Abbey (2012), Supporting Actress in a Miniseries for Downton Abbey (2011), Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for My House in Umbria (2003)

Vanessa Redgrave
Oscars: Supporting Actress for Julia (1977)
Emmys: Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000), Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Playing for Time (1981)

Jason Robards
Oscars: Supporting Actor for Julia (1977), All the President’s Men (1976)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Inherit the Wind (1960)

Faye Dunaway
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Oscars: Actress, Network (1976)
Emmys: Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Columbo: It’s All in the Game (1994)

Lee Grant
Oscars: Supporting Actress for Shampoo (1975)
Emmys: Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for The Neon Ceiling (1971), Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama for Peyton Place (1965)

Ingrid Bergman
Oscars: Supporting Actress for Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Actress for Anastasia (1956), Gaslight (1944)
Emmys: Single Performance by an Actress for Startime (1959), Lead Actress in Miniseries or Movie for A Woman Called Golda (1982)

Ellen Burstyn
Oscars: Actress for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
Emmys: Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Political Animals (2013), Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2008)

Art Carney
Oscars: Actor for Harry and Tonto (1974)
Emmys: Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special for Terrible Joe Moran (1984), Actor in a Supporting Role for The Honeymooners (1956)

Glenda Jackson
Oscars: Actress for A Touch of Class (1974), Women in Love (1969)
Emmys: Actress in Drama Series for Elizabeth R (1971)

Jack Lemmon
Oscars: Actor for Save the Tiger (1973), Supporting Actor for Mister Roberts (1955)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Tuesdays with Morrie (1999)

Marlon Brando
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Oscars: Actor for The Godfather (1972), On the Waterfront (1954)
Emmys: Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Roots: The Next Generation (1979)

Cloris Leachman
Oscars: Supporting Actress for The Last Picture Show (1971)
Emmys: Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Malcolm in the Middle (2006, 2000), Promised Land (1996), Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series forThe Mary Tyler Moore Show (1975, 1970), Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for A Brand New Life (1973)

Helen Hayes
Oscars: Actress for Supporting Actress for Airport (1970), The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)
Emmys: Actress for general (in 1953)

George C. Scott
Oscars: Actor for Patton (1970)
Emmys: Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for 12 Angry Men (1997)

Jack Albertson
Oscars: Supporting Actor for The Subject Was Roses (1968)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Chico and the Man (1976)

Ruth Gordon
Oscars: Supporting Actress for Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Emmys: Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Taxi (1979)

Cliff Robertson
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Oscars: Actor for Charly (1968)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater’s “The Game” (1965)

Paul Scofield
Oscars: Actor for A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Emmys: Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Male of the Species (1969)

Peter Ustinov
Oscars: Supporting Actor for Topkapi (1965), Spartacus (1961)
Emmys: Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for A Storm in Summer (1970), Barefoot in Athens (1967), Single Performance by a Leading or Supporting Actor for Omnibus: The Life of Samuel Johnson (1958)

Shelley Winters
Oscars: Supporting Actress for A Patch of Blue (1965), The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Emmys: Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre: Two is the Number (1964)

Anne Bancroft
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Oscars: Actress for The Miracle Worker (1962)
Emmys: Supporting Actress in Miniseries or Movie for Deep in My Heart (1999)

Patty Duke
Oscars: Supporting Actress for The Miracle Worker (1962)
Emmys: Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for The Miracle Worker (1979), Captains and the Kings (1976), My Sweet Charlie (1970)

Rita Moreno
Oscars: Supporting Actress for West Side Story (1961)
Emmys: Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Rockford Files (1978)

Simone Signoret
Oscars: Actress for Room at the Top (1959)
Emmys: Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre: A Small Rebellion (1996)

Joanne Woodward
Oscars: Actress for The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Emmys: Lead Actress in Miniseries or Movie for Do You Remember Love (1985), See How She Runs (1978)

Eva Marie Saint
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Oscars: Actress in a Supporting Role for On the Waterfront (1955)
Emmys: Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special for People Like Us (1990)

