List of people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards

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Twelve people have won all four major annual American entertainment awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Doing so may be abbreviated EGOT, or sometimes GATE ("A" for "Academy").[1][2][dead link] These awards honor outstanding achievements in, respectively, television, music (or other audio recording), film, and theater.[3] Winning all four awards has been referred to as winning the Grand Slam of Show Business.[4][5] The acronym EGOT was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas.[6]

Winners of all four awards[edit]

To date, twelve individuals have won all four awards in competitive categories. They are actors John Gielgud, Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno and Whoopi Goldberg; composers Marvin Hamlisch, Richard Rodgers, Jonathan Tunick and Robert Lopez; director/screenwriter Mel Brooks; director Mike Nichols; and producer Scott Rudin.[3] Of the 12, two — Marvin Hamlisch and Richard Rodgers — have also won the Pulitzer Prize.

Five other performers, Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones, Barbra Streisand, Christopher Plummer and Harry Belafonte have also won all four awards, although one of the awards was non-competitive, i.e. special or honorary in nature (Plummer's Grammy, Streisand's Tony, Jones' and Belafonte's Oscars and Minnelli's Grammy).[3]

The twelve individuals who have won competitive awards are listed below.

Name EGOT completed Years to complete Emmy Grammy Oscar Tony
Rodgers, RichardRichard Rodgers 1962 17 1962 19601 1945 19501,2
Hayes, HelenHelen Hayes3 1977 45 1953 1977 19321 19471,2
Moreno, RitaRita Moreno3 1977 16 19771 1972 1961 1975
Gielgud, JohnJohn Gielgud 1991 30 1991 1979 1981 19611,2
Hepburn, AudreyAudrey Hepburn 1994 41 1993 1994 19532 19542
Hamlisch, MarvinMarvin Hamlisch 1995 23 19951 19741 19731 1976
Tunick, JonathanJonathan Tunick 1997 20 1982 1988 1977 1997
Brooks, MelMel Brooks 2001 34 19671 19981 1968 20011
Nichols, MikeMike Nichols 2001 40 20011 1961 1967 19641
Goldberg, WhoopiWhoopi Goldberg 2002 17 20021,2 1985 1990 2002
Rudin, ScottScott Rudin 2012 28 1984 2012 2007 19941
Lopez, RobertRobert Lopez 2014 10 2008 2012 2014 20041

Notes:

^1 The artist subsequently won an additional competitive award (or awards).
^2 The artist also received an honorary or non-competitive award (or awards).
^3 The artist earned the Triple Crown of Acting, with singular (non-group/ensemble/company) acting wins in each of the Emmy, Oscar and Tony awards.

Including honorary or special[edit]

The following are the four artists who also have won the four major awards but not exclusively in the main competitive categories.

Artist EGOT completed Years to complete 1st Award 2nd Award 3rd Award 4th Award
Streisand, BarbraBarbra Streisand 1970 7 1963 Grammy 1965 Emmy 1968 Academy 1970 Special Tony Award
Minnelli, LizaLiza Minnelli 1990 25 1965 Tony 1972 Academy 1973 Emmy 1990 Grammy Legend Award
Jones, James EarlJames Earl Jones 2011 42 1969 Tony 1977 Grammy 1991 Emmy 2011 Academy Honorary Award
Plummer, ChristopherChristopher Plummer 2011 37 1974 Tony 1977 Emmy 1998 Grammy Hall of Fame Award 2011 Academy
Belafonte, HarryHarry Belafonte 2014 60 1954 Tony 1960 Grammy 1960 Emmy 2014 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Qualifying awards summary (competitive only)[edit]

Richard Rodgers[edit]

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

Richard Rodgers (1902–1979), a composer, received his fourth distinct award in 1962. Between 1945 and 1979, Rodgers received a total of 13 awards.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1945: Best Song – "It Might as Well Be Spring" from State Fair
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1962: Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed – Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1960: Best Show Album (Original Cast)The Sound of Music
  2. 1962: Best Original Cast Show Album – No Strings
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1950: Best MusicalSouth Pacific
  2. 1950: Tony Award for Producers, Musical – South Pacific
  3. 1950: Best ScoreSouth Pacific
  4. 1952: Best MusicalThe King and I
  5. 1960: Best Musical – The Sound of Music
  6. 1962: Best Composer – No Strings
  • Special Awards:
  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[edit]

Helen Hayes became the second person and first woman to win all four awards in 1976.

