The Triple Crown of Acting is a term used in the American entertainment industry to describe actors who have won a competitive Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award in the acting categories, the highest accolades recognized in American film, television, and theater, respectively.[1] The term is related to other competitive areas, such as the Triple Crown of horse racing.

Only 24 people, 15 women and nine men, have achieved the Triple Crown.

Helen Hayes became the first actor to do so with her Emmy Award on February 5, 1953. Less than two months later, Thomas Mitchell became the first man to do so when he received a Tony Award on March 29, 1953. Hayes, Rita Moreno, and Viola Davis are the only Triple Crown winners in competitive acting categories who have also won a Grammy Award to complete the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony).

Living winners of the Triple Crown of Acting are Rita Moreno, Jeremy Irons, Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino, Frances McDormand, Jessica Lange, Geoffrey Rush, Ellen Burstyn, Glenda Jackson and Viola Davis.

The British entertainment industry which has long links with its American counterpart through shared language and frequent cross-Atlantic production, also has a Triple Crown of its own, consisting of the BAFTA Film Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards and the Laurence Olivier Awards.[citation needed] The eight actors who have completed the British Triple Crown in competitive acting categories are Judi Dench, Virginia McKenna, Peggy Ashcroft, Nigel Hawthorne, Albert Finney, Julie Walters, Helen Mirren, and Mark Rylance.

Only Helen Mirren has earned both the American and British Triple Crowns.

Summary

Actor Completed Years to
complete
Oscar Emmy Tony Total
wins
Ref.
Helen Hayes 1953 21 1932 1953 1947 5
Thomas Mitchell 1953 13 1940 1953 1953 3 [2]
Ingrid Bergman 1960 15 1945 1960 1947 6
Shirley Booth 1962 13 1953 1962 1949 6
Melvyn Douglas 1968 8 1964 1968 1960 4
Paul Scofield 1969 7 1967 1969 1962 3
Jack Albertson 1975 10 1969 1975 1965 4
Rita Moreno 1977 15 1962 1977 1975 4
Maureen Stapleton 1981 31 1982 1968 1951 4
Jason Robards 1988 29 1977 1988 1959 4
Jessica Tandy 1989 42 1990 1988 1948 5 [3]
Jeremy Irons 1997 13 1991 1997 1984 4 [4]
Anne Bancroft 1999 41 1963 1999 1958 4 [5]
Vanessa Redgrave 2003 25 1978 1981 2003 4 [6]
Maggie Smith 2003 33 1970 2003 1990 7 [7]
Al Pacino 2004 35 1993 2004 1969 5 [8]
Geoffrey Rush 2009 12 1997 2005 2009 3 [9]
Ellen Burstyn 2009 34 1975 2009 1975 4 [10]
Christopher Plummer 2011 38 2012 1977 1974 5 [11]
Helen Mirren 2015 19 2007 1996 2015 6 [12]
Frances McDormand 2015 18 1997 2015 2011 5 [13]
Jessica Lange 2016 33 1983 2009 2016 6 [14]
Viola Davis 2016 16 2017 2015 2001 4 [15]
Glenda Jackson 2018 47 1971 1972 2018 6 [16]

Triple Crown winners

Years given are the years of the respective ceremonies. Performers are listed in order of completing the Triple Crown.

Helen Hayes

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American actress Helen Hayes (1900–1993) was the first performer to achieve the triple crown of acting, doing so in 1953. Hayes was a 9-time Emmy (1), 3-time Tony (2), and 2-time Oscar (2) nominee, for a total of 14 TC nominations. She won two Oscars, two Tonys and an Emmy for a total of five competitive triple crown awards. She also won a Grammy in 1977 for Best Spoken Word Recording to complete the EGOT, for competitive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony wins. Hayes is one of only three Triple Crown winners (along with Rita Moreno and Viola Davis) to have achieved the EGOT.

Thomas Mitchell

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American actor and writer Thomas Mitchell (1892–1962) completed the triple crown in 1953, two months after Helen Hayes. He was a 3-time Emmy (1), 2-time Oscar (1), and 1-time Tony (1) nominee, for a total of six TC nominations. Mitchell won three awards.

Ingrid Bergman

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Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (1915–1982) completed the triple crown in 1960. She was a 7-time Oscar (3), 3-time Emmy (2), and 1-time Tony (1) nominee, for a total of 11 TC nominations. Bergman won six awards.

