List of EGOT winners

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EGOT, an acronym for the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards, is the designation given to people who have won all four of those awards.[1][2] Respectively, these awards honor outstanding achievements in television, recording, film, and Broadway theatre.[3] Achieving the EGOT has been referred to as the "grand slam" of show business.[1][4] As of 2022, 17 people have accomplished this feat.[5]

The EGOT acronym was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas in late 1984, when his role on the new hit show Miami Vice brought him instant fame, and he stated a desire to achieve the EGOT within five years.[6][7] Thomas has never been nominated for any of the EGOT awards.

The term gained wider recognition in the 2010s after a season-long arc in the 4th season of the sitcom 30 Rock featured the character of Tracy Jordan (portrayed by Tracy Morgan) setting out to achieve the EGOT, which he goes on to do in the show.[8]

Variations[edit]

The only Double EGOT — a person who has won all four awards at least twice — is songwriter Robert Lopez, who is also the youngest person to achieve EGOT status, at 39 years, 8 days; and who won his first four awards in the shortest time (a span of 9 years, 8 months).

Another variation of the accomplishment is the PEGOT, though there are conflicting definitions. Some say the "P" refers to the Peabody Award,[9][10] others say the Pulitzer Prize. As of 2019, Mike Nichols, Rita Moreno and Barbra Streisand (if her Special Tony Award is considered) have achieved this status by winning the Peabody;[11] while Richard Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch have achieved it by winning the Pulitzer.[12]

Another variation is the REGOT, which includes a Razzie.[13][14] Alan Menken has a REGOT due to his Razzie win with Jack Feldman for Worst Original Song for “High Times, Hard Times" from Newsies.[15] Due to her Razzie win for Worst Actress for Rent-a-Cop and Arthur 2: On the Rocks, Liza Minnelli has a REGOT if her Grammy Legend Award is considered.[16]

There is some debate over whether the "E" must be a Primetime Emmy Award, and not a Daytime Emmy nor any of the awards presented at the other types of Emmy ceremonies.[17] Three EGOT winners have won only the Daytime Emmy.

Winners of all four awards[edit]

Name Emmy Grammy Oscar Tony EGOT completed Year span Age at completion Category(s)
Richard Rodgers 1962 1960[n 1] 1945 1950[n 1][n 2] 1962 17 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] 1972 1961 1975 1977 16 45 years, 9 months Actress, singer
John Gielgud 1991 1979 1981 1961[n 1],[n 2] 1991 30 87 years, 4 months Actor, director
Audrey Hepburn 1993[n 4] 1994[n 4] 1953[n 2] 1954[n 2] 1994 41 63 years, 8 months[n 4] Actress
Marvin Hamlisch 1995[n 1] 1974[n 1] 1973[n 1] 1976 1995 22 51 years, 3 months Composer
Jonathan Tunick 1982 1988 1977 1997 1997 20 59 years, 1 month Orchestrator, music arranger,
composer, conductor
Mel Brooks 1967[n 1] 1998[n 1] 1968 2001[n 1] 2001 34 74 years, 11 months Writer, director, songwriter, actor
Mike Nichols 2001[n 1] 1961 1967 1964[n 1] 2001 40 69 years, 11 months Director, comedian
Whoopi Goldberg 2002[n 1][n 2][n 5] 1986 1990 2002 2002 16 46 years, 6 months Comedian, actress, host
Scott Rudin 1984 2012 2007 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 Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber 2018[n 8] 1980[n 1][n 2] 1996 1980[n 1][n 2] 2018 38 70 years, 5 months Composer, producer
Tim Rice 2018[n 8] 1980[n 1] 1992[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] 1989[n 1] 2012 2020 31 70 years, 11 months Composer, producer
Jennifer Hudson 2021[n 5] 2009 2007 2022 2022 15 40 years, 9 months Singer, actress, 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 The artist also subsequently won one or more additional competitive awards.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i The artist also received one or more honorary or non-competitive awards.
  3. ^ a b 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 Award, not a Primetime Emmy Award.
  6. ^ The artist has subsequently achieved multiple EGOTs.
  7. ^ Lopez won Daytime Emmy Awards in 2008 & 2010, followed by a Primetime Emmy Award in 2021.
  8. ^ a b c Legend, Lloyd Webber, and Rice achieved their EGOTs simultaneously with their shared Emmy Award for producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Additional recipients of all four (including non-competitive or special/honorary awards)[edit]

