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All the stars who are close to an EGOT: Adele, Al Pacino and more

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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?

Joel Gray
Elton John
Justin Paul
Benj Passek

Who needs a Grammy?

Ellen Burstyn
Jeremy Irons
Jessica Lange
Frances McDormand
Helen Mirren
Al Pacino
Vanessa Redgrave
Geoffrey Rush
Maggie Smith

Who needs an Oscar?

Dick Van Dyke
Cynthia Erivo
Ann Garafino
Hugh Jackman
John Kander
Alex Lacamoire
Cyndi Lauper
Katrina Lane
Audra McDonald
Bette Midler
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Cynthia Nixon
Trey Parker
Ben Platt
Billy Porter
Ariel Stachel
Mark Shaiman
Bill Sherman
Matt Stone
Charles Strauss
Lily Tomlin
David Yazbek

Who needs a Tony Award?

Adele
Julie Andrews
Bart Bacharach
Alan Bergman
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Eminem
Michael Giacchino
Ludwig Goranson
Brian Grazer
Hildur Gudnadottir
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Ron Howard
Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Paul McCartney
James Mole
Randy Newman
Trent Reznor
Atticus Ross
Martin Scorsese
Ringo Starr
John Williams
Kate Winslet

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