Shirley Booth

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American actress Shirley Booth (1898–1992) completed the triple crown in 1962. She was a 4-time Emmy (2), 3-time Tony (3), and 1-time Oscar (1) nominee, for a total of eight TC nominations. Booth won six awards.

Melvyn Douglas

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American actor Melvyn Douglas (1901–1981) completed the triple crown in 1968. He was a 3-time Oscar (2), 2-time Emmy (1), and 1-time Tony (1) nominee, for a total of six TC nominations. Douglas won four awards.

Paul Scofield

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English actor Paul Scofield (1922–2008) completed the triple crown in 1969. He was a 2-time Oscar (1), 1-time Emmy (1), and 1-time Tony (1) nominee, for a total of four TC nominations. Scofield won three awards. His seven-year completion is the fastest of any triple crown recipient.

Jack Albertson

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American actor, comedian, dancer and singer Jack Albertson (1907–1981) completed the triple crown in 1975. He was a 5-time Emmy (2), 2-time Tony (1), and 1-time Oscar (1) nominee, for a total of eight TC nominations. Albertson won four awards.

Rita Moreno

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Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer Rita Moreno (born 1931) completed the triple crown in 1977. She is a 6-time Emmy (2), 1-time Oscar (1), and 1-time Tony (1) nominee, for a total of eight TC nominations. Her Emmy win saw her complete the EGOT for competitive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony wins. Her Grammy win was in 1972 in the Best Recording for Children category. Moreno is the first Hispanic actor to win the Triple Crown and is one of only three Triple Crown winners who have also achieved the EGOT.

Maureen Stapleton

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American actress Maureen Stapleton (1925–2006) completed the triple crown in 1982. She was a 7-time Emmy (1), 6-time Tony (2), and 4-time Oscar (1) nominee, for a total of 17 nominations. Stapleton won four awards.

Jason Robards

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American actor Jason Robards (1922–2000) completed the triple crown in 1988. He was an 8-time Tony (1), 5-time Emmy (1), and 3-time Oscar (2) nominee, for a total of 16 TC nominations. Robards won four awards.

Jessica Tandy

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British-American actress Jessica Tandy (1909–1994) completed the triple crown in 1990. She was a 5-time Tony (3), 3-time Emmy (1), and 2-time Oscar nominee (1), for a total of 10 TC nominations. Tandy won five awards.

Jeremy Irons

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English actor and activist Jeremy Irons (born 1948) completed the triple crown in 1997. He is a 3-time acting Emmy (2), 1-time Oscar (1), and 1-time Tony (1) nominee, for a total of five TC nominations. Irons has won four TC awards.

Note: Irons has an additional Emmy win in a non-acting category, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator in 2014 for Game of Lions.

Anne Bancroft

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American actress Anne Bancroft (1931–2005) completed the triple crown in 1999. She was a 6-time (1) acting Emmy, 5-time Oscar (1), and 3-time Tony (2) nominee, for a total of 14 TC nominations. Bancroft won four triple crown awards.

Note: Bancroft won an additional Emmy in 1970 in the variety program category, as the star of the special Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man.

Vanessa Redgrave

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English actress and activist Vanessa Redgrave (born 1937) completed the triple crown in 2003. She is a 6-time Oscar (1), 6-time Emmy (2), and 3-time Tony (1) nominee, for a total of 15 TC nominations. Redgrave has won four awards.

Maggie Smith

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English actress Maggie Smith (born 1934) completed the triple crown in 2003. She is a 9-time Emmy (4), 6-time Oscar (2), and 3-time Tony (1) nominee, for a total of 18 TC nominations. Smith is the first and only Triple Crown winner to win seven awards.

Al Pacino

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American actor Al Pacino (born 1940) completed the triple crown in 2004. He is a 9-time Oscar (1), 3-time Emmy (2), and 3-time Tony (2) nominee, for a total of 15 TC nominations. Pacino has won five awards.

Geoffrey Rush

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Australian actor Geoffrey Rush (born 1951) completed the triple crown in 2009. He is a 4-time Oscar (1), 2-time Emmy (1), and 1-time Tony (1) nominee, for a total of seven TC nominations. Rush has won three awards.