Five other artists—Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones, Barbra Streisand, Harry Belafonte, and Quincy Jones—have also received all four awards, but at least one of the awards was non-competitive, i.e., special or honorary in nature (Streisand's Tony, Minnelli's Grammy, and both Joneses' and Belafonte's Oscars).[3]

Artist 1st Award 2nd Award 3rd Award 4th Award Year span Category(s)
Barbra Streisand 1964 Grammy 1965 Emmy 1968 Oscar 1970 Special Tony Award
6
Actress and singer
Liza Minnelli 1965 Tony 1972 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

Four awards winners summary (competitive only)[edit]

Richard Rodgers[edit]

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

Richard Rodgers (1902–1979), a composer, songwriter, and theatre producer received his fourth distinct award in 1962. Between 1945 and 1979, Rodgers received a total of 10 competitive awards. He was the first person to win all four, and primarily a composer.

Helen Hayes[edit]

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

Helen Hayes (1900–1993), an actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1977. Between 1932 and 1980, Hayes received a total of 6 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 singular (non-group/ensemble/company) 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 distinction of the longest timespan (45 years) between her first and fourth award of any showbiz Grand Slam winner.

Rita Moreno[edit]

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

Rita Moreno (born 1931), an actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1977. Between 1961 and 1978, Moreno received a total of five awards.[18] 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 on March 28, 2019, it was announced that she would receive a Peabody Award.

John Gielgud[edit]

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.

John Gielgud (1904–2000), an actor and theatre director, received his fourth distinct award in 1991. Between 1948 and 1991, Gielgud received a total of 5 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 was also the oldest winner, is the first LGBT winner, and the first non-American.

Audrey Hepburn[edit]

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

Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993), an actress, received her fourth distinct award posthumously in 1994. Between 1953 and 1994, Hepburn received a total of 4 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 one of the only two EGOT winners (the other being Jonathan Tunick) to not win multiple awards in any of the four award fields.

Marvin Hamlisch[edit]

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

Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012), a composer, received his fourth distinct award in 1995. Between 1973 and 2001, Hamlisch received a total of 12 awards. Before Alan Menken joined the group in 2020, Hamlisch had the most Oscars of any Grand Slam winners (three - all won in the same year). 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 first Grand Slam winner to have won multiple legs of the feat for the same work – an Oscar and a Grammy for the song "The Way We Were".

Jonathan Tunick[edit]

Jonathan Tunick (born 1938), a composer, orchestrator, 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. He is also the second person (after Audrey Hepburn) to not win multiple awards in any of the four award fields.

Mel Brooks[edit]

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

Mel Brooks (born 1926), a director, writer, actor, comedian, producer, and songwriter received his fourth distinct award in June 2001. Between 1968 and 2002, Brooks received a total of 11 awards.[19] Brooks was the first person to win the Emmy as the first award, and the first winner to have won his Oscar for screenwriting.

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[edit]

In 2001, Mike Nichols became the ninth person to win all four awards, and had the longest timespan (50 years) of all the winners when counting all awards.

Mike Nichols (1931–2014), a director, actor, and comedian received his fourth distinct award in November 2001. Between 1961 and 2012, Nichols received a total of 15 awards. Nichols was 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. 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.

Whoopi Goldberg[edit]

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.

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 5 competitive awards.[20] 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 different awards in the same year (she won both her first Daytime Emmy and her Tony in 2002).

Scott Rudin[edit]

Scott Rudin (born 1958), a film, TV, and theater producer received his fourth distinct award in 2012. Between 1984 and 2021, Rudin received a total of 21 awards making him, together with Alan Menken, the person with the most awards won among the people who have won all four awards in competitive categories. Rudin is the first winner who is primarily a producer.

Robert Lopez[edit]

In 2013, 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 (10 years); he is also the only person to achieve multiple EGOTs.

Robert Lopez (born 1975), a songwriter, received his fourth distinct award in 2014. Between 2004 and 2021, Lopez received a total of 11 awards. His only Emmy awards were Daytime Emmys until he won a Primetime Emmy in 2021 for WandaVision. Lopez is the first Filipino and Asian to achieve this feat. He is also 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 (9 years). He is also the second EGOT recipient (after John Legend) to have won both Primetime and Daytime Emmy Awards.

