Cynthia Nixon's Grammy win puts her on third base of awards grand slam  

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Cynthia Nixon won the Grammy Award for best spoken word album Sunday — along with Beau Bridges and Blair Underwood — for reading Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." With her 2004 Emmy Award for "Sex and the City" and a 2006 Tony Award for "Rabbit Hole," Cynthia Nixon is now only anOscar win away from completing the awards grand slam.Cynthia Nixon should be on the phone with writer-directorMichael Patrick King today asking for one big dramatic scene in the just-announced sequel to the movie version of "Sex and the City." She won the first of her two Emmy Awards in 2004 for playing the part of the uptight Miranda Hobbes in the long-running TV version. That win came on her third nomination, and she credited it at the time to our forum posters who urged her to change her episode submission. At the most recent Emmy Awards, she won guest actress in a drama series for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

Only 10 people have won all four of the top showbiz kudos. In 1976, actress Helen Hayes became the second person (composer Richard Rodgers had been the first in 1962) to do so when she took home the Grammy Award for best spoken word for reading "Great American Documents." John Gielgud, the fourth person to join this elite club, also won his Grammy Award for spoken word ("Ages of Man," 1979).

With her Grammy victory Sunday, Cynthia Nixon became the 14th person to have won a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony without also winning an Oscar. In an eerie coincidence, one of the first 13 — James Whitmore— died Friday. James Whitmore was a one-time Oscar nominee for "Give 'em Hell Harry" in 1975, but lost the lead actor race to Jack Nicholson for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

Since her 1980 film debut in "Little Darlings" opposite two young award winners — Oscar champTatum O'Neal ("Paper Moon") and Emmy darling Kristy McNichol ("Family") — Cynthia Nixon has made few films, concentrating instead on theater work in her native New York City. Indeed, she made Broadway history in 1984 by appearing in two plays simulataneously — "The Real Thing" and "Hurlyburly" — both of which were directed by the most recent grand slam winner, Mike Nichols.

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