EGOT, an acronym for the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards, is the designation given to people who have won all four of the major American performing art awards.[1][2] Respectively, these awards honor outstanding achievements in television, audio recording, film, and Broadway theatre.[3] Achieving the EGOT has been referred to as the "grand slam" of American show business.[1][4] Nineteen people have achieved competitive EGOT status and six others have done so with honorary or special awards.[5] In 2018, Robert Lopez became the first and currently only double EGOT winner.[6] Richard Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch are the only two individuals to win PEGOT -- the four EGOT awards plus a Pulitzer Prize.

Background

The EGOT acronym was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas in late 1984. While starring in Miami Vice, he stated a desire to achieve the EGOT within five years.[7][8] The acronym gained wider recognition following a 2009 episode of 30 Rock that introduced EGOT status as a recurring plotline.[9]

In 2023, TheaterMania writer Zachary Stewart criticized the practice of "selling" producer credits for shows favored to win a Tony as a "shortcut" to EGOT status. He drew a distinction between the producers who actually do the work of organizing the production of a show and investing producers who merely help finance it, often late in the award season.[10]

EGOT winners

Name Emmy Grammy Oscar Tony EGOT completed Year span Age at completion Category(s)
Richard Rodgers 1962 1960[n 1] 1946 1950[n 1][n 2] 1962 16 59 years, 10 months Composer, producer
Helen Hayes[n 3] 1953 1977 1932[n 1] 1947[n 1][n 2] 1977 45 76 years, 4 months Actress
Rita Moreno[n 3] 1977[n 1] 1973 1962 1975 1977 15 45 years, 9 months Actress, singer
Sir John Gielgud 1991 1979 1982 1961[n 1][n 2] 1991 29 87 years, 4 months Actor, director
Audrey Hepburn 1993[n 4] 1994[n 4] 1954[n 2] 1954[n 2] 1994 40 63 years, 8 months[n 4] Actress
Marvin Hamlisch 1995[n 1] 1974[n 1] 1974[n 1] 1976 1995 21 51 years, 3 months Composer
Jonathan Tunick 1982 1988 1978 1997[n 2] 1997 19 59 years, 1 month Orchestrator, music arranger, composer, conductor
Mel Brooks 1967[n 1] 1998[n 1] 1969[n 2] 2001[n 1] 2001 34 74 years, 11 months Writer, songwriter, actor
Mike Nichols 2001[n 1] 1961 1968 1964[n 1] 2001 40 69 years, 11 months Director, comedian
Whoopi Goldberg 2002[n 1][n 5] 1986 1991 2002 2002 16 46 years, 6 months Comedian, actress, host, producer
Scott Rudin 1984 2012 2008 1994[n 1] 2012 28 53 years, 6 months Producer
Robert Lopez[n 6] 2008[n 1][n 7] 2012[n 1] 2014[n 1] 2004[n 1] 2014 10 39 years Songwriter, librettist
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber 2018[n 8] 1980[n 1][n 2] 1997 1980[n 1][n 2] 2018 38 70 years, 5 months Composer, producer
Sir Tim Rice 2018[n 8] 1980[n 1] 1993[n 1] 1980[n 1] 2018 38 73 years, 9 months Lyricist, librettist, producer
John Legend 2018[n 8] 2006[n 1] 2015 2017 2018 12 39 years, 8 months Singer, composer, producer
Alan Menken 2020[n 2][n 5] 1991[n 1] 1990[n 1] 2012 2020 30 70 years, 11 months Composer, producer
Jennifer Hudson 2021[n 5] 2009[n 1] 2007 2022 2022 15 40 years, 9 months Singer, actress, producer
Viola Davis[n 3] 2015 2023[12] 2017 2001[n 1] 2023[13][14] 22 57 years, 5 months Actress
Sir Elton John 2024 1987[n 1][n 2] 1995[n 1] 2000 2024[15] 37 76 years, 9 months Singer, composer, pianist, producer

Non-competitive EGOT

Artist 1st Award 2nd Award 3rd Award 4th Award Year span Category(s)
Barbra Streisand 1964 Grammy 1965 Emmy 1969 Oscar 1970 Special Tony Award
6
Actress and singer
Liza Minnelli 1965 Tony 1973 Oscar 1973 Emmy 1990 Grammy Legend Award
25
Actress and singer
James Earl Jones 1969 Tony 1977 Grammy 1991 Emmy 2011 Academy Honorary Award (Oscar)
42
Actor and voice actor
Harry Belafonte 1954 Tony 1960 Emmy 1961 Grammy 2014 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (Oscar)
60
Activist, actor and singer
Quincy Jones 1964 Grammy 1977 Emmy 1994 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (Oscar) 2016 Tony
52
Activist, arranger, composer, conductor, musician, and record producer
Frank Marshall 2019 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (Oscar) 2022 Tony 2023 Grammy 2023[n 9] Emmy
4
Director and producer

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af The artist also subsequently won one or more additional competitive awards.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k The artist also received one or more honorary or non-competitive awards.
  3. ^ a b c The artist also earned the Triple Crown of Acting, with singular (non-group/ensemble/company) acting wins in the Emmy, Oscar, and Tony awards.
  4. ^ a b c The artist was awarded posthumously.
  5. ^ a b c The artist has won a Daytime Emmy, not a Primetime Emmy Award; some distinguish the Daytime prize and other types of Emmy competitions as subordinate to the Primetime honor.[11]
  6. ^ The songwriter is the only person who has won all four awards at least twice (Emmys [4], Grammys [3], Oscars [2] and Tonys [3]). Lopez is also the youngest person to achieve EGOT status (39 years, 8 days) and completed his first EGOT in the shortest time (9 years, 8 months). His second set of wins has established a new shortest time at 7 years, 8 months.
  7. ^ Lopez won Daytime Emmy Awards in 2008 & 2010, followed by a Primetime Emmy Award in 2021, followed by a Children's & Family Emmy in 2022.
  8. ^ a b c Legend, Lloyd Webber, and Rice achieved EGOT status simultaneously with their shared Emmy Award for producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.
  9. ^ Marshall has won a Sports Emmy, not a Primetime Emmy Award; some distinguish the other types of Emmy competitions as subordinate to the Primetime honor.[11]

EGOT winners synopsis

Richard Rodgers

In 1962, Richard Rodgers became the first person to win all four awards.

American composer Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) received his fourth distinct award in 1962. Between 1946 and 1979, Rodgers received a total of 10 competitive awards. He was the first person to win all four and was primarily a composer.