Helen Hayes (1900–1993), an actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1976. Between 1932 and 1980, Hayes received a total of 7 awards. She was the first woman to win all four. Counting only the first award of each type, she also has the distinction of the longest timespan (45 years) between her first and fourth award of any showbiz Grand Slam winner.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1932: Best Actress in a Leading RoleThe Sin of Madelon Claudet
  2. 1970: Best Actress in a Supporting RoleAirport
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1953: Best ActressSchlitz Playhouse of Stars for the episode "Not a Chance"
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1977: Best Spoken Word RecordingGreat American Documents
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1947: Best Actress, DramaticHappy Birthday
  2. 1958: Best Actress, Dramatic – Time Remembered
  • Special Awards:
  1. 1980: Special Tony Award, Lawrence Langner Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre

Rita Moreno[edit]

Rita Moreno became the third person and first Latin person to win all four awards in 1977.

Rita Moreno (born 1931), an actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1977. Between 1961 and 1978, Moreno received a total of five awards.[7] She is also the first Latin winner and the first winner to win a Grammy as their second award (both previous winners won Tonys as their second award).

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1961: Best Actress in a Supporting RoleWest Side Story
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1977: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or MusicThe Muppet Show
  2. 1978: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series – The Rockford Files for the episode "The Paper Palace"
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1972: Best Recording for ChildrenThe Electric Company
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1975: Best Featured or Supporting Actress in a PlayThe Ritz

John Gielgud[edit]

In 1991, John Gielgud became the fourth person and, at age 87, the oldest person to ever win all four awards.

John Gielgud (1904–2000), an actor, received his fourth distinct award in 1991. Between 1948 and 1991, Gielgud received a total of six 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 was also the oldest winner.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1981: Best Actor in a Supporting RoleArthur
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1991: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special – Summer's Lease
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1979: Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama RecordingAges of Man
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1948: Outstanding Foreign Company – The Importance of Being Earnest
  2. 1961: Best Director of a DramaBig Fish, Little Fish
  • Special Awards:
  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[edit]

Audrey Hepburn became the fifth person to win all four awards, and the first to receive her fourth distinct award posthumously in 1994.

Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993), an actress, received her fourth distinct award posthumously in 1994. Between 1953 and 1994, Hepburn received a total of six 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 win at the 1993 Emmys).

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1953: Best Actress in a Leading RoleRoman Holiday
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1993: Outstanding Individual Achievement, Informational Programming – Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1994: Best Spoken Word Album for ChildrenAudrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1954: Best Actress in a DramaOndine
  • Special Awards:
  1. 1968: Special Tony Award, Special Achievement Award
  2. 1993: Special Academy Award, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Marvin Hamlisch[edit]

Marvin Hamlisch (shown with his wife Terre Blair) became the sixth person to win all four awards in 1995. He has the most Oscars of any EGOT winners.

Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012), a composer, received his fourth distinct award in 1995. Between 1973 and 2001, Hamlisch received a total of 12 awards. Hamlisch has the most Oscars of any Grand Slam winners (three). In 1974 he became the first winner to have won a "General Field" Grammy – taking Song of the Year and Best New Artist. He was also the only Grand Slam winner to have won multiple legs of the feat for the same work – an Oscar and a Grammy for song "The Way We Were".

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1973: Best Music, Original Dramatic ScoreThe Way We Were
  2. 1973: Best Music, Original Song – "The Way We Were"
  3. 1973: Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or AdaptationThe Sting
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1995: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music DirectionBarbra: The Concert
  2. 1995: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and LyricsBarbra: The Concert
  3. 1999: Outstanding Music and Lyrics – AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies
  4. 2001: Outstanding Music Direction – Timeless: Live in Concert
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1974: Song of the Year – "The Way We Were"
  2. 1974: Best New Artist of the Year
  3. 1974: Best Pop Instrumental PerformanceThe Entertainer
  4. 1974: Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television SpecialThe Way We Were
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1976: Best Musical ScoreA Chorus Line

Jonathan Tunick[edit]

Jonathan Tunick (born 1938), a composer, conductor, and music arranger, received his fourth distinct award in 1997. Between 1977 and 1997, Tunick received a total of four awards. Tunick is the first Grand Slam winner to have won an Emmy as their second award as well as the first to win the Tony as their fourth award.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1977: Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation ScoreA Little Night Music
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1982: Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction – Night of 100 Stars
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1988: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals – "No One is Alone," Cleo Laine
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1997: Best OrchestrationsTitanic

Mel Brooks[edit]

Mel Brooks became the eighth person to win all four awards in 2001 as well as the first person to win the Emmy as the first of the four awards.