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.[21] Lopez is the first and so far the only person to win the so-called "Double EGOT", winning each EGOT award at least twice.[22][23]

Andrew Lloyd Webber[edit]

In 2018, Andrew Lloyd Webber won all four awards, the 13th person to do so.

Andrew Lloyd Webber (born 1948), a musical theatre composer, songwriter and producer, received his fourth distinct award in 2018. Between 1980 and 2018, Lloyd Webber received a total of 11 competitive awards.

Tim Rice[edit]

In 2018, Tim Rice won all four awards and is the 14th person to do so.

Tim Rice (born 1944), a lyricist, librettist, and producer, received his fourth distinct award in 2018. Between 1980 and 2018, Rice received a total of 12 awards, and shares some of his awards with his regular collaborator Andrew Lloyd Webber.

John Legend[edit]

In 2018, John Legend became the first African American man to win all four awards,[24] and first to have won both competitive Primetime and Daytime Emmy Awards.

John Legend (born 1978), a musician and producer, 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 EGOT recipient, and is the first recipient who is primarily a musical performer. In addition to being the first black man to achieve EGOT status,[25] Legend is the first person to receive the four awards in four consecutive years.[26] He 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 EGOT recipients 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.[27]

Alan Menken[edit]

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

Alan Menken (born 1949), a composer and songwriter, received his fourth distinct award in 2020.[28] Between 1989 and 2020, Menken received a total of 21 competitive awards. He has the most Oscar wins (8) by a grand slam winner and is the second most prolific Oscar winner in the music categories after Alfred Newman. He is also notable for frequently having multiple songs from the same film nominated for major awards.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1989: Best Original ScoreThe Little Mermaid
  2. 1989: Best Original Song – "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid
  3. 1991: Best Original Score – Beauty and the Beast
  4. 1991: Best Original Song – "Beauty and the Beast" from Beauty and the Beast
  5. 1992: Best Original Score – Aladdin
  6. 1992: Best Original Song – "A Whole New World" from Aladdin
  7. 1995: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score – Pocahontas
  8. 1995: Best Original Song – "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas
  • Daytime Emmy Awards:
  1. 2020: Outstanding Original Song in a Children's, Young Adult or Animated Program – "Waiting in the Wings" from Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure
  • Grammy Awards:
  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" 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
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 2012: Best Original ScoreNewsies
  • Special Awards:
  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[edit]

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

Jennifer Hudson (born 1981), a singer, actress, and producer, received her fourth distinct award in 2022.[29] Between 2007 and 2022, Hudson received a total of 5 competitive awards, making her currently the youngest female EGOT winner in history.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 2007: Best Supporting ActressDreamgirls
  • Daytime Emmy Awards:
  1. 2021: Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program – Baba Yaga
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 2009: Best R&B AlbumJennifer Hudson
  2. 2017: Best Musical Theater AlbumThe Color Purple
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 2022: Best MusicalA Strange Loop

Four awards winners (with non-competitive)[edit]

The following artists have also received all of the four major awards. However, in each case, the minimum one of their awards has been received only in an honorary or other non-competitive category. (Streisand has not received a competitive Tony, Minnelli has not received a competitive Grammy, and Belafonte, James Earl Jones, and Quincy Jones have not received a competitive Oscar.)

Barbra Streisand[edit]

In 1970, Barbra Streisand became the first woman, youngest winner (at age 28) and the fastest to achieve the feat (6 years) to win all four awards. However her Tony is a non-competitive award.

Barbra Streisand (born 1942), a singer, actress and director, received her fourth distinct award in 1970. Between 1963 and 2001, Streisand received a total of 18 awards. Having completed the showbiz Grand Slam at age 28, she is the youngest winner, and with just six years elapsing between her first award (a 1964 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. She 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). She also received 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.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1968: Best Actress in a Leading Role – Funny Girl
  2. 1976: Best Original Song – "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
  • Primetime 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
  • Daytime Emmy Awards:
  1. 2001: Outstanding Special Class Special – Reel Models: The First Women of Film
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1964: Best Vocal Performance, Female – The Barbra Streisand Album
  2. 1964: Album of the Year (Other Than Classical) – The Barbra Streisand Album
  3. 1965: Best Vocal Performance, Female – "People" (from the musical Funny Girl)
  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)
  • 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 RoleCabaret
  • Primetime Emmy Awards:
  1. 1973: Outstanding Single Program − Variety and Popular MusicLiza with a 'Z'. A Concert for Television
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1990: Grammy Legend Award (non-competitive)
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 1965: Best Leading Actress in a MusicalFlora 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. 2009: Best Special Theatrical EventLiza's at The Palace...!