  1. 1946: Best Song – "It Might as Well Be Spring" (from State Fair)
  1. 1962: Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed for TelevisionWinston Churchill: The Valiant Years
  1. 1961: Best Show Album (Original Cast)The Sound of Music
  2. 1963: Best Original Cast Show Album – No Strings
  1. 1950: Best MusicalSouth Pacific
  2. 1950: Producers (Musical) – South Pacific
  3. 1950: Best ScoreSouth Pacific
  4. 1952: Best Musical – The King and I
  5. 1960: Best Musical – The Sound of Music
  6. 1962: Best Composer – No Strings
  1. 1962: Special Tony Award "for all he has done for young people in the theatre and for taking the men of the orchestra out of the pit and putting them onstage in No Strings"
  2. 1972: Special Tony Award
  3. 1979: Special Tony Award, Lawrence Langner Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre

Helen Hayes

In 1977, Helen Hayes became the second person and first woman to win all four awards.

American actress Helen Hayes (1900–1993) received her fourth distinct award in 1977. Between 1932 and 1980, Hayes received a total of six competitive awards. She was the first woman and the first performer to win all four. Hayes was also the first person to win the Triple Crown of Acting, with individual acting wins in each of the Emmy, Oscar, and Tony awards, winning her third in 1953. Counting only the first award of each type, she also has the longest interval (45 years) between her first and fourth award of any EGOT winner.

  1. 1932: Best Actress in a Leading RoleThe Sin of Madelon Claudet
  2. 1971: Best Actress in a Supporting RoleAirport
  1. 1953: Best ActressSchlitz Playhouse of Stars (Episode: "Not a Chance")
  1. 1977: Best Spoken Word RecordingGreat American Documents
  1. 1947: Best Actress in a PlayHappy Birthday
  2. 1958: Best Leading Actress in a PlayTime Remembered
  1. 1980: Special Tony Award, Lawrence Langner Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre

Rita Moreno

In 1977, Rita Moreno became the third person and first Hispanic American to win all four awards.

Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer Rita Moreno (born 1931) received her fourth distinct award in 1977. Between 1961 and 1978, Moreno received a total of five awards.[16] She is also the first Latina winner and the first winner to win a Grammy as their second award (both previous winners won Tonys as their second award). In addition, she became a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2015 and a Peabody Award winner in 2019. Moreno also became the second person and the first Hispanic actress to win the Triple Crown of Acting.

  1. 1962: Best Actress in a Supporting RoleWest Side Story
  1. 1977: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or MusicThe Muppet Show (Episode: "Rita Moreno")
  2. 1978: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy SeriesThe Rockford Files (Episode: "The Paper Palace")
  1. 1973: Best Recording for ChildrenThe Electric Company
  1. 1975: Best Featured Actress in a PlayThe Ritz

John Gielgud

In 1991, John Gielgud became the fourth person to win all four awards, the oldest (at age 87), the first LGBT person, and the first non-American.

English actor and theatre director John Gielgud (1904–2000) received his fourth distinct award in 1991. Between 1948 and 1991, Gielgud received a total of five competitive awards. Gielgud was the first winner to win any award other than the Oscar as their first award (his first award was a Tony). At age 87 when he won his Emmy, he also became the oldest winner, the first male performer, the first LGBT winner, and the first non-American.

  1. 1982: Best Actor in a Supporting RoleArthur
  1. 1991: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialSummer's Lease
  1. 1980: Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama RecordingAges of Man
  1. 1948: Outstanding Foreign CompanyThe Importance of Being Earnest
  2. 1961: Best Director of a DramaBig Fish, Little Fish
  1. 1959: Special Tony Award "for contribution to theatre for his extraordinary insight into the writings of Shakespeare as demonstrated in his one-man play Ages of Man"

Audrey Hepburn

In 1994, Audrey Hepburn became the fifth person to win all four awards, and the first to do so posthumously.

British actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993) received her fourth distinct award posthumously in 1994. Between 1954 and 1994, Hepburn received a total of four competitive awards. She was the fifth person to complete the feat and the first to do so posthumously. She was also the first winner to win two of their awards in consecutive awards shows (the 1994 Grammys were the first Grammys since her posthumous win at the 1993 Emmys). She is the only EGOT winner to not win multiple awards in any of the four award fields.

  1. 1954: Best Actress in a Leading RoleRoman Holiday
  1. 1993: Outstanding Individual Achievement – Informational ProgrammingGardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn
  1. 1994: Best Spoken Word Album for ChildrenAudrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales
  1. 1954: Distinguished Dramatic ActressOndine
  1. 1968: Special Tony Award
  2. 1993: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Marvin Hamlisch

In 1995, Marvin Hamlisch became the sixth person to win all four awards.

American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012) received his fourth distinct award in 1995. Between 1974 and 2001, Hamlisch received a total of 12 competitive awards. Before Alan Menken joined the group in 2020, Hamlisch had the most Oscars of any EGOT winner (three - all won in the same year). In 1974 he would win "General Field" Grammys, taking Song of the Year and Best New Artist, making him first EGOT to have this distinction. Hamlisch was also the first EGOT winner to have won multiple, qualifying awards for the same work – both an Oscar and a Grammy for the song "The Way We Were".

  1. 1974: Best Original Dramatic ScoreThe Way We Were
  2. 1974: Best Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation or Scoring: AdaptationThe Sting
  3. 1974: Best Song – "The Way We Were" (from The Way We Were)
  1. 1995: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music DirectionBarbra: The Concert
  2. 1995: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics – "Ordinary Miracles" (from Barbra: The Concert)
  3. 1999: Outstanding Music and Lyrics – "A Ticket to Dream" from AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies
  4. 2001: Outstanding Music Direction – Timeless: Live in Concert
  1. 1975: Best New Artist
  2. 1975: Song of the Year – "The Way We Were"
  3. 1975: Best Pop Instrumental Performance – "The Entertainer"
  4. 1975: Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television SpecialThe Way We Were: Original Soundtrack Recording
  1. 1976: Best Musical ScoreA Chorus Line

Jonathan Tunick

American orchestrator, musical director, and composer Jonathan Tunick (born 1938) received his fourth distinct award in 1997. Between 1977 and 2024, Tunick received a total of five awards. Tunick is the first EGOT winner to have won an Emmy as their second award as well as the first to win the Tony as their fourth award.