Ellen Burstyn

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American actress Ellen Burstyn (born 1932) completed the triple crown in 2009. She is an 8-time Emmy (2), 6-time Oscar (1), and 1-time Tony (1) nominee, for a total of 15 TC nominations. Burstyn has won four awards.

Christopher Plummer

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Canadian actor Christopher Plummer (1929–2021) completed the triple crown in 2012. He was a 7-time Emmy (2), 7-time Tony (2), and 3-time Oscar (1) nominee, for a total of 17 TC nominations. Plummer won five awards.

Helen Mirren

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English actor Helen Mirren (born 1945) completed the triple crown in 2015. She is an 11-time Emmy (4), 4-time Oscar (1), and 3-time Tony (1) nominee, for a total of 18 TC nominations. Mirren has won six awards.

Helen Mirren is the only person to have also won the British Triple Crown of Acting by being awarded the three equivalent honours in the British entertainment industry: a BAFTA Film Award, a BAFTA Television Award and a Laurence Olivier Award.

Note: Mirren has an additional Emmy win in a non-acting category, winning the Children's and Family Emmy Award for Outstanding Host in 2022 for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses.

Frances McDormand

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American actress and producer Frances McDormand (born 1957) completed the triple crown in 2015. She is a 6-time acting Oscar (3), 2-time Tony (1), and 2-time acting Emmy (1) nominee, for a total of 10 TC nominations. McDormand has won five awards.

Note: McDormand has two additional Emmy and Oscar wins in non-acting categories, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series for executive producing Olive Kitteridge, and the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing Nomadland.

Jessica Lange

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American actress Jessica Lange (born 1949) completed the triple crown in 2016. She is a 10-time Emmy (3), 6-time Oscar (2), and 1-time Tony (1) nominee, for a total of 17 TC nominations. Lange has won six awards.

Viola Davis

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American actress and producer Viola Davis (born 1965) completed the triple crown in 2017.[17] She is the first African American person to win the triple crown, and is also currently the youngest.[17][18] She is a 4-time Oscar (1), 3-time Tony (2), and 5-time Emmy (1) nominee, for a total of 12 TC nominations. Davis has won four awards. Davis is also one of only three Triple Crown winners who have also achieved the EGOT, winning the Grammy Award for Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording in 2023.

Glenda Jackson

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English actress and former Member of Parliament (MP) Glenda Jackson (born 1936) completed the triple crown in 2018. She is a 5-time Tony (1), 5-time Emmy (3), and 4-time Oscar (2) nominee, for a total of 14 TC nominations. Jackson has won six awards. Her forty-eight-year completion is the longest of any triple crown recipient.

Two competitive awards

The following people have each won two out of the three major entertainment awards that honour acting in competitive categories.[19]

Missing an Emmy Award

  1. Alan Arkin
  2. Martin Balsam,
  3. Ed Begley,
  4. Yul Brynner
  5. Judi Dench
  6. Sandy Dennis
  7. José Ferrer,
  8. Henry Fonda,
  9. Joel Grey
  10. Alec Guinness†◊
  11. Marcia Gay Harden
  12. Rex Harrison
  13. Audrey Hepburn1
  14. Judy Holliday
  15. Lila Kedrova
  16. Kevin Kline
  17. Vivien Leigh
  18. Fredric March,
  19. Walter Matthau,
  20. Liza Minnelli1
  21. Paul Muni,
  22. Patricia Neal,
  23. Eddie Redmayne
  24. Anne Revere
  25. Mercedes Ruehl
  26. Mark Rylance
  27. Kevin Spacey
  28. Beatrice Straight,
  29. Jo Van Fleet
  30. Denzel Washington2
  31. Catherine Zeta-Jones

Missing an Academy Award (Oscar)