William Holden
Oscars: Actor for Stalag 17 (1953)
Emmys: Actor in a Limited Series for The Blue Knight (1973)

Karl Malden
Oscars: Supporting Actor for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Emmys: Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for Fatal Vision (1985)

Fran Dodsworth
Oscars: Supporting Actress for Key Largo (1948)
Emmys: Single Performance by an Actress for Producers’ Showcase (1956)

Laurence Olivier
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Oscars: Actor for Hamlet (1948)
Emmys: Actor for King Lear (1984), Love Among the Ruins (1975), Long Day’s Journey into Night (1973), The Moon and the Sixpence (1960), Supporting Actor for Brideshead Revisited (1982)

Bette Davis
Oscars: Actress for Jezebel (1939), Dangerous (1936),
Emmys: Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979)

Thomas Mitchell
Oscars: Supporting Actor for Stagecoach (1939)
Emmys: Actor in Comedy for general (1952)

The only award Nadia Chaudhury ever won was for a yearbook design competition in high school.


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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • ed newman

    So many of these actors get their Emmys as a reward for "slumming" in TV. I know some of these people deserved their post -Oscar Emmys but I give extra credit to those who got their Emmys before their Oscars.

  • atoz15

    but...but...CRANSTON re: 2014 emmys

  • e jerry powell

    Does he have an Oscar?

  • atoz15

    no,no...meaning how ms. chaudhury is set on mcconaughey taking the emmy this year

  • Gigi Agius

    Will True Detective be considered a drama series or a miniseries? I think it will be a miniseries ala American Horror Story.
    Everyone's a winner! (except Jon Hamm)

  • ellie

    Doesn't Hamm have the following year to win? Since I think Mad Men's last season is being split in half a la Breaking Bad, so he won't be up against Cranston by then..

  • Gigi Agius

    He does, but he's already been a bridesmaid to 4 different brides over the past 6 years.

  • atoz15

    Great point. And Jon Hamm :((

  • PerpetualIntern

    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Emmys: Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Glee (2011)

    Why? Just...why?

  • Irina

    Cue gag.

  • Sean

    Why does she have an Emmy? Or why does she exist in the first place?

  • To answer your second question Bruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner loved each other very much in late 1971/early 1972 ...

  • ljridley

    My nit to pick today: Emma Thompson has two Oscars. The other is for her adapted screenplay of Sense & Sensibility.

  • e jerry powell

    Yes, but the title of the post includes "Actors & Actresses," not "Screenwriters."

  • ljridley

    See, that's what I get for re-reading the text of the thing and not the actual title. Putting nit back and going to lie down.

  • PDamian

    I thought the same thing, so I think you should get to keep your nit, at least for a bit. Try it for a week; see if you like it.

  • deathandthestrawberry

    That photo of Faye Dunaway is giving me life.

  • Xtina Silva

    I know right .. Terry O´Neill, talk about being able to capture a moment.

  • Gigi Agius

    I can't believe Helen Hunt won FOUR Emmys for Mad About You!

  • e jerry powell

    And yet, those AND that Oscar...

  • BAM

    And can we name which ones weren't deserved? Here's my list based on your list:
    1. Gwyneth Paltrow
    2. ...
    End of List

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    The fact that "Guest Actress in a Comedy Series " even exists as an award is just so monumentally idiotic, and that's the only reason that Goopsicle is even on the list.

  • Slytherin Sister

    What's wrong with the award? There are some awesome guest in comedies.

  • AvaLehra

    Can we talk about the slice of 80s realness Dianne Wiest's dress is giving us here?

  • Mrs. Julien

    Meryl Streep gave the best Emmy acceptance speech ever for Angels in America: You know, there are some days when I myself think I'm overrated, but not today.

  • PDamian

    I have a fondness for Tommy Lee Jones's Oscar acceptance speech. At the time, he was filming Cobb, so the top of his head was shaved. He said, "My thanks to the Academy for this award ... the only thing a man can say at a time like this is, I am not really bald."

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