  1. 1978: Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation ScoreA Little Night Music
  1. 1982: Outstanding Achievement in Music DirectionNight of 100 Stars
  1. 1989: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) – "No One is Alone" (vocals by Cleo Laine)
  1. 1997: Best OrchestrationsTitanic
  2. 2024: Best Orchestrations – Merrily We Roll Along

Mel Brooks

In 2001, Mel Brooks became the eighth person to win all four awards.

American actor, comedian, and filmmaker Mel Brooks (born 1926) received his fourth distinct award in June 2001. Between 1968 and 2002, Brooks received a total of 11 awards.[17] Brooks was the first person to win the Emmy as the first award, and the first winner to have won his Oscar for screenwriting.

  1. 1969: Best Story and Screenplay – Written Directly for the ScreenThe Producers
  1. 1967: Outstanding Writing Achievement in VarietyThe Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special
  2. 1997: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesMad About You (Episodes: "The Grant" and "The Penis")
  3. 1998: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You (Episode: "Uncle Phil and the Coupons")
  4. 1999: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You (Episode: "Uncle Phil Goes Back to High School")
  1. 1999: Best Spoken Comedy AlbumThe 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000
  2. 2002: Best Long Form Music VideoRecording 'The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks
  3. 2002: Best Musical Show AlbumThe Producers
  1. 2001: Best MusicalThe Producers
  2. 2001: Best Book of a MusicalThe Producers
  3. 2001: Best Original ScoreThe Producers
  1. 2023: Academy Honorary Award"Mel Brooks lights up our hearts with his humor, and his legacy has made a lasting impact on every facet of entertainment."

Brooks is one of only two people to have two awards of each type, though unlike the other (Robert Lopez) one of Brooks's Oscars was honorary. 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.

Mike Nichols

In November 2001, Mike Nichols became the ninth EGOT winner, ultimately receiving 15 awards over a record span of 51 years.

American film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian Mike Nichols (1931–2014) received his fourth distinct award in November 2001. Between 1961 and 2012, Nichols received a total of 15 awards. Nichols was the first EGOT winner to win the Grammy as their first award, the first winner to have won multiple awards for directing (an Oscar, several Tonys, and two Emmys) . When counting all awards won—not just the first of each type—Nichols has the longest timespan of awards among EGOT winners, at 51 years.

  1. 1968: Best DirectorThe Graduate
  1. 2001: Outstanding Made for Television MovieWit
  2. 2001: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a MovieWit
  3. 2004: Outstanding MiniseriesAngels in America
  4. 2004: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special – Angels in America
  1. 1962: Best Comedy PerformanceAn Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May
  1. 1964: Best Direction of a PlayBarefoot in the Park
  2. 1965: Best Direction of a Play – Luv and The Odd Couple
  3. 1968: Best Direction of a Play – Plaza Suite
  4. 1972: Best Direction of a Play – The Prisoner of Second Avenue
  5. 1977: Best MusicalAnnie
  6. 1984: Best PlayThe Real Thing
  7. 1984: Best Direction of a Play – The Real Thing
  8. 2005: Best Direction of a MusicalMonty Python's Spamalot
  9. 2012: Best Direction of a Play – Death of a Salesman

Whoopi Goldberg

In 2002, Whoopi Goldberg became the tenth person to win all four awards, the first African American and the first to win two of their awards in the same year.

American actress, comedian and author Whoopi Goldberg (born 1955) received her fourth distinct award in 2002. Between 1985 and 2009, she received a total of five competitive awards.[18] Goldberg is the first African American winner, the first to win the Oscar as their second award, and the third person after Audrey Hepburn (1954) and Marvin Hamlisch (1974) to win two of their qualifying awards in the same year (she won both her Tony and her first competitive Emmy in 2002).

  1. 1991: Best Actress in a Supporting RoleGhost
  1. 2002: Outstanding Special Class SpecialBeyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel
  2. 2009: Outstanding Talk Show HostThe View
  1. 1986: Best Comedy RecordingWhoopi Goldberg (Original Broadway Show Recording)
  1. 2002: Best MusicalThoroughly Modern Millie
  1. 1997: Special Emmy Award, Governors Award, for the seven Comic Relief Benefit Specials

Scott Rudin

In 2012, Scott Rudin became the eleventh person and first producer to win all four awards.

American film, television, and theatre producer Scott Rudin (born 1958) received his fourth distinct award in 2012. Between 1984 and 2021, Rudin received a total of 21 awards, tying with Alan Menken for winning the most competitive EGOT awards. Rudin is the first winner who is primarily a producer.

  1. 2008: Best PictureNo Country for Old Men
  1. 1984: Outstanding Children's ProgramHe Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'
  1. 2012: Best Musical Theater AlbumThe Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  1. 1994: Best MusicalPassion
  2. 2000: Best PlayCopenhagen
  3. 2002: Best Play – The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
  4. 2005: Best Play – Doubt
  5. 2006: Best Play – The History Boys
  6. 2009: Best Play – God of Carnage
  7. 2010: Best Revival of a PlayFences
  8. 2011: Best Musical – The Book of Mormon
  9. 2012: Best Revival of a Play – Death of a Salesman
  10. 2014: Best Revival of a Play – A Raisin in the Sun
  11. 2015: Best Play – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  12. 2015: Best Revival of a Play – Skylight
  13. 2016: Best Play – The Humans
  14. 2016: Best Revival of a Play – A View From the Bridge
  15. 2017: Best Revival of a MusicalHello, Dolly!
  16. 2019: Best Play – The Ferryman
  17. 2019: Best Revival of a Play – The Boys in the Band
  18. 2021: Best Play – The Inheritance

Robert Lopez

In 2014, Robert Lopez became the twelfth person to win all four awards, the first Asian American, the youngest at age 39, and the fastest to achieve the feat (just under 10 years). When becoming the only person to receive a second set of four wins, Lopez set a new shortest interval of 7 years, 8 months.

American songwriter Robert Lopez (born 1975) received his fourth distinct award in 2014. Between 2004 and 2022, he received a total of 12 awards. He is the first Filipino and Asian to achieve this feat. He is the youngest winner to receive all four awards in competitive categories, as well as the fastest to complete his qualifying run of EGOT wins (9 years, 8 months). Lopez is the first person to win each EGOT award twice.[19][20] He is currently the only winner to have two of each EGOT award in competitive categories, as Mel Brooks' second Oscar in 2023 was a special award. His second series of wins set a new shortest interval of 7 years, 8 months (June 27th, 2010 Emmy through March 4th, 2018 Academy Award).

