One of the most anticipated awards shows in the US film industry are Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. While most celebrities dedicate their lives to getting their EGOT, some have already accomplished this and more. But who is this one particular celebrity who was able to get her EGOT and was even given the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.
Whoopi Goldberg, is an American entertainer, humorist, writer, and television personality. She is the recipient of numerous honors was named as the only entertainer to win the EGOT and even the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.
Who is Whoopi Goldberg?
Caryn Elaine Johnson professionally known as Whoopi Goldberg was born in Manhattan, New York City, on November 13, 1955. She was raised in a public housing project. She would often describe her mother to be a stern but wise woman who raised her and her brother well.
Goldberg went to a local Catholic school during her formative years and dropped out of the Washington Irving High School.
Goldberg started her profession on stage in 1983 with her one-woman show, Spook Show, which moved to Broadway under the title Whoopi Goldberg, sprinting from 1984 to 1985. She picked the name Whoopi from the novelty Whoopee Cushion toy.
When you’re performing on stage, you never really have time to go into the bathroom and close the door. So if you get a little gassy, you’ve got to let it go. So people used to say to me, “You’re like a whoopee cushion.” And that’s where the name came from.Whoopi Goldberg
She won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for the recording of the show. Her film breakthrough came in 1985 with her role as Celie, a mistreated woman in the Deep South, in Steven Spielberg’s period drama film The Color Purple, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture. (Source: The New York Times)
What is the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award?
The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is the annual American kid’s awards tradition presentation that was created and popularized by Nickelodeon. The show was usually aired on a Saturday night in late March or early April. The show celebrates the year’s biggest in television, film, music, and sports as voted by viewers worldwide on Nickelodeon networks. Winners receive a hollow orange blimp figurine, a logo outline for much of the network’s 1984–2009 era, which also operates as a kaleidoscope.
The awards show features multiple celebrity guests and musical fronts. Since 2002, slime stunts have been integrated into the show. The Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs) also host live amusement. It has also been known to cover people with the network’s brand green slime.
The animated series SpongeBob SquarePants has won the most KCA awards, with nineteen overall through the series’ run. Individually, Disney Channel actress Selena Gomez has bested the most trophies with eleven, followed by Will Smith and Adam Sandler.
(Source: The Orange County Register)