James Earl Jones[edit]

James Earl Jones has each of the four awards, having won his fourth in 2011, 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)
  • Primetime Emmy Awards:
  1. 1991: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGabriel's Fire
  2. 1991: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieHeat Wave
  • Daytime Emmy Awards:
  1. 2000: Outstanding Performer − Children's SpecialSummer's End
  • Grammy Awards:
  1. 1977: Best Spoken Word RecordingGreat American Documents
  • Tony Awards:
  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[edit]

Harry Belafonte has each of the four awards, having won his fourth in 2014, but his Oscar is a non-competitive award.

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

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

Quincy Jones[edit]

Quincy Jones has each of the four awards, having won his fourth in 2016, but his Oscar is a non-competitive award.

Quincy Jones (born 1933), a record producer, actor and composer, received his fourth distinct award in 2016. Between 1964 and 2016, Jones received a total of 31 awards — the highest number of awards of any grand slam winner. He has 28 Grammy Awards and a Grammy Legend Award received in 1992.

  • Academy Awards:
  1. 1994: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (non-competitive)
  • Primetime Emmy Awards:
  1. 1977: Outstanding Music Composition for a SeriesRoots
  • Grammy Awards:
  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. 1994: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance – Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux
  27. 2002: Best Spoken Word AlbumQ: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones
  28. 2019: Best Music FilmQuincy
  • Tony Awards:
  1. 2016: Best Revival of a MusicalThe Color Purple

Three competitive awards[edit]

The following people have each won three out of the four major entertainment awards in competitive categories.[30]

Missing a Tony Award[edit]

Missing a Grammy Award[edit]

Missing an Emmy Award[edit]

Missing an Academy Award[edit]

Notes[edit]

† – 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 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 declined a Tony Award nomination for her role in Victor/Victoria in protest that the production received no other nominations.[31] She was also Tony-nominated for My Fair Lady and Camelot.
  2. ^ With his 2012 Oscar win, Plummer became the oldest (82) to win the "Triple Crown of Acting".
  3. ^ Tony Walton is the only costume/set designer to win three different awards.
  4. ^ Trey Parker placed second in the narrative/dramatic division of 1993's Student Academy Awards for his college short American History.

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 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 six 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 26 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[edit]

† – 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[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[edit]

† – 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.

Other variations[edit]

PEGOT[edit]

A PEGOT winner is someone who has earned all four EGOT awards as well as a Peabody Award[33] or Pulitzer Prize.[34]

EGOT winners who have also won a Peabody Award:

  1. Barbra Streisand[33][note 1]
  2. Mike Nichols[33]
  3. Rita Moreno[9]

EGOT winners who have also won a Pulitzer Prize:

  1. Richard Rodgers[34]
  2. Marvin Hamlisch[34]

People who have won a Peabody, and are only missing 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)

Of these ten, only Charnin and Tyson are deceased as of 2022. Parker and Tomlin were nominated for a 1999 Oscar for Best Original Song and 1975 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, respectively, but did not win.

People who have won a Pulitzer, and are only missing 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)

Of these six, only Miranda and Kitt are still alive as of 2022. Miranda was nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Song in both 2017 and 2022 but did not win either.[34]

Equivalent honours outside the United States[edit]

The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards are presided over by industry bodies based in the United States, and as of 2022, 13 out of the 17 EGOT winners were American nationals. The remaining four ― John Gielgud, Audrey Hebpurn, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Tim Rice ― 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[edit]

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.[35] Toronto-based game show Trivia Club referred to this combination as the "Two-Can-Ju-Do".[36] No individual has won in all four categories, but there are eight people who have won three out of the four: R. H. Thomson, Gordon Pinsent, Sheila McCarthy, Martha Burns, Paul Gross, Kristen Thomson, Measha Brueggergosman, and Don McKellar.

Australia[edit]

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.[37] She also could not identify any winners of all four awards, although Noni Hazlehurst has received nominations in all four. Winners of three out of four of the awards include:

See also[edit]

Explanatory notes[edit]

  1. ^ Streisand's Tony Award was non-competitive.
  2. ^ Burnett's Tony Award was non-competitive.
  3. ^ Tyson's Academy Award was non-competitive.
  4. ^ Winfrey's Academy Award was non-competitive.

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