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These Actors Are Going for Gold at the BAFTAs – Meet the BEGOTs | Sandra Bullock

UpdatePosted 02/15/2014 11:30AM

Meet the BEGOTs: These Actors Are Going for Gold at the BAFTAs

Originally posted 02/13/2014 06:00PM

If an EGOT – the elusive combination of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony that only 11 individuals have ever claimed – is one of Hollywood's highest honors, then it stands to reason that a BEGOT (that's an EGOT plus a BAFTA, and yes we did just make it up) is an even more impressive accomplishment. It's one better, is it not?

By our count, a mere four people have ever completed a BEGOT, and shockingly, only two of them were Brits: Audrey Hepburn, John Gielgud, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg. Still, nearly every artist in Hollywood should aspire towards a BEGOT (once they hear about it, that is), and Sunday night's BAFTA Film Awards offer a number of artists the chance to check off the next box in the BEGOT checklist.

Below, see the five stars working on their BEGOTs at the 2014 BAFTAs. Only one of them is British, which just goes to show you that the BEGOTs belong to us all, guv'nah.

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George Clooney, Jon Hamm Read Mean Tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live | Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, George Clooney, Jimmy Kimmel

George Clooney, Jon Hamm Read Mean Tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Originally posted 02/07/2014 12:30PM

What do George Clooney, Matt Damon and Jon Hamm all have in common? No, not their status as PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive honorees – it's that Twitter is not their friend.

In his latest installment of Celebrities Read Mean Tweets, Jimmy Kimmel gathered Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jennifer Garner, Tom Hanks and other Monuments Men cast members to read messages from their less-than-positive Twitter followings. Insults include calling Clooney a "lumpy faced basterd" and referring to Rob Lowe as "skin cancer." Each star was dealt a blow to their psyche, none more so than Damon, who read a disparaging Tweet from frenemy Kimmel himself.

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Emma Thompson Brings More Red Carpet Antics to the SAGs | Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014, Individual Class, Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson Is the Mary Poppins of the Awards Season

Originally posted 01/18/2014 09:00PM

Emma Thompson is up to her red carpet antics again.

Barefoot and giggly at the Golden Globes, the Saving Mr. Banks actress arrived at the Screen Actors Guild Awards with her shoes on (flats this time around), but the same fun-loving attitude.

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Inside the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala & After Party

Inside the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala & After Party

Originally posted 01/07/2014 07:45AM

PEOPLE goes behind the velvet ropes with Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts and more

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Party Confidential: A Peek Inside the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala and After Party

Party Confidential: A Peek Inside the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala and After Party

Originally posted 01/07/2014 07:45AM

A-listers such as Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Tom Hanks and Matthew McConaughey mixed and mingled at the Palm Springs International Film Festival – and we were right there with them

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Is Anchorman 2 Worth the Wait? What to See and What to Skip

Is Anchorman 2 Worth the Wait? What to See and What to Skip

Originally posted 12/20/2013 04:45PM

Saving Mr. Banks is a spoonful of sugar, but PEOPLE's critic says the real delight is Her

Here's what to see and what to skip this holiday season.

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You've Got Mail Turns 15: How the '90s Movie Would Be Different Today

You've Got Mail Turns 15: How the '90s Movie Would Be Different Today

Originally posted 12/19/2013 09:45AM

You've Got Mail, the cinematic ode to AOL that reunited Nora Ephron, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks – a trifecta that previously made rom-com magic in 1993's Sleepless in Seattle – turned 15 this week.

In it, Ryan and Hanks played Kathleen and Joe, a pair of Upper West Side business rivals who fall in love over email without knowing each other's true identity.

Not only did Mindy Kaling's favorite film celebrate the Web's matchmaking potential years before online dating was socially acceptable, it also spawned endlessly quotable lines ("That caviar is a garnish!") and featured a stellar supporting cast that included Jean Stapleton, Greg Kinnear, Dave Chappelle and Parker Posey.

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