  1. Jane Alexander
  2. Mary Alice
  3. Judith Anderson,
  4. Bea Arthur
  5. Christine Baranski
  6. Ellen Barkin
  7. Gertrude Berg
  8. Philip Bosco3
  9. David Burns
  10. Stockard Channing
  11. Kristin Chenoweth
  12. Glenn Close
  13. James Corden
  14. Bryan Cranston
  15. Hume Cronyn,
  16. Billy Crudup
  17. Tyne Daly
  18. Blythe Danner
  19. André De Shields
  20. Colleen Dewhurst
  21. Stephen Dillane4
  22. Nanette Fabray
  23. Laurence Fishburne
  24. Ed Flanders
  25. Helen Gallagher3
  26. Vincent Gardenia,
  27. George Grizzard
  28. Julie Harris,
  29. Neil Patrick Harris
  30. Rosemary Harris
  31. George Hearn
  32. Edward Herrmann
  33. Gregory Hines3
  34. Judd Hirsch
  35. Hal Holbrook ,
  36. Ken Howard
  37. Hugh Jackman
  38. Derek Jacobi
  39. Michael Jeter
  40. Cherry Jones
  41. James Earl Jones NCA
  42. Madeline Kahn3 ,
  43. Shirley Knight,
  44. Richard Kiley
  45. Swoosie Kurtz
  46. Nathan Lane
  47. Anthony LaPaglia
  48. John Larroquette
  49. Ron Leibman
  50. Margaret Leighton,
  51. Judith Light3
  52. John Lithgow
  53. Cleavon Little
  54. Mary Martin
  55. Roddy McDowall
  56. Laurie Metcalf
  57. Bette Midler
  58. Debra Monk
  59. Michael Moriarty
  60. Robert Morse
  61. Donna Murphy3
  62. Bebe Neuwirth
  63. Cynthia Nixon
  64. Mary-Louise Parker
  65. Mandy Patinkin
  66. David Hyde Pierce
  67. Amanda Plummer
  68. Billy Porter
  69. Diana Rigg
  70. Tony Shalhoub
  71. Phil Silvers
  72. Lily Tomlin
  73. Cicely Tyson , , NCA
  74. Dick Van Dyke
  75. Courtney B. Vance
  76. Eli Wallach , NCA
  77. Jeffrey Wright

Missing a Tony Award

  1. Julie Andrews
  2. Patricia Arquette
  3. Kathy Bates
  4. Halle Berry
  5. Marlon Brando
  6. Art Carney,
  7. Olivia Colman
  8. Jamie Lee Curtis
  9. Bette Davis
  10. Laura Dern
  11. Michael Douglas
  12. Patty Duke
  13. Faye Dunaway
  14. Robert Duvall
  15. Sally Field
  16. Jane Fonda
  17. John Gielgud5 ,,NCA
  18. Ruth Gordon,
  19. Louis Gossett Jr.
  20. Lee Grant
  21. Anne Hathaway
  22. Eileen Heckart,,NCA
  23. Katharine Hepburn,
  24. Dustin Hoffman
  25. William Holden
  26. Anthony Hopkins
  27. Helen Hunt
  28. Holly Hunter
  29. Allison Janney
  30. Nicole Kidman
  31. Regina King
  32. Cloris Leachman
  33. Tommy Lee Jones
  34. Melissa Leo
  35. Jack Lemmon,
  36. Karl Malden
  37. Rami Malek
  38. Julianne Moore
  39. Paul Newman,
  40. Lupita Nyong'o3,
  41. Laurence Olivier,
  42. Geraldine Page,
  43. Jack Palance
  44. Gwyneth Paltrow
  45. Cliff Robertson
  46. Eva Marie Saint
  47. George C. Scott,
  48. Simone Signoret
  49. Meryl Streep
  50. Emma Thompson
  51. Claire Trevor
  52. Peter Ustinov,
  53. Dianne Wiest
  54. Robin Williams
  55. Kate Winslet
  56. Shelley Winters
  57. Joanne Woodward
  58. Loretta Young

Notes

^1 Won an Emmy in a non-acting category.
^2 Nominated for an Emmy in a non-acting category.
^3 Won a Daytime Emmy.
^4 Won an International Emmy.
^5 Won a Tony in a non-acting category.

Three nominations

The following people have not won all three awards in competitive acting categories, but have received at least one nomination for each of them:

