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Only 19 People Have Ever Achieved "EGOT Status," Plus 17 Others Who Are Soooo Very Close

Last night at the Emmys, Elton John became the 19th person in history to achieve the elusive EGOT.

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Viola Davis was the last person who achieved it in 2023 when she won a Grammy.

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For those who don't know, you "achieve an EGOT" when you win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

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Because this is, like, THE biggest achievement in Hollywood, let's look at who has it and who is super close.

1.EGOT achiever: Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer achieved her EGOT in 2022 when she won a Tony Award.

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One award away from EGOT: Cher

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She just needs a Tony.

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2.EGOT achiever: Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi achieved EGOT in 2002 when she won a Tony.

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One award away from EGOT: Julie Andrews

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She just needs to win a Tony.

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3.EGOT achiever: Audrey Hepburn

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She achieved EGOT when she won a Grammy posthumously in 1994.

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One award away from EGOT: Cynthia Nixon

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She just needs an Oscar.

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4.EGOT achiever: Richard Rodgers

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Richard was the absolute first person to EGOT when he won an Emmy for composing in 1962.

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One award away from EGOT: James Earl Jones

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He just needs an Oscar.

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5.EGOT achiever: Composer Marvin Hamlisch

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He achieved EGOT in 1995 when he won an Emmy.

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One award away from EGOT: Billy Porter

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He just needs an Oscar.

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6.EGOT achiever: Mel Brooks

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He completed his EGOT when he won a Tony in 2001.

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One award away from EGOT: Liza Minnelli

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She just needs a Grammy.

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7.Achieved EGOT: Producer Scott Rudin

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He achieved his EGOT in 2012 when he won a Grammy.

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One award away from EGOT: Maggie Smith

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She just needs a Grammy.

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8.EGOT achiever: Director Mike Nichols

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He achieved his EGOT when he won an Emmy in 2001.

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One award away from EGOT: Ben Platt

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He just needs an Oscar.

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9.EGOT achiever: John Legend

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John completed his EGOT when he won an Emmy in 2018.

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One award away from EGOT: Helen Mirren

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She just needs a Grammy.

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10.EGOT achiever: Composer Jonathan Tunick

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He achieved EGOT when he won a Tony in 1997.

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One award away from EGOT: Cynthia Erivo

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She just needs an Oscar.

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11.EGOT achiever: Actor John Gielgud

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He completed his EGOT when he won an Emmy in 1991.

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One award away from EGOT: Cyndi Lauper

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She just needs an Oscar.

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12.EGOT achiever: Actress Helen Hayes

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She completed her EGOT in 1977 when she won a Grammy.

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One award away from EGOT: Kate Winslet

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She just needs a Tony.

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13.EGOT achiever: Rita Moreno

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She got her EGOT in 1977 when she won an Emmy.

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One award away from EGOT: Bette Midler

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She just needs an Oscar.

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14.EGOT achiever: Lyricist Tim Rice

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He achieved his EGOT when he won an Emmy in 2018.

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One award away from EGOT: Al Pacino

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He just needs a Grammy.

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15.EGOT achiever: Alan Menken

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He achieved EGOT with an Emmy in 2020.

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One award away from EGOT: Common

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He just needs a Tony.

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16.EGOT achiever: Songwriter Robert Lopez

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He's actually the first-ever double EGOT winner, like he's won each award TWICE.

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One award away from EGOT: Martin Scorsese

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He just needs a Tony.

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17.EGOT achiever: Andrew Lloyd Webber

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He got his EGOT when he won an Emmy in 2018.

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One award away from EGOT: Lily Tomlin

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She just needs an Oscar.

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