His first two Emmys were Daytime Emmys followed by a Primetime Emmy in 2021 for WandaVision. He is the only EGOT recipient to follow a Daytime Emmy win with a subsequent Primetime Emmy.

Lopez received his Grammy Award for The Book of Mormon in collaboration with fellow EGOT winner Scott Rudin (among others), making them the first pair of EGOT winners to co-win the same award. Lopez is also the first person to have won the Oscar last, a prize he shared then and again in 2018 with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez.[21] As of 2023, Kristen Anderson-Lopez lacks only a Tony to achieve EGOT status in her own right.

  1. 2014: Best Original Song – "Let It Go" (from Frozen)
  2. 2018: Best Original Song – "Remember Me" (from Coco)
  1. 2021: Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics – "Agatha All Along" (from WandaVision)
  1. 2008: Outstanding Music Direction and Composition – Wonder Pets!
  2. 2010: Outstanding Music Direction and Composition – Wonder Pets!
  1. 2022: Outstanding Short Form Program – We the People
  1. 2012: Best Musical Theater AlbumThe Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  2. 2015: Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual MediaFrozen
  3. 2015: Best Song Written for Visual Media – "Let It Go" (from Frozen)
  1. 2004: Best Original ScoreAvenue Q
  2. 2011: Best Book of a MusicalThe Book of Mormon
  3. 2011: Best Original Score – The Book of Mormon

Andrew Lloyd Webber

In 2018, Andrew Lloyd Webber (Baron Lloyd-Webber), became the thirteenth person to win all four awards.

English composer and impresario of musical theatre Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 1948) received his fourth distinct award in 2018. Between 1980 and 2018, Lloyd Webber received a total of 11 competitive awards. On September 9, 2018, Lloyd Webber, John Legend, and Tim Rice all simultaneously became EGOTs when they were collectively awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.[22]

  1. 1997: Best Original Song – "You Must Love Me" (from Evita)
  1. 2018: Outstanding Variety Special (Live)Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
  1. 1981: Best Cast Show AlbumEvita
  2. 1984: Best Cast Show Album – Cats
  3. 1986: Best Contemporary CompositionRequiem
  1. 1980: Best Original ScoreEvita
  2. 1983: Best MusicalCats
  3. 1983: Best Original Score – Cats
  4. 1988: Best Musical – The Phantom of the Opera
  5. 1995: Best Musical – Sunset Boulevard
  6. 1995: Best Original Score – Sunset Boulevard
  1. 1990: Grammy Legend Award
  2. 2018: Special Tony Award

Tim Rice

In 2018, Tim Rice became the fourteenth person to win all four awards.

English lyricist and librettist Tim Rice (born 1944) received his fourth distinct award in 2018. Between 1980 and 2018, Rice received a total of 12 awards, and shares all of his awards with fellow EGOTs Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alan Menken, John Legend, and Elton John. On September 9, 2018, Lloyd Webber, Legend, and Rice all simultaneously became EGOTs when they were collectively awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.[22]

  1. 1993: Best Original Song – "A Whole New World" (from Aladdin)
  2. 1995: Best Original Song – "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (from The Lion King)
  3. 1997: Best Original Song – "You Must Love Me" (from Evita)
  1. 2018: Outstanding Variety Special (Live)Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
  1. 1981: Best Cast Show AlbumEvita
  2. 1994: Song of the Year – "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)"
  3. 1994: Best Musical Album for ChildrenAladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  4. 1994: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" (from Aladdin)
  5. 2001: Best Musical Show AlbumElton John and Tim Rice's Aida
  1. 1980: Best Book of a MusicalEvita
  2. 1980: Best Original ScoreEvita
  3. 2000: Best Original Score – Aida

John Legend

In 2018, John Legend became the fifteenth person to win all four awards, the first African American man,[23] and first to have won both competitive Primetime and Daytime Emmy Awards.

American singer, songwriter, pianist, and record producer John Legend (born 1978) received his fourth distinct award in 2018. Between 2006 and 2022, Legend received a total of 18 awards. Legend has won the most Grammy Awards, 12, of any competitive EGOT recipient. In addition to being the first black man to achieve EGOT status, Legend is the first person to receive the four awards in four consecutive years.[24][25] John was also the first EGOT recipient to have won both a competitive Primetime and Daytime Emmy Award, an accomplishment matched by Robert Lopez in 2021. Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Tim Rice all simultaneously became EGOTs on September 9, 2018, when they were collectively awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.[22]

  1. 2015: Best Original Song – "Glory" (from Selma)
  1. 2018: Outstanding Variety Special (Live)Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
  1. 2019: Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program – Crow: The Legend
  2. 2022: Outstanding Daytime SpecialShelter Me: Soul Awakened
  3. 2022: Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program – Cornerstones: Founding Voices of the Black Church
  1. 2006: Best New Artist
  2. 2006: Best R&B AlbumGet Lifted
  3. 2006: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance – "Ordinary People"
  4. 2007: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance – "Heaven"
  5. 2007: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals – "Family Affair"
  6. 2009: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals – "Stay with Me (By the Sea)"
  7. 2011: Best R&B Song – "Shine"
  8. 2011: Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance – "Hang on in There"
  9. 2011: Best R&B Album – Wake Up!
  10. 2016: Best Song Written for Visual Media – "Glory" (from Selma)
  11. 2020: Best Rap/Sung Performance – "Higher"
  12. 2021: Best R&B Album – Bigger Love
  1. 2017: Best Revival of a Play – Jitney

Alan Menken

In 2020, Alan Menken became the sixteenth person to win all four awards.

American composer Alan Menken (born 1949) received his fourth distinct award in 2020.[26] Between 1990 and 2020, Menken received a total of 21 competitive awards, tying with Scott Rudin for the most awards to individuals whose EGOT status was achieved solely by competitive wins. If Menken's special (non-competitive) Emmy Award is counted, he becomes the fully competing EGOT with the most overall awards. If EGOT status is recognized without regard to any qualifying awards being non-competitive, then Quincy Jones holds the record with his 30 fully competitive awards, including 29 Grammys.

Alan Menken has the most Oscar wins (8) by an EGOT.