  1. Alan Alda
  2. Jane Alexander
  3. Joan Allen
  4. Judith Anderson
  5. Julie Andrews
  6. Alan Arkin
  7. Lauren Bacall
  8. Alec Baldwin
  9. Martin Balsam
  10. Antonio BanderasN/A
  11. Barbara Barrie
  12. Kathy Bates
  13. Ed Begley
  14. Ralph Bellamy
  15. Annette BeningN/A
  16. Cate Blanchett
  17. Richard Burton
  18. Diahann Carroll
  19. Art Carney
  20. Stockard Channing
  21. Don Cheadle
  22. Patricia Clarkson
  23. Glenn Close
  24. James Coco
  25. Claudette Colbert
  26. Toni Collette
  27. Chris Cooper
  28. Gladys Cooper,N/A
  29. Tom CourtenayN/A
  30. Bryan Cranston
  31. Hume Cronyn
  32. Judi Dench
  33. Adam DriverN/A
  34. Charles Durning
  35. Cynthia Erivo
  36. José Ferrer
  37. Sally Field
  38. Ralph Fiennes
  39. Albert Finney
  40. Laurence Fishburne
  41. Henry Fonda
  42. Jane Fonda
  43. Morgan Freeman
  44. Vincent Gardenia
  45. Andrew Garfield
  46. John Gielgud
  47. Jack Gilford
  48. Jackie Gleason
  49. Ruth Gordon
  50. Joel Grey
  51. Alec Guinness
  52. Tom Hanks
  53. Marcia Gay Harden
  54. Ed HarrisN/A
  55. Julie Harris
  56. Rosemary Harris
  57. Eileen Heckart
  58. Brian Tyree HenryN/A
  59. Katharine Hepburn
  60. Judd Hirsch
  61. Dustin Hoffman
  62. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  63. Hal Holbrook
  64. Ian Holm
  65. Tom Hulce
  66. William Hurt
  67. Hugh Jackman
  68. Allison Janney
  69. James Earl Jones
  70. Madeline Kahn
  71. Anna KendrickN/A
  72. Kevin Kline
  73. Shirley Knight
  74. Angela Lansbury
  75. Eva Le Gallienne
  76. Margaret Leighton
  77. Jack Lemmon
  78. Laura Linney
  79. John Lithgow
  80. Walter Matthau
  81. Ian McKellen
  82. Janet McTeer
  83. Laurie Metcalf
  84. Bette Midler
  85. Paul Muni
  86. Mildred Natwick
  87. Patricia Neal
  88. Ruth NeggaN/A
  89. Kate NelliganN/A
  90. Paul Newman
  91. Lupita Nyong'o
  92. Leslie Odom Jr.
  93. Sophie Okonedo
  94. Laurence Olivier
  95. Geraldine Page
  96. Joan Plowright
  97. Sidney Poitier+
  98. Jonathan Pryce
  99. Anthony Quayle+
  100. Anthony Quinn
  101. Stephen ReaN/A
  102. Lynn Redgrave,N/A
  103. Debbie Reynolds,N/A
  104. Beah Richards
  105. Thelma Ritter
  106. Sam Rockwell
  107. Mickey Rooney
  108. Mark Ruffalo
  109. Mark Rylance
  110. George C. Scott
  111. Gary Sinise
  112. Kevin Spacey
  113. Kim Stanley
  114. Beatrice Straight
  115. Meryl Streep
  116. Lily Tomlin
  117. Rip Torn
  118. Cicely Tyson
  119. Stanley Tucci
  120. Peter Ustinov
  121. Christopher Walken
  122. Sam WaterstonN/A
  123. Sigourney WeaverN/A
  124. James Whitmore
  125. Michelle Williams
  126. Mare Winningham

Notes

† – Person is deceased.
N/A – Person has not won any of the three awards (excluding non-acting awards and non-competitive awards).

British Triple Crown

Main article: Triple Crown (UK entertainment)

The British entertainment industry has a Triple Crown of its own, consisting of the BAFTA Film Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards and the Laurence Olivier Awards. Eight actors have completed the British Triple Crown: Judi Dench, Virginia McKenna, Peggy Ashcroft, Nigel Hawthorne, Albert Finney, Julie Walters, Helen Mirren, and Mark Rylance. Only Mirren has completed both the American and British Triple Crowns.

Other actors have won all of the awards, but not in competitive acting categories. Anthony Hopkins has BAFTAs in both categories but only an Olivier Award for "Outstanding Achievement" (he was nominated as Best Actor for the same show, but lost). Maggie Smith has several Film BAFTAs but only non-competitive awards for BAFTA Television and Olivier. There had been confusion about whether or not Ashcroft qualifies for the British Triple Crown in competitive categories because her winning the Actress of the Year in a New Play Olivier Award for Old World in the inaugural year of the Olivier Awards in 1976 had been overlooked.

Other winners include actors Alan Bennett and Kenneth Branagh, but some of their awards weren't for acting categories.

