Diva/Mensch pair for July 20, 2022
EGOT #8 is Mel Brooks. Jeez it was a challenge to find a Mensch for Mel Brooks, that guy is a Diva all the time!
Diva: *Mad About You*
Mensch: Oscar acceptance speech
Mel Brooks (born 1926), a director, writer and actor, received his fourth distinct award in June 2001. Between 1968 and 2002, Brooks received a total of 11 awards. Brooks was the first person to win the Emmy as the first award, and the first winner to have won his Oscar for screenwriting.
1968: Best Writing (Story and Screenplay-Written Directly for the Screen) – The Producers
Primetime Emmy Awards:
1967: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety – The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special
1997: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You
1998: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You
1999: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You
1998: Best Spoken Comedy Album – The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000
2002: Best Long Form Music Video – Recording 'The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks
2002: Best Musical Show Album – The Producers
2001: Best Musical – The Producers
2001: Best Book of a Musical – The Producers
2001: Best Original Score – The Producers
When he appeared on the January 30, 2015 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, Brooks called himself an EGOTAK, noting that he had also received awards from the American Film Institute and Kennedy Center.