  1. 1990: Best Original ScoreThe Little Mermaid
  2. 1990: Best Original Song – "Under the Sea" (from The Little Mermaid)
  3. 1992: Best Original Score – Beauty and the Beast
  4. 1992: Best Original Song – "Beauty and the Beast" (from Beauty and the Beast)
  5. 1993: Best Original Score – Aladdin
  6. 1993: Best Original Song – "A Whole New World" (from Aladdin)
  7. 1996: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score – Pocahontas
  8. 1996: Best Original Song – "Colors of the Wind" (from Pocahontas)
  1. 2020: Outstanding Original Song in a Children's, Young Adult or Animated Program – "Waiting in the Wings" (from Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure)
  1. 1991: Best Recording for ChildrenThe Little Mermaid: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
  2. 1991: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "Under the Sea" (from The Little Mermaid)
  3. 1993: Best Album for Children – Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  4. 1993: Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionBeauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  5. 1993: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "Beauty and the Beast" (from Beauty and the Beast)
  6. 1994: Song of the Year – "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" (from Aladdin)
  7. 1994: Best Musical Album for ChildrenAladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  8. 1994: Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television – Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  9. 1994: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" (from Aladdin)
  10. 1996: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "Colors of the Wind" (from Pocahontas)
  11. 2012: Best Song Written for Visual Media – "I See the Light" (from Tangled)
  1. 2012: Best Original ScoreNewsies
  1. 1990: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Contribution to the success of the academy's anti-drug special for children – "Wonderful Ways to Say No" from the TV special Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

Jennifer Hudson

In 2022, Jennifer Hudson became the seventeenth person to win all four awards.

American singer, actress, talk show host, and producer Jennifer Hudson (born 1981) received her fourth distinct award in 2022.[27] Hudson received a total of five competitive awards between 2007 and 2022, making her the youngest competitive female EGOT to date.

  1. 2007: Best Actress in a Supporting RoleDreamgirls
  1. 2021: Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program – Baba Yaga
  1. 2009: Best R&B AlbumJennifer Hudson
  2. 2017: Best Musical Theater AlbumThe Color Purple
  1. 2022: Best MusicalA Strange Loop

Viola Davis

In 2023, Viola Davis became the eighteenth person to win all four awards.

American actress and producer Viola Davis (born 1965) received her fourth distinct award in 2023.[28] Between 2001 and 2023, Davis received a total of five competitive awards becoming the eighteenth person to competitively win each of the four awards. Davis acknowledged her new EGOT status while accepting her 2023 Grammy.[29][30] Davis also became the third person and the first African American actress to win the Triple Crown of Acting.

  1. 2017: Best Actress in a Supporting RoleFences
  1. 2015: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesHow to Get Away with Murder
  1. 2023: Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling RecordingFinding Me[31]
  1. 2001: Best Featured Actress in a PlayKing Hedley II
  2. 2010: Best Leading Actress in a PlayFences

Elton John

In 2024, Elton John became the nineteenth person to win all four awards.

English singer, composer, pianist, and producer Elton John (born 1947) received his fourth distinct award in 2024.[32] Between 1987 and 2024, John received a total of nine competitive awards becoming the nineteenth person to competitively win each of the four awards.

  1. 1995: Best Original Song – "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (from The Lion King)
  2. 2020: Best Original Song – "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (from Rocketman)
  1. 2024: Outstanding Variety Special (Live)Elton John: Farewell from Dodger Stadium
  1. 1987: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal – "That's What Friends Are For"
  2. 1992: Best Instrumental Composition – "Basque"
  3. 1995: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance – "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
  4. 1998: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance – "Candle in the Wind 1997"
  5. 2001: Best Musical Show AlbumElton John and Tim Rice's Aida
  1. 2000: Best Original ScoreAida
  1. 1999: Grammy Legend Award

Non-competitive EGOT synopsis

Six additional artists have received all four awards, though one was bestowed for an honorary or similar non-competitive distinction: Barbra Streisand does not have a competitive Tony; Liza Minnelli does not have a competitive Grammy; and Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Quincy Jones, and Frank Marshall are all without a competitive Oscar.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand’s Tony is a non-competitive award.

American singer, actress, and director Barbra Streisand (born 1942) received her fourth distinct award in 1970. Between 1963 and 2001, Streisand received a total of 18 awards, three of which were non-competitive. Having obtained her fourth award with a special Tony at age 28, she is the youngest special EGOT winner. With just six years elapsing between her first award, a 1964 Grammy, and her 1970 Tony, Streisand held the record for completing the fastest special EGOT until 2023 when Frank Marshall did so within four years. Streisand is the only EGOT to win an Oscar in both a music and an acting category. She is the only winner to have three competitive awards for debut performances: first studio album, first feature film, and first television special. Additional distinctions include the Peabody Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the National Medal of Arts, the American Society of Cinematographers Board of Governors Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  1. 1969: Best Actress in a Leading RoleFunny Girl
  2. 1977: Best Original Song – "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" (from A Star Is Born)
  1. 1965: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment – Actors and Performers – My Name is Barbra
  2. 1995: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramBarbra Streisand: The Concert
  3. 1995: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialBarbra Streisand: The Concert
  4. 2001: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program – Timeless: Live in Concert
  1. 2001: Outstanding Special Class SpecialReel Models: The First Women of Film
  1. 1964: Best Vocal Performance, FemaleThe Barbra Streisand Album
  2. 1964: Album of the Year (Other Than Classical)The Barbra Streisand Album
  3. 1965: Best Vocal Performance, Female – "People"
  4. 1966: Best Vocal Performance, Female – My Name Is Barbra
  5. 1978: Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female – "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
  6. 1978: Song of the Year – "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
  7. 1981: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal – "Guilty" (with Barry Gibb)
  8. 1987: Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female – The Broadway Album
  9. 1992: Grammy Legend Award (non-competitive)
  10. 1995: Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (non-competitive)
  1. 1970: Special Tony Award: Star of the Decade (non-competitive)

Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli's Grammy is a non-competitive award.

American actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer Liza Minnelli (born 1946) received her fourth distinct award in 1990. Between 1965 and 2009, Minnelli received a total of seven awards, two of which were special.

  1. 1973: Best Actress in a Leading RoleCabaret
  1. 1973: Outstanding Single Program − Variety and Popular MusicLiza with a 'Z'. A Concert for Television
  1. 1990: Grammy Legend Award (non-competitive)
  1. 1965: Best Leading Actress in a MusicalFlora the Red Menace
  2. 1974: Special Tony Award for "adding luster to the Broadway season" (non-competitive)
  3. 1978: Best Leading Actress in a Musical – The Act
  4. 2009: Best Special Theatrical EventLiza's at The Palace...!

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones’s Oscar is a non-competitive award.

American actor James Earl Jones (born 1931) received his fourth distinct award in 2011. Between 1969 and 2017, Jones received a total of eight awards, two of which were special.

