Angelina Jolie Wins Her First Tony Award, Bringing Her Halfway to EGOT Status


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Angelina Jolie is halfway to EGOT status.

The Oscar-winning actress took home her first Tony for producing The Outsiders, a musical based on S.E. Hinton’s classic 1967 coming-of-age novel of the same name. The win, for best musical, brings her that much closer to being one of only 15 performers to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

Jolie hit the red carpet and the main stage with her 15-year-old daughter Vivienne, who helped her mother produce the Broadway show. The duo coordinated in teal ensembles for the special event: Angelina wore an elegant velvet gown and matching shawl from Versace, while Vivienne opted for a waistcoat, matching trousers, and Converse.

According to Deadline, Vivienne was the one who encouraged her mom to see a staging of the musical in La Jolla, CA. The duo also contributed notes on the hit Broadway version, per the outlet.

As the mother-daughter duo took the stage alongside The Outsiders company, producer Matthew Rego gave a specific shout-out to Jolie when he accepted the Tony. He also name-checked The Outsiders author S.E. Hinton, who was in the audience. The story follows 14-year-old Ponyboy Curtis, his two brothers, and his best friend Johnny—collectively known as the Greasers—while they struggle to get by and stand tall against the affluent rival group the Socs.

In May, Jolie made a rare public appearance to chat about The Outsiders on the Today show. “This is about family, and it’s about community,” Jolie said of the musical. “It doesn’t stay away from the darker sides of life and the lot that we have to discuss and the lot that we’re feeling,” she continued. “But in the end, it’s what gets us through, and that is family.”

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