Patton Oswalt launches Cyndi Lauper EGOT campaign with Scott Aukerman

cyndi-lauper-patton-oswalt-grammys-getty.jpgDuring the 56th annual Grammy Awards, Cyndi Lauper was on hand to introduce the duet between Carole King and Sara Bareilles, after having won the best musical theater album award during the pre-telecast for her 2013 Tony-winning Broadway musical "Kinky Boots" (Lauper wrote the music and lyrics) -- though side note, this was not her first Grammy. Lauper won Best New Artist in 1985.

However, at this point in the night, actor/comedian Patton Oswalt took notice of Lauper and hilarity ensued:



An EGOT is someone who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. Only 11 people have done it in history if you only count competitive awards. If you include honorary ones, the list totals 14.

Someone must have informed Oswalt that Lauper won an Emmy in 1995 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance as Marianne Lugasso, Ira's on-again, off-again girlfriend, on "Mad About You." This really got Oswalt rolling.




To which "Comedy Bang! Bang!" host Scott Aukerman responds:



Now Oswalt and Aukerman are going full-steam ahead with this "get Cyndi Lauper an Oscar" thing:






It's not actually out of the realm of possibility that Lauper would win an Academy Award. Three of the 11 people who have won competitive EGOTs were composers: Marvin Hamlisch, Richard Rodgers and Jonathan Tunick. She could conceivably write a Best Original Song winner, particularly if "Kinky Boots" the musical is brought to the screen.

The musical is based on a movie, but the movie predecessor is not a musical, so if an adaptation was done of the stage version, Lauper would probably have a good shot at Best Original Song. But, you know, "Crime After Crime" also seems like it could be Oscar-worthy.
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