  1. 2011: Academy Honorary Award (non-competitive)
  1. 1991: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGabriel's Fire
  2. 1991: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialHeat Wave
  1. 2000: Outstanding Performer − Children's SpecialSummer's End
  1. 1977: Best Spoken Word RecordingGreat American Documents
  1. 1969: Best Leading Actor in a PlayThe Great White Hope
  2. 1987: Best Leading Actor in a Play – Fences
  3. 2017: Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (non-competitive)

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte's Oscar is a non-competitive award.

American singer, activist, and actor Harry Belafonte (1927–2023) received his fourth distinct award in 2014. Between 1954 and 2014, Belafonte received a total of six awards, including a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar (six special awards).

  1. 2014: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (non-competitive)
  1. 1960: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramTonight with Belafonte – The Revlon Revue
  1. 1961: Best Performance – FolkSwing Dat Hammer
  2. 1966: Best Folk Performance – An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba
  3. 2000: Grammy Hall of Fame Award
  1. 1954: Distinguished Supporting or Featured Musical ActorJohn Murray Anderson's Almanac

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones's two Oscars are non-competitive awards while his final qualifying award was a competitive Tony for The Color Purple in 2016.

American record producer, musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, and film and television producer Quincy Jones (born 1933) received his fourth distinct award in 2016. Between 1964 and 2024, Jones received a total of 33 awards — the highest number so far of any EGOT winner. He competed for and won 28 Grammys, one Tony, and one Emmy, also receiving a special Grammy Legend Award and two special Oscars (the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Academy Honorary Award). Quincy's final qualifying award was a fully competitive 2016 Tony for The Color Purple.

  1. 1994: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (non-competitive)
  2. 2024: Academy Honorary Award (non-competitive)
  1. 1977: Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)Roots
  1. 1964: Best Instrumental Arrangement – "I Can't Stop Loving You"
  2. 1970: Best Instrumental Jazz Performance – Large Group or Soloist with Large GroupWalking in Space
  3. 1972: Best Pop Instrumental PerformanceSmackwater Jack
  4. 1974: Best Instrumental Arrangement – "Summer in the City"
  5. 1979: Best Instrumental Arrangement – "The Wiz Main Title (Overture, Part One)"
  6. 1981: Best Instrumental Arrangement – "Dinorah, Dinorah"
  7. 1982: Producer of the Year
  8. 1982: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) – "Ai No Corrida" (with Jerry Hey)
  9. 1982: Best Arrangement on an Instrumental Recording – "Velas"
  10. 1982: Best Cast Show AlbumLena Horne: The Lady and Her Music
  11. 1982: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal – "The Dude"
  12. 1984: Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)
  13. 1984: Best Recording for ChildrenE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  14. 1984: Album of the YearThriller
  15. 1984: Record of the Year – "Beat It"
  16. 1985: Best Arrangement on an Instrumental – "Grace (Gymnastics Theme)" (with Jeremy Lubbock)
  17. 1986: Best Music Video, Short Form – "We Are the World – The Video Event"
  18. 1986: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals – "We Are the World"
  19. 1986: Record of the Year – "We Are the World"
  20. 1991: Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)
  21. 1991: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) – "The Places You Find Love"
  22. 1991: Best Arrangement on an Instrumental – "Birdland"
  23. 1991: Best Jazz Fusion Performance – "Birdland"
  24. 1991: Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group – "Back on the Block"
  25. 1991: Album of the Year – Back on the Block
  26. 1992: Grammy Legend Award (non-competitive)
  27. 1994: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance – Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux
  28. 2002: Best Spoken Word AlbumQ: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones
  29. 2019: Best Music FilmQuincy
  1. 2016: Best Revival of a MusicalThe Color Purple

Frank Marshall

Frank Marshall's Oscar is a non-competitive award.

American film producer and director Frank Marshall (born 1946) received his fourth distinct award in 2023. Between 2019 and 2023, Marshall received a total of four awards. He is the only EGOT winner to have won a Sports Emmy Award and to have received the Irving G.Thalberg Memorial Award. With just four years elapsing between his first award (a 2019 honorary Oscar), a long format TV sports documentary, and competitive Grammy and Tony music awards, Marshall completed his unique, if not eclectic, EGOT collection in the shortest time of all persons to have reached this status.

  1. 2019: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (non-competitive)
  1. 2023: Outstanding Long Documentary – The Redeem Team
  1. 2023: Best Music FilmJazz Fest: A New Orleans Story
  1. 2022: Best MusicalA Strange Loop

Three competitive awards

The following people have each won three out of the four major entertainment awards in competitive categories.[33]

Without an Emmy

  1. Henry Fonda†, ◊
  2. Oscar Hammerstein II†, PP
  3. Alan Jay Lerner
  4. Frank Loesser†, PP
  5. Benj Pasek
  6. Justin Paul
  7. Stephen Sondheim†, PP
  8. Jule Styne

Without a Grammy

  1. Jack Albertson†, TC
  2. Anne Bancroft†, TC
  3. Ingrid Bergman†, TC
  4. Shirley Booth†, TC
  5. Ralph Burns†, ◊
  6. Ellen Burstyn◊, TC
  7. Melvyn Douglas†, TC
  8. Bob Fosse
  9. Jeremy Irons◊, TC
  10. Glenda Jackson†, TC
  11. Jessica LangeTC
  12. Frances McDormandTC
  13. Liza Minnelli◊, NCA
  14. Helen MirrenTC
  15. Thomas Mitchell†, TC
  16. Al Pacino◊, TC
  17. Christopher Plummer†, ◊, TC
  18. Vanessa Redgrave◊, TC
  19. Jason Robards†, ◊, TC
  20. Geoffrey RushTC
  21. Paul Scofield†, ◊, TC
  22. Maggie SmithTC
  23. Maureen Stapleton†, ◊, TC
  24. Peter Stone
  25. Jessica Tandy†, TC
  26. Tony Walton [note 1]

