So far an elite group of 17 artists have achieved EGT status, winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
The rare and coveted EGOT isn’t easy to come by, so it’s not surprising that fewer than two dozen have achieved the status. And while the artists don’t get the ultimate EGT trophy when it happens, it’s still one of the greatest honors in show business.
So, who has EGOT?
Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, Tim Rice, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg, Helen Hayes, Marvin Hamlich, Robert Lopez, Richard Rogers, John Gielgud, Jonathan Tunick, Alan Menken, Jennifer Hayes and Jennifer hey Rudin stars who won four awards competitively.
Barbra Streisand, James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte, Quincy Jones and Liza Minnelli have all received honorary non-competitive awards, not all of which consider their EGOT achievements.
Next, Viola Davis is in the running to achieve the EGO. Davis received her first Grammy nomination in the Audiobook, Narrative and Storytelling Recording category for her memoir “Finding Me.”
Davis already has two Tony Awards, a Primetime Emmy for “How to Get Away with Murder” and an Oscar for the 2016 film “Fences.”
Rogers was the first to reach the EGOT when he finally won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed for Television in 1962 for “Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years.”
Lopez became the only person to do a double-EGO when she won a Best Original Song Oscar for “Coco’s” “Remember Me.” He made the history books as the youngest EGOT winner when he won the Oscar for “Frozen,” completing his original EGOT. Wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez is one Tony Award shy of EGOT.
There are many artists who have three out of four awards. Here is a running list of who needs which award to complete the EGOT. (Stars who were one award shy before their death are not included).
Who needs an Emmy?
Who needs a Grammy?
Who needs an Oscar?
Dick Van Dyke
Who needs a Tony Award?