Mel Brooks (born 1926), a director, writer and actor, received his fourth distinct award in June 2001. Between 1968 and 2002, Brooks received a total of 11 awards.[8] Brooks was the first person to win the Emmy as the first award, and the first winner to have won his Oscar for screenplay writing.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1968: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenThe Producers
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1967: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety – The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special
  2. 1997: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You
  3. 1998: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You
  4. 1999: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1998: 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
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 2001: Best Book of a MusicalThe Producers
  2. 2001: Best Original ScoreThe Producers
  3. 2001: Best MusicalThe Producers

Mike Nichols[edit]

Mike Nichols (born 1931), a director, received his fourth distinct award in November 2001. Between 1961 and 2012, Nichols received a total of 15 awards. Nichols was the first person to complete the Grand Slam in the same year in which another individual (Mel Brooks) had previously completed it. Nichols was also the first slam winner to win the Grammy as their first award, the first winner to have won multiple awards (an Oscar, several Tonys, and two Emmys) for directing, and has the most Tony Awards (9) of any Grand Slam winner. When counting all awards won—not just the first of each type—Nichols has the longest timespan of awards among Grand Slam winners, at 51 years.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1967: Best Director – The Graduate
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 2001: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Wit
  2. 2001: Outstanding Made for Television Movie – Wit (as executive producer)
  3. 2004: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Angels in America
  4. 2004: Outstanding Miniseries – Angels in America (as Executive producer)
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1961: Best Comedy Performance – An Evening With Mike Nichols And Elaine May
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1964: Best Director, Dramatic – Barefoot in the Park
  2. 1965: Best Director, Dramatic – Luv and The Odd Couple
  3. 1968: Best Director, Dramatic – Plaza Suite
  4. 1972: Best Director, Dramatic – The Prisoner of Second Avenue
  5. 1977: Best Musical – Annie (as producer)
  6. 1984: Best Director, Play – The Real Thing
  7. 1984: Best Play – The Real Thing (as producer)
  8. 2005: Best Director, Musical – Monty Python's Spamalot
  9. 2012: Best Director, Play – Death of a Salesman

Whoopi Goldberg[edit]

Whoopi Goldberg became the tenth winner, first winner to win two of their awards in the same year, and first black winner, in 2002.

Whoopi Goldberg (born 1955), an actress, comedian and talk-show host, received her fourth distinct award in 2002. Between 1985 and 2009, Goldberg received a total of 6 awards.[9] Goldberg is the first African American winner, the first to win the Oscar as their second award, and the first to win two of their awards in the same year (she won both her first Daytime Emmy and her Tony in 2002).

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1990: Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Ghost
  • Daytime Emmy Awards:
  1. 2002: Outstanding Special Class Special – Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel (Host)
  2. 2009: Outstanding Talk Show Host – The View
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1985: Best Comedy Recording – Whoopi Goldberg: Original Broadway Show Recording
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 2002: Best Musical – Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Special Awards:
  1. 1997: Special Emmy Award, Governors Award, for the seven Comic Relief Benefit Specials

Notes: Although she has never won a competitive Primetime Emmy award, she has been nominated several times. The fact that she does not have a competitive Primetime Emmy Award has led to debate over her inclusion in the "official list." In the 30 Rock episode "Dealbreakers Talk Show#0001", Goldberg (playing herself) addresses this when questioned by character Tracy Jordan about her Daytime Emmy: "It still counts! Girl's gotta eat!"

Scott Rudin[edit]

Scott Rudin (born 1958) received his fourth distinct award in 2012. Between 1984 and 2012, Rudin received a total of 11 awards. Rudin is the first winner who was primarily a producer.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 2007: Best Picture – No Country For Old Men
  • Primetime Emmy Awards:
  1. 1984: Outstanding Children's Program – He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 2012: Best Musical Theater Album – The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1994: Best Musical – Passion
  2. 2000: Best Play – Copenhagen
  3. 2005: Best Play – Doubt
  4. 2006: Best Play – The History Boys
  5. 2009: Best Play – God of Carnage
  6. 2010: Best Revival of a Play – Fences
  7. 2011: Best Musical – The Book of Mormon
  8. 2012: Best Revival of a Play – Death of a Salesman

Robert Lopez[edit]