Without an Oscar

  1. Harry Belafonte†, NCA
  2. Leonard Bernstein†, ◊
  3. Jerry Bock†, PP
  4. Martin Charnin†, PA
  5. Cy Coleman†, ◊
  6. André De Shields
  7. Fred Ebb†, ◊
  8. Cynthia Erivo
  9. Anne GarefinoPA
  10. George Grizzard
  11. Julie Harris†, ◊
  12. Hugh Jackman
  13. Billy Joel [note 2]
  14. James Earl Jones◊, NCA
  15. Quincy Jones◊, NCA
  16. Rachel Bay Jones
  17. John Kander
  18. Tom KittPP
  19. Alex Lacamoire
  20. Stan LathanPA
  21. Cyndi Lauper
  22. Katrina Lenk
  23. Frank Marshall◊, NCA
  24. Audra McDonald
  25. Bette Midler
  26. Lin-Manuel Miranda◊, PP
  27. Cynthia Nixon
  28. Trey Parker◊, PA [note 3]
  29. Ben Platt
  30. Billy Porter
  31. Scott Sanders
  32. Marc Shaiman
  33. Bill Sherman[34]
  34. Ari'el Stachel
  35. Matt StonePA
  36. Charles StrousePA
  37. Lily Tomlin◊, PA
  38. Dick Van Dyke
  39. James Whitmore†, ◊
  40. David Yazbek

Without a Tony

  1. John Addison
  2. Adele
  3. Kristen Anderson-Lopez
  4. Julie Andrews [note 4]
  5. Burt Bacharach†, ◊
  6. Jon Batiste
  7. Alan Bergman
  8. Marilyn Bergman
  9. Jon Blair
  10. George Burns
  11. Cher
  12. Common
  13. Eminem
  14. Rob EpsteinPA
  15. James Gay-Rees
  16. Michael Giacchino
  17. Alex Gibney
  18. Alex Gibson
  19. Ludwig Göransson
  20. Brian Grazer
  21. Hildur Guðnadóttir
  22. H.E.R.
  23. Ron Howard
  24. Paul McCartney
  25. James MollPA
  26. Shawn Murphy
  27. Morgan Neville
  28. Randy Newman
  29. Sid Ramin
  30. Trent Reznor
  31. Caitrin Rogers
  32. Atticus Ross
  33. Martin Scorsese
  34. Ringo Starr
  35. Barbra Streisand◊, PA, NCA
  36. Peter Ustinov†, ◊
  37. John Williams
  38. Robin Williams
  39. Kate Winslet

Notes

† – Person is deceased.
◊ – Person has been nominated at least once for a competitive category of the missing award but has failed to win.
NCA – Person won a non-competitive award in this category (see section above).
PA – Person has won the Peabody Award
PP – Person has won the Pulitzer Prize
TC – Person has joined EGOT winners Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, and Viola Davis as winners of the Triple Crown of Acting, with singular (non-group/ensemble/company) acting wins in each of the Emmy, Oscar and Tony awards.
  1. ^ Tony Walton is the only costume/set designer to win three different awards.
  2. ^ Billy Joel has won two New York Emmy Awards, a regional faction honoring achievements in the NYC metro tri-state area.
  3. ^ Trey Parker also placed second in the narrative/dramatic division of 1993's Student Academy Awards for his college short American History.
  4. ^ In 1996, Julie Andrews declined a Tony Award nomination for her role in Victor/Victoria in protest that the production received no other nominations, despite being seen as the favorite.[35] She was also Tony-nominated for My Fair Lady and Camelot.

Three non-competitive awards

In addition to the above winners, the following people have each won three out of the four major entertainment awards in either competitive categories or non-competitive special and honorary categories.

  1. Howard Ashman†, ◊ won two competitive Oscars, five competitive Grammy Awards, and a Special Emmy Award.
  2. Fred Astaire won three competitive Emmy Awards, a Special Academy Award, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
  3. Robert Russell Bennett won a competitive Emmy Award, a competitive Oscar, and two Special Tony Awards.
  4. Irving Berlin won an Academy Award, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and a competitive Tony award.
  5. Carol Burnett won seven competitive Emmy Awards, one competitive Grammy award, and a Special Tony Award.
  6. David Byrne won an Academy Award, a competitive Grammy Award, and a Special Tony Award.
  7. Walt Disney won 22 competitive Academy Awards, four non-competitive Academy Awards, seven competitive Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Trustees Award.
  8. Ray Dolby won an Academy Scientific and Technical Award, two Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards, and a Special Merit/Technical Grammy Award.
  9. Michael J. Fox won five competitive Emmy Awards, a competitive Grammy Award, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a non-competitive Academy Award.
  10. Judy Garland†, ◊ won an Academy Juvenile Award, two competitive Grammy Awards, and a Special Tony Award.
  11. Eileen Heckart won a competitive Academy Award, a competitive Emmy Award, and a Special Tony Award.
  12. Danny Kaye won a competitive Emmy Award, a Special Tony Award, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a non-competitive Academy Award.
  13. Barry Manilow won two competitive Emmy Awards, a competitive Grammy Award, and a Special Tony Award.
  14. Steve Martin won the Honorary Academy Award, a competitive Emmy Award, and five competitive Grammy Awards.
  15. Elaine May won the Honorary Academy Award, a competitive Tony Award, and a competitive Grammy Award.
  16. Laurence Olivier†, ◊ won two competitive Oscars, five competitive Emmy Awards, and a Special Tony Award.
  17. Stephen Schwartz won three competitive Oscars, three competitive Grammys and the Isabelle Stevenson Award, a non-competitive Tony Award.
  18. Bruce Springsteen won 20 competitive Grammys, a competitive Academy Award, and a Special Tony Award.
  19. Thomas Stockham won an Academy Scientific and Technical Award, a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award, and a Technical Grammy Award.
  20. Cicely Tyson won three competitive Emmy Awards, a competitive Tony Award, and an Academy Honorary Award.
  21. Eli Wallach won a competitive Tony Award, a competitive Emmy Award, and an Academy Honorary Award.
  22. Diane Warren won a competitive Grammy Award, a competitive Emmy Award, and an Academy Honorary Award.
  23. Oprah Winfrey won competitive Emmy Awards, a competitive Tony Award, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a non-competitive Academy Award.

Notes

† – Person is deceased.
◊ – Person has been nominated at least once for a competitive category of the missing award but has failed to win.