Summary

Actor Completed Years to
complete
BAFTA Film BAFTA TV Olivier Total
wins
Ref.
Judi Dench 1977 12 1965 1968 1977 17
1986 6 1986 1982 1980
1988 5 1988 1985 1983
2001 14 1997 2001 1987
Virginia McKenna 1979 24 1957 1955 1979 3
Peggy Ashcroft 1986 10 1986 1981 1976 4
Nigel Hawthorne 1995 14 1995 1981 1992 7
Julie Walters 2002 18 1984 2002 2001 7
Albert Finney 2003 43 1960 2003 1986 3
Helen Mirren 2013 21 2006 1992 2013 5
Mark Rylance 2015 21 2015 2006 1994 5

Judi Dench

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English actress Judi Dench (born 1934) completed the triple crown in 1977, becoming the first person to complete the British triple crown. She completed her second triple crown in 1986, her third triple crown in 1988, and her fourth in 2001. She is a 12-time BAFTA TV (4), 15-time BAFTA Film (6), and 15-time Olivier (7) nominee, for a total of 42 TC nominations. Dench has won seventeen awards.

Dench is the only actor to complete multiple triple crowns of acting, on either the American or British side, and has completed four. She is the only person to have won more than 7 triple crown awards, on either the British or American side. She also holds the records (though tied) for most BAFTA TV nominations, most BAFTA Film nominations, and most BAFTA Film awards.

Dench has also won an Academy Award (1998 for Shakespeare in Love) and a Tony Award (1999 for Amy's View), but has yet to win an Emmy Award (after three nominations) to complete the American triple crown.

Virginia McKenna

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British stage and screen actress, author, animal rights activist, and wildlife campaigner Virginia McKenna (born 1931) completed the triple crown in 1979. McKenna has won three awards.

Peggy Ashcroft

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English actress Peggy Ashcroft (1907 - 1991) completed the triple crown in 1986. She won one competitive Olivier Award, two BAFTA TV Awards and one BAFTA Film Award. Ashcroft won four awards over a period of ten years.

Nigel Hawthorne

English actor Nigel Hawthorne (1929-2001) completed the triple crown in 1995. He is a 5-time BAFTA TV (5), 1-time BAFTA Film (1), and 2-time Olivier (1) nominee, for a total of 8 TC nominations. Hawthorne has won seven awards.

Hawthorne has also been nominated for an Academy Award (1995 for The Madness of King George) and won a Tony Award (1991 for Shadowlands), but he never won or was nominated for an Emmy Award.

Julie Walters

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English actress Julie Walters (born 1950) completed the triple crown in 2002. She is a 7-time BAFTA TV (4), 6-time BAFTA Film (2), and 2-time Olivier (1) nominee, for a total of 11 TC nominations. Walters has won seven awards. It took her eighteen years to complete the British Triple Crown.

Walters has also received an honorary BAFTA in 2003 and the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award in 2014. She received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in 1984 for Educating Rita and a second nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 2001 for Billy Elliot. She is the recipient of two International Emmy Awards for Best Actress.

Albert Finney

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English actor Albert Finney (1936-2019) completed the triple crown in 2003. He is a 4-time BAFTA TV (1), 9-time BAFTA Film (1), and 2-time Olivier (1) nominee, for a total of 15 TC nominations. Finney has won three awards.

Finney has also won an Emmy Award (2003 for The Gathering Storm) and two Tony Awards, but never won an Academy Award (after 5 nominations) to complete the American triple crown.

Helen Mirren

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English actor Helen Mirren (born 1945) completed the triple crown in 2013. She is a 6-time BAFTA TV (3), 5-time BAFTA Film (1), and 4-time Olivier (1) nominee, for a total of 15 TC nominations. Mirren has won five awards. It took her twenty-one years to complete the British Triple Crown.

Helen Mirren is the only person to have also won the American Triple Crown of Acting by being awarded the three equivalent honors in the American entertainment industry: an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Tony Award.

Mark Rylance

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British actor, playwright and theatre director Mark Rylance (born 1960) completed the triple crown in 2015. He is a 2-time BAFTA TV (2), 1-time BAFTA Film (1), and 8-time Olivier (2) nominee, for a total of 11 TC nominations. Rylance has won five awards.

Rylance has also won an Academy Award (2015 for Bridge of Spies) and three Tony Awards, but has yet to win an Emmy Award (after one nomination) to complete the American triple crown.

See also

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