Robert Lopez (born 1975), a songwriter, received his fourth distinct award in 2014. Between 2004 and 2014, Lopez received a total of 7 awards. Like fellow EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg, his Emmy awards are Daytime Emmys (although he has been nominated for a competitive Primetime Emmy award). Lopez is the youngest winner to receive all four awards in competitive categories, as well as the fastest to complete his qualifying run of EGOT award wins (10 years), and has the shortest time to complete any run of EGOT wins (4 years). He 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 Grand Slam winners to have been co-winners of the same award. Lopez is also the first person to have won the Oscar last, which he won with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez.[10]

  • Academy Awards
  1. 2014: Best Original Song: "Let It Go" from Frozen
  • Daytime Emmy Awards
  1. 2008: Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition: Wonder Pets
  2. 2010: Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition: Wonder Pets
  • Grammy Awards
  1. 2012: Best Musical Theater Album: The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Tony Awards
  1. 2004: Tony Award for Best Score: Avenue Q
  2. 2011: Best Book of a Musical: The Book of Mormon
  3. 2011: Best Original Score: The Book of Mormon

Qualifying awards summary (including non-competitive awards)[edit]

The following artists have also received all of the four major awards, however in each case one of these awards has been received only in an honorary or other non-competitive category. (Streisand has never received a competitive Tony, Minnelli and Plummer have never received a competitive Grammy, and Jones has never received a competitive Oscar.)

Barbra Streisand[edit]

Barbra Streisand became the youngest winner in 1970 at the age of 28. With just seven years elapsing between her first Grammy and her Tony, she also completed the feat in the shortest amount of time of any winner. However her Tony is a non-competitive award.

Barbra Streisand (born 1942), a singer and actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1970. Between 1963 and 2001, Streisand received a total of 18 awards. Streisand has the highest number of awards (18) of any grand slam winner, as well as the highest number of Grammy wins by a grand slam winner (9), which is also the highest number of wins for any grand slam winner for a specific one of the four awards. Having completed the showbiz Grand Slam at age 28, she is the youngest winner, and with just seven years elapsing between her first award (a 1963 Grammy) and her final award (a 1970 Special Tony), Streisand also completed the Grand Slam in the shortest amount of time. She is also the only winner to have won an Oscar in both a music and an acting category. Barbra is also the only winner to have won all of her competitive awards for her debut performances (her first musical album, feature film and television special, respectively).

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1968: Best Actress in a Leading Role – Funny Girl
  2. 1977: Best Music, Song – "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1965: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment – Actors and Performers – My Name is Barbra
  2. 1995: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program – Barbra Streisand: The Concert
  3. 1995: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special – Barbra Streisand: The Concert
  4. 2001: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program – Timeless: Live in Concert
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1963: Best Vocal Performance, Female – The Barbra Streisand Album
  2. 1963: Album Of The Year (Other Than Classical) – The Barbra Streisand Album
  3. 1964: Best Vocal Performance, Female – "People" (from the musical Funny Girl)
  4. 1965: Best Vocal Performance, Female – My Name Is Barbra
  5. 1977: Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female – "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
  6. 1977: Song Of The Year, "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
  7. 1980: Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal – "Guilty" (with Barry Gibb)
  8. 1986: Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female – The Broadway Album
  9. 1992: Special Grammy Award: Grammy Legend Award (non-competitive)
  10. 1995: Special Grammy Award: Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (non-competitive)
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1970: Special Tony Award: Star of the Decade (non-competitive)

Liza Minnelli[edit]

Liza Minnelli has each of the four awards, having won her fourth in 1990, but her Grammy is a non-competitive award.

Liza Minnelli (born 1946), an actress and singer, received her fourth distinct award in 1990. Between 1965 and 2009, Minnelli received a total of 7 awards.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1972: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Cabaret)
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1973: Outstanding Single Program − Variety and Popular Music (Liza with a ‘Z’. A Concert for Television)
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1990: Special Grammy Award: Grammy Legend Award (non-competitive)
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1965: Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Flora the Red Menace)
  2. 1974: Special Tony Award for "adding lustre to the Broadway season" (non-competitive)
  3. 1978: Best Leading Actress in a Musical (The Act)
  4. 2008: Best Special Theatrical Event ("Liza's at The Palace...!")

James Earl Jones[edit]

James Earl Jones has each of the four awards, having won his fourth in 2012, but his Oscar is a non-competitive award.