Four nominations

The following people have not won all four awards in competitive categories but have received at least one nomination for each of them:

  1. Lynn Ahrens
  2. Alan Alda
  3. Joan Allen
  4. Woody Allen
  5. Judith Anderson
  6. Kristen Anderson-Lopez
  7. Julie Andrews
  8. Alan Arkin
  9. Howard Ashman[note 1]
  10. Burt Bacharach
  11. Lauren Bacall
  12. Ed Begley
  13. Elmer Bernstein
  14. Leonard Bernstein
  15. Danielle Brooks
  16. Ralph Burns
  17. Ellen Burstyn
  18. Richard Burton
  19. David Byrne
  20. Sammy Cahn
  21. Keith Carradine
  22. Diahann Carroll
  23. Stockard Channing
  24. Don Cheadle
  25. Glenn Close
  26. Cy Coleman
  27. Fred Ebb
  28. Cynthia Erivo
  29. José Ferrer
  30. Henry Fonda
  31. Jane Fonda
  32. Morgan Freeman
  33. Judy Garland[note 2]
  34. Jack Gilford
  35. Elliot Goldenthal
  36. Brian Grazer
  37. Joel Grey
  38. Julie Harris
  39. Katharine Hepburn
  40. Jeremy Irons
  41. Hugh Jackman
  42. James Earl Jones
  43. Quincy Jones
  44. John Kander
  45. Tony Kushner
  46. Angela Lansbury
  47. Michel Legrand
  48. Jack Lemmon
  49. John Lithgow
  50. Kenny Loggins
  51. Frank Marshall
  52. Max Martin
  53. Steve Martin[note 3]
  54. Bette Midler
  55. Liza Minnelli
  56. Lin-Manuel Miranda
  57. Paul Newman
  58. Laurence Olivier
  59. Leslie Odom Jr.
  60. Al Pacino
  61. Trey Parker
  62. Dolly Parton
  63. Benj Pasek
  64. Justin Paul
  65. Christopher Plummer
  66. Sidney Poitier
  67. André Previn
  68. Lynn Redgrave[note 4]
  69. Vanessa Redgrave
  70. Jason Robards
  71. Mark Ruffalo
  72. Adam Schlesinger
  73. Paul Scofield
  74. Marc Shaiman
  75. David Shire
  76. Paul Simon
  77. Glenn Slater
  78. Will Smith
  79. Tom Snow
  80. Kevin Spacey
  81. Bruce Springsteen[note 5]
  82. Sting
  83. Maureen Stapleton
  84. Barbra Streisand
  85. Meryl Streep
  86. Lily Tomlin
  87. Stanley Tucci
  88. Peter Ustinov
  89. Jimmy Van Heusen
  90. Denzel Washington
  91. Sigourney Weaver
  92. James Whitmore
  93. Scott Wittman
  94. Hans Zimmer

Notes

† – Person is deceased.
  1. ^ Howard Ashman was never nominated for an Emmy, but won a special Emmy Award for his contributions to Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue.
  2. ^ Judy Garland was never nominated for a Tony, but did receive a Special Tony Award.
  3. ^ Steve Martin has not received an Oscar nomination, but has won an Academy Honorary Award.
  4. ^ Lynn Redgrave is the only person to date to be nominated at least once for each of the four awards, without winning any.
  5. ^ Bruce Springsteen has not received a Tony nomination, but received a Special Tony Award.

Variations

PEGOT

There are conflicting definitions for the PEGOT. Some say the "P" refers to the Peabody Award,[36] others say it is the Pulitzer Prize.[37][38][39] As of 2024, Mike Nichols, Rita Moreno, Barbra Streisand, and Mel Brooks have achieved this status by winning the Peabody;[40] while Richard Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch have achieved it by winning the Pulitzer.[41]

EGOT winners who also won at least one Peabody Award:

  1. Rita Moreno[38]
  2. Mike Nichols[36]
  3. Barbra Streisand[36][note 1]
  4. Mel Brooks [42]

EGOT winners who also won at least one Pulitzer Prize:

  1. Marvin Hamlisch[37]
  2. Richard Rodgers[37]

People who won a Peabody, lacking only one EGOT award:

  1. Carol Burnett[note 2] (missing an Oscar)
  2. Martin Charnin (missing an Oscar)
  3. Rob Epstein (missing a Tony)
  4. Anne Garefino (missing an Oscar)
  5. James Moll (missing a Tony)
  6. Trey Parker (missing an Oscar)
  7. Matt Stone (missing an Oscar)
  8. Charles Strouse (missing an Oscar)
  9. Lily Tomlin (missing an Oscar)
  10. Cicely Tyson[note 3] (missing a Grammy)
  11. Oprah Winfrey[note 4] (missing a Grammy)

People who won a Pulitzer, lacking only one EGOT award:

  1. Jerry Bock (missing an Oscar)
  2. Oscar Hammerstein II (missing an Emmy)
  3. Tom Kitt (missing an Oscar)
  4. Frank Loesser (missing an Emmy)
  5. Lin-Manuel Miranda (missing an Oscar)
  6. Stephen Sondheim (missing an Emmy)[37]

Notes

† – Person is deceased.

  1. ^ Streisand's Tony Award was non-competitive, rendering her an honorary PEGOT winner.
  2. ^ Burnett's Tony Award was non-competitive.
  3. ^ Tyson's Academy Award was non-competitive.
  4. ^ Winfrey's Academy Award was non-competitive.

REGOT

Another variation is the REGOT, which includes being awarded a Razzie.[43][44] Alan Menken has a REGOT due to his Razzie win with Jack Feldman for Worst Original Song for "High Times, Hard Times" from Newsies.[45] With her Razzie win for Worst Actress for Rent-a-Cop and Arthur 2: On the Rocks, Liza Minnelli has a REGOT if her non-competitive Grammy Legend Award is considered.[46]

Equivalent honors outside the United States

The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards are presided over by industry bodies based in the United States, and as of 2024, 14 out of the 19 EGOT winners were American nationals. The remaining five ― John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, and Elton John ― were British. Many countries hold their own equivalent awards ceremonies honouring their own television, music, film, and theatre industries. In some cases, commentators in other countries have derived their own acronyms for individuals who have won at all four ceremonies.

Canada

In 2018, Leah Collins of CBC Arts proposed a Canadian equivalent of the EGOT: the Canadian Screen Awards (and their predecessors, the Gemini and Genie Awards) for film and television, the Juno Awards for music, and the Dora Mavor Moore Awards for theatre.[47] Toronto-based game show Trivia Club referred to this combination as the "Two-Can-Ju-Do".[48] No individual has won in all four categories.

Australia

In 2019, Caitlin Welsh of Nova Entertainment proposed the "LAHA" as an Australian equivalent: the Logie Awards for television, the ARIA Music Awards for music, the Helpmann Awards for theatre, and the AACTA Awards for film.[49] She also could not identify any winners of all four awards, although Noni Hazlehurst has received nominations in all four.

See also

Notes

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Further reading

Entertainment Weekly: 18 stars who are EGOT winners