James Earl Jones (born 1931), an actor, received his fourth distinct award in 2011. Between 1969 and 2011, Jones received a total of 7 awards.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 2011: Academy Honorary Award (non-competitive)
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1991: Outstanding Lead Actor − Drama Series (Gabriel's Fire)
  2. 1991: Outstanding Supporting Actor − Miniseries or a Movie (Heat Wave)
  • Daytime Emmy Awards:
  1. 2000: Outstanding Performer − Children's Special (Summer's End)
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1977: Best Spoken Word Recording (Great American Documents)
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1969: Best Leading Actor in a Play (The Great White Hope)
  2. 1987: Best Leading Actor in a Play (Fences)

Christopher Plummer[edit]

Plummer has each of the four awards, but his Grammy is a non-competitive award.

Christopher Plummer (born 1929), an actor, received his fourth distinct award in 2011. Between 1974 and 2011, Plummer received a total of 6 awards.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 2011: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Beginners)
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1977: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series (Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers)
  2. 1994: Outstanding Voice-Over Performance (Madeline)
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1998: Grammy Hall of Fame Award (The Sound of Music)
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1974: Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Cyrano)
  2. 1977: Best Leading Actor in a Play (Barrymore)

Harry Belafonte[edit]

Harry Belafonte (born 1927), a singer and actor, received his fourth distinct award in 2014. Between 1954 and 2014, Belefonte received a total of 6 awards.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 2014: Academy Award Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (non-competitive)
  • Emmy Awards:
  1. 1960: Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program (Tonight with Belafonte, The Revlon Revue)
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1960: Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording (Swing Dat Hammer)
  2. 1965: Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording (An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba)
  3. 2000: Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1954: Best Featured Actor in a Musical (John Murray Anderson's Almanac)

Three competitive awards[edit]

The following people have each won three out of the four major entertainment awards in competitive categories.[11] Winning three of the four awards has been called a 3GOT (a play on the term EGOT), with the four combinations referred to as EGO, TOE, GOT, and GET.


Notes[edit]

† — Person is deceased.
TC — Person joins EGOT winners Hayes and Moreno 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. ^ In 1996, Julie Andrews refused a Tony Award nomination for her role in Victor/Victoria in protest that the production received no other nominations.[12] She was also Tony-nominated for My Fair Lady and Camelot
  2. ^ In addition to both an Academy Award and a Grammy Award in 1961, Ramin won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1982.
  3. ^ Barbra Streisand also won a Special Tony Award in 1970.
  4. ^ Bob Fosse won all three awards in the same year, 1973.
  5. ^ Liza Minnelli also won a Grammy Legends Award in 1990.
  6. ^ In 1953, Thomas Mitchell became the first actor ever to win the "Triple Crown of Acting".
  7. ^ With his 2012 Oscar win, Plummer became the oldest (82), and the most recent, actor to win the "Triple Crown of Acting".
  8. ^ Tony Walton is the only costume/set designer to win all three of these awards.
  9. ^ James Earl Jones also received an Academy Honorary Award in 2011.
  10. ^ Trey Parker won a Student Academy Award for his college short 'American History' in 1993.

Three awards (non-competitive)[edit]

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 noncompetitive special and honorary categories.

  1. Fred Astaire won three competitive Emmy awards, a Special Academy Award, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
  2. Irving Berlin won an Academy Award, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and a competitive Tony award.
  3. Walt Disney won 26 competitive Academy Awards, seven competitive Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Trustees Award.
  4. Ray Dolby won an Academy Scientific and Technical Award, two Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards, and a Special Merit/Technical Grammy Award.
  5. Judy Garland won an Academy Juvenile Award, two competitive Grammy Awards, and a Special Tony Award.
  6. Eileen Heckart won a competitive Academy Award, a competitive Emmy Award, and a Special Tony Award.
  7. Quincy Jones won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (a non-competitive Academy Award), an Emmy Award, and 27 competitive Grammy Awards.
  8. Angela Lansbury won the Honorary Academy Award, two competitive Grammy Awards, and five competitive Tony Awards.
  9. Barry Manilow won two competitive Emmy Awards, a competitive Grammy Award, and a Special Tony Award.
  10. Steve Martin won the Honorary Academy Award, a competitive Emmy Award, and five competitive Grammy Awards.
  11. Bette Midler won three competitive Emmy Awards, three competitive Grammy Awards, and a Special Tony Award.
  12. Eli Wallach won a competitive Tony Award, a competitive Emmy Award, and an Academy Honorary Award.

Four nominations[edit]

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

Notes: While Judy Garland, Bette Midler and Diana Ross never received any Tony nominations, they have each won a Special Tony Award, in addition to receiving at least one nomination in competitive categories for each of the other three awards. Only one artist, Lynn Redgrave, has been nominated at least once for each of the four awards without winning any.


See also[edit]

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